ABOUT CHILD DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
Child Development Institute (CDI) is a leading children’s mental health agency in the City of Toronto offering a range of services to approximately 3,000 children ages 0‐12, youth ages 13-18 and their families each year. Our mission is to promote and support the healthy development of children and to strengthen the families and communities in which they live. We provide four streams of service to families in need: early intervention, family violence, healthy child development and specialized mental health services for children and youth with learning disabilities.
CDI is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable Project Manager, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Project Manager will be responsible for supporting the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in planning for and executing the organization’s new strategic plan. Through this process, the incumbent will actively support the SLT in developing their knowledge, skills, and capacity to use project management methodologies and strategic management practices in the strategy execution process. The Project Manager will also work closely with the SLT to support and encourage agency leadership to leverage technology to more effectively and efficiently carry out their responsibilities.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Directly support the SLT in planning for and executing the organization’s new strategic plan, including associated projects:
- working with members of the Senior Leadership Team to develop work plans and organize projects for which they are the designated lead; and
- undertaking specific tasks, as assigned by the CEO.
- Actively support the SLT in developing their knowledge, skills, and capacity to use project management methodologies and strategic management practices in the strategy execution process.
- Support the SLT in identifying and managing strategy and project dependencies; creating contingency plans to mitigate risk; fully utilizing the Cascade software platform to plan, manage and track the organization’s strategic plan and associated projects.
- Work closely with the SLT to support and encourage agency leadership to leverage technology to more effectively and efficiently carry out their responsibilities.
- Prepare reports, audit processes, review documentation and undertake other strategic management and quality improvement activities, as assigned.
- As assigned, organize project teams into suitable workgroups and guide the teams throughout their work to produce deliverables according to the project charter.
- Support SLT in conducting stakeholder meetings and forums in order to solicit feedback and input, and then to incorporate this information into project plans, as assigned.
- As assigned, actively support and participate in change management initiatives; monitor the work and billing of third-party workers, such as consultants, contractors, and other specialists.
- Identify and support conflict resolution within project teams.
- Work with the SLT to develop processes, procedures and capacity to utilize project management and strategic management methodology – both individually and with their teams – on an ongoing basis, without external support.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
- Five (5) + years of project management experience; PMP designation preferred.
- Knowledge of and experience with strategy implementation, including the application of best practices in strategic management.
- Proven ability to build strong relationships with internal and external customers.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a respectful and aware manner with groups from diverse background and experiences.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Knowledge of effective communication processes, staff engagement strategies, effective decision-making strategies, and organizational capacity building practices.
- Ability to assume responsibility and exercise good judgment in making decisions within the delegated scope of authority.
- Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment.
- Flexibility to adjust to shifting priorities and deadlines.
- Exceptional communication skills, both orally and in writing.
- High proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook).
- Ability to learn how to use new software products.
- Governed by concurrent and dynamic deadlines, with potential for conflicting priorities and frequent interruptions.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- Occasional travel to CDI locations in Toronto.
- Fast-paced work environment.
Thank you in advance for your interest. However, due to the volume of resumes received, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
Diversity and Inclusion:
Child Development Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value inclusivity & diversity in the workplace. We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to,
- First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
- members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
- persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities; and
- persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings, and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our community.
Child Development Institute is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). Child Development Institute will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment & selection process to applicants with disabilities. During any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) you may require. Any information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
All applicants are advised that offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a Vulnerable Sector