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Job Number:  42188
Project Manager Health Literacy
Job Posted: Saturday, 24 February 2018
Closing Date: Monday, 26 March 2018
(90 days ago)
The Institute of Families
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Work from home with head office in Vancouver Salary: (not entered)


Project Manager – Health Literacy

Status: 0.6 FTE (21 hours/wk)


Our Organization

The Institute of Families for Child & Youth Mental Health (operating under the name of FamilySmart®), is a Not-for-Profit organization, and we are 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.


Health Literacy Projects

Our health literacy projects are varied, but all are focused on child and youth mental health and all are developed with young people with lived experience and/or families who care for young people with lived experience and service providers/professionals. Our health literacy objective is to help enhance outcomes by enhancing people’s knowledge and capacity to work well together.


Position Summary

We are looking for an incredibly organized, capable, and experienced Health Literacy Project Manager who can manage and deliver on our health literacy projects. As a Project Manager you will be responsible for end-to-end project management of several Health Literacy projects.  Your job is to plan, budget, oversee, document, and carry-out 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.  The primary focus of this role at the outset, will be on a collaboration involving several partner organizations within the Province of BC.  Your role will include the implementation of activities outlined in the work plan, and providing appropriate and timely communication and reporting on the project(s).  Experience in Project Management/Coordination in population or public health, and in particular, health literacy, will be key to success in this role.


What You'll Do at Our Organization

  • Develop project objectives, communicating them to the appropriate stakeholders;
  • Develop and maintain project plans and timelines which realistically address project objectives, and project activities;
  • Develop and maintain a plan for operating within existing project budgets, or work with Leadership to develop Health Literacy project budgets where they don’t yet exist;
  • Work with Leadership to develop workplans to align with Health Literacy project objectives and timelines;
  • Conduct risk assessment on, and throughout, each Health Literacy project, communicat-ing any risks or barriers that may interfere with meeting objectives or timelines;
  • Ensure all the aims of the project are met;
  • Assist in the development of quality standards and evaluation plans for the Health Literacy project(s) under your management;
  • Use electronic systems to keep track of project progress;
  • Support team efforts with internal and external partners and stakeholders;
  • Assist in the development of education and training tools/resources, including dissemination plans related thereto;
  • Meet financial objectives by monitoring expenditures against project budget; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Attend all internal and external meetings required of Health Literacy Projects.


Things We’ll Love about You

  • You’re innovative, effective, and creative, and thrive when planning projectsand seeing them through to completion;
  • You have a proven ability to juggle multiple and competing priorities. You are super organized, pay attention to the details, and have a strong work ethic;
  • You have the ability to develop appropriate reporting tools and/or use existing reporting templates, to communicate project progress, metrics, or other information, as necessary;
  • Your communication skills – specifically your written and spoken English skills – are above average. You have a history of translating/tailoring information for different audiences;
  • 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 Health Literacy projects;
  • You can take direction, and also give direction, to ensure progress of projects. You have the ability to work as a member of a team and be flexible with changing priorities and the needs of the organization and its staff and funders;
  • You are as comfortable “managing” projects, as you are “rolling up your sleeves” to carry them out;
  • You are able to work and converse efficiently with all levels of colleagues, clients and other external contacts;
  • You are extremely proficient in Microsoft Office applications, Project Management systems, and G-mail;
  • You have the ability to work independently from a home office, and/or work from the Institute office, as requested. You can manage your own work schedule to meet deadlines and obligations, checking in to ask questions when needed, and report on progress;
  • You can adhere to a code of ethics and confidentiality requirements;
  • You love learning new things and taking on new challenges and “getting things done”.

Other Requirements

  • Project Management certification, with demonstrated experience as a Project Manager;
  • Relevant background in health literacy, population and/or mental health;
  • Successful candidates must pass a Criminal Record Check;
  • Background working with not-for-profit organizations would be an asset.


*Please note that the assessment of applicants will be made on an ongoing basis and continue until a hire is made



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, or criminal conviction unrelated to employment.


How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please send resume and cover letter to Robin Brown
Subject line: Project Manager

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Contact Details:
Robin Brown
The Institute of Families
PO Box #91697
West Vancouver, BC, V7V 3P3

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

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