Title: Project Manager
Program: Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative (RRII)
Status: Full-time, permanent, unionized
Reports to: Chief Strategy Officer
Location: Preference for Toronto or Vancouver (remote to start, due to COVID-19)
SHARE is an award-winning and dynamic Canadian non-profit in the responsible investment field. SHARE is dedicated to mobilizing investor leadership to build a sustainable, inclusive, and productive economy. SHARE provides shareholder engagement, proxy vote analysis, education and training, policy advocacy, and practical research to a growing network of values-driven investors with more than $90 billion in assets under management. SHARE is the only non-profit, unionized, living-wage-certified responsible investment service provider in Canada.
The Project Manager is responsible for coordinating the implementation of all project activities of the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative (RRII). RRII is a joint project of SHARE and the National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association (NATOA). The Project Manager is responsible for maintaining positive relationships with project partners and contacts, building relationships with Indigenous trust officers and communities, and ensuring the overall success and effectiveness of the project.
As part of SHARE’s efforts to promote and provide opportunities for Indigenous Peoples, and in accordance with our collective agreement and relevant legislation, preference will be given to Indigenous candidates.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The key responsibilities outlined below are interpreted as being descriptive in nature and are not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties.
- Be the primary point person for RRII with responsibility for building the project’s profile and building relationships with key project stakeholders.
- Develop relationships with Indigenous organizations, trustees, and partners, and serve as the primary contact point for Indigenous trusts who are part of the Values in Action Engagement program.
- Participate in the development of the project strategy and annual work plan.
- Coordinate event logistics for courses, conferences, and special events with SHARE and NATOA staff.
- Develop content and facilitate educational workshops and conferences.
- Help organize annual conference on reconciliation and responsible investment.
- Initiate, oversee, and undertake research related to reconciliation, Indigenous rights, employment, procurement, and the Indigenous economy, and develop informational resources related to RRII program priorities with assistance from support staff.
- Manage annual program and financial reporting to RRII funding organizations.
- Prepare fundraising materials, including funding proposals and budgets, for RRII activities.
- Organize meetings with the RRII team and prepare relevant meeting materials.
- Coordinate project communications with internal and external stakeholders.
- Maintain the RRII website with support, when and where possible, from SHARE communications and support staff.
- Help create and carry out marketing campaigns and outreach efforts for RRII reports, events, and courses.
- Keep abreast of trends and developments relevant to responsible investment best practices of relevance to Indigenous trusts.
- Where possible, participate in engagement meetings with companies related to Indigenous rights and reconciliation.
- Excellent written and oral communications skills
- Experience conducting research and developing programs on Indigenous rights and/or reconciliation
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- Team-oriented but also able to work independently at a variety of tasks
- Computer literacy: Advanced ability in MS Office, familiarity with website content management systems (CMS) and customer relationship management systems (CRM), and relevant database and data analysis tools
- Attention to detail, reliable, and flexible
- Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently with minimal supervision
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
- A combination of higher education and work experience in business, finance, economics, social sciences or a related discipline.
- Lived experience and/or formal education on Indigenous rights and the history and contemporary realities of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
- Experience working in the area of finance, sustainability, or responsible investment
- Three to five years’ experience in a similar position, including experience working with multiple stakeholders as well as Indigenous organizations and communities
- Highly organized, accurate, attentive to detail, with excellent time management skills
- Maintains a positive, flexible and responsive attitude and team-oriented style
- Strong writing skills and experience and comfort with public speaking.
- Fluency in English is required. Familiarity with French or an Indigenous language is a strong asset.
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Terms and conditions of employment are set in accordance with the SHARE-USW Collective agreement.
- SHARE offers a comprehensive benefits package, employer-matched contribution to a defined benefit pension plan through DbPlus, support for professional development, and an annual fitness benefit.
- Once Covid-19 related travel restrictions are lifted, occasional overnight and international travel is required.
- SHARE’s Vancouver office is located on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. SHARE’s Toronto office is located in the territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples.
- SHARE strives to embody its values of fairness, inclusion, and justice in its hiring and employment practices and has a strong commitment to employment equity. SHARE staff are represented by the United Steelworkers.
- SHARE seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, or people of colour and LGBTQ2S+ candidates.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by 5pm PT on Friday, November 19, 2021. Please cite the job title of the position you are applying to in the subject of your email. No phone or email enquiries please. We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.