Employment Opportunity: Project Manager – Participatory Urban Planning

Offre d'emploi

Do you want to have a key role in transforming Montreal’s downtown core? Do you believe that residents should be involved in shaping their environment? Are you a dynamic team leader? The Peter-McGill Community Council would like to meet you!

Our mission is to bring together the various different members of our downtown district and encourage them to work together in order to cultivate a sense of belonging and encourage active participation in neighbourhood life.

Our organisation is currently leading a community engagement project, as part of Centraide’s Collective Impact Project program, that aims to improve the quality of life

Primary responsibilities:

Mobilisation and Advocacy

  • Structure mobilisation and advocacy activities that influence elected officials and other decision-makers in establishing public or collective spaces
  • Strategically monitor upcoming public consultations and site developments
  • Grow the project’s coalition by targeting and approaching potential partners
  • Plan and facilitate meetings for the project’s steering committee


  • Act as the project’s spokesperson and coordinate the implementation of our action plan
  • Plan the project’s timeline and follow-up on desired results and outcomes
  • Implement and coordinate evaluation and documentation procedures
  • Write reports
  • Lead the project’s team: mobilisation and communication officers


  • 3 to 5 years of experience as a project manager or similar position
  • Ability to react quickly to current events and influence decision-makers and elected officials
  • Strong interest in participatory urban planning
  • Experience mobilising the public and facilitating activities that encourage collectivity and team work
  • Strong communication and outreach skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline
  • Good command of spoken and written French and English
  • Ability to manage budgets
  • Autonomy and flexibility
  • Experience in event planning (asset)
  • Familiarity with the Peter-McGill neighbourhood (asset)
  • Project Management Professional Certificate (asset)

Working conditions

  • 35 hours per week, one-year renewable contract
  • Hourly wage between 20.89$ and 23.35$ based on the organisation’s salary scale.
  • Occasional availability on evenings and weekends

Please send your curriculum vitae and cover letter to the Selection Committee by December 18, 2018 by e-mail: communicationpic@petermcgill.org. Please use the subject line “Application for Project Manager: Participatory Urban Planning”. Interviews will be held on January 9, 2019.