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Project Manager Job Description

June 9, 2008

Purpose of the position

The Project Manager is responsible for the planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of all activities in accordance with the Development of Workforce Strategies project. This position reports to the Executive Director.
The Project Manager works closely with the Executive Director and staff, the Board of Directors, with all project stakeholders, consultants, provincial government officials and funders.


  • Become familiar with workforce strategies developed in the sector and in other sectors by conducting online research
  • Recruit,  orient and manage the project working group of five lead organizations
  • Implement and manage critical paths/milestones and monitoring mechanisms for the project
  • Ensure high quality and timely production of all deliverables
  • Develop request for proposals and manage the selection process for hiring a consultant
  • Oversee the work of the consultant, including a thorough review of all documents prepared for the working group
  • Manage all meetings of the working group
  • Provide strategic oversight for five provincial forums
  • Develop an evaluation process for the project
  • Serve as the primary contact and ensure appropriate liaison with the project funder; prepare all reports to the funder
  • Oversee the work of the Project Assistant
  • Monitor budget and cash flows
  • Participate in presentations about the project to the board and to other key stakeholders as required
  • Work with the Communications Manager to develop an integrated communications strategy for the project
  • Participate in staff team meetings and board meetings
  • Provide input to the strategic planning process of the HR Council

Required skills, qualifications and experience

  • Eight to ten years of experience in a senior leadership position the non-profit sector
  • A university degree in a related field
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in nature and national in scope
  • Extensive and deep knowledge of the voluntary and non-profit sector in Canada
  • Knowledge of issues relating to paid employment the voluntary and non-profit sector
  • Knowledge of labour force strategies would be an asset
  • Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to execute projects on time and on budget
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a small team setting
  • Good computer skills, proficient with MS Office applications
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both official languages is an asset
  • Experience with the federal government funding process is an asset
  • Knowledge of workforce strategies developed in other sectors is an asset
  • Willingness to travel

Position type

Half-time position beginning August 1, 2008 and ending October 31st, 2009.