Project Manager, Social Policy
Volunteer Types: Administration/Office, Communications and Marketing, Writing
Organization types: Community and Social Services
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: August 21, 2022
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The Social Policy Project Manager supports the Senior Director, Public Policy, Government, and
Stakeholder Relations to develop advocacy strategies and tactics that contribute to the achievement of
United Way’s priority goals. This includes undertaking research projects, including the analysis of
demographic, economic, social, and funding trends, as well as policy issues facing the social services
The Social Policy Project Manager works closely with staff from all departments and the regional branch
offices to support public policy reports; use public consultation to validate and build buy-in for policy
direction; create awareness campaigns that highlight research findings and their implications; and positively influence public decision-makers.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Apply and refine the following professional competencies through experience in the non-profit sector: Communication; Interpersonal; Client Services; Self-Management; Thinking; and Organizational. • Increase knowledge of your community. • Experience developing social policy agendas at the community level. • Experience in using public policy and advocacy strategies as a lever of positive social change. • Opportunity to make a direct and valued contribution to a dynamic not-for-profit community organization. • Opportunity to expand professional networks.
How will the organization benefit?
• Managed multiple multi-focused stakeholder projects. • Carrying out social research projects on a wide array of topics (i.e., children and youth, seniors, newcomers, racism, social mobility, people with disabilities, mental health, addictions, community wealth building, and the impacts of COVID-19 on the most vulnerable). • Using a variety of methods to collect, analyze, and organize information and data, which will then be presented to others, either in a written report or as an oral presentation. • Monitoring key legislative policy developments, debates, and consultations, as well as provide briefings. • Monitoring key policy influencers and stakeholders across the region. • Analyzing and evaluating research and interpret data, ensuring key issues are identified. • Preparing background reports and briefing notes on selected studies, reports, and articles. • Providing research and policy advice to senior staff members. • Preparing speaking notes and presentation material. • Developing research links with other research agencies in the region. • Undertaking research on the identification of assets within the community. • Representing United Way East Ontario on research-related committees. • Liaising with other researchers within the United Way network to share and exchange information.
Volunteer location:
363 Coventry Road Ottawa, ON K1K 2C5


Carmelina Santamaria
@United Way East Ontario / Centraide Est de l'Ontario
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This position would be great for: Adults
Number of Positions Available: 1
Good for people interested in: Administration/Office, Communications and Marketing, Writing

Volunteer Considerations

  • Suitable for community service hours
  • Public transportation available
  • This position can accommodate persons with a disability
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