Role & Responsibilities

About the role
This role covers two complementary purposes. It holds the imperative of embedding equity, inclusion and anti-racism  within Pillar and its network and it supports the organization and the network to advance best practice at its board governance and leadership tables. Support, develop and deliver capacity building workshops and impact consulting sessions. Help set public policy priorities and identify objectives with staff team.



  • Staying current of emerging trends as it relates to equity issues and board governance
  • Create opportunity for Pillar to offer ongoing learning to its network on equity,  inclusion and anti-racism
  • Support Pillar’s Impact Consulting program by marketing and promoting Pillar’s menu of services related to equity, inclusion, anti-racism, board governance, strategic planning, financial planning, social finance and social enterprise coaching
  • Support the core activities of public policy activity including research, coordinating consultation and community engagement activities, data analysis and writing
  • Develop and deliver workshops on board governance and equity, inclusion and anti-racism to individuals, groups and organizations including customized learning and coaching
  • Responsible for holding and supporting a Diversity & Inclusion Community of practice that encourages learning, sharing and acting on advancing equity and inclusion within organizations

Human Resources and Direct Reports

Direct Reports include:

  • Impact Consulting Manager, Membership Engagement Manager, Social Enterprise Manager & Coach, volunteers, student placements and seasonal staff as needed
  • Provide coaching and mentoring on a regular basis
  • Interview new staff positions as required and hold accountability for ensuring equitable and inclusive hiring processes and practices
  • With Pillar’s CEO and the Senior Leadership Team, assist in human resources (development policies, processes, escalations, etc.)  to create a welcoming and inclusive workplace
  • Support a culturally safe work environment  where people feel like they are welcome and belong

Strategy, planning, implementation and financial management

  • Work collaboratively with the Senior Leadership Team to create the strategic direction of Pillar Nonprofit Network
  • Together with the Senior Leadership Team, lead on the implementation of the strategic direction, particularly as it pertains to strategies related to equity and inclusion and governance
  • Ensure that appropriate processes and systems are developed and adhered to and contribute to the smooth operations of the organization
  • Ensure that financial reports are maintained and submitted for all projects under the purview of the role and those of all direct reports

 Community Engagement

  • Represent Pillar at community planning tables related to equity and inclusion
  • Engage with knowledge keepers in the community to build trust
  • Be an advocate for issues related to the nonprofit and social impact sector


Job Skills, Knowledge and Strengths

Skills and Knowledge

This position requires a high degree of relationship building and management.  Other skills required include:

  • Skilled at creating spaces for deep conversations on challenging issues
  • Creating and supporting exceptional Program Management
  • Observing, practicing and encouraging equity and inclusion
  • Having a respected voice in public speaking and presentations
  • The basics – Gmail, Google Drive, Microsoft Office, Social Media

Job Qualifications: Required

  • Post-secondary education or equivalent experience
  • 5 or more years of senior management experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of equity, inclusion and anti-oppression frameworks
  • Knowledge of non profit governance issues and trends
  • Experience in curriculum development and delivery
  • Experience with complex collaborative partnerships
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, build relationships, communicate effectively, and work in a team environment
  • Must have a strong personal commitment to the nonprofit sector

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Work Environment Work Terms:
  • Hours: Full-time - 37.5 hours per week
    • Compressed work-week with a hybrid, flexible schedule
  • Reports ​to: Maureen Cassidy, Interim CEO
  • Access to Pillar's Learning & Development program, when possible
  • Based at Innovation Works (201 King Street)
    • Hybrid work model with a commitment to a 60/40 split of onsite/remote work
  • Compensation: $75,000 / per year*, RRSP contributions, employee benefits package
*As part of Pillar Nonprofit Network’s commitment to equity, all Pillar colleagues receive equal pay for equal work. As a result salaries and benefits are non-negotiable. Pillar Nonprofit Network compensates shortlisted candidates for this role $42.00 / hour for up to three hours for interviewing for the role.

How to Apply

How to Apply Please submit resume and cover letter to career@pillarnonprofit.ca by Monday, March 27, 5:00pm EST. No applications received after the deadline will be considered. Please reference Vice-President - Equity, Impact & Governance in the subject line of your email. Please note: Pillar thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment, selection processes and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Working with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process. If you have any questions about this posting please email career@pillarnonprofit.ca and reference Vice-President - Equity, Impact & Governance in the subject line.

About Pillar Nonprofit Network

About Pillar:

For more than 20 years, Pillar Nonprofit Network has championed cross-sectoral collaboration between and among governments, businesses, and the community sector as the three pillars of community impact and positive change.

Our mission is to strengthen through a heightened equity lens, individuals, organizations and enterprises that are invested in positive community impact and we envision an engaged, inclusive and vibrant community.
We deliver on this mission by increasing awareness of nonprofits and social enterprises as social and economic drivers; supporting them to develop inclusive workplaces; facilitating collaboration through a network approach that connects nonprofit organizations to each other and business and government; and finding new ways, programs and services to address our community's most persistent challenges.

Our current strategic plan obliges us and empowers us to put equity, change, and recovery in action: to acknowledge our shared complicity in anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism and all intersecting oppressions, and drive ourselves and our network to action; to work together across sectors and shift inequitable structures and systems to create transformational change; and to promote an equitable and sustainable recovery that addresses the inequities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Representing thousands of people working in hundreds of organizations, we are a network of nonprofits, charities, foundations, social enterprises, cooperatives, social financiers, responsible investors, tech innovators, and caring individuals engaged in community care informed by our communities.


Our Approach to Equity & Inclusion:

Practicing anti-oppression work in real terms is not only confronting individual, institutional and societal examples, it is also confronting ourselves, our own roles of power and how we uphold and perpetuate these oppressive systems.

Our goal is to help members of our network to gain skills in navigating allyship and complex conversations that can involve race, privilege and power dynamics. Using an anti-racism approach, our work challenges inequities and injustices embedded in policies and practices that allow certain groups to dominate over others. We work with clients to go beyond discussion to implementable action plans that change mindsets, disrupt systems and respond to the communities we serve.


Pillar’s Culture and Values:

Pillar Nonprofit Network was voted one of London’s best places to work by London Inc. magazine!

Our staff-written Team Alliance includes commitments to:

  • Build Relationships with Intention
  • Foster Inclusion & Belonging
  • Promote Trust & Integrity
  • Say What Needs to be Heard
  • Nurture a Culture of Caring

Pillar is actively seeking applications from people who are Indigenous, Black, racialized, LGBTQ+, women, persons with disabilities, and other equity-deserving groups because we believe in removing barriers to meaningful employment for all.