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Position: Project Manager
Type: pro-bono / volunteer
Organization: Collaboration Partners
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Collaboration Partners Volunteer Details

Collaboration Partners is a volunteer professional services organisation providing pro-bono consulting and advisory services to non-profits in need of assistance. We seek to assist non-profits in creating and pursuing a sustainable long term vision to achieve their strategic goals and create greater social impact within their communities. We believe in a collaborative approach to creating social impact and work closely as an internal team and with our clients to provide sound recommendations and strategies that produce positive social value. Our experienced volunteer consulting team members play a large role in delivering this value to our clients, and ultimately, our larger community.

To learn more about our organization, please visit us at

Consulting Team Member – Project Manager

You will gain first-hand consulting experience at Collaboration Partners by working on non-profit client projects. The Team Leader role is the most critical role to the success of a consulting engagement. The Team Leader is the team “quarterback” who guides the process from beginning to end. This includes clarifying the workplan with the client to form a more detailed approach during the kickoff meeting, coordinating the efforts and work product of the team of consultants, and keeping the project on track by scheduling meetings by the appropriate deadlines. The Team Leader is will collaborate with the consulting team members.

The team leader role is both challenging and rewarding, but it is also an unparalleled opportunity to hone your analytical, problem-solving, communication and leadership skills. Examples of potential client engagements include:

  • Identifying key growth opportunities for a client;
  • Creating a development plan to drive membership;
  • Determining the feasibility of a client’s new proposed service;
  • Assessing potential demographic markets for a client’s services.

Our goal is to provide you with a unique volunteer experience, with the potential to grow into an engagement management role in the future. Most importantly, we want to engage you and leverage your talent to create a positive impact on our community. Qualifications Project Managers require the following qualifications:

  • Experience managing a team
  • Project management experience
  • Client experience
  • At least two years of full-time work experience in the private/public/non-profit sector
  • Consulting and non-profit experience preferred

You are an ideal candidate if you have a proven record of exceptional work, academic and extracurricular achievement. You must possess an aptitude for numbers, critical analysis and problem solving skills, as well as outstanding written and oral communication skills. In addition, Collaboration Partners highly values teamwork, and we are seeking individuals who have demonstrated superior leadership skills and valuable contributions in team oriented environments.

Our core recruitment areas include corporate strategy, investment banking, management consulting, and private equity. We welcome individuals seeking to broaden and supplement their work experience with non-profit exposure.

Time Commitment

Collaboration Partners takes its client engagements seriously; those who wish to apply should expect to commit an average of five to ten hours a week for project work, meetings, events, and travel. Volunteers schedule meetings with their team, client, and advisor based on the availability of the participants, and make their own travel arrangements to and from meetings and events.

The time of a client engagement depends on the project but will typically range from three to six months.

How to Apply

Please answer each of the following questions in 250 words or less:
1. Why do you want to volunteer with Collaboration Partners?
2. In your opinion, how can non-profits and young professionals collaborate to achieve social impact?
3. Describe a situation in which you have demonstrated leadership in a team environment. What were some of the challenges you faced? What were the key outcomes you achieved?
4. Define your leadership style

Collaboration Partners welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Please send your completed answers and resume to:
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GoodWork ID: 40458       Date posted to May 15 2017

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