POSITION SUMMARY : Reporting to the Director, the Project Manager will be responsible for the successful implementation of the Youth Inclusion Program.
The Project Manager will work in partnership with local groups and agencies, youth-serving organizations and northern communities who have or will have youth attending school in Thunder Bay to establish youth programs, services and youth sites to engage youth in positive recreational, social and cultural programs.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES :
Participates as a member of the Section’s service delivery team to carry out the goals and objectives of the Section.
Responsible for managing programs and services from concept development, planning, organizational development, site management, and evaluation.
Develops and implements processes to identify community needs and issues using research, community engagement, consultation and development, and analyses;
recommends appropriate response.
Responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient service delivery of related programs and services.
Develops outreach programs to build awareness of initiatives and to disseminate information regarding programs and services available to youth in our community.
Establishes working relationships with diverse local community groups, agencies, and boards to meet the goals and objectives of the Youth Inclusion Program.
Assesses Section staffing needs, makes recommendations on complement amendments and organizational structure, participates in recruitment processes, and makes effective hiring decisions.
Supervises Section staff including staff development, performance management / review, coaching / mentoring, health and safety, discipline, and termination decisions.
Identifies, plans, and implements short and long-range objectives and action plans to meet Sectional and Divisional goals.
Develops and administers policies, procedures, and standards of service.
Liaises with community leaders and groups, service providers and staff in the Corporation and other organizations; maintains a high standard of public relations at all times;
establishes partnerships with local agencies and organizations.
Prepares and monitors annual operating budget and provides input into the annual capital budget for the Section; prepares cost-benefit analysis, and makes recommendations on resource allocations, efficiency and / or effectiveness improvements including alternative funding strategies.
Participates in a Program Evaluation Team and facilitates collection of local data.
Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.
Education / Experience :
Degree in social sciences, recreation or other related discipline with three years supervisory experience; or
Diploma in social sciences, recreation or other related discipline with five years supervisory experience
Minimum three years of related community development experience
Knowledge of Indigenous governance, issues, protocols, and culture
Extensive experience with community agencies focusing on youth related issues
Knowledge of local Indigenous service organizations and service delivery systems
Knowledge of equity, inclusion and resilience
Knowledge of community safety and well-being challenges youth may face
Knowledge of and understanding of Indigenous lived experience and a commitment to support truth and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples is preferred
Skills / Abilities :
Superior ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing, with the ability to make presentations to a variety of audiences
Strong project / time management, analytical / critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills
Ability to establish and maintain effective professional and working relationships with a variety of people including funding agencies, staff, community partners and the public
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Demonstrated organizational, analytical and decision making abilities
Strong leadership skills, including the ability to give direction, motivate, and recognize others; proven ability to share skills and knowledge with others
Must have the demonstrated ability to manage time effectively and to work under time constraints and changing deadlines
Must be at an intermediate skill level in word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software
Competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
Experience using online platforms and social media
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT :
Must undergo a successful Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC)
Will be required to travel to various work locations and provide own transportation