Note – all interviews for those successful applicants will take place on August 12th to 13th, 2023 online EST via Zoom. Candidates who are unable to attend the interviews will not be considered.
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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:
- Business Development,
- Non-profit or
As a member of the consulting team, you will have the opportunity to work on a 6-month engagement from September 2023 – March 2024 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.
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:
- 3 and 5 year corporate strategy
- Earned revenue strategy
- Program review and optimization
- Stakeholder awareness & engagement strategy
- Digital marketing strategy for regional expansion
- Operational process optimization
To be eligible for Endeavour’s consultant opportunities, you must have a post-secondary education or equivalent experience of 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.
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/.
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
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.
Volunteers must be available to attend the following events for Round 33, tentatively scheduled for the following dates:
- Orientation and Training Session-I: Saturday September 30, 2023
- Training Session-II: Saturday October 28, 2023
- Mid-Term Presentation: Saturday December 2, 2023
- Final Presentation: Saturday March 2, 2024
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 33 Fall 2023/Winter 2024 applications will be accepted until July 6, 2023 at 11:59PM (Eastern Standard Time).
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 12th and 13th, 2023. The interview will include behavioural and situational questions, as well as a discussion on a non-profit case to be provided in advance.
Based in Toronto, Endeavour Consulting for Non-Profits is a Canadian charity that provides management consulting to improve organizational capacity and community impact for non-profits that otherwise cannot afford professional consulting. Endeavour has two consulting engagement rounds during the year, in the fall and in the spring. For each round, Endeavour will recruit and match teams of skilled volunteers with non-profit organizations in need of pro bono consulting.
Since 2007, Endeavour has engaged more than 1,000 volunteers on over 130 projects — delivering over $1M per year in equivalent consulting services to non-profits in Canada. Endeavour also partners with leading corporations in Canada to offer pro bono and skills-based volunteering opportunities that contribute to employee engagement, professional and leadership development, talent retention and corporate responsibility goals.
To learn more, visit www.endeavourvolunteer.ca.