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Position: Business Project Manager
Organization: Fork On The Road
Location: virtual: preferably working from Toronto or the GTA, Ontario

Fork On The Road (FOTR) is a grassroots organization that aims to help restaurants in Toronto navigate through and adopt solutions in face of the new regulation to achieve zero plastic waste by the end of 2030. 

Fork On The Road is looking for an experienced Project Manager to manage the execution and delivery of environmental initiatives that promote business value, such as events and/or educational presentations to restaurants, partners, and sponsors. You will plan and implement organizational and operational projects that are strategic and business-oriented developing detailed schedules, task assignments, resources, budget and communication plans, and ensuring that the project is delivered on time, in scope, and on budget. This is a volunteer role, without remuneration, for professionals passionate to make a positive impact in our society. It is a remote, project-based role over the course of 12-18 months. This role requires a consistent availability of 10-12 hours/week.


Duties:

  • Manage the coordination and delivery of external events and environmental-related initiatives that deliver strategic business solutions
  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables in support of business goals in collaboration with project team members
  • Develop detailed project plans, project schedules and associated communication deliverables
  • Perform quality reviews of team deliverables, including communication artifacts, as required
  • Lead and conduct weekly project team updates and working sessions, team discussions, facilitation of brainstorming and team work
  • Estimate resources and participants needed to achieve project goals. Manage schedule of project team members and volunteers
  • Develop, maintain and monitor project budgets to ensure that there are no exceeding costs or resources
  • Track project milestones and deliverables ensuring project requirements are achieved in a timely fashion and within budgetary guidelines
  • Gathers status of project tasks, follow up action items to assigned team members, report overall project progress, providing frequent verbal and written progress
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope as well as risk and issue management, identifying potential issues or deviations of plans
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to project team members, as required
  • Constructively provide options to solve complex business problems
  • Promote and execute a positive image of Fork On The Road organization within the project team

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in any of these relevant fields: Business Administration, Project Management, Business Management, Business Analysis, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Environmental Planning and Management, Environmental Studies.
  • 4 - 6 years of related project management experience with a focus on business, organizational and operational deliverables
  • Experience in managing projects in Waterfall and Agile methodologies, preferably on Lean/Kanban
  • PMP Certification is desired
  • Familiarity with environmental regulations or waste management programs is an asset
  • Superior organizational and project management skills with high attention to detail. Experience in managing all phases of the project lifecycle.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Client and business-oriented
  • Knowledge of online collaboration tools, Google apps or Microsoft Office tools
  • Knowledge of online project management tools, such as Trello, Teamwork, Asana, Wrike
  • Adaptable to meet the changing needs of the zero plastic regulations, market and customers served, as well as emerging directions

What’s In It For Me?

  • You will have the opportunity to lead complex project workstreams, enhance your professional network and build your career path within a safe, supporting team who work together to set the organization for success
  • You will have space to be a mentor to other project team members and expand your leadership skills
  • Build up your knowledge and project portfolio towards environmental and sustainable initiatives
  • You will have space to be creative, dynamic, and show your passion, inside an environment where thinking outside of the box is welcomed and divergent opinions are respected
  • Develop your knowledge on the latest regulations and trends on zero plastic waste management and key players
  • Contribute to be part of the solution!

To apply for this Position:

Send an email to volunteer@forkontheroad.ca with the following information:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Subject Line: Project Manager role
  • Candidate’s resume with relevant work experience
  • A short introduction explaining why you are a good fit for this position, and your qualifications
  • Your availability you can comfortably commit to

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Fork On The Road - Background

Fork On The Road (FOTR) is a grassroots organization that aims to help restaurants in Toronto navigate through and adopt solutions in face of the new regulation to achieve zero plastic waste by the end of 2030.

In October 2020, the Federal Government announced a comprehensive plan that includes banning harmful single-use plastic items like bags and straws.

A key part of the plan is a ban on harmful single-use plastic items where there is evidence that they are found in the environment, are often not recycled, and have readily available alternatives. Based on those criteria, the six items the Government proposes to ban are plastic checkout bags, straws, stir sticks, six-pack rings, cutlery, and food ware made from hard-to-recycle plastics.

There is concern on the financial vulnerability of restaurant owners with the added costs this transition may bring during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as, the increased amount of waste being generated as delivery and pick-up becomes more prevalent.

Our mission at FOTR is to ensure restaurants in Canada are best equipped with the knowledge, support, and resources to successfully make this transition, addressing both their financial concerns and environmental responsibilities.

http://www.forkontheroad.ca


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 29 2021    ID: 59265