Are you looking for a rewarding leadership position with a small dynamic Ottawa charity that is dedicated to providing supportive housing for adults living with mental illness? Do you have strong people skills and a background in non-profit management? Ancoura is looking for a talented individual, like you, to join our organization and play an important role in our community.

Ancoura is a registered charity founded in 2007. We provide stable affordable homes and community support for adults living with mental illness. We currently operate seven homes with three residents in each and a team of visiting volunteers who provide residents friendship and support. We are a volunteer-based organization with a small professional staff. For more information, please visit:

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the General Manager provides administration of daily operations; staff management; assistance with fundraising; board liaison; outreach with the community and public relations.

Key Responsibilities

Office and Staff Management

  • Oversees the daily operations of the organization
  • Supervises staff, manages HR and staffing duties
  • Oversees organization of activities (e.g. home moves, social events)


  • Assists the Fundraising Committee in researching and writing grant proposals to foundations, corporations, and government ministries / agencies
  • Gives presentations to potential donors
  • Seeks new fundraising opportunities

Outreach and Community Development

  • Manages communications with members and the public
  • Seeks and builds partnerships with other mental health and housing agencies, and key stakeholders
  • As Ancoura ambassador, performs outreach to the larger community

Board of Directors Liaison

  • Attends and reports at board meetings
  • Prepares agenda
  • Participates in executive committee meetings

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, business or a related field
  • Five or more years of management experience (preferably in the non-profit sector)
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, multi-tasking, prioritizing
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate and engage with diverse volunteer and donor groups, and public speaking
  • Proficient in computer programs

Other Information

  • Office location: 30 Cleary Ave, Ottawa, ON (free parking available)
  • Hours: Part-time, 24 hrs/week.
    • Flexible and telework options available.
    • Overtime required including evenings and weekends
  • Salary range: $30-35K per year
  • Start: January 2019
  • Please send resume and cover letter expressing why you are interested in apply to Linda Nesrallah at
  • Deadline for applications: December 20, 2019

We thank everyone for applying – only selected candidate will be contacted.


Opportunity for a meaningful Volunteer experience as a Board Director

Ancoura is a registered, not-for-profit, charity in Ottawa that provides permanent, affordable housing, social supports and community for adults living with mental illness.

As a board member for Ancoura you will prepare for and actively participate at monthly board meetings, join a committee, participate in fundraising, and be an ambassador for Ancoura in the community.

The ideal candidate would have previous experience volunteering for a not-for profit organization as a board member or in a leadership role; fundraising and/or sales and marketing experience; and great communication skills. Legal experience is also an asset.  Experience with the mental health community is an asset.

Time Commitment: The Board term is two years open to renewal.

Please reply by email with your CV and cover letter: