Project Manager

Deadline to apply: February 11, 2021 at noon (12:00pm)

TransSask is seeking an enthusiastic, organized, and self motivated Project Manager for a 13-month term position aimed at building the capacity and reach of the organization. The Project Manager will be responsible for strengthening the organization’s networks, carrying out a targeted research project, facilitating outreach and support for the trans community, managing the TransSask staff team, and working to advance 2SLGBTQ+ equality across the province. The deliverables for this position will include a community needs assessment (created through a research engagement process), an advocacy strategy, an organizational fundraising and outreach plan, and increased capacity for the organization and the board of directors.

Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours/week
Compensation: $52,650 annual salary ($27/hour)
Term: February 22, 2021 March 31, 2022 (start date negotiable)
Download full posting here: Project Manager Posting – TransSask

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervision and Management: Manage the operations of TransSask including staff supervision, outreach, preparing budgets, financial record-keeping, policy development, and grant applications
  • Strategic Planning and Development: Work alongside the board to create and implement an organization strategic plan, advocacy strategy, organization fundraising and outreach plan, and risk management plans
  • Financial Expertise: Create and maintain organizational budgets, including tracking project finances and necessary resources, and providing financial updates to the Board of the Directors
  • Capacity Building and Training: Coordinate training sessions for the Board of Directors and staff
  • Outreach and Engagement: Plan and host two province-wide conferences, and other events as needed; act as a spokesperson for TransSask, overseeing in-person and online outreach 
  • Grant Reporting and Fund Development: Write funding proposals and complete regular financial and written reports for current and future funders
  • Community-Based Research: Develop and carry out a research project (along with a research assistant), including identifying key issues, obtaining research ethics approval, creating data collection instruments, carrying out data collection, and completing knowledge mobilization activities

We are looking for someone with the following qualifications and experience:

  • Strong and comprehensive understanding of trans, non-binary, Two Spirit, and gender diverse communities, people, and issues, including lived experience
  • Two to four years management and/or supervisory experience and an undergraduate degree in a relevant field. Note that equivalent combinations of experience and education may be considered
  • Knowledge of anti-racism and anti-oppressive practices and principles and how to mobilize these within the trans community
  • Experience with institutional, academic, or community-based research projects
  • Strong communication skills, including with social media platforms, website management systems, and office software and programs (word, powerpoint, excel)
  • Clear and demonstrated project management and financial expertise
  • Experience with community organizing in Saskatchewan will be considered an asset 
  • Valid driver’s license

Working Conditions: This is a provincial position which will primarily work from home until Covid-19 guidelines reflect otherwise. Positions may include some evening and weekend work.

To apply, please submit the following to treasurer@transsask.ca:

    • Detailed cover letter (applicants that do not include a cover letter will not be considered) describing why you are the best choice for the position. Please indicate if you are Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. TransSask is committed to providing any accommodations needed for candidates in the hiring process and throughout employment. We will prioritize applicants that are diverse in gender, sexuality, culture, and race, and encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter if they so choose. Please also indicate if you would be willing to be considered for any of the other TransSask job postings. 
    • Resume highlighting relevant education and work experience 
    • Contact information for two references

Interviews will take place remotely the week of February 15-19. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Deadline: February 11, 2021 at noon (12:00pm)