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Position: Program Manager
Organization: Park People
Location: we are open to candidates from across Canada

Parks can deliver outsized impacts on our health, economy, ecology, and social belonging, but only when they’re shaped and animated by their communities. Park People supports and mobilizes community park groups, community organizers, non-profits, park professionals and funders who activate the power of parks. Through Canada-wide and city-specific programs and events, funding, resources, research and professional services we help realize the power of parks to build strong communities, healthy environments, and resilient cities.

Program Manager

We are looking for a bilingual people manager and creative program designer who is great at collaboration and can leverage the deep subject matter expertise of a team of consultants, project managers, and thought leaders.

In this permanent full-time role, you will join Park People’s management team and play a key role in shaping the programs we deliver and how we work as Park People grows and evolves. You will manage a smart, committed, and high-capacity team to deliver meaningful work in collaboration with colleagues, park professionals, and non-profits across Canada.

We are actively working to hire, meaningfully engage with, and include guidance and input 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 Program Manager, your role will include:

  • Leading a team of staff focused on developing and delivering our programs on the ground in Montreal and virtually across the province of Quebec;
  • Building program partnership opportunities and strengthening intersections between urban parks and social connection, biodiversity, and community-building;
  • Ensuring programs are relevant and responsive to community-identified needs;
  • Ensuring projects and programs are impactful and supporting our work to foster community leadership, improve wellbeing, and build resilience in Canadian cities;
  • Developing and providing oversight of program budgets;
  • Building a healthy team culture of collaboration, accountability, support, and ongoing learning;
  • Working collaboratively with the management team to set priorities, build integrated processes, and develop sustainable, strongly resourced programs with diverse funding sources

The skills and experience you bring to the role include:

  • Bilingual (English and French) – In this role, you will oversee a team of bilingual staff members and will work consistently in both languages;
  • Experience designing and managing inclusive community programs through an anti-oppression lens and using equity-based principles and practices;
  • Passionate about developing others – skilled at communicating clear goals and creating space for a team to accomplish them with autonomy and creativity;
  • An appetite for collaborative visioning and planning;
  • Personal or professional experience working with equity-deserving groups, with a strong familiarity of regional or national organizations that support diverse Canadian communities;
  • Strong communicator with demonstrated fundraising experience, including proposal and report writing and relationship management;
  • High level of comfort and experience working in a context of growth and change;

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week. Willing to consider 0.8 FTE for the right candidate.
Location: We are open to candidates from across Canada
Salary Range: $60,000-70,000
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

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, a bike share membership in select cities, 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 (currently working entirely remotely).
  • 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 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.

We will be reviewing applications and conducting interviews on a rolling basis, so anyone interested in the position is encouraged to apply early. Once the position has been filled, we will close the application process. We are thankful for all applications, and will only be contacting candidates invited for an interview.

Please send your resume and cover letter in one electronic file in confidence to . 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 Federally mandated 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: Apr 25 2022    ID: 64111