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Senior Manager, HR Intervals

Senior Manager, HR Intervals
About the Opportunity

Are you interested in advancing HR practices in the charitable and nonprofit sector? Are you a natural program leader that gets excited about building tools and resources that people love to use?  If so, your next career opportunity could be with our team!

In the coming years, Imagine Canada will support the nonprofit sector by ensuring it offers prosperous careers and is governed by courageous leaders with lived experiences. A key resource for developing talent in our sector, HR Intervals has only recently been offered by Imagine Canada, but it proudly builds on the two-decade-long legacy of the HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector. And, in its short existence, it is rapidly reclaiming the HR Council’s position as the go-to Human Resources site for the nonprofit sector. We have bold plans to make HR Intervals the most comprehensive, accessible, and referenced resource in this space.

Reporting to the Vice-President, Finance & Operations, the Senior Manager, HR Intervals, is a new senior role responsible for driving the growth and scope of HR Intervals to provide practical, free sector resources. Concurrently, the incumbent will ensure its financial sustainability by developing valuable for-fee services and tools to offer to the sector, often in concert and partnership with other leading sector organizations. The role is multifaceted, and key stakeholders include nonprofit leaders, Imagine Canada staff and Board, contractors, volunteers, foundation and corporate funders, and others.

This role is right for you if you are results-oriented, innovative and analytical with a drive for change and growth. You, 

  • have a proven track record of developing and implementing projects using modern technologies and meaningful stakeholder consultation. 
  • strive to understand the big picture, and seek a role with variety and flexibility. 
  • will ensure high standards of quality in all HR Intervals offerings. 
  • will work cooperatively with sector partners while building and ensuring the integrity of the program’s financial footing. 
  • naturally embrace new relationships and strengthen existing ones. 
Key Responsibilities
  • Working in collaboration with team members and vendors, develops and executes communications plans to gain widespread usage.
  • Supports the advancement of our internal and external Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression commitments, and identifies new ways to advance equity and support underserved communities. 
  • Appraises new service opportunities for market viability and financial sustainability, developing and executing appropriate go-to-market plans, often in concert with partner organisations
  • Develops and implements strategies consistent with the organisation vision and in light of current competitor offerings, seeking opportunities for differentiation and added value
  • Manages the creation and delivery of new content (articles, as well as templates, videos, webinars, and podcasts) through the HR Intervals website and other platforms
  • Provide editorial, creative and technical assistance to support the development and evolution of content.
  • Develop and oversee content calendar, ensuring alignment with organisation priorities, and working with others to develop new content ideas. 
  • Drives the execution of all lifecycle processes for the online platform, including analytics research, market research, competitive analysis, planning, positioning, roadmap development, requirements development, and the launch of new content and services
  • Develops a questionnaire-based self-assessment diagnostic tool to help sector organizations rate their current performance in a number of functional HR areas and identify helpful resources, working with supporting consultants.
  • Oversees and manages activation of partner and sponsor commitments.
  • Oversees and stewards the work of volunteers and advisors, including coordinating with others to set workplans and goals, and provide timely follow-up.
  • Promotes the program and encourages engagement by presenting on behalf of Imagine Canada in a variety of forums (e.g., webinars, in-person events, workshops).
  • Supports development of annual budgets, forecasts, and operating goals.
  • Provides reports and progress updates for internal and external audiences, including program funders, sponsors, board members, and partners. 
  • Measures program impact and effectiveness using qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in business, marketing, social innovation, human resources, or similar
  • 5 or more years experience in a nonprofit leadership role, social impact consulting or service development, or in a talent development or HR-related role, ideally in the nonprofit sector
  • A strong understanding of and appreciation for the charitable and nonprofit sector in Canada
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving capability and great attention to detail focused on understanding the intersection of user and organisation needs
  • Strong detail and process orientation - can drive multiple competing priorities and projects at varying stages of development with cross-functional stakeholders to deliver results
  • Outstanding relationship and interpersonal skills - can develop and deliver an impactful presentation and has the ability to collaborate with senior nonprofit executives
  • Excellent team-centric collaboration skills, an empathic approach to solutions, and the ability to navigate differing points of view to find common ground’
  • Strong communication skills, creativity, and the ability to develop content that provokes high engagement 
  • Experience overseeing and managing programs, services, or products, and working with cross-functional teams
  • Proven experience overseeing the development of an online platform, website, or tool, with strong proficiency and knowledge of content management and SEO best practises
  • Willing to travel for meetings and conferences multiple times per year 
You’ll particularly stand out if you…
  • Can communicate persuasively and at a professional level in both official languages
  • Hold a professional HR certification or relevant master’s degree 
  • Have leadership experience in both the HR and program functions of a mid-sized or larger nonprofit organization
  • Have developed and led successful nonprofit programs or B2B services, achieving superior financial and operational results


Don't tick all the boxes? We're more interested in your passion, commitment, and ability to grow - get in touch, we encourage you to apply. We also particularly invite applications from Black people, Indigenous people, and people of colour, people with disabilities, members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and those with varied areas of expertise and lived experiences. 

