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Job Number:  39632
Project Manager
Job Posted: Friday, 10 November 2017
Closing Date: Thursday, 30 November 2017
(54 days ago)
The Institute of Families
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: (not entered) Salary: Salary commensurate with experience

Project Manager .8 FTE (28 hours/wk., may lead to full-time)

Reporting to:  Director, Finance & Operations


The Organization

The Institute of Families for Child & Youth Mental Health (operating under the name of FamilySmart®), is not just about Families.  FamilySmart® is Together-Centredand sees young people, families and professionals as assets.  It means their experience, expertise, and contributions are acknowledged, respected and valued.  Our organization focuses on practice, both personal and professional and we apply FamilySmart® Practice in all our projects, programs and services because we know experiences matter and they improve mental health outcomes.


Oh-so-many Projects

Our projects are varied and numerous, but all are about Child and Youth Mental Health.  We are looking for an incredibly organized, capable, and experienced Project Manager who can handle multiple projects simultaneously.


Position Summary


As the project manager, you are responsible for end-to-end Project management of a variety of projects.  Your job is to plan, budget, oversee and document all aspects of the specific projects you are working on, and work closely with the Leadership team to ensure that projects are delivered/completed on time, on budget, and within scope.


What You'll Do at Our Organization

  • Realistically plan all project activities, and manage their execution.
  • Develop project objectives
  • Work with Leadership team, in supporting the development of workplans for those working on projects.
  • Carry out risk assessment
  • Ensure that all the aims of the project are met
  • Make sure the quality standards are met
  • Use IT systems to keep track of people and progress
  • Oversee the accounting, costing and invoicing
  • Meet financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing a project budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.


Things We’ll Love about You

  • You thrive when planning projectsand work well with others to ensure they are completed, and completed WELL
  • You love learning new things and taking on new challenges and “getting things done”
  • You are super organized and have a strong work ethic
  • You have the ability to work independently, to manage your own work schedule, check in to ask questions and report progress
  • Your communication skills and your written and spoken English skills are above average
  • You have the ability to work independently from a home office, and/or work from Institute office, as requested
  • You have demonstrated a high degree of initiative, sound judgment, excellent decision making and problem solving abilities
  • You are detail oriented and have the ability to gather and process information to support the organization and its team members in meeting the needs of youth and families connecting with us for support and learning
  • You have a proven ability to juggle multiple and competing priorities
  • You have an awareness and adherence to code of ethics and confidentiality
  • You have the ability to work as a team and be flexible with changing priorities and needs of the organization and its staff and funders
  • You are adept at arranging travel schedules and reservations
  • You are extremely proficient in Microsoft Office applications, Project Management systems, and G-mail
  • You can take direction, and also give direction, to ensure progress of projects
  • You are able to work and converse efficiently with all levels of colleagues, clients and other external contacts

Other Requirements

  • Background working with not-for-profit organizations would be an asset
  • Project Management certification
  • Demonstrated experience as a Project Manager
  • Successful candidates must pass a Criminal Record Check
  • Ability to work remotely from a home office and/or our downtown Vancouver office when necessary

Please send resume and cover letter to Leanna Rose at Leanna.Rose@FamilySmart.ca, subject line: Project Manager


We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


The Institute of Families is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to age, ancestry, colour, family status, marital status, physical or mental disability, place of origin, political belief, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and criminal conviction unrelated to employment.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please send resume and cover letter to Leanna Rose at Leanna.Rose@FamilySmart.ca, subject line: Project Manager
Contact Details:
The Institute of Families
PO Box #91697
West Vancouver, BC, V7V 3P3

Tel: 604-878-3400
www:   www.familysmart.ca

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