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Manager, Possibilities Project, Community Information Toronto (CIT)


Community Information Toronto is a not-for-profit United Way member agency that brings people and services together. CIT products and services include the Blue Book, the Community Helpline, and several Web-based information resources.Learn more at http://www.communityinfotoronto.org.



An important CIT Web-based service is http://www.possibilitiesproject.com, funded by Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC).Since September 1999, the Possibilities Project has published a monthly Internet magazine of employment, education and training information in the Toronto area. Possibilities has established itself as a valuable source of local, current, accurate online information with over 14,000 people visiting the site monthly, and is entering a new developmental phase of database integration.



CIT is seeking a Project Manager to assume responsibility for the operations and effective management of the Project. Reporting to the Director of Information Management, the Manager, Possibilities Project, will have operational responsibility for all aspects of the e-zine and related Internet development activities.



Responsibilities include

* Recruitment, hiring, training, and support of Possibilities team members, including direct supervision of staff functions

* Support of Possibilities team needs through leading planning, negotiating priorities, coordination, delegation and management of Possibilites activities

* Develop strategic and operational project plans

* Manage operations

* Manage and control the budget and all financial reporting to the funder

* Collaborate with the Director and other CIT staff and managers on the development of funding proposals and sustainability strategies

* Plan and coordinate ongoing and summative project evaluations

* Develop and implement communications and marketing plans

* Liaise with community members and government funders



Qualifications:

* Minimum of two years successful project, budget and staff management experience

* Advanced knowledge and experience of the Employment, Education and Training Sector and networks in the Toronto community

* Understanding of new media and emerging technology trends

* Experience in evaluation, communications and marketing

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Excellent team building and negotiation skills

* Experience in the not-for-profit sector, and unionized environments

* Background in community development, journalism or communications an asset



Community Information Toronto is committed to employment equity, and encourages applications from all designated equity groups, in particular persons representing diverse ethno-cultural communities.



This position is a 1-year contract starting in mid June and running to June 23, 2002 with a salary starting in the $49,000 range, plus 15% in lieu of benefits.



Please apply with resume and cover letter by May 18 to



Lynne Parker

Executive Assistant

Community Information Toronto

425 Adelaide St. West, 2nd Floor

Toronto, ON M5V 3C1

Fax: ( 416) 392-4404



We regret that, due to the anticipated volume of applications, we will only contact candidates selected for an interview.