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You don’t want just any job; you want a meaningful career that allows you to make a positive difference in the lives of young Canadians.

Is this an accurate depiction of your career goal? If so, we want to hear from you! As one of the world’s leading youth organizations, 4-H Canada offers the chance for passionate, enthusiastic, and dedicated individuals to help support, empower, and engage today’s youth.

If you are interested in joining our team, please check out our current job postings:

Position: Finance Manager

Position type: Full Time

Location: Based at the 4-H Canada office in Ottawa, Ontario – Remote during COVID-19

Purpose: Reporting directly to the Director of Finance and Administration, the Finance Manager is responsible for ensuring that 4-H Canada’s financial and business systems are effective, efficient, and compliant with a high level of rigour and integrity to support the organization in continuing to achieve its mission.

Reports to: Director of Finance and Administration


  • Collaborates with departments, colleagues, peers, and superiors to ensure budget forecasts and stakeholder funding reports are accurate, timely and with rigour.
  • Effective Supervision and leadership of the Finance Coordinator and oversight of functions that are contained within that portfolio (i.e., Payroll, A/P, A/R).
  • Support the Director of Finance and Administration with reporting required for both Board and Foundation meetings, and policy development.
  • Oversight of the organization’s day-to-day financial practices (i.e., accounting journal entries and reconciliations).
  • Ensures that the accounting and financial practices of the two charitable entities are carried out in a manner consistent with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, CRA and fundraising principles.
  • Establishes, maintains, and manages a business continuity program; educates staff regarding staff financial risks, tools, policies, and procedures.
  • Manage the acquisition of capital assets and ensures that assets are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of as appropriate.
  • Facilitates the organization’s internal controls to ensure that the auditors are able to perform their examination functions efficiently.
  • Represents 4-H in a positive manner during any internal and external opportunities and assignments. 
  • Performs any other duties as required by the Director of Finance and Administration.

Qualifications and Skills

  • CPA designation and a university degree in business, finance, or accounting.
  • 3 to 5 years of accounting experience in the not-for-profit or charitable sectors.
  • Ability to work effectively and accurately on multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks Cloud accounting software.
  • Highly self-motivated.
  • Strong analytical skills with project management and time management acumen with a bias towards action.
  • Honesty, integrity, and the ability to be discreet and confidential.
  • Ability to obtain a clear criminal reference check.
  • Bilingualism in English and French is considered an asset.


Deadline to apply: Friday, Mar. 26, 2021, 5 p.m. ET

To apply for this position, please submit your application through Charity Village.

Please address your cover letter and resume to:

Shannon Benner, CEO
4-H Canada

Deadline to apply:
Friday, March 26, 2021

Position type: Contract, full time

Duration of contract: April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022 (1-year contract with possibility of renewal).

Terms: 5 days per week (with the ability to be flexible during peak times – evenings, weekends).

Reports to: Chief Program Officer

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, or remote

Purpose: Reporting directly to the CPO and working alongside the Adult Learning Manager and the Program Administrator, the Youth Programs Manager is responsible for the design and delivery of national Youth Programs within the department. These include the National Science Fair, two national youth conferences, and the National Youth Advisory Committee.  This role oversees all aspects of the programs, including the development of virtual learning activities, content, workshops, digital tools, the coordination of logistics, training and support. 

As a key member of the Program team, the Youth Programs Manager will advise senior management on key issues related to training, content and resource development, including relevant youth development issues and needs within the COVID-19 environment.   He/she/they will collaborate with the project team in a variety of ways but will also need to work very independently and with a high degree of initiative.  He/she/they represent 4-H to internal and external stakeholders through consultation, engagement, and training opportunities.


  • Management (design, delivery, budget) of National Youth Programs within the program team (specific programs include Members Forum, Science Fair, Citizenship Congress, YAC)
  • Facilitate, develop, and deliver high-quality, engaging program content, training, resources, tools and curriculum that demonstrate intentional learning outcomes, rigour and relevance to youth.
  • Liaise with a variety of stakeholders including youth, speakers, chaperones, community members, corporate sponsors and public partners.
  • Develop and facilitate the delivery of training and conferences on specific subject matter (ie. Careers,  Leadership, Civic Engagement, Healthy Living, STEM) within the 4-H context.
  • Support the Program team on the logistics including any COVID-19 related adjustments and adaptations required for digital/virtual programming and remote access.
  • Report to Chief Program  Officer on budget associated with related programs and deliverables.
  • Carry out other duties as determined from time to time by the Chief Program Officer
  • Represents 4-H in a positive light to internal and external opportunities

Qualifications and Skills

  • 3-5 years’ experience and a strong background in an educational and/or experiential learning setting.
  • University degree or diploma in Education, Community Development, Child and Youth Studies, Event Planning, e-Learning and/or a related field
  • Demonstrated leadership in working collaboratively as a team member
  • Professional, objective and ethical approach.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with Youth Engagement, Community Service, Volunteerism, Experiential Education and Positive Youth Development approaches to programming.
  • Strong facilitation skills and experience developing virtual content and delivering training for a youth audience/youth programming and/or educators.
  • Proven organizational, planning, time management and goal-setting skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects with multiple priorities on time and within budget.
  • Knowledge and understanding of evaluation and outcomes measurement.
  • Able to work well under pressure and to meet competing deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in the use of digital/virtual communications technology – able to create engaging, interactive programming using virtual platforms.
  • Ability to adjust and adapt to ever‐changing needs and working efficiently with a high degree of personal initiative.
  • Ability to work remotely within Canada with possible travel post COVID-19 
  • Ability to provide a clear criminal record check

Application deadline: March 10, 2021

Virtual interviews will be held the week of March 15, with an ideal start date of April 1.

To apply for this position please email your cover letter and CV to:

Erin Smith
Chief Program Officer
4-H Canada

Deadline to apply:
Tuesday, March 2, 2021