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Manager of Projects, Ontario Physical and Health Education Association

Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (Ophea) is a dynamic not-for-profit organization with a staff of approximately 30 individuals. Ophea exists to support Ontario's school communities through advocacy, quality program supports, and partnerships to enable children and youth to lead active healthy lives. Services are provided to a variety of clients including teachers, public health professionals, child care educators, and recreation leaders. Ophea also works closely with provincial government ministries, corporations, and other not-for-profit organizations.

A Manager of Projects is required by Ophea to provide strategic support to Ophea's projects portfolio and to represent Ophea to clients, funders, and partners on matters related to projects.
A university degree in Physical and Health Education, Health Promotion, Business, or related discipline with a strong background in strategic project management and public/community relations is required. Knowledge of the various audiences involved in the health and physical activity environment particularly pertaining to children and youth as well as trends and issues regarding the health and well-being of children and youth is also required.

As part of Ophea's Management Team, the Manager of Projects will be responsible for the supervision of approximately six staff and a number of volunteer committees. This position will oversee and manage the development, implementation, and evaluation of a variety of projects and will be required to take a lead role in servicing relationships with current funders, clients, and other stakeholders. Conducting presentation, preparing reports, and facilitating meetings are all primary components of this position. The Manager of Projects will also oversee the development of detailed project work plans and budgets.

Ophea is looking for an innovative, results-driven individual with excellent communication, planning, project management, financial management, and organizational skills. The ability to coach and manage people within a diverse and fast-paced environment is essential.

Skills and Experience Required

* A minimum of 5 years experience with a background in project management and program research and evaluation, as well as managing people

* Experience in financial management, particularly in budget preparation, monitoring, and maintenance is also required

* Experience with grant applications and proposal writing an asset

Duties and Responsibilities

Provides leadership and input to project management for the organization

* Oversees workplan development for all projects, providing guidance, direction and coaching to Projects Department staff

* Manages and oversees the required resources (i.e. human resources, materials, etc.) to ensure the effective and efficient execution of projects

* Acts as a funder/partner liaison and handles client relation issues

* Oversees program development, planning and issue research and program evaluation

Manages the Human Resources responsibilities for the Projects Department

* Manages and conducts the recruitment, hiring, orientation, placement, training/professional development, and performance management of Projects Department staff, including conflict resolution as required

Manages projects budgets for the Projects Department

* Monitors project budgets, ensuring activities are on track and identifies issues for timely resolution

* Contributes to the development of the yearly fiscal budget for the Projects Department and monitors the department's overall performance and position against the established budget and objectives

Provides leadership and input to planning of the organization

* Confers with the Management Team and the Executive Director to plan business objectives, develop organizational policies, coordinate functions and operations between departments, and establish responsibilities and procedures for attaining objectives

* Reviews and evaluates the organization's overall performance on a continuing basis and establishes proper measures of performance, and when necessary, provides direction for modification in workplans, or implementation of contingency plans in accordance with prevailing business conditions

To apply, please forward your resume no later than February 11, 2005, to

Ophea (Ontario Physical and Health Education Association)

1185 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 501

Toronto, ON M3C 3C6

Fax: (416) 426-7373

Please note: only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.