Destination Imagination British Columbia – Feasibility Plan for Alternate Resourcing
Organisation: Destination Imagination British Columbia
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Closing Date: February 15, 2019
The Organization – Destination Imagination British Columbia
Destination Imagination is a hands-on, project-based educational experience that encourages creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills. Each year seven new STEAM Challenges are created by our teams of content experts and educators to help students from K to Grade 12 learn HOW to think, not WHAT to think. Destination Imagination applies the creative process to help student teams create their own unique solutions to the requirements posed by the Challenges
Destination Imagination’s mission is to provide programs and experiences that empower learners to develop the skills and creativity to improve their lives and communities.
Project Description: Feasibility Plan for Alternate Resourcing
The BC organization is looking for a volunteer project manager to assist with the planning, development and execution of a Feasibility Study that will examine alternative approaches to finding support resources that can coach and supervise the student project teams. The current approach is to work with volunteers who are typically teachers or parents and are the backbone of the programs but finding sufficient numbers of volunteers is becoming an onerous and sometimes all-consuming exercise for the organization’s staff. An alternate approach is required.
Location: North Vancouver, BC
- Find an alternative approach to finding enough individuals to support all competing student project teams in BC.
- 2-3 years of project management experience
- Excellent communication and organization skills
- Able to work independently with minimal supervision
- Experience with K-12 education sector is desirable
- Experience with not-for-profit sector, fund-raising is desirable
Estimated Time Commitment:
Expected effort is 4 hours/week, which will fluctuate depending on the phase of the project.
On-site meetings may prove necessary, from time to time.
Start Date: February 25, 2019
Expected Completion Date: June 30, 2019
Scope of Work:
- Organize the development of the Feasibility Study, working with organization staff to map out schedule.
- Perform tasks as required including research into alternate approaches and best practices
- Supervise development of feasibility plan findings
- Supervise development of presentation for the Board of Directors
- Manage ongoing work throughout, keeping team members on task
- Development of a Feasibility Study
- Research of alternative approaches and best practices
- Presentation of findings for Board of Directors
Accountability: The PM volunteer will have end-end accountability on project deliverables, reporting to the Affiliate Director.
Benefits: The Affiliate Director will provide a letter of recommendation to the PM volunteer at the successful conclusion of the project and serve as a reference if appropriate.
How to Apply:
Please apply with a cover letter indicating why you are interested in supporting the Destination Imagination team on this project and why you feel your skill set and experience would make you a good match for this project, along with a detailed resume to:
Joan Vyner, Affiliate Director, Destination Imagination
Please send copy of your application package to Project Management Volunteers c/o:
Peter Mulholland, PM-Volunteers, Client Relationship Manager at email@example.com