Project Manager, Refugee 613, Collective Impact Initiative for Refugee Claimants (CIIRC)

Job city: 
Job region: 
Eastern Ontario
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 12:00pm
Job terms: 
Full-time contract


Position: Project Manager, Refugee 613, Collective Impact Initiative for Refugee Claimants (CIIRC)
Term: 35 hours/week, June 2024 – March 2025, with possibility of extension until June 2025
Reports to: Director, Refugee 613
Location: 945 Wellington St. W

Are you a skilled project manager with experience in non-profit initiatives? Are you looking to apply your skills to building an exciting new, community-led project already making a difference in the lives of newcomers in Ottawa? Refugee 613 is looking for a dynamic and thoughtful organizer to lead the implementation of the new Collective Impact Initiative for Refugee Claimants (CIIRC).


OCISO supports immigrants through the journey of making Canada their home by providing creative and responsive programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, by building community through mutual respect and partnerships, and by fostering healthy and inclusive spaces for open dialogue and healing.

About Refugee 613

Refugee 613 is a communications organization created by a network of service providers, refugee sponsors and community volunteers. We provide our partners and the public with information, connection and inspiration to improve the welcome and integration of refugees. As part of our commitment to actively work to dismantle systemic racism, we strive to ensure equity and inclusion are embedded in our internal practices and services. Our small, energetic and diverse team highly values life experience, curiosity and creativity. We work hard, laugh a lot and care deeply about what we do.

Position Summary

Refugee 613 is the secretariat organization for the Collective Impact Initiative for Refugee Claimants (CIIRC), a multi-year project with funding from the Anar Fund (via the Ottawa Community Foundation), dedicated to bringing about significant improvements in the way refugee claimants access services in Ottawa. Working with a consultant, stakeholders have already developed a strategy of change, identified key priorities and designed a governance model. Working closely with the Refugee 613 Director and members of CIIRC, the Project Manager will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the activities of this new stakeholder collective, beginning with implementing the governance model and related processes as well as advancing the priority areas. Their duties will include project management, stakeholder relations, monitoring and evaluation, and recruitment and supervision of a small team.

Main Responsibilities:

● Embed equity and inclusion principles in all activities.
● Lead on the development of a project implementation plan based on the strategy of change and governance model.
● Collaborate with external consultants to develop and implement a monitoring and evaluation plan that reflects the key priorities.
● Coordinate partners, colleagues and consultants to develop comprehensive internal and external communications plans for CIIRC.
● Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to build partnerships and champion multi-sector collaboration.
● Oversee timely implementation of contracts and related services.
● Serve as liaison to funders and key partners where appropriate.
● Determine staffing needs to achieve program goals and objectives and participate in recruitment processes for new program employees.
● Represent CIIRC and/or Refugee 613 on relevant committees and task forces, as well as at speaking engagements, conference panels and training.
● Work closely with the Director to maintain, adapt, and implement priorities related to the collective work, including strategic and operational planning.
● Work closely with OCISO, Refugee 613’s fiscal sponsor, to ensure excellent relationship with their staff and effective implementation of OCISO policies and processes


● A minimum of two years’ experience managing projects in a non-profit environment, including responsibility for finances and governance: You know and love formal project management principles, and believe they’re essential to producing excellent results!
● Knowledge of human services, with experience in immigrant services an asset: You have worked in health, settlement, education or an allied sector and understand the context well.
● Experience managing a multi-stakeholder project, with familiarity with the formal Collective Impact approach considered an asset: You love helping people with a range of personalities and perspectives work together toward a common policy or service goal.
● Strong working knowledge of best practices in project budgeting and administration
● Lived experience as a refugee claimant or newcomer to Canada is considered a strong asset.
● Demonstrated ability to ensure equity and inclusion are priorities in project activities and deliverables
● Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to represent the organization externally across a wide range of stakeholders and constituencies
● Strong relationship-building skills with the ability to find common ground, build consensus and strengthen collaboration among diverse stakeholders
● Passion for Refugee 613’s mission, vision and values and an ability to communicate this passion to others
● Excellent written and spoken English mandatory. French or a second language an asset
● Experience in developing project plans and working with planning software such as Asana

Salary & Benefits: $63,700 to $64,974 annually. Comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, an RRSP plan and a generous leave entitlement.

How to apply: 

NOTE: Applications that do not follow these instructions will not be considered

Please send the following documents to HR Department at: by June 13, 2024 by12:00 p.m. (EST):

● A cover letter, with the following file name: NAME_CIIRCProgramManager_CoverLetter
● A resume with the following file name: NAME_ CIIRCProgramManager_Resume
Please include in your application a cover letter summarizing in less than 250 words how you meet the qualifications listed above. Do not just list your work history in your cover letter. Instead, show us that you have the leadership and project management skills we are looking for!

If you would like clarification on any of the criteria in this posting, please email us
with the position title in the subject line. Please keep your inquiries brief; this is not an invitation to
expand on your application, nor is it an opportunity for a pre-interview.

We encourage applications from qualified people of all backgrounds, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities.

OCISO is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, OCISO will endeavor to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the HR Administrator upon scheduling your interview.

Thank you for your interest in joining OCISO. We appreciate all applications. Due to the volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those selected for further consideration process upon request.

Halimah Shaw
Preferred contact method: