Round 20 Consultants & Engagement Managers – Spring 2017/Summer 2017
About Endeavour Volunteer Consulting for Non-Profits (Endeavour)
Endeavour is a Canadian charity that recruits, trains and matches teams of skilled volunteers with non-profit organizations in need of management consulting. Endeavour focuses on helping non-profits that otherwise cannot afford professional consulting to build capacity and improve community impact. Since 2007, Endeavour has engaged more than 700 volunteers on over 100 projects — delivering more than $5 million in pro bono consulting to local, national and international non-profits based in Canada. Endeavour’s partnerships with leading corporations in Canada 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
Endeavour is currently recruiting volunteers for the positions of Consultant and Engagement Manager. As a member of the consulting team, you will work on a six-month engagement to provide strategic management advice to the leadership of a non-profit organization. Teams are typically composed of five consultants, led by an engagement manager with mentorship from a project advisor.
This is a very rewarding volunteer experience that does require a time and team commitment. Ensure to review the details prior to applying to ensure this fits into your schedule, inclusive of the interview and project meeting dates.
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.
Engagement Manager Role
The Engagement Manager plays a pivotal role in the overall success of the consulting engagement. The Engagement Manager role involves:
- Project Leadership & Management
- Client Leadership and Relations
- Advisor Relations
- Associate Development
- Organizational Development & Knowledge Management
This position requires experience with project management (development of required documents as well as managing timelines). It also requires a strong leader who is able to manage a team and contribute to a project. Endeavour will supply both an advisor as well as project management guidelines to support the Engagement Manager.
To determine which role fits you, visit www.endeavourvolunteer.ca/rolefit
Engagement Managers and Consultants are responsible for the following:
- Participating in orientation, mid-term and final review sessions, and three training sessions
- 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
- 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 www.endeavourvolunteer.ca/consultingroles
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 (details at www.endeavourvolunteer.ca/training)
- 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
To be eligible for Endeavour’s consultant and engagement manager opportunities, you must have a post-secondary education (completed or in progress) or equivalent experience, 2-3 years’ work experience, and be available for events and meetings in the Greater Toronto Area during your six-month consulting engagement.
Candidates will be assessed on the criteria listed at www.endeavourvolunteer.ca/volunteercriteria
Engagement manager candidates require the following qualifications:
- Experience managing a team
- Project management experience
- Client experience
- Recommended 5+ years full-time work experience in the private/public/non-profit sector
- Consulting and non-profit experience preferred
Volunteers must be available to attend the following events for Round 20, tentatively scheduled for the following dates:
Engagement Manager/Consultant Orientation: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Training : Saturday, April 22, 2017
Mid-term Presentation: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Final Presentation: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Depending on the phase of the 6-month project, volunteers are expected to commit 5-10 hours per week for project work, meetings, events and travel. 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 www.endeavourvolunteer.ca/faqs
If you have further questions, please get in touch with Laura, Co-Director of Volunteer Recruitment and Retention at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have at least one year 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 include all leadership, volunteer and extracurricular activities in your resume.
Round 20 – Spring 2017/Summer 2017 applications will be accepted until January 3, 2017 at 11:59PM.
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 tentatively in downtown Toronto during the weekend of February 4/5, 2017. The interview will include behavioural and situational questions, as well as a discussion on a non-profit case to be provided in advance.
Please Note: due to the requirements for all volunteers that weekend, there will be no alternate accommodations for interviews.