Employment Opportunity: Program Manager

Are you a feminist? Do you have experience managing programs? Are you passionate about leading a team to support people as they make changes in their lives? If yes, please apply for the position of Program Manager at Women's Network PEI!

We are hiring!

The Program Manager is responsible for planning, executing, and delivering Women's Network projects on time, within budget, and in accordance with specifications. Efficient delivery of project deliverables, effective quality control, and clear communication of expectations to stakeholders and staff are critical tasks to be performed throughout each project. The Program Manager is responsible for a staff team that facilitates transformative programs for self-identified women. Women’s Networks programming focuses on supporting women to transition from poverty to sustainable livelihoods and we are looking for a new member to join our team!

Reporting to: Director of Programs and Executive Director

Primary Responsibilities

Project Planning, Design, and Delivery

  • Consult with the Executive Director and prepare project proposals. This includes defining the project's goals, objectives, risks, assumptions, staffing requirements, roles and responsibilities, work breakdown structure, milestones, and deliverables for each project.
  • Use a structured evidence-based approach to address decisions, considering both facts and opinions. Escalate to Executive Director when appropriate, document decisions made and follow up.
  • Conduct secondary research to identify best practices and alternative approaches to achieving project outcomes.
  • Allocate and manage financial and human resources to projects ensuring time, quality, and cost parameters are adhered to and within the scope of approved budgets.
  • Develop forms and records to document and track project activities.
  • Archive project documentation, create reference libraries, and compile lessons learned.
  • Organize work placements for participants during the programs.
  • Ensure COVID 19 operational plans are up to date and adequately mitigate risk.

Human Resource Management

  • Provide performance feedback to advance the skills of the team to meet organizational objectives.
  • Manage external consultants and volunteers as may be necessary from time to time.
  • Consult with the Executive Director in managing staff to ensure compliance with legislation to ensure leading practices are being applied.
  • Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards.

Training and Facilitation

  • Provide training and facilitation services to meet organizational needs as required.
  • Select or develop teaching aids such as training guides, course materials, and multimedia visual aids in collaboration with the Program Coordinator.
  • Adhere to adult learning principles by including and utilizing self-direction, life experience, goal orientation, and relevancy orientation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Understanding of Intersectional feminist approaches and applying Gender & Diversity lenses.
  • Knowledge of social justice and feminist issues in PEI and beyond.
  • Understanding of and ability to work from a strength-based and client-centred approach.
  • Leadership skills and ability to support and supervise team members.
  • Experience with Project Management.
  • Proven community development and networking skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Relevant post-secondary degree, or equivalent combination of work experience.


This position will take place in Charlottetown, PEI with a shared office space and some remote work possible as well. The position is 35 hours a week for 43 weeks with possibility of renewal, and the salary is $43,000 to $45,000.

Equity Statement

People from marginalized communities, including but not limited to women, indigenous people, people with disabilities, people of colour, queer and trans people, people who have migrated, refugees, or immigrants and people of low socioeconomic status are especially encouraged to apply. Please indicate in your cover letter if you consider yourself to be a member of a marginalized community and would like to be considered as such for the purpose of this hiring process.

How to Apply

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to Women's Network PEI by Sunday, July 25th, 2021 at 11:59 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Ainsley Kendrick by email (admin@wnpei.org) or by phone at 902-368-5040.

Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Also, candidates may be contacted on an ongoing basis, so we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible. Interviews will be scheduled from July 27th to 29th. The anticipated start date is Monday, August 16th, 2021.