Deadline for Applications: September 23rd, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST
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Operations Manager 

The Neighbourhood Land Trust (NLT), the charitable arm of the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (PNLT), seeks an Operations Manager to undertake the daily operations of the non-profit Community Land Trust (CLT). The role will include a broad set of operational responsibilities including office administration, staff oversight, community-based governance, financial management, communications, fundraising and support for acquisition planning as needed. These tasks are the key building blocks of the NLT’s community ownership model embodied in our core values

This new role will be indispensable for supporting the Land Trust’s operations and organizational growth as Toronto’s first neighbourhood-based CLT. First incorporated in 2014, NLT’s recent accomplishments include acquiring 87 Milky Way as a community-owned urban agriculture space, undertaking community-based research to create the Parkdale Rooming House Study (2017) and most recently acquiring a 15 unit at-risk rooming house for permanently affordable housing. In the coming years, NLT hopes to strengthen its operations and increase its impact by acquiring more land and housing. The Operations Manager will play an important role in supporting NLT’s growth and enacting social change on a neighbourhood scale.

This position also allows for being part of the wider systems change and movement building underway in Parkdale and beyond! The Operations Manager will work as part of a small, dynamic and interdisciplinary team of people, committed to organizing and galvanizing the strength of this vibrant and historic neighbourhood - Parkdale. Supporting the development of local ground-up leadership, working closely with residents and local organizations, we are a people's movement that is at the front lines of the fight against predatory development and displacement. Our work is firmly embedded within praxes of anti-oppression, radical social justice and Systems Change. Experience first hand, what it is like to work directly for a grassroots community-controlled organization!

The ideal candidate will be an early or mid-career professional with a background in urban planning, non-profit management, environmental studies, real-estate development, community organizing or a similar field, and a strong commitment to neighbourhood inclusiveness and social equity. We strongly encourage applications from residents of Parkdale and or equity-seeking groups. In addition, due to the uniqueness of this role, direct mentorship and on the job training will be provided.
A strong capacity for administrative tasks, accounting, communications, and basic project management is a must.
This position requires attendance of an average of one evening meeting per week. 

Read the full job posting for a detailed list of responsibilities and qualifications. 

How To Apply

Please submit an application by email to with the following documents attached as one PDF:

  • 1-2 page cover letter including a discussion of
    • your most relevant work experiences and capabilities
    • your experience with administration and accounting
    • your relationship & knowledge of Parkdale
    • your relationship with social justice
  • Resume
  • 3 references for recent supervisors and peers 

NLT is committed to employment equity and encourages applicants from equity-seeking groups. We aim to foster a workplace that reflects the diversity of the community we serve.
No phone calls, please.

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