Volunteer as a Project Manager

Ready to Rent : Curriculum Production Template

Organisation: Ready to Rent

Location: Victoria, BC

Closing Date: May 14, 2018

Organization’s Mission:

To deliver housing education and related services

Ready to Rent’s vision is community well being through housing education and support. Ready to Rent BC was founded by a group of citizens and service-related agencies in the Victoria region that came together to find solutions for unstably housed and homeless families. Their first course was piloted in 2009, and Ready to Rent BC (R2R) was incorporated in 2011. Since then, R2R has been steadily expanding their RentSmart model to meet the need for pro-active solutions that increase housing stability and prevent homelessness. RentSmart provides education that builds the skills, knowledge and confidence of participants while respecting them as adult learners through engaged and participatory curriculum.

Project Objectives: Ready to Rent delivers education about renting in four provinces through a network of 400 educators. To do this, curriculum is developed and updated regularly. This project is about developing a process and template for new and existing curriculum production. The process will be tested with a new course being developed.


  • Create a written process and template to guide the development and production (and update) of both new and existing curriculum materials.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in project management (At least 3 years)
  • Past experience in designing processes and strategic planning
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Experience with document production or publishing would be an asset.

Estimated Time Commitment:  40-50 hours over the course of the project.

Expected Start Date: June 1, 2018

Expected End Date:  July 15, 2018

Scope of Work:  

The Volunteer PM will work with Ready to Rent’s curriculum team to develop and document a process for the development and production of curriculum materials including research, testing, writing, editing, graphic design and layout, printing and distribution. The Volunteer PM will meet with key staff involved in the process to understand the working environment and current approach. Based on this review the Volunteer PM will prepare a plan on how s/he proposes to develop the template together with the team. The Volunteer PM will present this to the Ready to Rent team for comment and implementation.

Based on this plan 1) a template will be developed, 2) the template will be used and tested in conjunction with a new curriculum being developed by Ready to Rent. At a designated point, the Volunteer PM will meet with the Ready to Rent Team for feedback on the template and any final edits identified.


  1. Proposed plan for developing the template
  2. First version of the Curriculum Production Template, ready to be tested
  3. Final version, incorporating any changes from the testing.

Accountability: The Volunteer PM reports to the Director of Training and Education, Susana Guardado


Ready to Rent will provide the Volunteer PM with access to RentSmart training. Ready to Rent BC will provide a letter of recommendation at the successful conclusion of the project, and serve as a reference if appropriate. The Volunteer PM will be recognized in the Annual Report, website and other organizational public communications

Contact:               Andrew Holeton, Director of Operations and Program Development

T: (250)-388-7171, Email: andrew@readytorentbc.org, Website: www.readytorentbc.org

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Andrew Holeton, Director of Operations and Program Development, andrew@readytorentbc.org with a copy to Pietro Widmer at PM-Volunteers: pietro.widmer@pmv.org


Note: The offices of Ready to Rent BC are located in Victoria. Ready to Rent believes that any meetings related to this project can be performed online, should the volunteer PM reside somewhere else.