Activities involved
Project Management
  • Work remotely
  • Flexible in schedule

Project Manager, Project Management Office (PMO) for the Centre

8-12 hours / monthly
Organization Overview
The Community Housing Transformation Centre is a national non-profit organization that was founded in 2018 under the National Housing Strategy through a network of community housing organizations.  The Centre provides access to tools, financial resources, and best practices to support the growth, transformation, and resilience of community housing.
Organization Mission
The Centre’s mission is to support the long-term evolution of community housing providers by dispensing funds, support and help to increase organizational capacity. To drive transformation, growth, resilience, sustainability and inclusiveness in the community housing sector, the Centre offers support in two forms:
1.	Technical assistance and tools to increase the capacity of community housing providers by leveraging the centre’s existing expertise, networks and resources.
2.	Funding grants to support community housing providers and community organizations who are exploring new and more efficient business models, or raising awareness and supporting the implementation of new and improved tenant engagement practices.
Project Summary 
The Centre lacks a formal Project Management Office (PMO) despite managing numerous projects. This initiative proposes the establishment of a PMO to streamline operations, improve efficiency, and enhance project success. The project aims to introduce standardized project management practices to enhance the planning, execution, and monitoring of various projects. This initiative will establish a framework for consistency, efficiency, and effectiveness in project delivery, ensuring alignment with the Centre's strategic objectives. By instituting best practices, governance, and methodologies, the PMO will enable better resource allocation, risk management, and stakeholder engagement, thereby supporting the Centre's mission to innovate and strengthen community housing through technical assistance and funding grants, ultimately leading to more impactful and sustainable outcomes.
Project Objectives 
The Creation of a Project Management Office (PMO) to oversee all projects coordinated by Community Housing Transformation Centre that will focus on the following procedures:
•	Optimize the allocation and utilization of resources, including personnel, finances, and time, to maximize project outcomes.
•	Improve the planning, execution, and delivery of projects, leading to higher success rates and better alignment with the Centre’s strategic goals.
•	Ensure all projects are aligned with the Centre’s mission and strategic objectives, focusing on transformation, growth, and resilience in the community housing sector.
Required Qualifications
•	A bachelor’s degree in business administration, project management, or a related field. A Master’s degree can be advantageous.
•	Certification: Professional certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), or PRINCE2 Practitioner are highly desirable.
•	Extensive experience in project management, including successful leadership of large-scale projects. Experience in setting up or managing a PMO is highly beneficial in a non-profit organization is preferred. 
•	Strong leadership and team management skills to inspire and guide teams towards achieving project objectives.
•	Ability to align project goals with the organization’s strategic objectives, and adeptness in strategic planning and execution.
•	Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for effective stakeholder engagement, negotiation, and conflict resolution.
•	Proficient in analyzing complex information to make informed decisions, manage risks, and solve problems.
•	Knowledge of project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices.
•	Ability to adapt to changing environments and challenges, with a focus on innovative solutions and continuous improvement.
•	Permanent residency within Canada.  
Scope of Work
•	Conduct an initial assessment to understand the current project management practices, identify gaps, and define the specific needs of the Centre.
•	Develop a PMO framework that includes standardized processes, methodologies, tools, and templates tailored to the Centre's operations and strategic objectives.
•	Establish a governance structure for the PMO, including roles and responsibilities, decision-making processes, and escalation paths.
•	Develop or make recommendations for a training program to upskill existing staff in project management best practices and the use of any new tools or methodologies introduced.
•	Review current project management software and technologies used by the Centre to make sure they align with the PMO's objectives and enhance project delivery. Make recommendations for change, if necessary.
•	Set up a centralized online repository for project documentation.
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
Stephan Richard, Director of Development, will provide a letter of recommendation to the PM volunteer at the successful conclusion of the project, and serve as a reference if appropriate.
Activities involved
Project Management
  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule