Job Posting 71831

Project Manager
Plan Institute
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 8 days (Sun, 27 Jun)
full time  •  $55,000/per year

About Plan Institute:

Plan Institute is a nationally registered charity that works to improve the lives of people with disabilities through innovation, education, and leadership.

  • Innovation – We engage in social innovation through community-based projects and partnerships that help to improve the lives of those living with disabilities.
  • Education – We offer educational initiatives designed for individuals, families, and organizations, including workshops, courses, retreats, publications, and resources.
  • Leadership – We provide collaborative leadership by convening a diverse group of stakeholders to encourage public policy reform and system transformation.

Plan Institute builds on the 30 years of our sister organization, PLAN’s (Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network), experience by working with families to build a good life for people with disabilities. We currently have 7 affiliate organizations throughout Canada and the United States.
In this video, we discuss why Plan Institute was founded, what has been accomplished over the years, and our hopes for the future: Plan Institute 20th Anniversary Video. Visit our website to find out more:

About the Position:

We are looking for an experienced, open, and energetic Project Manager who is inspired by our organizational values and vision. As Plan Institute’s Project Manager, you will support initiatives that propel our vision outwards into the community. The individual in this position must be able to work both autonomously and collaboratively, with a high volume of tasks and deliverables, while looking for opportunities for growth, support, and partnership.



  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Capacity to balance meticulous attention to detail while ensuring multiple deliverables on various projects.
  • Exceptional time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong budget management experience.
  • Strong initiative with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Proven capacity to develop and nurture partnerships and collaboration.
  • Experience working with multiple partners and stakeholders, including foundations, government, business, and non-profit organizations.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and connection-building skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team setting.
  • Excellent writing skills, including experience writing grants, proposals, and reports.
  • Exceptionally organized and detail-oriented, while maintaining flexibility and adaptability.
  • Understanding of and experience in the family led disability movement and other marginalized populations.
  • Experience working in non-profit organizations.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Asana an asset.
  • Experience supervising staff or volunteers.
  • Experience with the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) a strong asset.


  • Project manage all Plan Institute projects, including writing proposals and work plans, building and managing budgets, carrying out deliverables, overseeing all aspects of completion and final reporting.
  • Manage stakeholders and liaise with partners on various initiatives, maintaining relationships and expanding partnerships where appropriate.
  • Oversee and contribute to outreach and partnerships for our Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) project.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director on developing new initiatives and projects, including grant writing and funding opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the Plan Institute team on the integration of projects into existing initiatives.
  • Contribute to blog writing and website content creation when appropriate.
  • Supervise the project team.
  • Other project work as required.

Compensation & Work Schedule:

  • Hours of work are 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, from 9 AM to 5 PM (some flexibility is available). Availability to work some evenings and weekends for events may be required.
  • An annual salary of $55,000, including a benefits plan, RRSP matching, and potential bonuses.
  • 3 weeks annual vacation
  • Starting in September 2021.
  • At present, all staff are working remotely from their homes. In the future, we would like to return to a
    physical office. Therefore, some travel to a physical office will be required.

How to Apply:

Plan Institute is committed to a safe, inclusive, and collaborative environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. As such, individuals from diverse backgrounds, including race, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and mental illness are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

Plan Institute welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Accessible formats and communication supports are available for applicants on request by contacting Plan Institute's Coordinator.

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