Project Manager - Non-Profit

Ottawa (ON) Both (on-site & remote)
Opportunity Number: 2066584
PermanentFrom: $60,000.00 To: $75,000.00
Human ResourcesHuman Resources
LanguageSecurity Clearance
English verbal and writtenNot required
Start PeriodDate Posted
ASAPFriday, January 21, 2022
Job Description

Our client is an industry leader in skilled trades. If you are an experienced Project Manager with experience in a Non Profit Organization, or you have experience implementing human centered programs/projects, let's connect and chat!

You will enjoy a 37.5 hour work week, a comprehensive and generous salary and benefits plan and a collaborative, dynamic culture. This is a hybrid role, work from home and in the office. The location is in Ottawa and is a 2 year contract.

Reporting to the VP of Program Development, the Project Manager is accountable for managing delivery of our client’s most recent project to create Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) system transformation in Canada's electricity industry. Women in this sector face specific barriers while entering or partaking in the workforce, including discrimination, lack of mentorship, and a non-inclusive work environment. The impacts of the pandemic have further exposed gaps in our systems and amplified existing inequalities for women across Canada. Throughout this 2-year project, our client will address systemic barriers within the recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and retention of women in the electrical industry, and generate tools and resources that can support industry establishments as they undertake these significant steps toward systemic change.

This role is highly collaborative, considers diverse viewpoints, communicates effectively with employees at all levels of the organization, inspires innovation and applies project management techniques to deliver results for a multi-faceted program.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • In this role, the Project Manager will also be accountable for leading our client’s renowned Leadership Accord for Diversity Equity and Inclusion and supporting Accord signatories to foster an inclusive workplace culture. Signing the Accord means a focus on removing barriers to entry to diverse employees in all areas from recruitment to retention. It commits organizations to measuring transformation over two-year timeframes. This is an opportunity for the manager to play a key role in driving quantifiable change in this sector and bring together organizations from across Canada to share best practices and innovation.
  • Manages the creation and execution of the project plan.
  • Monitors project workplan and regularly submits reports to funder with oversight from our client's leadership.
  • Identifies key stakeholders and initiatives and maintains relationships with industry participants who are interested in, and supportive of employing diverse groups.
  • Monitor and report on diversity and inclusion subjects and initiatives both within the Canadian electricity industry and best practices more generally in Canada and internationally.
  • Analyzes project requirements, project planning, and activity scheduling.
  • Participates in identifying and securing new sources of funding for new initiatives.
  • Represents the organization at the federal/provincial/territorial levels and with other establishments.
  • Ensures all parties and stakeholders are up-to-date on project progress.
  • Establishes key performance measurement approaches to monitor the effectiveness of individual activities.
  • Plans, organizes and facilitates project steering committee meetings and provides support to steering committee members as needed.
  • Participates in the monitoring and reporting on the project financial progress, calculating and reporting cash and in-kind contributions.
  • Leads the process of engaging consultant services (through competitive processes) and subsequent management of consultants.
  • Manages any contractor relationships to successfully achieve project deliverables.
  • Works closely with marketing and stakeholder engagement teams to achieve project goals.
  • Designs, manages and monitors project activities to ensure high quality deliverables on time and on budget. Identifies and mitigates project risks.

Qualifications and Experience
  • The ideal candidate will have previous training and/or associated experience, particularly in the creation, implementation and support of equity, diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives, in human centered projects such as employment readiness, employment connection between job seekers or employers or social services projects.
  • University degree in Social Sciences or Business or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3-5 years of experience managing social science / human centred projects, or diversity equity and inclusion programs
  • A strong knowledge of Canadian Human Rights Code, employment legislation in various provinces and international human rights standards and obligations
  • Experience in project management (Project Management Professional – PMP designation considered an asset).
  • Experience managing federally/provincially funded projects a definite asset.
  • Strong communication (report writing), facilitation and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to present to diverse external audiences.
  • Experience in conducting and interpreting qualitative and quantitative research an asset.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office products, data management, Internet research, etc.
  • Ability to work individually and in a team environment.
  • Ability to work in English, French is considered an asset only.
  • Ability to travel across Canada once health conditions permit will be required from time-to-time.

Education and Certifications

Minimum education required: Bachelor's Degree

Work Environment and Compensation
• Position based in Ottawa.
• Some travel across Canada will be required when conditions permit.
• Flexible health benefits package upon completion of probation.
• Professional development and skill-building opportunities.
• Small office environment with team of 15 staff. Hybrid work model with three days in-office in compliance with public health protocols and 2-days work-from-home.
• Very close to public transport, bike lanes, parking options, and local amenities.
• A good environment for professional growth.
• Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications ($60,000 – $75,000).
• This is a two-year, full-time contract with the possibility of a permanent position.
• All team members are currently fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Please call Barb at 647-577-0775 for additional information.

We’re an equal opportunities employer committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in today’s workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Minorities, women, LGBTQ candidates, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you require an accommodation, please review our accessibility policy and reach out to our accessibility officer with any questions.
Merci de l’intérêt que vous manifestez pour ce poste. La description du poste nous a été fournie en anglais par notre client. Si vous souhaitez passer l’entrevue avec nous en français ou fournir votre CV en français, nous vous confierons à une personne de notre équipe qui parle français.

Opportunity Number: 2066584

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