CLAC Foundation Partnership Manager

Formed in 1952, CLAC is a national union representing over 60,000 workers in almost every sector of the economy. Based on values of respect, dignity, and fairness, CLAC is committed to building better workplaces, better communities, and better lives. CLAC is an affiliated member of the World Organization of Workers.

The CLAC Foundation is currently accepting resumes for a Partnership Manager. This is a permanent, part-time (20 hours per week) position. This is a hybrid position that will enable some remote work and will also require in-person attendance at one of our member centers on a consistent basis. This position also requires some travel within Canada. 

Job Summary:

The CLAC Foundation Partnership Manager (Partnership Manager) is to carry out the vision and mission of the CLAC Foundation (Foundation). Specific responsibilities include building relationships with Partners, managing the administration of grants to Partners, impact reporting, managing fundraising efforts and supporting the work of the Foundation Board of Directors (Board) and its Committees.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for establishing and curating relationships with Partners and managing the grants process to these Partners. Tasks include:
    • Maintaining relationships and building rapport with current and prospective Partners through consistent meetings, conversations, and networking
    • Creating, managing, and maintaining a Program Model and Partnership Pathway
    • Supporting and equipping Partners to carry out work that aligns with the Foundation’s Vision and Mission
    • Receiving, drafting, and distributing appropriate reports from Partners to the Board in a timely manner
  • Responsible for impact reporting. Tasks include:
    • Creating and presenting an annual impact report to the Board, CLAC Staff Council Executive (SCE) and other stakeholders as appropriate
  • Responsible for communication to and engagement with stakeholders. Tasks include:
    • Ensuring consistent updates are provided to stakeholders (CLAC Staff, SCE, CLAC Members, CLAC Solidarity, CLAC Signatory Employers etc.) through newsletters, blog posts, articles, website maintenance, reports and holding meetings, as appropriate.
    • Cultivating engagement with stakeholders, which could include hosting fundraising events, attending CLAC conferences and attending signatory employer events
  • Responsible for supporting the financial health and growth of the Foundation. Tasks include:
    • Supporting and managing fundraising efforts
    • Developing and managing relationships with current and prospective donors
    • Working with the Treasurer and CLAC Finance Team to create an annual budget and distribute financial reports as appropriate to the Board
  • Responsible for strategic planning and implementation.Tasks include:
    • Working closely with the Foundation President and Board to develop, carry out and renew a Strategic Plan for the Foundation as needed
    • Reporting on progress and making recommendations to the Board regarding partnership evolution and organizational improvements
  • Responsible for guiding and supporting the work of the Foundation Board Committees; Executive, Governance, Resource Development and Partnership. Tasks include:
    • Understanding the responsibilities of each Committee and carrying out tasks as assigned
    • Ensuring proper documentation of Committee activity and administrative support
    • Conducting an annual review of each Committee’s Terms of Reference
    • Overseeing training and development of the Board Directors including initial training for new board members
  • Responsible for the proper administration of the CLAC Foundation. Tasks include:
    • Maintaining efficient documentation management
    • Communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and make informed decisions
    • Ensuring the CLAC Foundation follows all government regulations and standards related to non-profits, includes overseeing preparation and mailing of tax receipts to donors
  • And other responsibilities as directed by the CLAC Foundation Board of Directors 


  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum five or more years in non-profit management and/or international development experience
  • Ability to travel within Canada as required 

Skills and Experience:

  • Self-starter; able to work independently with minimal oversight
  • Entrepreneurial; able to build and grow a small organization
  • Relational; able to establish and maintain strong relationships and trust with staff, Directors, Partners, and other stakeholders
  • Communicative; strong written and oral communication skills, including ability to public speak
  • Financial Acumen; knowledge and understanding of basic financial principles and can provide sound judgement in making financial decisions
  • Fundraising; able to support and guide fundraising efforts
  • Organized; able to evaluate and prioritize tasks based on goals and strategy set by the Board
  • Administrative; able to effectively manage time to complete projects, able to use computer programs to create documents and mange processes
  • Curious; able to research, evaluate and apply innovative programming and fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to non-profit sector

Reporting and Accountability:

The Partnership Manager reports directly to the CLAC Foundation Board, supervised by the CLAC Foundation President and Executive Committee, with a dotted-line relationship with CLAC’s Executive Director or their delegate. Teamwork and mutual support are key in the performance of the work.

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Robyn Haarsma by email by April 16, 2023.

Application Deadline: April 16, 2023

Approximate Start Date: June 1, 2023

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

CLAC offers a competitive wage and excellent benefit package, as well as the opportunity to work in a dynamic, rewarding, and challenging workplace community.

CLAC is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation at any stage of the hiring process, we will work with you to meet your needs.