Volunteer as a Project Manager

Richmond Women’s Resource Center – Five-Year Strategic Plan

Organisation: Richmond Women’s Resource Center

Location: Richmond

Closing Date: 24 June 2019

Organization Mission

The mission of the Richmond Women Resource Center (RWRC) organization is to empower women one at the time through education and training in a safe and supportive environment. They offer a number of programs as well as a safe and supportive environment for all women, regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, class or ability.

Project Summary

Develop a Strategic Plan to guide the organization’s near and medium term activities (up to five years). As part of this effort, perform a high level assessment of RWRC’s current processes and incorporate in the Strategic Plan recommendations for improvements.

Project Objectives

  1. Learn through discussions with the Executive Director and Board members about the current activities of RWRC and desired changes, additions and/or developments
  2. Assess the current processes used by the organization
  3. Facilitate strategic planning sessions as required, ensure the inputs and results are collected and documented
  4. Produce a first draft of the Strategic Plan and submit for review and comments
  5. Incorporate agreed comments and suggestions into a second and final version, which can be used by the organization for future operational planning, determining funding requirements, projecting future staff, and more.

Required Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of project management experience
  • Some experience with generating a strategic plan
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Experience with not-for-profit sector is desirable

NOTE: Attend meetings with the Board as needed in Richmond – times TBD but will be evenings/weekends.

Estimated Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per month

Start Date:  July 1, 2019                                  End Date:  October 15, 2019

Scope of Work

The volunteer project manager will work with the executive director and the Board members to distill the various views and opinions of how RWRC shall develop into a coherent Strategic Plan, supported, if not by everyone, by a strong majority. This will include fact finding about the current activities and processes, collecting views on how the organization shall develop, analyze the current processes. The path to the Strategic Plan may include brainstorm meetings, working meeting of smaller groups, and one-on-one meetings.

Deliverables

  1. Project Plan describing the path to get to the Strategic Plan (the purpose of this is to inform all involved how this project will be done, what the schedule is to get it accomplished, etc.)
  2. Agendas and preparation for the meetings
  3. First draft of the Strategic Plan, to be submitted for review
  4. Second and final version for the organization to act on

Accountability

The PM volunteer will have end-end accountability on project deliverables, reporting to Tammi Belfer, Chair of the Board

Benefits

RWRC 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 RWRC 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:

Tammi Belfer, Chair of the Board

Email: tammibelfer@gmail.com

Phone:  604-374-6165

URL:  https://richmondwomenscentre.bc.ca/

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

Pietro Widmer, VP Project Services, Email: pietro.widmer@pmv.org

Organization may proceed with interviewing and engaging applicants before the application deadline.

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.

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