Volunteer as a Project Manager

Project Manager: Out On Screen Strategic Planning

Organisation: Out On Screen

Location: Vancouver

Closing Date: June 8, 2017

Organization’s Mission:  Out On Screen celebrates, illuminates, and advance queer lives through film, education, and dialogue. Our mission is achieved through two core programs: Vancouver Queer Film Festival and Out in Schools. Our program model is to curate, convene and catalyze both the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer (LGBT2Q+) communities and beyond.

Project Objectives:

Out On Screen celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2018. It requires a new three-year shared strategic vision and annual operational plans to continue to grow and evolve to serve its communities. In anticipation, the organization will review the current state of the organization, obtain stakeholder feedback, revisit existing strategy documents, and have the board and staff engage in reflection and strategic discussions to determine a new strategic vision and priorities for this leading queer arts organization.

Major Steps in the Process

  • Data collection (environmental scan, stakeholders, donor and community input, review of roles and responsibilities, business plan analysis)
  • Analysis of data
  • Strategic planning sessions with board and staff (outcome is a high-level strategy and priorities)
  • Operational plans for each department including a 30th anniversary organizational plan (outcome is a set of work plans)

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated education and experience in project management
  • Past experience in strategic plan creation and processes
  • Strong planning and communication skills

Estimated Time Commitment:  80-90 hours over the course of the project.

Expected Start Date: May, 2016

Expected End Date: December, 2016

Scope of Work:  The volunteer PM will focus on designing the strategic planning process including timelines and accountabilities; managing the project’s process and progress of deliverables; leading the community input project; supporting the strategy sessions; and ensure the outcome is a clear forward looking strategy.

Deliverables (the PM volunteer will be responsible for ensuring they are created, not necessarily creating them themselves):

  1. One page strategic vision document
  2. Annual operational plans
  3. Environmental scan
  4. Community input report

Accountability: The volunteer PM will report to the Executive Director and will work closely with the planning facilitator, board and staff to ensure deliverables are produced in a timely fashion.

Benefits: Out On Screen will provide a letter of reference to the volunteer PM at the successful conclusion of the project, and serve as a reference if appropriate. Additionally, promotion in the e-newsletter and social media feeds upon successful conclusion of the project.


Stephanie Goodwin

Executive Director

Out On Screen

405 – 207 West Hastings

Vancouver, BC  V6B 1H7



How to Apply:

Please submit your resume a short explanation of why you are interested in supporting Out On Screen in this project to Mateo Zepeda at info@outonscreen.com and copy the PMV Customer Relationship Manager, Cyprian Libera, cyprian.libera@pmv.org.

Deadline for Applications: June 8, 2017