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Project Manager

  • Posted:Dec 09, 2014
  • Apply by:Jan 02, 2015
  • Job Type
  • Contract / Part Time
  • Location
  • Toronto, ON
  • Impact Category
  • Social Good

About this position

Project Manager (starting January 2015, one-year contract with the possibility of extension)

CivicAction is seeking a full-time Project Manager for one-year contract (with possibility of extension) to manage the execution and expansion of CivicAction’s leadership programs, DiverseCity Fellows and the Emerging Leaders Network.


  •   Reports to CivicAction Project Director; works closely with CEO

  •   Supervises leadership programs team members

  •   Works closely with CivicAction staff team (e.g. Director of Communications, Director of Development Etc.) 

  •   Liaises with senior business, government, labour, community, academic, and political

    leaders and their staff


The Project Manager will be responsible for the following activities and deliverables:

Project Management

  •   Oversee all aspects of the leadership programs (Emerging Leaders Network and CivicAction DiverseCity Fellows program, including supervising and collaborating with team members to ensure smooth implementation of their annual programming cycles

  •   Manage partnerships with organizations and individuals

    Leadership and Partner Engagement

  •   Manage volunteer leadership teams (e.g., ELN Executive)

  •   Work closely with CivicAction team to foster and sustain relationships with partners


  •   Create new pipeline of leaders by managing recruitment, selection, and on-boarding process for ELN members and DiverseCity Fellows

  •   Collaborate with volunteers and partners to design and deliver an annual calendar of leadership and city-building programming that lead to action and impact by rising leaders (approx. 30 sessions and an annual ELNstudio)

  •   Manage one-year Fellows program, including all elements of programming, mentoring, network opportunities, project incubation, as well as evaluation

  •   Deliver project incubation platform that sparks the creation of innovative civic start-ups

  •   Support projects to grow



  •   5+ years of relevant work experience, including project management and program development

  •   Experience supervising staff

  •   Experience managing diverse volunteers and stakeholders

  •   Knowledge/experience in leadership development, entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, start-

    ups, and project incubation is an asset

    Skills & Knowledge

  •   Excellent project and time management skills, with ability to prioritize activities to ensure deadlines are met

  •   Strong team leadership and team management skills

  •   Strong communication skills (written & verbal)

  •   Exceptional relationship-building skills and ability to work effectively with partners and corporate sponsors

  •   Event planning and facilitation skills will be considered assets


  •   Initiative and drive ability to chart and pursue a clear path while exercising sound judgment, initiative and decision-making

  •   Disciplined - ability to meet tight deadlines

  •   Flexible and adaptable to change comfortable with agility, ambiguity, and change

  •   Creative – ability to “figure things out”

  •   Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  •   Display a high level of motivation and enthusiasm for work and willingness to take on new tasks when required 

  •   High professional and ethical standards


    •   Shared work space, meeting rooms and some shared equipment within a downtown Toronto office

    •   Fast-paced, high-performing, and highly collegial working environment.

    •   Occasional evening and weekend work required


About us

About the CivicAction Leadership Foundation 

As the charitable arm of CivicAction, the CivicAction Leadership Foundation provides high impact leadership programs that open doors, minds & opportunities for young, emerging and under-represented leaders in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area (GTHA). 

With world-class programs and unparalleled access to the region’s most influential thinkers and doers, the Foundation is the premier destination for diverse rising civic leaders wanting to develop their networks, grow their minds, transform their communities and change the face of leadership throughout the region.


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