Managing Director


Reporting Structure: The Managing Director reports to the Board of Directors

Duration: 12 months (optional renewal)

Salary: $90,000 per year

Vacation: 4 weeks minimum / flexible

Hours per week: 40

Work week: 4 days per week

Location of employment: Remote

Travel requirements: Canada, United States; approximately 10 days per year


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Managing Director manages the resources of CompanionLink to develop and implement all facets of CompanionLink’s operations. These operations include research, volunteer management, education and training, program delivery, finance and administration, technology and infrastructure, and fund development. The Managing Director is supported by a team of subject matter experts from the Board of Directors.

The Director is responsible for developing and managing all processes and procedures, and coordinating and directing all operational staff, contractors, and volunteers. The Director also plays an active and important role in:

  • Programming development and research, working hand in hand with our Chief Innovation and Education Officer, and Chief Research and Evaluation Officer
  • Technology and infrastructure development, working with our Chief Operations Officer
  • Fund development, working with our Chief Operations Officer
  • Governance and administration, working with our Chief Administration Officer

We are looking for a proactive, self-starter with a passion for helping others and giving back to their community. We expect this position to become permanent as CompanionLink establishes itself and grows.

Responsibilities and duties

Operations and administration

  • Assist with strategic planning
  • Formulate and implement operational objectives aligned to strategic plan
  • Plan and manage enterprise resources (financial, material, and human resources)
  • Establish metrics for monitoring operational performance and resource use
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures
  • Ensure operational compliance with applicable laws, regulations and best practices
  • Establish risk register and risk mitigation plans
  • Coordinate development and management of information technology, and operational systems and infrastructure
  • Assist with corporate governance

Program development and delivery

  • Coordinate program delivery
  • Establish metrics for quantifying programming impact
  • Manage volunteer recruitment, intake, training, support, and retention
  • Coordinate research initiatives
  • Perform programming quality control
  • Coordinate the development of educational and training resources

Relationship management and fund development

  • Build and maintain networks with partner institutions including long-term care facilities, retirement homes, community service organizations, and post-secondary institutions
  • Identify, apply for, and manage grants



Candidates must possess a post-secondary degree in a field related to the nature of the position such as business administration, or not-for-profit management. Other post-secondary education is acceptable if accompanied by a wealth of demonstrable work experience directly related to the position.


Applicants must have at least 5 years work experience working at a mid or senior level, ideally with not-for-profit experience.

Experience in one or more of the following fields is considered an asset:

  • Seniors and/or the elderly
  • Senior’s service sector
  • Medicine or healthcare
  • Volunteer coordination
  • Education/training
  • Not-for-profit administration
  • Youth volunteering development
  • Information technologies
  • Accounting or bookkeeping

Additionally, proven ability and experience in helping grow a small business organization is an asset.


Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they possess the following skills:

  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Communication skills
  • Organizational know-how
  • Collaborating with various partners and stakeholders
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines
  • Flexibility with shifting priorities
  • Mathematical literacy
  • Microsoft office skills

Applicants should demonstrate that they are innovative self-starters with good problem-solving skills when working with minimal supervision. Proficiency with MS Office and organizational programming are considered assets.

Our commitment to serving Canada’s diverse communities

At CompanionLink, we recognize the importance of intersecting identities and experiences. Our organization believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to our mission, and we are committed to ensuring different voices are represented and able to contribute.

How to apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to