Project Manager - Full Time

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Plan Institute
  • Community Outreach
  • Program / Project Evaluation & Development
  • Program / Project Management
Full Time
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland - Vancouver
Manager (Supervisor of Staff)N/A2019-12-022020-01-05

Full-Time Project Manager – Plan Institute

About Plan Institute:

Plan Institute is a non-profit social enterprise that works to improve the lives of people with disabilities through innovation, education, and leadership.

  • Innovation – We engage in social innovation through community-based projects and partnerships that help to improve the lives of those living with disabilities.
  • Education – We offer educational initiatives designed for individuals, families, and organizations; including workshops, courses, retreats, publications, and resources.
  • Leadership – We provide collaborative leadership by convening a diverse group of stakeholders to encourage public policy reform and system transformation.

Plan Institute builds on the 30 years of our sister organization, PLAN’s (Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network), experience by working with families to build a good life for people with disabilities. We currently have 7 affiliate organizations throughout Canada and the United States.

In this video, we discuss why Plan Institute was founded, what has been accomplished over the years, and our hopes for the future: Plan Institute 20th Anniversary Video. Check out our website to find out more:


“Big thank you to Plan Institute...For your generous and skillful expertise in the areas of Disability Planning and RDSP's. It can be such a mind-boggling and stressful maze... what a relief to not feel so alone! It's a tremendous and invaluable service that you provide... and I'm grateful to know I will have somewhere to turn for up to date and specific information, served up with compassion... for years to come.” Disability Planning Helpline caller, 2019


About the Position:

We are looking for an experienced and energetic Project Manager who is inspired by our organizational values and vision. Through managing projects at Plan Institute, this position works on initiatives that propel our vision outwards into the community. The individual in this position must be able to work both autonomously and collaboratively, with a high volume of tasks and deliverables, while looking for opportunities for growth, support, and partnership.


  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Capacity to balance meticulous attention to detail while ensuring multiple deliverables on various projects.
  • Exceptional time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong budget management experience.
  • Strong initiative with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent writing skills, including experience writing grants, proposals, and reports.
  • Exceptionally organized and detail-oriented, while maintaining flexibility and adaptability.
  • Experience working with multiple partners and stakeholders, including foundations, government, business, and non-profit organizations.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and connection-building skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team setting.
  • Understanding of and experience in the family led disability movement and other marginalized populations, as well as the concepts of asset-based community development.
  • Experience working in non-profit organizations.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Asana an asset.
  • Experience supervising staff or volunteers an asset.
  • Experience with the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) a strong asset.


  • Project manage all Plan Institute projects, including writing proposals and work plans, building budgets, carrying out deliverables, overseeing all aspects of completion and final reporting to funders.
  • Manage and oversee government and corporate partnerships for our Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) projects.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director on developing new initiatives and projects, including grant writing and funding opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the Plan Institute team on the integration of projects into existing initiatives.
  • Manage stakeholders and liaise with partners on various initiatives, maintaining relationships and expanding partnerships where appropriate.
  • Supervise the project team.
  • Other project work as required.

Compensation & Work Schedule:

  • Hours of work are 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, from 9 AM to 5 PM (some flexibility is available). Will need to be available to work some evenings and weekends for events.
  • Competitive compensation, including a benefits plan, RRSP matching, and potential bonuses.
  • Starting in February 2020, or as soon as possible.

How to Apply:

  • Please apply here. Please note that applications will only be accepted through our application form.
  • We thank all applicants for their consideration of this position. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by mid-January.
  • Job posting closes on January 5, 2020.