Job Posting

Business Manager

Job Title:         Business Manager
Job Type:        3 days a week, permanent position
Organization:  Inanna Publications and Education, Inc.
Location:         Toronto

Inanna Publications, housed at York University, is a non-profit, independent feminist press committed to publishing fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction by and about women as well as well as the Canadian Woman Studies Journal/cahiers de la femme since 1978. Our books bring new, innovative, and diverse perspectives which can change and enhance the lives of women everywhere. Our aim is to preserve a publishing space dedicated to feminist voices that provoke discussion, advance feminist thought, and speak to the diverse lives of women.

What You’ll be Doing
The Business Manager oversees the financial well-being of Inanna Publications and is the backbone of the Company. This position covers a wide range of activities, including preparation of long-range business plans and forecasts, budget preparation for the company alongside the Board of Directors for our editorial and sales and marketing departments. You will also work closely with Chair of the Board of Directors in all areas including grant writing and fundraising initiatives. 

About You
The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:
• Eagerness to lead organizational change with a small but dedicated staff.
• Knowledge of small business processes
• Experience in preparing detailed cash flow and financial forecasts
• Advanced computer skills with emphasis on Excel and bookkeeping programmes.
• Knowledge of Project Management programmes.
• Grant writing experience.
• Fundraising experience.
• Experience with arts funding in Canada
• Knowledge of/experience with governance for registered charities.

Other Details:
This is a 3 day a week permanent position. It will require occasional in-person work at our office at York University.

We strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds including ancestry, culture, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, language, physical and intellectual ability, race, religion (creed), sexual orientation and socio-economic status to apply.

Application Deadline: April 24th, 2023.
To apply, send cover letter and résumé to

We thank all candidates for applying, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hourly Wage, Salary or Salary Range: 
$25 - $28 Hourly Wage
Application Deadline: 
Monday, April 24, 2023
Type of Work: 
Education Level: 
High School
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
By E-Mail

Employer Details

Inanna Publications and Education

Brenda Cranney
210 Founders College
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Inanna Publications and Education Inc. is one of only a very few independent feminist presses in Canada committed to publishing fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction by and about women, and complementing this with relevant non-fiction, that bring new, innovative and diverse perspectives with the potential to change and enhance women’s lives everywhere. Our aim is to conserve a publishing space dedicated to feminist voices that provoke discussion, advance feminist thought, and speak to diverse lives of women. We have always been particularly interested in ensuring that the voices of disenfranchised and marginalized women are heard and we are committed to working closely with talented, emerging writers, as well as established writers. Founded in 1978 with the goal of making current writing on a wide variety of feminist topics accessible to the largest possible community of readers, Inanna is the proud publisher of one of Canada’s oldest feminist journals, Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme. While many of our previous titles were published in response to the needs of the educational market, the level of response and trade sales received by many of our titles encouraged us to move in a new direction and, in 2004, we launched the Inanna Poetry and Fiction Series.