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Program Manager - Knowledge Mobilization - Luke's Place

Feb 29, 2024
Oshawa, Ontario
Position: Program Manager - Knowledge Mobilization 
Company: Luke’s Place
Type: 1 Year Contract Position
Classification: Hybrid - 3 Days in the office
Location: 707 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa

About the organization:

Luke’s Place is an award-winning centre of excellence in family law support for women who have been subjected to intimate partner violence. We provide legal support services and summary legal services to hundreds of women and their children across Ontario every year and share our expertise with thousands of service providers.

Luke’s Place conducts research to understand the impact of legal and related systems and processes on women’s lives. We engage in advocacy to share these findings and improve these systems and processes. Luke’s Place envisions a family law system that promotes healthy safe families, living free from abuse, and the threat of abuse. 

We value our staff:

Working at Luke’s Place means that you will enjoy a collaborative and dynamic work environment.  We provide you with work that is engaging and impactful while promoting the health and wellness of our team.  We also provide:
  • A Health Care spending account
  • Opportunities to be mentored by cross functional teams
  • Work Life Balance
  • Salary range $65,000 - $70,000 based on qualifications and experience 
  • Competitive vacation allowance
Position Overview:

Luke’s Place is seeking a full-time (contract) collaborative Program Manager, with a minimum of 3 years of experience, to coordinate the development and delivery of its innovative knowledge mobilization tools.  You will be supporting and mentoring a staff of two to three.  This position requires delivery of in-person services at our Oshawa office and you must be available for travel across Ontario periodically to deliver in-person training sessions. 

You will succeed at Luke’s Place if you are: 

Excellent Communicator you bring with you the ability to quickly build rapport with trainees and in-house teams.  Your verbal style must be confident, reassuring, positive, and clear
Exceptional Facilitator you are at ease presenting training information in group or in a one-on-one format
Independent – you are self-motivated and manage your time well.  As a key go to person in the organization you must be able to organize and reorganize your day to meet often conflicting priorities and deadlines

  • Manage the development, implementation, and evaluation of knowledge mobilization tools and activities within organizational plans and policies
  • Coordinate and co-facilitate consultation with stakeholder groups 
  • Support the implementation of the organization’s strategic and operational plans  
  • Lead the growth and sustainability of knowledge mobilization tools and activities through funding proposal submissions and nurturing positive funder relationships 
  • Support budget creation, implementation, and reporting for knowledge mobilization products and activities   
  • Recruit, supervise, and support staff, students, and volunteers in the development and delivery of tools and activities
  • Support the well-being of staff, students, and volunteers by fostering and encouraging a positive working environment  
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation and statistical databases  
Requirements and Qualifications:
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Communications, Psychology, Adult Education, English, Journalism, or related/equivalent education with relevant work experience
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including academic and plain writing
  • Demonstrated skills in collaborating with content experts to develop and deliver in-person and virtual adult education programs.   Programs include workshops and webinars
  • Sound knowledge of, and commitment to, feminist, intersectional, decolonizing, trauma-informed analysis of gender-based violence and anti-oppression values
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of gender-based violence and knowledge of family law processes an asset
  • Proficiency in project and program development, management, and evaluation 
  • Demonstrated experience in volunteer, student, and staff recruitment and supervision 
  • Proven ability to effectively engage with members of communities with intersecting identities 
  • Intermediate to advanced skills with computer applications (MS Office, Outlook, SharePoint, Teams) 
  • Superior time management and organizational skills to create and maintain required processes and meet deliverables 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a management team 
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check (including a Vulnerable Sector Screening) 
Our Guiding Principles:

These are the core values that we operate under and the base expectations we all hold each other accountable to. They give some context to how we work independently as well as together.
  • Women and their children have the right to be safe and family law should promote and provide this safety
  • Addressing violence against women requires an intersectional feminist approach
  • Women’s stories of their lived experience shape and direct our work
  • Violence against women is a global social reality. Ending it is a global social responsibility
  • Our direct service work grounds our knowledge mobilization work and our systemic advocacy

Luke's Place, in accordance with its gender responsive anti-oppressive framework, welcomes and encourages applications from women, especially within equity seeking groups. We use the term women to include all self-identified women including two-spirited, non-binary, cisgender, or transgender women.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, so we strongly encourage you to apply even if you do not believe you meet every single qualification outlined but read this posting with excitement.

Priority will be given to candidates with experience related to Violence Against Women. 

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