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Senior Project Manager, Cancer Prevention & Survivorship Centre

Canadian Cancer Society
Vancuver, British Columbia V5Z 4J4


As Canada’s largest national health charity, we fund the most promising cancer research, champion cancer prevention efforts and deliver programs and services that benefit Canadians affected by cancer. Join us and you can work with passionate and committed individuals from coast to coast who are working towards a world where no Canadian fears cancer.
To learn more about us, visit cancer.ca.

Reporting to the Executive Director BCY, this position is responsible for ensuring the successful project planning, management and delivery of the new Cancer Prevention and Survivorship Centre (CPSC). The CPSC project includes construction and renovation of a building, a capital campaign to raise funds, office and operations moves to temporary spaces, mission research and program development, communications and stakeholder engagement, change management, financial and risk management.
To succeed in this role, extensive project management experience of complex projects will be required. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required, as are strong analytical, problem-solving and negotiation skills. Extensive experience working with and coordinating diverse teams and third parties is also required. You should be energetic, motivated, highly organized and service-oriented. You must possess the ability to lead from the front, interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders, influence decision making at the senior level, and provide comprehensive reporting throughout the life of the project.

Duration of contract is exepected to be 24 months.

Project Management Responsibilities
  • Provide direct project management for the CPSC, working closely with senior leadership, project working groups, external project partners, and project team members
  • Approach the project from an operational and strategic perspective, taking into consideration short and long term implications of project decisions
  • Primary point of contact for the project for internal and external partners
  • Lead, guide and manage the administrative direction throughout each phase of the project
  • Oversee documentation related to the project and, monitor progress and provide regular status, resource and risk reporting to the Executive Director BCY
  • Establish KPI’s to evaluate project health and status from a financial and schedule perspective and report and track against defined project KPIs
  • Ensure project is well-defined, tracked, and communicated in a consistent and effective manner
  • Incorporate effective change management controls
  • Identify, mitigate and manage project risk through the development and use of processes and tools
  • Identify and manage dependencies that will affect priority sequencing and resource allocation decisions
  • Identify, secure and coordinate, as appropriate, the engagement of internal and external resources, vendors and expertise to achieve project objectives
  • Use standardized centralized services including but not limited to: business case/project charter tools/templates, planning templates/tools, scheduling template/tools, estimating techniques, project accounting templates/tools, risk assessment and issues tracking tools and techniques
  • Personally manage a portfolio of key projects
  • Other duties as assigned
Staff Management Responsibilities
  • Coach, mentor, motivate, and supervise Project Managers and/or Project Coordinators assigned to the project
  • Set CPSC project team members’ goals and ensure maintained team focus for successful project delivery
Health and Safety Responsibilities
  • Provide a safe and healthy work environment for team members and relevant stakeholders
  • Work in compliance with the CCS health ad Safety Policy and provisions of Worksafe BC regulations and ensure team members work in compliance with the policy and regulations.
  • Review and comply with the Health and Safety Policy
  • University degree or college diploma in project management, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 5 plus years of progressive experience in project/program/portfolio management and implementing project management methodologies and tools
  • Experience project managing a capital project either a new construction or significant renovation project. Experience in a nonprofit setting is ideal
  • Experience project managing a project portfolio (single project or multiple projects) with a minimum $15-$20 million total project value
  • Experience evaluating opportunities, project RFPs and Statements of Work (SOWs)
  • Integration of multiple program/project schedules with complex dependencies
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing and presentation skills
  • Proven leadership skills with demonstrated ability to motivate and mentor staff
  • Demonstrated experience working with senior management
  • Strong negotiation skills to be able to deal with vendor issues
  • Proven background in managing medium to large projects
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a small multi-disciplinary team in a dynamic environment with multiple competing demands and priorities
  • Office environment with occasional requirements to work outside of regular office hours
  • Occasional (but planned) evening and weekend work
  • Some travel may be required
  • May sit for extended periods
  • Involves significant computer use
CCS offers meaningful opportunities to make an impact in the fight against cancer. We are committed to fostering a culture that is inspiring, supportive and exemplifies our core values: CARINGCOURAGEINTEGRITYPROGRESSIVE.
In return for your skills and dedication, we offer an attractive compensation package that encompasses a competitive salary, excellent benefits and the opportunity to have a rewarding employment experience where your contributions can make a true difference every day.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter and salary expectations by November 5, 2018.
The Canadian Cancer Society is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. CCS will make available reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities upon request.
We thank all candidates for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please note that in keeping with the mandate of theCanadian Cancer Society to model and promote healthylifestyles, employees are not permitted to smoke in or about Society premises or while carrying out CCS business.
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Posted: 2018-10-24 Expires: 2018-12-08

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Senior Project Manager, Cancer Prevention & Survivorship Centre

Canadian Cancer Society
Vancuver, British Columbia V5Z 4J4

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