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Managing Director, Healthy Horizons

Winnipeg, MB · Human Resources
In your role as Managing Director, Healthy Horizons with The North West Company (NWC), you will be responsible for the foundation’s strategic planning and all foundation administration activities including fundraising coordination, marketing, grant selection, budgeting, board meeting reporting and maintaining database. You will also serve as an advisor to the Healthy Horizons Board of Directors.

Joining NWC gives you the opportunity for growth and development throughout the company, a competitive salary and benefits package, and to be part of a dynamic and diverse culture.

NWC is a leading retailer to under-served rural communities and urban neighborhood markets in the following regions: Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean. Our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food. Our value offer is to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs. Check out northwest.ca for more information.

Your Role:
  • Lead and coordinate Fundraising and Promotion Committee meetings on a bi-weekly basis to develop recommendations on communications and fundraising plans;
  • Develop strategies to increase awareness of the foundation, including processes for ensuring foundation recognition from grant recipients;
  • Develop press releases, social media posts and newsletter stories to share operations activities, successful grant recipients, community impact, etc;
  • Prepare external communications material on grant deadlines and process;
  • Work with Grant Selection Committee to review and reach recommendations for proposals at each intake;
  • Develop strategies to overcome barriers for potential grant applicants;
  • Develop strategies on all fundraising activities for the foundation;
  • Work with the Marketing and Fundraising committee to develop and carry out fundraising plans;  
  • Co-lead the annual North West employee giving campaigns in partnership with the United Way;
  • Develop partnerships with other foundations and potential business partners;
  • The position will require the candidate to work collaboratively with others and have skills in conflict management.

Desired Skills & Experience
  • A University degree and/or fundraising certification will be considered and asset;
  • Deep understanding of fundraising techniques, preferably with a record of success in a senior; leadership role within a philanthropic organization;
  • Experience working with Indigenous peoples/communities is an asset;
  • Experience in leading and implementing fundraising activities;
  • Exceptional communication skills as the Ambassador for the foundation;
  • Analytical, organizational and management abilities combined with sound business acumen;
  • A talent for innovation and creativity with an ability to implement strategy; and,
  • Ability to collaborate with and lead cross-functional committees.

Location:       Gibraltar House, 77 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB

Reports To:   Director, Corporate Responsibility

We create a collaborative and constructive culture by:
  • Being Enterprising • Committing to our Customer • Working with Passion • Leading and Developing Others • Demonstrating Respect and Inclusivity • Building Trust
The North West Company is committed to inclusion and diversity and encourages applications from all candidates including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, and persons with disabilities.

A competitive salary is being offered along with opportunities to learn, develop and advance throughout the organization. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


For Internal Applicants only:

Salary Grade:COR009

NOTE: Prior to applying, an internal employee MUST obtain a written endorsement email from their current Manager or Manager – once – removed and provide this to the recruitment team before they can be considered for opportunities. If an existing employee is selected for a posted position they will be required to remain in that position a minimum of one year prior to applying for other posted positions unless authorized by their current supervisor. New employees to the company must also remain in their position a minimum of one year prior to applying for posted positions unless authorized by their supervisor. This opportunity adheres to the Corporate job posting guidelines.

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