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CLWR provides Canadians with opportunities to serve in the field of international development and relief. Thank you for your interest in working with us.


Current Job Openings:

Director of Operations, CLWR

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Operations, will be responsible for leading the day-to-day and ongoing internal operations of the organization, focusing on delivering results on a day-to-day basis through supportive and effective management and leadership.

The Director of Operations is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and must be an experienced and effective service-oriented manager with excellent people skills, strong financial and administrative skills and values that are aligned with those of Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR).


  • Oversee and implement strategies, policies, operational plans and procedures that supportCLWR’s day-to-day performance

  • Act as internal manager of the organization, providing day-to-day presence and coordination

  • Lead and direct the finance, human resources, and administration teams

  • Have indirect oversight of the day-to-day functional management of community-oriented services

  • Lead CLWR’s efforts to ensure that it is meeting itsduty of care (health, safety, security, and well-being) for staff, volunteers and consultants travelling internationally on behalf of the organization

  • Be in a close working relationship with the Executive Director and with the leadership team; and support the Executive Director in governance and compliance related issues

  • Support CLWR’s Executive Director in ways that enable and facilitate his/her role to be outward, strategy and stakeholder - as well as partnership and future - focused


  • Senior-level experience at a Director level or relevant role

  • Deep understanding of business functions such as finance, administration, and human resources

  • University degree in business administration or related field, MBA or Master’s levelpreferred

  • A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation

  • Demonstrable competency in overseeing planning cycles and execution

  • Experience in financial project budgeting and management and financial reporting, preferably in a cause-related, not-for-profit or charity context

  • Working knowledge of IT/business infrastructure, digital and technology systems that support and enable organizational goals

  • Creative problem-solving skills


If you would like more information about this opportunity or about Canadian Lutheran World Relief, please visit or contact Lisa Cefali, Partner, Executive Search, and Strategic Development, Legacy Bowes Group at (204) 934-8833.
If you believe you can make a strong contribution to this organization as Director of Operations, please submit your resume in confidence to quoting position #183233.