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Position: Senior Project Manager - Cornerstone Parks
Organization: Park People
Location: Remote, flexible, anywhere in Canada; some travel may be involved; occasional evening or weekend work may be required.

In this permanent full-time role, you will join Park People’s programming team and work with partners across Canada that share a vision of connecting urban Canadians with nature. Working with a small and collaborative team, you will assist in managing our Cornerstone Parks program and identify new opportunities to build partnerships with other park-based NGO’s to increase nature connectedness, impact climate resilience and invest in nature-based programming.

Park People supports and mobilizes community park groups, community organizers, non-profits, park professionals and funders to activate the power of parks to build strong communities, healthy environments, and resilient cities.

We are looking for an organized, adaptable, and experienced project manager with strong relationship management skills, and who is comfortable leading a small team of people who work in multiple cities across Canada.

We are actively working to hire, meaningfully engage with, and include guidance from Black, Indigenous and people of colour in ways that centre intersectionality, Indigenous resilience, and anti-racist principles. We are committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in our workspaces and programs, and encourage applications from BIPOC candidates.

As Senior Project Manager your role will include:

  • Designing and delivering new and existing projects, including developing project plans and timelines, overseeing project teams, and collaborating with external stakeholders on joint deliverables
  • Support the development and delivery of communications efforts across Canada that promote accessibility and nature-connectedness in large urban park spaces.
  • Developing and managing partnerships, including government staff and funders, to help identify programming and funding opportunities
  • Planning and implementing program evaluation frameworks
  • Engaging, connecting, and building the capacity of park-based NGOs and community groups in cities across Canada;
  • Planning and conceiving webinar content offered through a variety of national programs;
  • Applying Park People’s anti-racism framework and Theory of Change to the design, delivery and evaluation of your projects.

The skills and experience you bring to the role include:

  • 3-5 years of personal or professional experience designing, leading, and evaluating community programs
  • 1-2 years of experience in supervisory roles and mentoring a staff team
  • Ability to identify and manage multi-sectoral partnerships and strengthen existing relationships
  • Strong project management skills
  • Demonstrated experience planning small to medium sized events
  • Strong communication skills including written, presentation, and public speaking skills
  • A solid understanding of how larger goals connect to the outcomes and deliverables of projects and can highlight those appropriately when stewarding stakeholders
  • Understanding of and commitment to anti-racist community-building, the urban parks movement, and place making
  • Bilingualism (English and French) is a strong asset - please identify if you are bilingual in your application
  • Knowledge of urban ecology, climate adaptation and/or delivering nature based programs is an asset
  • Demonstrated understanding of budgeting and forecasting is an asset
  • Demonstrated fundraising experience including proposal and report writing is an asset

Location: Remote, flexible, anywhere in Canada; some travel may be involved; occasional evening or weekend work may be required.
Starting Salary Range: $53,000-$55,000
Anticipated Start Date: September 2022

Park People is a great place to work:

  • We offer a generous benefits package including health and dental benefits, generous vacation time, annual cost of living increases, and a pension plan.
  • We have an amazing work culture with smart, engaged colleagues who want to learn and improve while having fun.
  • We work remotely with colleagues across the country and have a strong culture of collaboration that supports a hybrid in-person and remote workplace.
  • We value flexibility and work life balance for our team members and offer flexible work hours.
  • We offer time and funding to support education and training, and to grow professionally with progressive career opportunities as Park People continues to grow.
  • We provide you the chance to lead change and have an impact in communities across Canada.


Please send your resume and cover letter in one electronic file in confidence by August 14th, 2022 to . Please reference Senior Project Manager in the subject line of your email.

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If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information.

In addition to following all Provincial and Federal Covid-19 measures, and to ensure the safety of our employees and our stakeholders, Park People requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of employment.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 26 2022    ID: 65216