Volunteer as a Project Manager

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

The Mission

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.

Please reference our website:  www.destinationimagination.ca and our parent site: www.destinationimagination.org.

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

Project Objectives:

  • Find an alternative approach to finding enough individuals to support all competing student project teams in BC.

 Required Qualifications:

  • 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 Requirement

On-site meetings may prove necessary, from time to time.

 Start Date:                                        February 25, 2019  

Expected Completion Date:        June 30, 2019  

Scope of Work:

  1. Organize the development of the Feasibility Study, working with organization staff to map out schedule.
  2. Perform tasks as required including research into alternate approaches and best practices
  3. Supervise development of feasibility plan findings
  4. Supervise development of presentation for the Board of Directors
  5. Manage ongoing work throughout, keeping team members on task

Deliverables:

  1. Development of a Feasibility Study
  2. Research of alternative approaches and best practices
  3. 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

joan@destinationimagination.ca

Please send copy of your application package to Project Management Volunteers c/o:

Peter Mulholland, PM-Volunteers, Client Relationship Manager at peter.mulholland@pmv.org

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