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Senior Project Manager - Park People/ Amis des parcs

Feb 28, 2021
Toronto, Ontario

In this permanent full-time role, you will join Park People’s programming team to support new and existing projects and help strengthen community involvement in urban parks across Canada.  Working with a small and collaborative programming team, you will manage a portfolio of national projects, and identify new opportunities to build partnerships between regional park stakeholders (communities, business, funders, local governments).

Location: Based out of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal.

If you love:

  • Organizing memorable and impactful events and believe that parks have an important role to play in creating platforms for community members to activate change in their neighbourhoods
  • Mobilizing and motivating partners, stakeholders and funders to drive towards a common vision bigger than what any of us could achieve on our own

Then join us and make your mark in shaping an organization at the forefront of city building in Canada. 

Park People is dedicated to promoting equity, multiculturalism, and inclusion in our offices and in all of the work that we do.  We believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other characteristics that make us different. We are striving for a staff team that is representative of the communities where we work, and encourage applications from BIPOC applicants. 

As a senior project manager, you will:

  • Plan and oversee a signature national conference (in Vancouver in June 2022), including overseeing budgets, timelines, content, speakers, communications, and onsite event planner
  • Design and deliver new and existing projects, including developing project plans and timelines, overseeing project teams, and collaborating with external stakeholders on joint deliverables 
  • Develop and manage partnerships, including those with municipal staff and funders, to help identify programming and funding opportunities
  • Create content for Park People’s website, social media channels and webinars to support members of the Park People National Network
  • Plan and implement program evaluations

We are looking for a creative, organized, adaptable, and experienced project manager who loves developing projects from the ground up and is comfortable leading a small team of people who work in multiple cities across Canada. 

The skills and experience you bring to the role include:

  • 3-5 years of personal or professional experience designing, leading and evaluating community programs
  • 1-2 years of experience in supervisory roles and mentoring a staff team
  • Ability to identify and manage multi-sectoral partnerships and strengthen existing relationships
  • Strong project management skills
  • Demonstrated experience planning medium to large scale events
  • Strong communication skills including written, presentation, and public speaking skills
  • A solid understanding of how larger goals connect to the outcomes and deliverables of projects and can highlight those appropriately when stewarding stakeholders
  • Understanding of and commitment to community-building, the urban parks movement, and placemaking

A few other things that aren’t required but would make you a great fit:

  • Bilingualism (English and French) is a strong asset
  • Demonstrated understanding of budgeting and forecasting
  • Demonstrated fundraising experience including grant proposal and report writing, and relationship management

Starting Salary Range: $50,000-60,000

Anticipated Start Date:  March 2021

Park People is a great place to work:

  • We offer a generous benefits package including health and dental benefits, annual cost of living increases and a pension plan.
  • We have an amazing work culture with smart, engaged colleagues who want to learn and improve while having fun.
  • We have a casual and collegial work environment in Toronto, at a beautiful space at 401 Richmond St., which offers onsite childcare. 
  • We value flexibility and work-life balance for our team members, offer generous vacation time, flexible work hours and telecommuting options.
  • We offer opportunities to get involved in new areas and grow professionally with progressive career opportunities as Park People continues to grow.
  • We provide time and funding to support education and training, including regular staff field trip days to explore cool things happening across the city.
  • We provide you with the chance to lead change and have an impact in communities across Canada.

Please send your resume and cover letter in one electronic file in confidence by Sunday, February 28th, 2021, to admin@parkpeople.ca.  Please reference Senior Project Manager in the subject line of your email.

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