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Program Manager Job Position

Creating Hope Society GBV – 9 HOURS PER WEEK
Program Manager

Project Manager Position

The Creating Hope Society is an Indigenous non-profit organization seeking to hire a project manager based in Edmonton, Alberta, for a 3-year Canadian Institutes of Health-funded research project titled “Remembering Right Relationships: Traditional Indigenous and Land-Based Intervention for Gender-Based Violence.” Led by Bernadette Iahtail, this project aims to develop, implement, and measure the effectiveness of Indigenous culture and land-based interventions in reducing gender- based violence (GBV) experienced by Indigenous women and gender-diverse people.

Hours: Part-time, 9 hours per week (contract)
Term: 12 months
Hourly wage: $40/hr

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build connections with community partners, community service providers and collaborators.
  • Work with our diverse team of researchers, in collaboration with Elders and community advisors, to engage with participants to co-create an array of culture-based GBV interventions that are both land-based (spring/summer/fall) and urban-based (winter).
  • Responsible for utilizing the required knowledge, processes and tools to ensure smooth administrative operations and development of the project.
  • Work closely with the project coordinator and research staff to offer direction and guidance, and be well informed of the overlapping parts of the project.
  • Responsible for strategic planning to determine short and long-term project goals.
  • Work closely with the principal investigator to develop a detailed project financial plan, and manage the budget throughout the project.
  • Oversee the logistics of the culture camps, gatherings, peer support program and digital storytelling program with the project coordinator.
  • Manage the logistics involving data collection sessions, which will be gathered through pre/post-test questionnaires and focus groups (talking, sharing circles).
  • Searching and writing grant proposals for available funding opportunities.
  • The successful candidate will be required to take the OCAP Training Course
  • Must attend all in-person and virtual meetings.


  • Degree (MA, PhD, PhD (abd)) in a relevant field (health sciences, sociology, social work, population health). BA with five+ years of experience will be considered.
  • A research background in qualitative research is required for this position. A background in quantitative research methods is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous research methodologies, Indigenous protocols and working with Elders and Knowledge Keepers.
  • Training in and four or more years of experience doing collaborative community-based research, practice, and /or program evaluation with Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and communities.
  • Understanding of GBV for diverse populations, including Indigenous women and LGBTQ2SA+ individuals.
  • Must have reliable transportation and current valid Alberta Driver’s License and 2 million insurance and liability coverage
  • Driver’s Abstract required; Criminal Record Check and Child Welfare Intervention Check required.
  • Must live in Edmonton, Alberta or the surrounding area

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Must have sound knowledge of Indigenous communities in Alberta, be able to make connections and observe key protocols required for community engagement.
  • Must be self-directed and able to work autonomously.Ability to work well in a team environment and direct others non-hierarchically.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Effective time management skills and adaptable to change.
  • Grant writing experience.
  • Must be non-judgmental and have previous experience working with diverse groups of people.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Indigenous research and research ethics principles are required.

Creating Hope Society’s policy and procedures prohibit any discrimination based on Age, Ancestry, Color, Gender, Marital status, Physical or mental disability, Place of origin, Race or ethnic background, Religious belief, Sexual orientation, or Source of income.

Send your resume to long with contact information for a previous employer, and one academic referee. Use this subject line for the emails: “GBV-RRR project manager application – Bernadette Iahtail.”