Managing Director

Date Posted: Oct 12, 2021
Application Deadline: Oct 29, 2021
Start Date: Nov 01, 2021

Salary From: 65K To 85K
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Health, Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: Cultural Industries
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Upper management

Organization Description

Youth Film and Media Training Network o/a POV

Who we are:

POV believes that the creative possibilities of the TV, film and commercial production industries hinge on a wider and more inclusive talent pool. Since 2007, we have been levelling the field for talented, diverse youth from across the GTA through training and mentorship opportunities, and by catalyzing sustainable collaborations that lead to meaningful careers in content production.  POV’s industry-led programming combines hands-on-technical training, one-to-one mentorship opportunities, and social skills development to prepare the next generation of creatives from BIPOC and other underserved communities to enter a thriving content production workforce.

Learn more about POV

Job Description

About the role:

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), this is an opportunity to bring your experience of achieving operational excellence and a track record of leading projects with diverse teams that create lasting positive change.  Our new  Managing Director will lead an experienced and dedicated team across resource development, HR, operations and programming.  You will be an action-oriented leader and strategist who can motivate staff, lead organizational development, ensure financial sustainability, create a great place to work and ensure that our collaborators and donors experience the best of us. 

Core function:

The Managing Director plays a critical role and is responsible for ensuring that there is coherence and consistency across the organization. Working with the ED, you will provide oversight and lead operations in the areas of fundraising, grant writing, HR, financial management and external stakeholder development

Overseeing a growing team, you will be a key connector between the ED, staff, and  external partners. You will be the primary point of escalation for staff, community, industry, government, and donors and will need to tactically balance diplomacy and discretion with candor and clarity.  Along with data driven adaptability and fearless communication, this role is best suited for an action-oriented leader who can build and support a brilliant team capable of collaborating productively and successfully

Key responsibilities:

Revenue Development & Partnership Stewardship
  • Manage fund development strategy, initiate, and execute granting proposals and in-kind opportunities with foundations, corporations, government, and industry partners.
  • Research, prepare and write all government, corporate and foundation grant applications in collaboration with ED and staff team to take advantage of all development opportunities
  • Complete and ensure the regular and timely submission of reports and updates to funders, donors, and board.
  • Develop and manage strong relationships and networks between POV and other stakeholders including the TV, film & commercial production industries, its unions, community organizations, private and public foundations, educational institutions, and corporations.
  • Seek out interesting and like-minded organizations and collaborators across the country to create shared activities which strengthen POV’s vision and ensure that POV is part of wider activities and debates that contribute to inclusive and equitable workforce within the TV, Film and commercial production industries
HR & Operations
  • Supervise staff across POV and provide regular performance feedback, proactively resolving emerging challenges.
  • Ensure that POV has the appropriate staff structure to grow and deliver its programs in an equitable, effective, and sustainable way.
  • Monitor and analyze POV’s program budgets to ensure financial resources are properly managed and effectively allocated.
  • Take overall responsibility for financial management in all areas of POV’s operations, working closely with managers and other staff.
  • Solicit and analyze reports and plans prepared by staff to determine progress and address emerging pressure points.
  • In collaboration with evaluation consultant, oversee and implement POV’s evaluation strategies to monitor performance and determine the need for improvements.
  • Ensure programs, operations, fundraising, and other activities adhere to legal guidelines and internal policies and protocols that are approved by ED and the board.
  • Adhere and actively contribute to all policies and procedures including Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, health and safety, accessibility, and sustainability.
Leadership & Strategy
  • Working with the ED, collaborate with funders, service providers, industry partners, and community groups to incorporate insights, expertise, and support for the benefit of POV’s mission and operational strategy
  • Lead through example and reinforce a culture of engagement, high-performance, continuous improvement, free from harassment and fear of judgement.
  • Create a positive working culture and support staff to ensure timely reports, financial information, effective communications, stakeholder support and any other programs or creative activities.
  • Positively contribute to a constructive relationship with and between ED, managers, and staff.  A genuine relationship that is respectful, open to challenge and healthy debate resulting in shared commitment, mutual understanding and accountability for follow-through that achieves desired results for the ongoing success of POV’s mission.
  • Enable ED to successfully fulfill their governance and fiduciary responsibility by providing accurate, timely, comprehensive, and insightful operational, financial, and organizational risk information.


Who you are:

We are looking for a highly collaborative individual, with a ‘can do’ attitude.  You will be adept at identifying, planning for, and delivering opportunities that maximize our impact, effectiveness and support our passionate alumni, community, donors, collaborators, board, and staff.  With a firm grasp of issues of equity, inclusion, systems change and sustainability, you are engaging, inclusive and can lead multi-disciplinary teams. 

What you bring:
  • Strong business acumen, keen strategic ability, excellent organizational capacity, and collaborative leadership skills
  • Analytical mindset with great problem-solving abilities and demonstrated experience in a leadership role through a flexible and pragmatic approach, with the ability to innovate and think creatively.
  • Proven networks and capacity that can establish strong working relationships – preferably with government, funders, charitable organizations, service providers, community groups and the TV & Film production industry.
  • Ability to lead and inspire a team and manage staff in an environment free from harassment or bullying.
  • Commitment to equity of access and opportunity, cultivating an inclusive and representative organization.
Required experiences:
  • 5+ years working in a senior role/(s) at a not profit or charitable organization leading systems change.
  • Practical knowledge and expertise managing daily operations including fund development, staff management, strategic planning, and sector stakeholder engagement
  • Build thriving, successful relationships with private and public funders, including writing grants and proposals
  • Working knowledge of financial management practices with the ability to analyze financial statements, review reports, create balanced budgets and detailed tracking sheets that can provide an accurate account of POV’s financial situation at any given time.
  • Demonstrated capacity to collaborate with diverse communities including Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, LGBTQ2S and newcomer communities and to support the delivery of culturally relevant supports and services.

Additional Info:

Salary & benefits:

Please include your salary expectations in your application.  Salary will be based on the experiences and expertise of the successful candidate.  In addition, POV offers comprehensive benefits for staff that includes a telecom stipend, wellness days, dental care, extended health care, vision care, summer hours and time off over the holidays.

Working for us:

POV celebrates the diversity of the people we hire, serve, and collaborate with. We value new perspectives, original ideas, and different ways of working. We believe that diverse views and experiences improve the way we do our work.  We strongly encourage members from the Black, Indigenous, racialized, LGBTQIA+, refugee and newcomer communities to apply

How to Apply:

If youre interested in this role, please send your application with a cover letter and resume to  In the subject line, please list "Application for Managing Director position: 'your name'"

What happens next:

Interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis and potential candidates will be invited to an initial meeting over zoom and then to an in-person interview.  Please note, proof of full vaccination will be required before entering the in-person phases of the interview process. 

The position will be filled once the right candidate has been found. We encourage you to apply early and be sure to include any supporting or relevant documents that can help us get a clear sense of why you are best suited for this role based on the specific requirements listed in this posting.

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