Project Manager Position with the Canadian Adaptive Network. Information about Canadian Adaptive Network The Canadian Adaptive Network (CAN) is a registered Society based in the Elk Valley with projects that will lead to breaking down the barriers that prevent the full participation and inclusion of persons with disabilities (PwD) and functional limitations in their communities. See our website for full details about our vision, mission and purpose, canadianadaptive.network.
Overview of the Position CAN requires a Project Manager on a short-term contract until June, 2019 with the possibility of extension or renewal depending on funding. The project manager will report to the board of directors and will work closely with the Occupational Therapist (O.T.), media specialist, and the Information officer to produce two outputs: 1) An accessibility audit of key services and facilities where people go to participate in: self-care, spirituality, productivity, work, learning, leisure, recreation, political process and play. 2) A report containing the findings of qualitative research that explores how PwD and functional limitations participate in meaningful activities in the community of Fernie. Responsibilities and Duties – In coordination with the media specialist, launch and creatively disseminate information about the accessibility audit. – Set up a communications system to respond to people who are interested in having their service/facility audited. – Meet with interested parties to answer questions and coordinate the audits with the O.T. – Ensure the information contained in a database is functional and captures the essential elements and features in conjunction with the information officer and the O.T. – Assist the O.T. to coordinate qualitative interviews with relevant stakeholders as identified by the O.T. – Ensure all CAN outputs are well presented, professional and grammatically correct. – Ensure all communications are inclusive and use language that portrays compassion, empowerment and is accessible to the target audience. – Track progress and budget on a monthly basis. – Assist with the report to funders. – Periodically meet with the CAN board to review the status of the project.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills – Experience in a field related to business, social sciences or disability studies. – Certificate in project management cycle or similar. – Excellent communication skills are essential to ensure information is accessible to a variety of people including, donors, funders, policy makers, professionals, PwD and families of PwD. – The ability to organize time and work self-directed from home is essential. – A lived experience of disability is an asset. – Experience in a social project concerned with equity, advocacy and/or human rights is an asset. – Must be passionate about stronger more resilient communities. – Candidate must be computer literate, have photography skills, and data management knowledge and experience. Details of the Position – Time commitment: 25 hrs./week until June 30, 2019. – Remuneration: Depending on experience: $12,000 – $16,500. – Other benefits: The opportunity to work in a project that will improve the health and happiness of its citizens.