General Manager

Executive Office · Any, Ontario
Department Executive Office
Employment Type Full-Time - Contract
Compensation $110K - $130K

Position: General Manager

Status: Full-time, contract (August 2020 – November 2021)

Reports to: Co-CEOs

Language(s): English required, French an asset

Location: Anywhere in Canada

Deadline for Applications: July 15, 2020



This is a historic moment in the global fight for equality. Women’s organizations and movements in Canada and around the world are on the frontlines of change—holding the line, demanding equality and driving transformation. The opportunity has never been greater to boldly invest in their brave work to build a more equal world together.


The Equality Fund is a groundbreaking collaboration that will deliver new momentum for women’s movements across the globe. The Equality Fund (formerly The MATCH International Women’s Fund) will drive the cultural, economic and political changes required to make global gender equality a reality. We will shift power and resources to local organizations and leaders on the frontlines of building and sustaining a more gender equal world. We will mobilize philanthropic and investment capital, in Canada and beyond, and build a brighter, more equitable future for everyone, everywhere. Welcome to the Equality Fund.


The Equality Fund is made possible in partnership with the Government of Canada.



We are in the process of recruiting a General Manager for a 15-month contract.

Reporting to the Co-CEOs, the General Manager will manage the daily operational needs of the organization, troubleshooting issues, and acting as a liaison between staff, senior leaders, and the Co-CEOs. 

While the Co-CEOs will focus their efforts on developing external strategies and relationships to support organizational growth and development, the General Manager will focus on organizational productivity, organizational culture and staff well-being, and maximizing interdepartmental collaboration and communication.


  • Maintains line of sight on all operational aspects of the design and build of the Equality Fund working in close collaboration with the CFO and Director of HR/Operations;
  • Improves current processes and coordinates organizational procedures for optimized efficiency and productivity;
  • Creates and maintains collaborative cross-departmental relationships to manage surge capacity, tracks and meets deliverables and deadlines, understands work planning dependencies, and enables leadership success critical to the organization
  • Interfaces directly with various external stakeholders on behalf of the executive office and acts as a representative of the Equality Fund at public events as required
  • Acts as a strategic partner, advisor and sounding board to the Co-CEOs, including strategically supporting their time management, appointments and involvement in projects
  • Attends meetings and calls on behalf of the Co-CEOs; works with the Executive Assistant to evaluate stakeholder meeting opportunities and to determine fit with priorities
  • Supports all teams behind the scenes to solve problems before they are brought to the attention of the Co-CEOs
  • Coordinates and leads regular senior management and staff meetings, as well as coordinate regular meaningful staff retreats
  • Works closely with Communications team to draft and review internal and external communications coming out of the executive office (emails, correspondence, speeches, presentations, etc.)
  • Defines, benchmarks, executes, and evaluates EF objectives for organizational culture, learning, and employee well-being within a feminist environment
  • Works with senior management team on special projects
  • Manages staff and contractors in the executive office and holds horizontal relationships with all senior management


  • Openness to work on cross functional/multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities, to steer in new/different directions;
  • 7+ years of progressive experience;
  • University degree required, ideally in business;
  • Previous experience in not for profit or development sector;
  • Organized and strong ability to manage many files at once;
  • Experience providing strategic advice to senior management;
  • Good judgement;
  • Exceptional tact and communication skills;
  • Deep understanding of feminist ways of working and principles;
  • Ability to get along with others;
  • Detail oriented while able to see the big picture;
  • Relationship builder;
  • Can do/Anything is possible mindset!



The Equality Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion in our work and in our staff team.  We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other qualities that make us unique.

If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.

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

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  • Location
    Any, Ontario
  • Department
    Executive Office
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time - Contract
  • Compensation
    $110K - $130K