Network Engagement Manager


If you are a community organizer with a proven track record creating change towards racial justice and settler-Indigenous reconciliation, please apply to be our Network Engagement Manager.

Who are we looking for?

A dynamic mobilizer with a commitment to social justice who can generate high levels of engagement across our network and the nonprofit sector. The Network Engagement Manager will lead ONN’s engagement strategy to further build a decent work movement in the nonprofit sector with two new areas of focus: championing racial justice, and engaging nonprofits in moving on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action.

Who are we?

Ontario’s nonprofit sector is diverse, with over 58,000 organizations in communities across the province. The Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) plays a unique role: developing and analyzing public policy, connecting nonprofits across the province with engagement opportunities and advocacy campaigns, and channeling collective expertise to find solutions to issues facing the sector. ONN works alongside its provincial network to create innovative ways to strengthen the nonprofit sector. ONN is committed to advancing racial justice in the nonprofit sector and encouraging nonprofits to play an active role in truth and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.

What will the Network Engagement Manager do?

Reporting to the Director of Communications, and working with ONN staff, network, and partners, the Network Engagement Manager will:

  • Overall, lead the planning and implementation of a three-year strategy to engage the nonprofit sector in building equity, racial justice, and the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action into the decent work practices of Ontario nonprofits. This includes building a “burning platform” for change, convening and mobilizing the sector, and developing strategies and tools. The role will also manage key relationships, including partner organizations and a project advisory committee.
  • Convene and mobilize a coalition of nonprofit employers and workers around the goals of decent work, equity, racial justice, and the TRC calls to action. This includes: 
    • Working with Indigenous-led organizations to gather and share practices of reconciliation at the intersection of Decent Work in the nonprofit sector. 
    • Working with Black-led organizations, workers, and volunteers to address racial inequities in the nonprofit sector.
  • Actively participate in the planning of Nonprofit Driven, our annual provincial conference.
  • Collaborate with staff across the ONN team to identify related policy and engagement work.

Required Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education (or equivalent experience) in social sciences or a related field.
  • A strategic organizer with a proven track record in community/resident organizing, social movements, participatory/action research, preferably working with Black, Indigenous, and/or ethno-specific/newcomer organizations and communities (minimum 5 years). 
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills, including facilitation and presentation skills.
  • A persuasive connector with the skills to create new links to nonprofit leaders, keep issues top of mind, and secure and maintain engagement from diverse nonprofit stakeholders.
  • Commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and empowerment of historically disadvantaged groups.
  • Knowledge of issues and challenges related to anti-Black racism and other forms of oppression and exclusion in the Ontario context (particularly as it relates to workplaces), and/or
  • Knowledge of Indigenous history and culture and the history of settler-colonialism in Ontario.
  • A team player who exhibits and embraces the values of ONN.

Preferred experience

  • Preference given to candidates from Black, Indigenous, and other racialized communities.
  • A second language (spoken).
  • General knowledge of the nonprofit sector, including its workforce demographics, governance structures, and funding and regulatory ecosystem.
  • Familiarity with network-based advocacy approaches (see ONN’s Networks in Action Guide).
  • Training and/or experience in Indigenous cultural safety and anti-racism, anti-oppression initiatives.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or other relationship management software.

Job Specifications:

  • 2.75 year contract at 37.5 hours/week, from April 2021 to December 2023. Three month probationary period. Health benefits and a pension plan.
  • Salary: $65,000- $70,000
  • Open concept office based in Toronto (Yonge & St. Clair). This position is eligible for work-from-home arrangements until pandemic-related public health guidelines permit the resumption of office work in Ontario.
  • Candidate must be available to travel throughout Ontario following the end of pandemic-related restrictions.

To apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume in a single PDF document to [email protected] by Friday, March 12, 2021 at 5pm.

ONN is committed to racial justice and reconciliation. We value diverse voices that reflect the communities nonprofits serve. We encourage Black, Indigenous, and other racialized candidates to apply for this position.

We also encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

ONN is grateful for the support of Atkinson Foundation in this next phase of project support as we continue building a decent work movement across the nonprofit sector.


Salary: $65,000- $70,000 Health benefits and a pension plan.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume in a single PDF document to [email protected] by Friday, March 12, 2021 at 5pm.


février 26, 2021

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