Manager of Strategic Projects

Job No: PCRS587
Location: Vancouver

Manager of Strategic Projects

Administrative Office

Regular Part Time (21 hours/week)


Grid 50 ($50.54 - $52.72/hour)

Closing Date: 15 September 2023, at 4:30 p.m.

Supervisor: Steve Atkinson, CEO


Pacific Community Resources Society is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from people of all gender identities and expressions, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and visible minorities.



We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Manager of Strategic Projects to join our team. This role is a project-based position that requires exceptional strategic thinking, problem-solving skills, and the ability to navigate through ambiguity. The Manager of Strategic Projects will play a critical role in driving key initiatives, managing cross-functional teams, and delivering results that align with the organization's strategic objectives.


  • Project Leadership - Lead and manage complex strategic projects from inception to completion. Provide clear direction, set project goals, and ensure timely execution while adapting to changing priorities.
  • Strategic Planning - Collaborate with senior leadership to define project scopes, objectives, and key deliverables. Translate overarching business strategies into actionable project plans.
  • Ambiguity Management - Thrive in an environment with high levels of ambiguity. Effectively make decisions and guide teams even when faced with limited information, ensuring project progress and alignment with strategic goals.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration - Work closely with various departments and stakeholders to facilitate collaboration, communication, and alignment. Build strong relationships to ensure successful project outcomes.
  • Resource Allocation - Identify and allocate resources required for project success. Manage project budgets, timelines, and resource constraints while maintaining a focus on quality.
  • Risk Management - Proactively identify potential project risks and develop mitigation strategies. Address challenges swiftly to minimize disruptions and ensure project continuity.
  • Performance Tracking - Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure project success. Regularly monitor progress and provide updates to leadership, making data-driven adjustments as needed.
  • Team Management - Lead and inspire cross-functional teams, fostering a culture of accountability, creativity, and innovation. Provide guidance, mentorship, and support to team members to enhance their professional growth.
  • Change Management - Drive organizational change by ensuring teams is aligned with project objectives and prepared for transitions resulting from project implementations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Management, or a related field; master’s degree preferred.
  • Proven experience (7+ years) in managing strategic projects, demonstrating the ability to lead diverse teams and deliver results in ambiguous environments.
  • Exceptional strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal abilities, with a track record of building and maintaining effective relationships.
  • Proficiency in project management methodologies and tools.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to thrive in dynamic, fast-paced settings.
  • Analytical mindset with a focus on data-driven decision-making.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to motivate and guide teams toward success.

Additional Assets

  • Experience in change management and organizational transformation is a plus.
  • PMP or other relevant project management certifications are desirable.

Who We Are


Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) is a large not-for-profit agency that serves some of the most vulnerable people in our communities from Vancouver to Hope. We work with youth and vulnerable adults in the areas of education, employment, housing, substance use and mental health, and youth and family support services. We are CARF Accredited and a Certified Living Wage Employer.


Our Vision - Everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities!

Our Mission - To inspire healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration.

Our Values - Advocacy, Diversity and Inclusion, Empowerment, Service Excellence, Stewardship, Well-being


We are grateful to operate on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷm əθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Qw'?ntl'en (Kwantlen), se’mya’me (Semiahmoo), sc̓əwaθən məsteyəxʷ (Tsawwassen), q̓ic̓əy (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Coquitlam), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), máthxwi (Matsqui) and Stó:lō Nations.


We Offer

  • Equitable Base Pay
  • Generous paid vacation time, personal time, sick time; additional paid time off for life events
  • Additional paid holidays, ex. Easter Monday, Boxing Day *
  • Extended health, prescription, dental & vision care plan, with 100% Employer-Paid Premiums*
  • Disability and Life Insurance Coverage *
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program including preventative health & counselling *
  • Membership in the Municipal Pension Plan with generous employer contributions *
  • Flexible schedules and earned time off program *
  • Full-day agency orientation and extensive training, with regular ongoing performance evaluations
  • In-house digital and classroom learning opportunities; staff funding for professional development.
  • Opportunities to use your voice & participate in committees on policy, wellness, safety, EDI, etc.

* Eligibility will vary depending on terms and role requirements – details for this posting will be provided on request.

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