PROJECT MANAGER – Volunteer Engagement Program
Closing Date: January 2, 2017
Project Name: Volunteer Engagement Program
Ecojustice uses the power of the law to defend nature, combat climate change, and fight for a healthy environment for all.
Ecojustice wants to build their organization’s capacity by engaging skilled volunteers to assist with delivering their mission. They are seeking the support of a PM to develop a plan that will increase public support for Ecojustice and increase their operational efficiency through volunteer engagement and test it through a pilot project within the Philanthropy Department. As Ecojustice is a unionized workplace, special attention will be required to ensure volunteers are not recruited to perform work which should be done by members of the bargaining unit.
- Have clearly defined volunteer roles and responsibilities that will increase Ecojustice’s capacity
- Have a volunteer recruitment strategy that will engage skilled volunteers in Ecojustice’s work
- Have a retention strategy to ensure that volunteers work with the organization for the length of their volunteer agreement
- Identify any training or operational requirements that Ecojustice would need to address to work effectively with volunteers
- Pilot the program within the Philanthropy Department and evaluate the program to identify and required changes and/or improvements
Excellent communication skills.
- Experience working with clients remotely required (unless volunteer PM is able to work at Ecojustice’s Office).
- Experience using Smartsheets or similar project management system.
- Project management experience in a nonprofit organization or prior experience with PMV will be an asset.
- Experience providing project management consultancy will be an asset.
- Experience working with diverse stakeholders will be an asset.
- Experience working with unionized workplaces will be an asset.
Estimated Time Commitment:
- The volunteer time commitment from the PMV is 15 hours per month.
- Most of the communication with the team can be done after hours via phone or a web call.
- It is preferred that the PM – volunteer be available to have a face to face discussion with the Ecojustice team for 1-2 hours every second week. Meetings can take place early morning or after 5pm if necessary.
Start Date: January 15th, 2018
Expected Completion Date: July 2018
Scope of Work:
The volunteer project manager will work with Huda Al-Saedy (Director of Philanthropy), Emma Billard (HR & Volunteer Coordinator) and other staff members to collect inputs and ideas for the volunteer engagement program. S/he will lead the team in generating the plan for the program and support the execution of a pilot.
- Program Plan, describing the proposed approach and all the tasks required to prepare for and implement the program; description of the pilot program
- Operations and Training Plan for staff
- Plan to introduce new volunteers to the staff and organization, and to monitor their performance.
- Evaluation of the pilot and recommendations for improving the program
Accountability: The PM volunteer will have end-end accountability on project deliverables, reporting to Huda Al-Saedy
Benefits: Ecojustice 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 Ecojustice 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:
Huda Al-Saedy, Director of Philanthropy, Ecojustice
Phone: 604-685-5618 ext 224
Please copy your application package to Project Management Volunteers c/o:
Sweda Noorani, PM-Volunteers Client Relationship Manager
NOTE: We may consider a team approach of a senior/junior project manager. We encourage junior project managers who are interested in acquiring experience to apply. Any such arrangement will be contingent on agreement by the client and the applicants.