Recognized as the voice of Child Welfare in Ontario, the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) has represented Children’s Aid Societies (CASs) in Ontario since 1912. As a membership driven organization, the OACAS plays a role in the support of CASs in Ontario as well as coordinating projects and services. With a goal to build sector capacity, improve service quality, reduce costs and enhance the sustainability of Ontario’s Child Welfare System, the OACAS has initiated the implementation of a Shared Services Program (SSP).
Reporting to the SSP Program Director, the Project Manager is responsible for managing and overseeing operational elements of implementation of the Program. The position will be deeply involved in the implementation of the Program itself, taking a management role with implementation of foundational aspects of the Program and reporting on these internally and with funders.
Undergraduate or graduate degree in business administration or other relevant area with minimum of 15 years work experience in project management
Project Management PMP certification and in good standing
Project management to plan and coordinate concurrent Shared Services Program (SSP) projects, to coordinate team activities, to manage competing priorities, and to develop terms of reference, timelines and desired outcomes
Risk assessment/risk management principles to develop and assess the impact of proposed options for SSP projects and initiatives
Performance metric development and monitoring to lead the development and ongoing
review of projects/initiatives and their effectiveness in achieving the objectives of the Shared Services Program
Oral and written communications to consult with SSP, OACAS, sector stakeholders and government partners, to conduct meetings, prepare project submissions, reports recommendations, briefing notes and correspondence, and to prepare/present materials on complex issues
Computer applications for word processing, spreadsheets, document management
Collaborative tools and graphics to prepare financial analyses, briefing materials, presentations and correspondence
Interpersonal and advisory skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships/partnerships with OACAS, sector stakeholders and with government; to
provide briefings and advice to SSP and OACAS management that support decision making
An astute and nimble approach to project management, and an ability to present creative
and alternative approaches and solutions to the completion of tasks
Experience planning, managing and implementing shared services across public or private sector organizations
Public and private sector project management experience including implementing
significant projects in the public sector
Experience managing Transfer Payment Agreement reporting with government ministries
A career history demonstrating personal values such as integrity, equity and inclusiveness, mutual respect, trust, respect for diversity, cultural sensitivity and a caring and respectful approach to all interpersonal relationships
Experience with IT/Data Management projects would be an asset
Bilingual English/French would be an asset
We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
OACAS is committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve. We encourage and are pleased to consider applications from all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, citizenship, religion, sex, marital / family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age or disability.
Accommodation at OACAS
We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. Accommodation for a disability will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants are required to make any accommodation requests for the application, interview or selection process known in advance by contacting the Human Resources Department at 416 987-7725. Human Resources will work together with the hiring committee to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the interview or selection process which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.
About Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies
Recognized as the voice of Child Welfare in Ontario, the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) has represented Children’s Aid Societies (CASs) in Ontario since 1912. As a membership driven organization, the OACAS plays a role in the support of CASs in Ontario as well as coordinating projects and services. With a goal to build sector capacity, improve service quality, reduce costs... and enhance the sustainability of Ontario’s Child Welfare System, the OACAS has initiated the implementation of a Shared Services Program (SSP).