Project Manager

Job Information
Author Indspire
Date September 26, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Indspire
Salary - - Per Hour
Location Ohsweken, ON
Category Business / Management
Contact Information

Indspire is an Indigenous-led national registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. With the support of its funding partners, Indspire disburses financial awards, delivers programs, and shares resources with the goal of closing the gap in Indigenous education. Through Indspire’s K-12 Institute, it provides resources to educators, communities, and other stakeholders who are committed to improving kindergarten to grade 12 successes for Indigenous youth. In 2017-18, Indspire awarded $14.2 million through almost 5,000 bursaries and scholarships to Indigenous youth, making it the largest funder of Indigenous post-secondary education outside the federal government. Each year, the organization presents the Indspire Awards, a celebration of the successes achieved by Indigenous people that is broadcast nationally.

Never has there been a better time to join this national leader.  In the position of Project Manager, reporting to the COO, you will be responsible for managing corporate-wide and COO sponsored projects, including communications, from the earliest stages of conception and development through to successful implementation.

The position responsibilities of the Project Manager include:

Key Duties

  • Leads and manages the development of detailed scope requirements, budgeting, resource management, change requests, planning, scheduling, monitoring and reporting on project progress;
  • Ensures project design and execution supports the strategic priorities, mission, vision and values of the organization;
  • Establishes quality standards and measurement frameworks with department leads;
  • Manages and mitigates issues and risks;
  • Drafts briefing notes on a range of issues, including policy implications, following analysis and distillation with comprehensive canvassing of alternatives, providing recommendations;
  • Works with external stakeholders and manages partnerships, negotiates contracts, ensuring accurate and timely delivery of print and electronic mass communication materials;
  • Collaborates with Indspire departments and project leads/stakeholders to set and continually manage project expectations.


  • University Degree or College Diploma in Business Administration, Public Administration, Communications, Marketing; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Progressive experience in project management typically demonstrated through a minimum 4-5 years of experience in the field, managing complex projects with minimal direction
  • Knowledge of and experience in Indigenous communities strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated openness to learning and willingness to engage in cultural competency training
  • Demonstrated experience in managing, delivering and staying within budget
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification an asset

How to Apply

This is a full-time position based in Toronto.  The salary range is competitive with a good benefit package, including pension plan. As an Indigenous organization whose mandate is to promote opportunities for Indigenous people, we encourage applications from qualified Indigenous persons and all others interested in the position. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. To learn more about Indspire, visit

To apply, please forward your résumé, and cover letter to All qualified candidates will be contacted directly.

No agency calls please.

Deadline for Applications: October 12, 2018

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