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Note – all interviews for those successful applicants will take place on August 6th and 7th, 2022 online EST via Zoom. Candidates who are unable to attend the interviews will not be considered. 

 

Want to make a difference in your career? Consider applying for this opportunity!

 

Endeavour Volunteer Consulting is an inclusive charitable organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion/creed, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other grounds.

 

We are seeking Consultants with experience in any of the following areas: 

  • Marketing, 
  • Strategy, 
  • Operations, 
  • Business Development, 
  • Non-profit or 
  • Government.  

As a member of the consulting team, you will have the opportunity to work on a 6-month engagement from September 2022 – March 2023 to provide strategic management advice to the leadership of a non-profit organization. Teams are led by an engagement manager along with five consultants and mentorship from a project advisor with subject matter expertise in the industry.


This is a rewarding volunteer experience that requires a time and team commitment. Please review the details below prior to applying to ensure these fit into your schedule, inclusive of the interview and project meeting dates. If the 6-month period may not be ideal for your schedule, we encourage you to apply in the next round.

 

Our clients

Endeavour’s clients work in a variety of sectors and services including the arts, children and family services, disabilities, education, environment, healthcare, immigrant services, rural development, skills training, poverty relief, and youth development.

 

Sample projects Endeavour teams have worked on recently include:

  • COVID recovery strategy
  • Earned revenue strategy
  • Program review and optimization
  • Stakeholder awareness & engagement strategy
  • Digital marketing strategy for regional expansion
  • Operational process optimization

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for Endeavour’s consultant opportunities, you must have a post-secondary education or equivalent experience, 3+ years’ work experience with a focus in business development, sales, marketing, strategy, operations, non-profits, government roles (directly or indirectly), digital marketing, digital operations and/or digital transformation automation. 

 

You should also be adept at remote work and be available for events and meetings on weeknights or weekends during your consulting engagement. Of particular note are the event dates hosted on select Saturday mornings on Eastern Time noted at the end of this posting.

 

Qualifications

Candidates will be assessed on the criteria listed at  https://endeavourvolunteer.ca/volunteer/what-we-look-for/

 

Our teams are remote

At this time, projects will be held online with teams and clients. Endeavour will make the necessary tools available for online collaboration and meetings.

 

What you will do as a Consultant

Consultants participate in all aspects of the consulting engagement from: problem solving to delivering client recommendations.

 

To be a successful consultant, you will be are responsible for the following:

  • Participating in orientation and training sessions
  • Presenting at midterm review and final review sessions to fellow consulting teams and members of Endeavour’s Advisory Committee and Executive Team
  • Presenting to your client
  • Working collaboratively in a team of peer volunteers
  • Developing a statement of work based on team consultations with your client and project advisor
  • Researching, collecting, analyzing and synthesizing data
  • Developing strategic options and recommendations
  • Sharing your experiences and feedback with the Endeavour Executive Team

 

To learn more about specific responsibilities, visit https://endeavourvolunteer.ca/volunteer/roles/.


Benefits

Endeavour is an experience that will enable you to develop the skills, insights and relationships to make a positive impact across communities. As an Endeavour volunteer, you will be provided with the following benefits:

  • Comprehensive training and support to successfully complete a consulting engagement with a non-profit client 
  • Access to a diverse network of professionals and students from a variety of backgrounds
  • New connections, insights and opportunities to further your professional and personal growth

For more details, visit www.endeavourvolunteer.ca/benefits


Time Commitment

Depending on the phase of the 6-month project, volunteers are expected to commit 5-10 hours per week for project work, meetings and events. 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.

 

Event Dates

Volunteers must be available to attend the following events for Round 31, tentatively scheduled for the following dates:

  • Orientation and Training Session-I: Saturday September 24, 2022
  • Training Session-II: Saturday October 22, 2022
  • Mid-Term Presentation: Saturday December 3, 2022
  • Final Presentation: Saturday March 4, 2023 

Frequently Asked Questions

Please review our answers to frequently asked questions at https://endeavourvolunteer.ca/volunteer/faq/

 

If you have further questions, please get in touch with the Co-Directors of Volunteer Recruitment and Retention at recruitment@endeavourvolunteer.ca

 

Application Instructions

If you have at least four years of experience managing a team and working with clients within a consulting firm or similar business environment, you should consider applying for the Engagement Manager role. If you would like to be considered for a consultant role as well, you can also apply for that position and will be considered for both. 

 

Only current or past Endeavour volunteers are eligible to be staffed as Senior Consultants.  

 

Please note that the Engagement Manager role is a leadership position within the team and would require a commitment of 10-15 hours per week to lead the team (more details on the engagement manager role are listed at https://endeavourvolunteer.ca/volunteer/roles/). When applying for the Engagement Manager role, please include all leadership, volunteer and extracurricular activities in your resume.

 

Round 31 Fall 2022/Winter 2023 applications will be accepted until July 6, 2022 at 11:59PM (Eastern Standard Time).


CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE NOW

https://endeavourvolunteer.ca/volunteer/apply/apply-now/

 

Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed. Applicants are strongly recommended to apply well in advance of application deadline to allow sufficient time to clarify any questions and to resolve any technical issues. 

Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview to take place on Zoom during the weekend of August 6th and 7th, 2022.  The interview will include behavioural and situational questions, as well as a discussion on a non-profit case to be provided in advance.