Project Manager, Sector Transformation

Term position :  8 months with possibility of extension

The Project Manager position is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced and dynamic certified project management professional to effect a real and lasting impact on project outcomes for Indigenous digital advancement in British Columbia. Initial projects will include a new Income Assistance IM/IT research project and an important First Nations Sector Labour Market Project. Current and future projects will focus on leading-edge work on technology and innovation projects for the advancement of Indigenous people, leading to economic reconciliation.

 

Housed in Sector Transformation Division, reporting to the COO, and working closely with Project Leads, the Project Manager will work across the Technology Council to provide direction, coordination, implementation, control and completion projects while remaining aligned with the strategy, commitment, and goals of the organization. As such, this position requires a highly organized and detail-oriented individual, with the ability to shift approaches as required for a variety of projects.

 

As our project manager, your job will be to coordinator people and processes to ensure that our projects are delivered on time and produce the desired results. Project management experience is essential, as are strong interpersonal, communication and documentation management skills. Specific project manager responsibilities include developing detailed project plans, ensuring resources availability and allocation and delivering everything project within budget and scope. The successful candidate will work directly with clients to ensure deliverables fall within the applicable scope and budget. The position will require coordination across other divisions to ensure all aspects of each project are compatible. We are looking for a creative and dedicated individual who will fit with our collaborative culture.

About the First Nations Technology Council

The First Nations Technology Council is an Indigenous-led organization that serves all 203 First Nations communities across British Columbia, working to ensure that Indigenous peoples have full and equitable access to the tools, training and support to maximize the opportunities presented by technology and innovation. The Technology Council sees the strengthening of local Indigenous economies and the empowering of Indigenous innovators as contributing to Indigenous self-determination and nationhood.

About the Role / Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop detailed Project Plans, including but not limited to Project Charters, Project Budgets, Project Implementation Plans, Critical Paths, Business Process Maps, Advisory TORs, and Project Status Reports.
  • Maintain detailed weekly Project Status Reports.
  • Proactively track, solve, and escalate issues as appropriate.
  • Convene and document project committee and working meetings.
  • Create schedule and project timelines, milestones, and deliverables.
  • Track Project budget.
  • Implement and manage change when necessary to meet project outputs, supporting the development of a strong project management culture across the organization.
  • Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools, and techniques
  • Explore, use and share project management applications
  • Coordinate internal resources for execution of projects
  • Assist with development of reports for funders
  • Other project, research and development duties as assigned

Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrates leadership aligned with Technology Council core values.
  • Exceptional project management abilities and knowledge of best practices.
  • Familiarity with organizational people and process Change Management principlesand practices.
  • Strong knowledge of communication tools and channels.
  • Excellent analytical, judgement, persuasion and consensus building abilities.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and produce results within deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Demonstrated time management skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Understanding of First Nations history, cultures, structures, communities, and organizations, and ability to communicate in a culturally competent and respectful manner.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a project team.
  • Takes initiative and follows through.

Requirements

  • Project Management Professional certification or equivalent.
  • Minimum of one to three years’ experience as a Project Manager.
  • Proficiency in project management software tools.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, expert level Excel is an asset.
  • Willingness and ability to travel provincially for regional engagement sessions.

Supervision

This position reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and also works very closely with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), as well as project leads across the organization.

Location

This position is located at the First Nations Technology Council headquarters in North Vancouver, B.C.

Application Deadline

November 8, 2019
To submit an application, send a resume and cover letter to: maggie@technologycouncil.ca, with the subject line: Project Manager, Sector Transformation 
Indigenous applicants strongly encouraged to apply. Please note only those selected for an interview will be contacted.