We’re hiring*

Director of Operations & Development

Nimble, mission-focused charitable nonprofit seeks strategic leader to scale up its social enterprise and sustain advocacy impact

Informed Opinions is a national, non-partisan, charitable feminist organization that trains and motivates women and gender-diverse people to make their ideas more accessible and compelling to a broader audience through media. We also:

  • make qualified, diverse sources easier for journalists to find so the media more equitably reflect the public they serve;
  • conduct research to document the progress being made; and
  • advocate for systemic change. 

We are seeking a strategic leader with the capacity to scale up our social enterprise that trains women across fields and sectors to more effectively communicate their knowledge and increase their influence. This full-time role is critical to sustaining and building Informed Opinions’ work and impact.


The Director of Operations & Development will be responsible for:

  • Assessing, monitoring and providing oversight of Informed Opinions’ operations and existing social enterprise programs;
  • Reviewing, updating and implementing the marketing plan;
  • Expanding the reach, revenue and impact of the social enterprise, including developing strategic partnerships;
  • Collaborating with other team members to review and adapt related programs and communications as necessary to support growth;
  • Monitoring and reporting on grant requirements and organization needs;
  • Managing the annual planning and budgeting process. 


The successful candidate will ideally have:

…experience in many, if not all, of the following:

  • Business development –  growing revenues, scaling up social enterprise
  • Project management – designing, planning and executing against a plan
  • Marketing and communications – creating/executing strategic campaigns 
  • Non-profit management 
  • Financial management – managing revenues and expenditures

…an awareness of:

  • Gender in/equality and intersectional feminism
  • Legacy (traditional news) media and social media, and the role of thought leadership 

…proficiency in or an interest in developing:

  • Public speaking
  • Media relations

an educational background in one or more of the following:

  • Business administration
  • Non profit management
  • Marketing 
  • Partnership development
  • Program development

Given Informed Opinions’ national status and our investment in the sister initiative, Femmes Expertes, the ability to speak and write in French would be an asset.

Informed Opinions is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. Hiring team members with diverse backgrounds and perspectives informed by intersectional identities has considerably enriched our work and enhanced our impact, and it remains a priority. We cultivate an open, supportive and respectful environment that permits each person to contribute, collaborate, grow and feel a sense of belonging. 

In accordance with provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Informed Opinions throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact info@informedopinions.org.

Salary & Benefits 

The salary range is between $110,000 and $120,000 a year, plus benefits. Because Informed Opinions has always operated virtually, the Director of Operations & Development can live anywhere in Canada that is supported by strong Internet service. In addition, we offer flexible hours within a framework that supports collaboration with other staff and accessibility to key stakeholders.


The ideal candidate, if they demonstrate the right core competencies and are the right cultural fit, would be considered for future succession planning to lead the organization in the capacity of the next CEO. 

Please submit your resume and a cover letter articulating your ability to meet the criteria and deliver on the responsibilities listed* to info@informedopinions.org at your earliest convenience.

(*NOTE: Your cover letter must explicitly describe how your experience equips you to address the unique needs outlined above. Applicants who send a form letter listing past accomplishments but not addressing the particulars of this role will not be considered.) 

Informed Opinions acknowledges that our work takes place on the un-ceded, un-surrendered territories of Indigenous peoples across the country whose presence here reaches back to time immemorial. We recognize them as the customary keepers and defenders of the waterways, and honour their long history of welcoming many Nations to these territories. We recognize the historical oppression of lands, cultures and the original peoples in what we now know as Canada and seek to contribute to the healing and decolonizing journey we all share together.

We thank all candidates who apply for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.