Lead Project Manager


Type: Full-time; one-year contract (with possibility of renewal)

Salary: $28-$30/hour (commensurate with experience and current HR policies)

Benefits: 3 weeks holiday, personal and wellness days and winter break. Group insurance plan (health, dental, life, and more) and Group RRSP plan (employer-matched).


Do you have proven experience in a Lead Project Manager role? Are you someone who can orchestrate multiple facets of a project in perfect harmony? Are you a natural leader who knows how to motivate and support a team? If so, NETWORK is a fast-growing organization and would like to offer you the opportunity to join its team.


Reporting to the Executive Director and the Deputy Executive Director, the Lead Project Manager is responsible for the Community Project Managers and the Event Planner. With the support of these collaborators, the Lead Project Manager plans, organises and coordinates the various teams and ensures that the objectives are achieved in accordance with the values and approach of the NETWORK. They ensure the expected quality of the project results by maintaining a harmonious cohesion with all the teams.

Main Responsibilities

  • Gather and update all information regarding projects under their responsibility;
  • Ensure with superiors that they have the right understanding of the scope of the project and that its implementation meets the needs;
  • Plan the project in close collaboration with the teams concerned, taking into account the human, material and financial resources available;
  • Authorize all project-related expenses while respecting the budgets and procedures in place;
  • Maintain effective communication between all stakeholders to share issues and problems encountered and solutions provided;
  • Meet periodically with project team members to support them in planning work, timelines and deliverables;
  • Support and train project assistants to enable them to progress in their professional development within the NETWORK;
  • Carry out the annual evaluation of the work of the project managers and assistants under their supervision, renew and modify the employment contracts, in agreement with the Executive Director and the Deputy Executive Director;
  • Organize the transfer of knowledge and ensure the documentary management of projects;
  • Contribute to and coordinate the various processes related to funding applications, write progress reports and closing statements;
  • Participate in the weekly team meeting;
  • Be present at events and gatherings to ensure smooth running;
  • Act as a facilitator during meetings with partners when required.

Professional Skills

  • Proven experience (minimum 3 years) in using the principles of project management, such as management phases (planning and organization, implementation, control and closure), implementation phases (human resources management, cost compliance, quality assurance,
  • Knowledge of the functioning of an NPO and the workings of public funding at all levels;
  • Ability to manage several projects and several teams simultaneously and to maintain cohesion between them;
  • Interpersonal skills, able to communicate in French and English;
  • Excellent writing skills in one of the two languages. Knowledge of an Indigenous language is an asset;
  • University education or certification in project management an asset.

Personal Skills

  • Self-motivated, team player, good work ethic;
  • Open to collaborative management;
  • Community spirit and commitment to decolonization;
  • Significant knowledge of and sensitivity to the realities of the Inuit, Métis and First Nations communities in the greater Montreal area.


Please send your cover letter and resume before October 25 to: jobs@reseaumtlnetwork.com

NOTE: Given the mission and nature of the activities of the Montreal Indigenous Community NETWORK, First Nations, Inuit and Métis applicants will be given priority.

Candidates who believe they are overqualified for this position are encouraged to apply. The NETWORK is a fast-growing organization.