What We Offer
  • Be part of a growing national organization in a caring environment with a smart group of dedicated staff and volunteers.
  • Attractive and competitive compensation and benefits package, including professional development and work-from-home budget.
  • A remote* work environment with flexible hours and approach to work.
  • Opportunity to learn and apply leading practices and emerging trends in the charitable sector.
  • Leadership is forward-thinking, entrepreneurial, collaborative and supportive, operating in an environment of integrity and collective commitment to achieving meaningful long-term goals.


*Remote work is the norm for staff, but in-person attendance at regular staff retreats (and other meetings depending on the role) is required, and also subject to compliance with our Vaccination Policy.

About Imagine Canada

We're a national, bilingual charity that works with and on behalf of Canada's charities, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs to create an operating environment in which social good can thrive. We envision a Canada where thriving communities are fueled by strong nonprofit infrastructure and engagement, and where social, economic, and environmental justice is advanced through collective advocacy and action. To realize our vision and mission, we are committed to an ongoing process of becoming a more equity-driven, inclusive, transformative, and provocative player within and for the social good sector. Established in 2005, our team of over 30 full-time staff works remotely from cities and towns across Canada, guided by two complementary plans, a 10-year Strategic Planning Framework and a 5-year Theory of Change.

Our Staff Values

Imagine Canada offers meaningful opportunities to make an impact in Canadian communities. We are currently actioning an anti-racism and anti-oppression roadmap that embeds equity into our processes, human resources, and mission area programs. We are committed to fostering a culture that exemplifies our employee values:

  • Accountability: We are mindful of our responsibilities to each other, and make commitments and decisions grounded in trust, transparency, and integrity.
  • Care: We cultivate a flexible and compassionate work environment that recognizes the whole personhood of each individual.
  • Courage: We dare to ask challenging questions, to take risks in the spirit of creativity and innovation, and to be open to continuous learning, growth, and change.
  • Drive: We are dedicated to, and find purpose in, producing high-quality work that positively impacts our sector and our communities.
  • Inclusivity: We ground all aspects of our work in mutual respect, empathy, humility, and unshakable commitments to equity and anti-racism.
  • Teamwork: We support, inspire, and celebrate each other through active collaboration, proactive communication, and expressions of fun and joy.
Terms & Conditions
  • Terms of Employment: This is a full-time two-year contract
  • Annual Salary Range: $82,400 - $95,280*, in addition to health/dental benefits and Group RRSP
  • Location: Anywhere in Canada with a reliable internet connection; travel may be required on occasion for work-related events and staff retreats (subject to compliance with our Vaccination Policy)
  • Work hours: Normally 35 hours* per week. Flexible working hours to accommodate personal and family commitments
  • Application deadline: 9:00am EDT on Monday, January 9, 2023. 


*Imagine Canada is piloting a four-day work week (4DWW) between January 1 and June 30, 2023. During that time, this position will work 28 hours per week, with the same compensation as indicated above. At the end of the pilot, a decision will be made to end the pilot, extend the pilot, or make the 4DWW permanent. You can read more about our 4DWW pilot here

Steps to apply. 
  1. Applicants can complete our online form to submit their resume. 
  2. We expect to invite 8-12 qualified candidates to a short introductory video call (20 minutes) and to complete a behavioural assessment to better understand and discuss your working style (10 minutes to complete). Interview questions and a copy of your assessment results will be provided in advance of the call. 
  3. We expect to invite four or five shortlisted candidates to attend a full, video interview (45-60 minutes) with our hiring committee of 5 staff members. 
  4. We expect the final two or three candidates will be asked to attend a short interview/meeting with our CEO and some members of the hiring committee (30 minutes). 
  5. We commit to notifying all applicants of the status of their submission within 6 weeks of the application deadline. 



In recognition of the efforts of preparing for a full interview, Imagine Canada will financially compensate interviewees that advance beyond the screening call at a fixed rate of $100 per candidate.

Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Contact with any questions about the selection process or required accommodations.