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Project Manager

Project Manager
  • Contract
  • Remote

Website Indigenous Editors Association

The Indigenous Editors Association is seeking an experienced Project Manager to lead the planning, coordination, and execution of our Digital Strategies Project: “Connecting Diverse Publishing Professionals and Employers.” This project aims to develop an accessible, sustainable, adaptable, and interactive portal for IEA members and affiliates, with the intention to improve Indigenous representation in the publishing industry. We are looking for someone with experience managing web development projects and who understands the special considerations of working with Indigenous stories and knowledge of accessibility standards in the publishing industry.

About the Organization

The Indigenous Editors Association is a membership organization that was formed by Indigenous editors and publishing professionals as a mutual support network. The IEA connects Indigenous people who work with stories and the publishing industry, and believes Indigenous stories and knowledge systems must be approached with Indigenous community-focused editing practices, employed with care by Indigenous editors.

Contract Details

Position: Project Manager, Independent Contract

Start date: October 2022

Term: Up to 2 years

Salary: $50,000 – 60,000 (depending on experience and qualifications)

Location: Remote

Description:

The Project Manager will oversee the development of our Digital Strategies Project from start to finish. They will collaborate with stakeholders on the scope of the project, participate in design discussions, lead the development, oversee implementation, track and document the process, and prepare reports.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with project partners and team members to assess and define project requirements, resources, budget, phases, deliverables, schedules, and timelines;
  • Consult with internal stakeholders to determine needs, priorities, and goals with respect to functionality and design;
  • Assess and mitigate potential project risks and proactively identify blocks to success;
  • Troubleshoot and test prototypes, as well as oversee integration of the portal;
  • Facilitate virtual meetings and collaborate with project team members and partners, to generate ideas, discuss problems, and receive feedback;
  • Recruit and facilitate focus groups; conduct user research and testing;
  • Liaise between stakeholders (web developers, external project partners, focus group participants, etc.);
  • Continuously track and keep records of project progress and budget by updating project plans, timelines, and reports;
  • Present project updates to stakeholders;
  • Ensure project deliverables are met on time and within budget.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • As an Indigenous-run organization serving Indigenous professionals, the IEA is committed to hiring Indigenous talent who can demonstrate their connection to their Indigenous community/ies;
  • Able to work from home with your own computer/laptop;
  • Experience in project management, ideally in a non-profit environment;
  • Experience in portal/website building and working with design and development teams;
  • Ability to oversee and manage large budgets, balance priorities, meet deadlines and targets, and delegate tasks;
  • Experience with administrative and financial management;
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and time-management skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership and collaboration skills;
  • Ability to offer creative and innovative ideas and thinking;
  • Proficiency in programming languages, such as HTML, considered an asset.

If you don’t meet all the criteria but are enthusiastic about the position, please let us know in your cover letter by detailing what you would bring to the role. We value employment equity and strongly encourage applications from people with disabilities, all genders, and the LGBTQ2S+ community. If you require accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know by email at info@indigenouseditorsassociation.ca

How to Apply:

Send your cover letter and resume (or curriculum vitae) in single PDF to info@indigenouseditorsassociation.ca with “Project Manager” as the subject heading. In your cover letter, please demonstrate your connection to your Indigenous community/ies and outline your qualifications and skills for the role.

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We look forward to receiving your application!

To apply for this job email your details to info@indigenouseditorsassociation.ca

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