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Position: Project Leader
Organization: Eco-Ethonomics Inc.
Location: Pickering, GTA/Durham Region, Ontario

Type: Full-time
Duration: 1 year contract (with options for renewal or permanent position depending on performance)
Starting Date: Immediately
Office Location: Pickering, ON
Travel: Up to 40% to client meetings in the GTA

About Eco-Ethonomics:

Eco-Ethonomics Inc. is a Greater Toronto Area based, private sector corporation that leverages cross-sector expertise to provide a suite of management consulting services that foster sustainability and social responsibility. The company and its dynamic team of associates bring an entrepreneurial spirit to the areas of social enterprise development, sustainability and social responsibility, governance and policy, organizational development, and program design and evaluation. We exist to maximize value for all stakeholders and promote the success, health and prosperity of businesses, organizations and communities.

What makes us different is that we combine business acumen with expertise in community/culture building and an authentic commitment to ‘social, economic and environmental impact’. We are committed to galvanizing community action and change around what people value most.

Eco-Ethonomics core services focus on the following areas:

  1. Social enterprise development
  2. Organizational and collaborative development
  3. Evaluation and impact assessment
  4. Community-based research and policy development

We offer hard working, driven professionals unique growth and development opportunities and can guarantee exposure to a breadth of rewarding opportunities and experiences by helping organizations and doing work that solves problems that has a direct impact on our communities, diverse organizations and our environment.

General Duties:

As a Project Leader you will have the opportunity to lead social innovation/enterprise projects with some of Canada’s most successful social impact initiatives and organizations, utilize Eco-Ethonomics intellectual property and methodologies, and make significant contributions to the emerging social economy. The project leader manages a portfolio of projects ensuring high quality deliverables that delight our clients, strong client relationships, and team performance. This position reports directly to the President and will be accountable for ensuring projects are completed on-time and within budget parameters. To be successful in this positions the candidate will need to be highly proactive, results-oriented, skilled at managing and motivating people, proficient at assigning and delegating tasks to other team members, and able to provide regular guidance and direction to staff and associates to keep projects progressing forward. The role requires an ambitious and driven individual that has a strong work ethic and knows the consulting field.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and support staff and associates on simultaneous consulting projects by helping prioritize, coordinate and delegate tasks
  • Liaise and build strong relationships with clients
  • Manage sub-contractor relationships effectively building trust and longevity
  • Track and report progress to the President
  • Gain and grasp Eco-Ethonomics processes for several disciplines and practice areas
  • Utilize an agile project management approach
  • Be accountable for team performance including managing projects on-time and on-budget
  • Ensure high quality deliverables for all clients by reviewing each deliverable and revising as necessary
  • Build team morale and help motivate project teams
  • Assist with performance assessments with key staff and give regular feedback to sub-contractors
  • Create work plans and budgets to support business development and proposal writing
  • Other duties as necessary

Ideal Candidate:

  • A Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years experience in project management, managing medium size consulting contracts
  • Experience in managing multiple people to complete a portfolio of projects simultaneously
  • Experience working in an entrepreneurial environment, comfortable troubleshooting, problem-solving and prioritizing effectively with little guidance or support
  • Exceptional planning, organizing and multi-tasking skills with a strong attention to detail, accuracy and follow-up
  • Must have a high degree of integrity
  • Proficient at managing client expectations
  • Must have experience in and intimate knowledge of the community benefit, social innovation, and social enterprise sectors
  • Knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Ability to review consolidate and analyze data
  • Grasp complex concepts and systems
  • Leadership and facilitation skills
  • Proficient and above average skills at report writing
  • Business development experience is an asset
  • A great role model who leads by example, inspires team members and champions results
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills

Valued Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience in social innovation, social enterprise, sustainable food systems, housing, waste management, indigenous people, senior services, settlement and youth
  • Working on structuring cross-sector partnerships
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Grant writing and a proven track-record in managing applied research projects
  • Evaluation and impact assessment
  • Experience in social enterprise feasibility, market research and business planning
  • Experience working on multi-stakeholder collaborative projects considered an asset

Unique Requirements:

  • Project work may be required outside of regular office hours to support critical time lines and/or critical deliverables
  • Some daytime travel may be required for client meetings
  • Must have a vehicle to travel to and from meetings/office


Please send resume and cover letter to the following address:
suze mask ecoethonomics.ca*

Deadline for applications: September 25, 2017, however, we will be conducting interviews for those qualified, prior to submission deadline!

We thank all applicants for showing interest in this position and our company; however, only candidates that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

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RCEN Jobs ID: 42118       Date posted to jobs.rcen.ca: Sep 5 2017