Gender at Work is a global collaborative helping organizations to build cultures of equality and social justice, with a focus on gender equality. Registered as a not-for-profit in the US and Canada, our network of experts have decades of experience in facilitating organizational change for gender equality and social justice. Our goal is to build a field of thinking and practice of an ever-widening community of individuals, organizations, movements and teaching institutions committed to building cultures of equality, justice and peace.

Gender at Work has a small but growing staff primarily located in Canada and India though the majority of staff operate virtually. We also rely on a talented network of activists, researchers and facilitation consultants who play a critical role in our work.

Gender at Work is in the process solidifying its operational systems, tools, policies and procedures.  There is a need to consolidate operational and administrative support to the team, to continue strengthening the HR and governance functions to ensure full compliance with applicable regulations and laws, as well as understanding HR functions in relation to the global nature of the organization.

The Operations Manager will be someone who has experience establishing operational processes, culture, and trajectories of smaller organizations and whose lived and professional experiences align with the feminist values, culture and principles of Gender at Work.


The Operations Manager will be a hands-on leader and take on the day-to-day management of HR, team culture, administrative, project reporting, and operational planning and integration functions of the organization, with the Co-Executive Directors playing a support role in these functions in order to focus on growth and strategic direction and priorities.  You will help structure the organization in such a way as to implement our vision and ensure we can deliver against our objectives.

You will also provide hands-on leadership on operations, connecting dots between active projects, annual strategic planning and goal-setting, governance, budgeting, HR, contracts and deliverables, and risk issues. You will also support the Co-EDs in responsibilities in relation to the Board of Directors.

Your mission will be to set a sustainable coordination, operations, and pace for a small but growing organization; and to streamline our day-to-day decision-making, workflow, HR and project management processes for more agile and optimized ways of working and achieving our goals.

Under the direct supervision of Gender at Work’s Co-Executive Directors, the Operations Manager will:

Operations Policies and Guidelines

Human Resources Management

Project Management

As this new role evolves and integrates within the organisation, and in response to the interests and skills of the successful candidate, we expect some responsibilities to emerge and/or be adapted.

experience & background

Experience working with a global not-for-profit is an asset.


Type of Post: Full or part-time (6 months, with option of extending)

Location: Canada or remote. We are a virtual organization.

Compensation approach: Salary will be commensurate with your experience and the size of our organization. We have a benefits package that starts 3 months into the role (probationary period), including employer paid health insurance (or contribution in lieu of), generous vacation leave, national holidays and sick leave.  We want to discuss compensation with you to make sure we get it right.

how to apply

Please send the following materials (in English) to with the subject ‘Operations Manager Applicant’


1. Full curriculum vitae (detailing the nature, scope and scale of responsibilities held)

2. A cover letter highlighting relevant skills and experience for this position; including 2 paragraphs on why you are the ideal “fit” for Gender at Work and how and what you would contribute to the organisation

3. Names and contact details of 3 references. At least one should be someone with whom you have worked on operations management.

The deadline for applications is August 31, 2021. Successful candidates will be invited to begin interviewing in mid-September. Due to the volume of applicants, only candidates who advance to interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please. The successful candidate is expected to assume the role as soon as possible but not later than December 2021.

Gender at Work is an Equal Opportunity Employer – all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to sex, religion, race, colour, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, neurodiversity, or disability status. We encourage a diverse pool of applicants.