Senior Project Manager (Bilingual)

ORGANIZATION:      Pathways to Education Canada
POSITION:                 Senior Project Manager (Bilingual)
REPORTING TO:      Director, Project Management Office
LOCATION:               Remote within Ontario or Quebec, with occasional in-office work in Toronto, ON and/or Montreal, QC


Senior Project Manager (Bilingual), Pathways to Education Canada

We’re looking for someone who can change the paradigm for Canadian youth living in poverty. Someone who enjoys building partnerships, making an impact, and working with energetic, high-performing teams. Is that you?

Pathways to Education is a national, charitable organization breaking the cycle of poverty through education. Its award-winning program is creating positive social change by supporting youth living in low-income communities to overcome barriers to education, graduate from high school, and build the foundation for a successful future. Through the collective power of partnerships, Pathways to Education’s innovative program is preparing youth for tomorrow.


The Opportunity

As a key member of the Project Management Office (PMO), you will manage a variety of project work to support the strategic growth and transformation of the organization and the continued implementation of the PMO. Reporting to the Director, Project Management Office, you will have strategic, operational, and administrative responsibilities—with the opportunity to engage in all aspects of project management.

As the successful candidate, you bring extensive practical experience leading a broad range of projects, particularly those focused on organizational growth and transformation, an ability to guide cross-functional teams to project success, and a passion for sharing how project management best practices and skills can be a critical enabler during times of organizational change.


What You’ll Do

  • Manage and lead all aspects of a portfolio of highly strategic projects to ensure overall alignment and achievement of organizational objectives.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to cross-functional project teams to deliver agreed upon project benefits within the defined time, cost, scope, and quality restraints.
  • Support the implementation of robust organization-wide project approval, governance, and benefits practices through knowledge sharing, benefits realization planning, and controlled project closure processes.
  • Work collaboratively with project stakeholders to facilitate project buy-in and support and ensure appropriate project communications planning.
  • Support the Director, PMO, in executing a project management learning strategy throughout the Pathways network, sharing your passion for project management.
  • Work creatively and analytically to support continuous organizational improvement, demonstrating teamwork, innovation, excellence, and a solution-oriented mindset.


What You Bring

  • 6-10 years’ experience planning and implementing projects of various sizes and methodologies.
  • Post-secondary education or training in project management; certification in project management is an asset.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills in both English and French.
  • Experience guiding cross-functional teams with various levels of project management knowledge through project processes, with the proven ability to collaborate and influence stakeholders from all disciplines without formal authority.
  • Ability to consistently manage projects to successful outcomes, by leading teams, problem solving, managing risk, and budgeting or resourcing responsibilities in a variety of business disciplines.
  • Customer service-focused mindset with the ability to rally stakeholders around a common goal.
  • Strong analytical, strategic, and critical-thinking skills, with a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to navigate ambiguous, complex, and dynamic environments to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Microsoft Project.
  • Experience in the non-profit sector is an asset.


What We Offer

  • An exciting opportunity to be part of a leading not-for-profit dedicated to excellence and impact.
  • A collaborative work environment with a culture of innovation.
  • Opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Generous vacation and health benefits package.
  • Group RRSP program.


To confidentially explore this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume with the subject line ‘Senior Project Manager (Bilingual)’ to [email protected]. Applications will be accepted until 5pm on December 2, 2022. Pathways Canada thanks all applicants for their interest. Due to volume, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

Pathways to Education Canada is committed to fostering a diverse work environment, one that is inclusive of different races, ethnic origin, citizenship, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ages, family status, disability status, and intersectional identities. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply and advise us of any accommodations or supports needed to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process.


Pathways Canada is committed to ensuring the health and safety of its staff, visitors, and community partners. Accordingly, to be considered for employment with Pathways Canada, candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in accordance with provincial guidelines, and provide proof of such vaccination at any time during the recruitment process as required by Pathways Canada, subject to accommodations necessary pursuant to the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, the Human Rights Code, and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Pathways Canada will comply with all applicable privacy legislation.