1+ months

Program Manager, Term Contract

Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund Board
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 2R1


Program Manager

Term Contract


The Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund Board (ATRF) is an organization that takes pride in our outstanding investment management and exceptional plan member services, resulting in more than $17 billion of assets under management on behalf of more than 80,000 plan members.

As a growing and diverse organization, we're building for the future and require the skills and talents of people like you. Join our team in Edmonton, Alberta and be part of a high-performing, collaborative group that shares a purpose and a commitment to excellence.

We are seeking a Program Manager who is accountable for planning and managing multi-year strategic and innovative program(s) to meet organizational objectives and strategic plans.

Reporting to the Head, Investment Finance, this position will be responsible for defining program and project management practices and methodologies for change programs, as assigned. This includes guiding associated program and project leadership and teams to delivering their requisite contributions to successful program delivery. The Program Manager supports assigned program/project leadership and their associated program/project teams to ensure that the program and its supporting projects are completed on time, on budget, in scope, with measurable quality, and are aligned and integrated with respect to program objectives.

The Program Manager works in a collaborative manner with program/project sponsors and leadership, other ATRF executive and business leadership, various project team members, third-party contractors and vendors, and other stakeholders to ensure the program/project objectives and deliverables are met.

 As one of Alberta's Top Employers for the last three consecutive years we offer a competitive compensation package which includes:

  • 100% employer paid benefits, defined benefit pension plan, health & wellness spending accounts, paid volunteer time and much more.
  • Excellent opportunities for professional growth and career development.
  • Learning and development supported through ATRF's education reimbursement program.
  • An engaging, inclusive culture where you can be you!

At ATRF, diversity is one of our core strengths. We are an organization that takes pride in ensuring the people we hire and the culture we create reflects and celebrates diversity of thought, background, and experience.

To apply, submit resume and cover letter to resumes@atrf.com by August 23, 2019. Attention: Amanda Murphy, Manager, Human Resources.







  • Completion of an accredited 4-year university degree in related field, e.g. Commerce or Information Technology (preferred), Engineering, etc.
  • The following certification is required:
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) or PRINCE2 certification or equivalents
  • One or more of the following certifications or charters are preferred:
    • Program Management Professional (PgMP)
    • Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)

Work Experience

  • Proven experience managing large programs or portfolios or equivalent managerial experience.
  • Minimum ten years’ experience leading large scale business and/or technical projects and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Thorough understanding of portfolio, program, and project management techniques and methods.
  • Excellent knowledge of portfolio, program, and project performance evaluation and change management principles.
  • Strong understanding of portfolio, program, and project budgeting, forecasting and monitoring program and project financials.
  • Strong understanding of system development & life cycle frameworks and agile techniques
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving & decision making abilities
  • Experience working in a finance sector


Posted: 2019-08-12 Expires: 2019-09-26

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Program Manager, Term Contract

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Edmonton, Alberta T5N 2R1

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