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Projects Leader, Ophea

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline November 8, 2017

If you are passionate about a career in helping all children and youth value and enjoy the lifelong benefits of healthy active living, we want to meet you!
Ophea is a dynamic not-for-profit organization with a staff of approximately 30 individuals.  Services are provided to a variety of individuals including elementary and secondary school teachers, public health professionals, and recreation leaders.  Ophea also works closely with provincial government ministries, corporations, and other not-for-profit organizations.

Ophea is seeking a Projects Leader.  The Projects Leader is responsible for the planning and execution of all project deliverables within an assigned portfolio and assists in exploring and strategizing new opportunities.    

The Project Leader is required to have strong people skills; to work independently as well as part of a team. Strong communications skills are required, with the ability to facilitate collaboration and co-operation and effect change within a dynamic work environment and with contacts within the government and the health promotion community.  Strong sense of judgement and ability to multi task and problem solve using sound decision making within a complex and changing set of circumstances.  As well, the ability to research and analyze information and make informed recommendations impacting the division and programs department and to provide direction to others to ensure accuracy of work and continuous work flow is essential. An understanding of and experience working in the area of comprehensive school health is an asset. Bilingualism is also an asset.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads the planning process for projects in his/her portfolio
  • Leads the planning of project budgets in his/her portfolio and is responsible for monitoring and maintaining budgets
  • Leads the execution of multiple project deliverables in his/her portfolio
  • Interacts with relevant project suppliers, clients, partners and other stakeholders
  • Coordinates administrative functions
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Previous Experience and Education Required:

  • Post secondary education in Physical and Health Education, Project Management, Sport Administration, Business or related discipline.  Formal Project Management training is an asset for this position.  Knowledge of the health and physical activity community particularly as it pertains to children and youth is required.
  • 3 – 5 years proven experience in project management such as: planning and execution of programs, budget development and management, supplier management, leading meetings/working meetings and coordination of events, training sessions and communication and evaluation activities is required.

To apply:

Please forward your resume, cover letter and salary expectations no later than November 8, 2017 to:

1 Concorde Gate, Suite 608
Toronto, Ontario  M3C 3N6
Fax: (416) 426-7373   

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

Ophea is committed to removing barriers and providing accommodation to all applicants and employees.  If contacted in relation to an employment opportunity, please advise our HR representative of the accommodation required which would enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner.  Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.