Business Manager – 18-Month Contract

Embrave: Agency to End Violence (formerly known as Interim Place) wants to hear from you! We embrace brave, inspire bravery, create systemic change to end gender-based violence in our community. We are a non-profit organization that provides shelter, counselling, and advocacy supports for women, two-spirit, genderqueer, trans and non-binary folks and their children impacted by gender-based violence. We amplify the voices of survivors, educate the community, and inspire systemic change to create a society free of violence.

We seek to fulfill the Business Manager 1-Year Contract full-time position. The Business Manager will manage, and ensure that the agency’s financial, business, and administrative systems are efficient, effective, and legally sound, so as to increase the capacity of Embrave to meet its strategic goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Develop and manage the internal financial policies, procedures and systems in conjunction with the Executive Director to
  • ensure effective financial practices that are consistent with relevant legislation
  • Prepare and monitor the annual operating budget
  • Prepare financial reports to Government funders, foundations and other non-government funders in conjunction with the
  • Executive Director
  • Produce monthly/quarterly financial statements and variance reports
  • Prepare and coordinate the annual finance audit
  • Manage agency cash flow and investment portfolio in accordance with funders guidelines
  • File annual returns to government departments in compliance with various legislation, including Charity Information Return,
  • EHT Return, WSIB Return, GST/PST Rebate application, Form 1 (Directors & Officers update), etc.
  • Liaise with financial institution regarding accounts administration
  • Participate on the Board Finance Committee
  • Represent the agency during union negotiations and in ongoing union/management relations

Business Administration & Operations

  • Prepare new employee contract letters and monitor probationary requirements
  • Manage the benefit plan including group insurance and RRSP
  • Research and conduct comparative analysis on salaries and employee entitlements as required, and recommend changes to
  • compensation structure and strategy
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant legislation (ESA, Human Rights, Pay Equity etc.)
  • Supervise staff and volunteers as needed, providing on going guidance, support and feedback
  • Manage the insurance coverage for the agency’s property, business liabilities and Board liabilities
  • Research and negotiate major service contracts and purchases as needed
  • Ensure that all information systems are adequate and resolve issues as they arise
  • Ensure appropriate back-up of agency data as needed
  • Manage relations with suppliers

Manage Team Support

  • Assist with other duties as required, from time to time, aiding with the efficient operation of the organization
  • Attend regular management meetings and collaborates on organizational initiatives as a member of the management team
  • Participate in Staff Training Days, AGM and Internal off-site events

Key Qualifications

  • Related University Degree such as Business Degree in Non-Profit Management, or equivalent experience
  • Extensive financial management experience, preferably with non-profits
  • Experience managing in a unionized environment
  • Strong management and supervisory skills
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to provide information concisely and effectively to any audience or supporter.
  • A commitment to working in a social service/social justice organization and within a feminist, anti-racism and antioppression, harm reduction and disability justice framework.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and SAGE accounting software
  • Access to a reliable vehicle and current valid driver’s license required
  • CPA designation is an asset
  • 2nd language an asset
  • ASL is an asset

Scope and Accountabilities

The Embrave Management team will work closely together, and this position will report to the CEO. 

Salary Range: $72,000 – $80,000

Hours of Work: Full Time job (37.5 hours per week). Occasional evening and weekend work when required.

To Apply:

Please apply for this position through Charity Village platform by June 6,2022. In your cover letter please include your compensation
expectation and why you are the right person to help us succeed in meeting our strategic objectives.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

We will provide employment accommodation (i.e., an accessible location, technical aids, accommodation during the interview, rescheduling of interviews that fall on religious holidays, etc.) if we are advised of an applicant’s needs in advance of any part of the selection process. 

Embrave: Agency to End Violence is committed to the development of an organization that reflects the communities it serves. We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including:

  • First Nations, Métis or Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples. 
  • Members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion, and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin. 
  • Persons of marginalized sexual orientations. 
  • Persons with visible and/or invisible disabilities. 
  • Survivors of the psychiatric system/consumer survivors. 
  • Two-Spirit, genderqueer, trans and non-binary people. 

Date of Posting: May 31, 2022 

Deadline: June 6, 2022 

Full-Time 18-Month Contract
Salary Range

$72,000 - $80,000

Date of Posting

May 31, 2022

Application Deadline

June 6, 2022