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Consultant

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.

 

Note – all interviews for those successful applicants will take place on August 7 and 8, 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions in place, the interviews will be conducted online. Candidates who are unable to attend the interviews will not be considered. There will be no alternative arrangements for the interviews.

 

Endeavour is currently recruiting volunteer consultants, with an emphasis on those with Marketing or Strategy or Operations or Business Development or Non-profit or Government work experience.  As a member of the consulting team, you will have the opportunity to work on either a 3-month engagement or a 6-month engagement and provide strategic management advice non-profits in need. Teams are led by an engagement manager along with five consultants and mentorship from a project advisor.  

 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions in place, the projects will be held using online tools. (Note: The current round is being conducted online, including client meetings). Endeavour would make the necessary tools available for online collaboration and meetings.

This is a very rewarding volunteer experience that requires a time and team commitment. Please review the details prior to applying to ensure these fit into your schedule, inclusive of the interview and project meeting dates. If the period noted may not be ideal for your schedule, we encourage you to apply at a later date.

 

Brief particulars of some of the projects Endeavour teams have worked on recently:

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

 

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.

Consultant Role 

Consultants participate in all aspects of the consulting engagement, from problem solving to delivering client recommendations. At Endeavour, we differentiate between a Consultant, and Senior Consultant. The Consultant is a role for working professionals. The Senior Consultant is a role reserved for a returning Endeavour consultant with positive feedback from former team members.   

To learn more about the role, visit https://endeavourvolunteer.ca/volunteer/roles/

 

Responsibilities

Consultants are responsible for the following:

  • Participating in orientation, training sessions, mid-term review and final review sessions – ENSURE TO REVIEW THE DATES NOTED BELOW
  • Working collaboratively in a team of peer volunteers
  • Providing support in developing a statement of work based on team consultations with your client and project advisor
  • Researching, collecting, analyzing and synthesizing data in a succinct manner
  • Developing strategic options and recommendations for the clients 
  • Making presentations to your client, fellow consulting teams, and members of Endeavour’s Advisory Committee and Executive Team
  • 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


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 and/or sales and/or marketing and/or strategy and/or operations and/or non-profits and/or government roles (directly or indirectly), and/or digital marketing and/or digital operations, and/or digital transformation automation and be adept at remote working. While our normal consulting rounds are limited to events and meetings in the Greater Toronto Area, due to COVID-19 restrictions and virtual meetings, we encourage outside applicants also to apply.  

 

Qualifications

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

 

Event Dates

Volunteers must be available to attend the following events for Round 29, tentatively scheduled for the following dates:

6-month Projects

  • Engagement Manager/Consultant Orientation and Training Session- I: Saturday, September 18, 2021
  • Training Session-II: Saturday, October 16, 2021
  • Mid-Term Presentation: Saturday, December 4, 2021 
  • Final Presentation: Saturday, February 12, 2022

 

3-month Projects

  • Engagement Manager/Consultant Orientation and Training Session- I: Saturday, September 18, 2021
  • Training Session-II: Saturday, October 16, 2021
  • Mid-Term Presentation: Week of November 2, 2021 (date to be finalized)
  • Final Presentation: December 4, 2021 

 

Time Commitment

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

 

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 along with leadership skills / attributes (more details on the engagement manager role are listed at https://endeavourvolunteer.ca/volunteer/roles/). Please include all leadership, volunteer and extracurricular activities in your resume.

Round 29 Fall/Winter 2021 applications will be accepted until July 12, 2021 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 a virtual interview which will take place over the weekend of August 7 and 8, 2021.  The interview will comprise of behavioural and situational questions, including a discussion on leadership experiences and a non-profit case study to be provided in advance