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Managing Director, People and Operations

How to Apply:

You may submit your cover letter and resume to by December 15, 2022 5:00pm EST. If you require accommodation with the application process, please reach out.

Note: We will only contact those invited to interview, as we may not have the capacity to respond to every applicant. Please know that we do sincerely appreciate the time and energy you put into your application!

As the Managing Director, People & Operations, you will be a key community leader and caretaker of the Bike Brigade. You will be responsible for overseeing the operations, building strong governance and financial stability, and guiding the implementation of the Bike Brigade’s Strategic Plan. You will foster collective accountability within the internal organizing team (primarily composed of volunteer leaders) and also build connections in the wider community and with our Partners.

While you will report directly to the Board of Directors, you will also bring a nuanced understanding of how to facilitate more horizontal leadership within an incorporated not-for-profit entity. Your role as Managing Director will include re-imagining these efforts towards more equitable leadership and decision-making at the Bike Brigade.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience:

  • 3-5 years experience in administration and project management;
  • Experience caring for people and teams (both staff and volunteer);
  • Experience in grant writing, fundraising and development;
  • Experience in a leadership or operational role within the non-profit environment or equivalent;
  • Passion for community organizing, equity-informed programming, mutual aid initiatives and/or advocacy to address economic, racial and climate injustice;
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends;
  • Committed to upholding and improving the Bike Brigade’s Anti-Oppression Framework;
  • Experience in anti-oppressive, cultural-, and trauma-informed practices (asset);
  • Experience in conflict resolution, accountability and transformative justice concepts and processes (asset);
  • People-oriented service experience (asset); and
  • Interest in active transportation and climate action (asset).

Contract Offers:

  • Length: 6 months, possibility of extension (dependent on funding)
  • Start date: Jan 2023 (flexible for the right candidate)
  • Compensation: $40/hour (commensurate with experience, benefits offered)
  • Part-time hours: up to 20 hours/week
  • Location: Remote (co-working opportunities offered)


  • If you don’t feel like you meet all the qualifications of this position, we still encourage you to apply! Research tells us that women and racialized folks often self-select out of applying for jobs that they don’t think they’re 100% qualified for.
  • The Hiring Committee will be prioritizing applicants from racialized communities and those identifying with other equity-seeking groups in an effort to move towards a workplace that reflects the diverse communities we support and work with.

Priority Areas of Responsibility:

The time and energy allocated to the following Areas will be co-determined by you to ensure tasks are prioritized and your hours are respected.

1. Development & Financial Resilience

  • Work with our trustee (The Neighbourhood Group) to apply for grants and other funding opportunities; identify and secure in-kind contributions
  • Create a Development Plan that clearly identifies how our 2023-2025 Strategic Plan will be resourced; this companion document may include: a funding strategy to secure core (unrestricted) funding, key opportunities within the relevant grant landscapes, values around ethical fundraising, operating reserve and financial limits
  • Mobilize volunteers to build capacity and resiliency around development work

2. Operations & Administration

  • Support internal team members with logistics troubleshooting and care labour needs
  • Identify leads to administer accountability and conflict resolution processes under the Bike Brigade’s Anti-Oppression Framework
  • Review and sign notes, agreements and other instruments on behalf of the organization (where appropriate)
  • Coordinate requests and identify leads to represent the Bike Brigade at relevant conferences, actions, coalitions and cluster meetings (e.g. Downtown West Cluster CCP Meetings)
  • Contribute to a supportive and caring Bike Brigade culture with emphasis on member value (at all levels of participation) and a horizontal organizational structure

3. Financial Management and Governance

  • Formalize fiscal policies and procedures, including accounting procedures and internal controls (authorization and reporting)
  • Work closely with the Financial Controller on budget forecasting, QuickBooks, and other financial tasks
  • Work with Board to ensure we meet our not-for-profit CRA requirements
  • Participate in Board Meetings and facilitate communication channels between the Board and internal organizing team

To apply to this position, please contact the job poster via email