Volunteer as a Project Manager

Project Manager: Project Planning Documents and Processes

Organisation: Pain BC

Location: Vancouver

Closing Date: June 8, 2017

Organization’s Mission:

Pain BC is a non-profit organization made up of people in pain, health care providers, policy makers and others with a passion for improving the lives of those living with chronic pain. Since 2009, Pain BC has been leading efforts to improve the lives of people living with pain in our province. Our priorities include prevention and early intervention, education and empowerment, health care practice improvement and systems change, as well as stigma reduction and research.

Project Objectives:

In February 2017, Pain BC held its second Provincial Pain Summit. It proved enormously successful in fostering dialogue and culminated in the identification of 10 broad actionable initiatives aimed at transforming care and reducing stigma for the 1 in 5 British Columbians living with chronic pain. These initiatives range in scope and are led by various working groups.
The objective of this project is to create planning documentation and processes required to manage and support these initiatives from conceptualization to implementation. Initially, the project will focus on one of these initiatives as a pilot with the ultimate goal of sharing/customizing outputs across all initiatives. The project documents could include project charter, terms of reference documents, work schedules, budget, communication plan, and risk analysis.

Required Qualifications:

  • Past experience in project planning and delivery working with different stakeholder groups
  • Demonstrated skills in setting up and tracking budgets
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Knowledge of collective impact framework and/or the health, non-profit and/or government sectors is preferred

Estimated Time Commitment:  60 – 70 hours over the course of the project.

Expected Start Date: July 10, 2017

Expected End Date: December 10, 2017

Scope of Work:

The project manager will work closely with Pain BC’s Director of Strategic Initiatives to determine best methods, processes, and tools to use for this project, ideally with some consistency across all the projects.


  1. Planning documents
  2. High level dashboard for tracking the budget and monitoring the project schedule
  3. Processes and tools, such as work schedules, milestones, budgets,issue and risk tracking, terms of reference for each working group, project charter, communication plan

Accountability: The volunteer Project Manager will have an end-to-end accountability for the deliverables, reporting to the Director of Strategic Initiatives.


  • A letter of recommendation will be provided upon successful conclusion of the project
  • Networking opportunity with a wide range of stakeholders working in the pain and health sector
  • Potential opportunity for part-time or contract work


Nicki Kahnamoui


604 771 6908


How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Nicki Kahnamoui, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Pain BC with a copy to PM-Volunteers Client Relationship Manager, Mani Mahaseni, mani.mahaseni@pmv.org

Deadline for Applications:  June 8, 2017