Position: Project Manager, The Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT)
Project: TCAT, a project of Clean Air Partnership
Location: Toronto office. Remote work options (required during the COVID-19 pandemic).
Compensation: Full Time. $60,000-65,000, health benefits and full pension offered after 6 months.
Clean Air Partnership (CAP) is a charitable environmental organization launched in 2000. We enable communities to improve air quality, advance active transportation, and take bold climate action. We convene networks, lead research and knowledge transfer, and catalyze transformative action. The Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), a project of CAP since 2008, advances knowledge and evidence to build support for safe and inclusive streets for walking and cycling.
About the Position
Reporting to the TCAT Director, the Project Manager plays an integral role in every aspect of TCAT’s work. Current projects include managing and expanding TCAT’s network of community bike hubs in York Region, incubating suburban cycling, collecting, and analyzing data evaluating cycling and pedestrian focused initiatives, engaging communities on Vision Zero, translating academic research for practitioner use, and researching best practices and innovative approaches to active transportation.
The Project Manager helps set the vision, priorities, and direction of TCAT, and is responsible for developing new project ideas and writing funding proposals in collaboration with the TCAT Director. We are looking for candidates who are excited by the idea of developing new methods of moving active transportation forward and who can identify gaps in how municipalities, organizations, and communities currently pursue active transportation initiatives.
We recognize that there are many different ways to approach this work. We value different lived experiences and methods of engaging with active transportation. If you are applying from outside an active transportation lens, please indicate in your cover letter how your experience fits with TCAT’s mission.
- Develop and manage the next phase of TCAT’s suburban cycling initiative (2021-2024)
to deliver bicycle programming at the community bicycle hub in Markham, expand the
program within York Region, and open a second location in Newmarket.
- Develop and manage other projects as required.
- Oversee staff, volunteers, interns and consultants to ensure that projects are delivered
on time and within budget.
- Create workplans and budgets and track progress and spending with staff and
- Develop evaluation plans, collect program data and report on results to funders.
- Work with partners to determine opportunities for research on active transportation.
- Design research methodology and conduct qualitative and quantitative data collection,
including overseeing data collection teams.
- Prepare research reports, articles, presentations and other documentation to clearly present complex findings and recommendations to diverse audiences (government
staff, politicians, academics, the media, the public).
- Maintain a working knowledge of the literature and emerging trends in active
transportation and allied fields as relevant to TCAT projects.
- Assist TCAT Director in setting vision, strategy and priorities for TCAT.
- Build partnerships and foster multi-stakeholder relationships (NGOs, government staff
and agencies, politicians, consultants, etc.) for project collaboration.
- Identify opportunities for research, innovation and new projects that advance TCAT’s
mission, develop project plans and write funding proposals.
- Deliver presentations and workshops related to TCAT’s projects and research to various external stakeholder groups.
- Oversee staff, volunteers, and interns to develop content for a variety of communications channels.
- Coordinate with CAP Communications Lead on alignment between TCAT/CAP communications.
Skills and Qualifications
- Undergraduate degree in urban planning, community development, environmental
studies, or related personal and professional experience (minimum). Master’s degree or
post-graduate qualification a bonus, but not necessary.
- At least 3 years project management experience with excellent track record of
ensuring that projects are delivered on time and within budget.
- Experience managing and supervising staff, consultants and volunteers.
- Ideal candidate must demonstrate initiative, motivation and autonomy, possessing
organizational skills with attention to detail and managing several tasks concurrently.
- Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), with experience in research,
report writing, or communications. The candidate must possess the ability to write for both technical and nontechnical audiences, with the ability to translate complex ideas for
decision makers using appropriate communications methods.
- Research and data analysis skills, with experience developing data collection
methodology, collecting and analyzing data and drawing key finds.
- Passionate about extending the benefits of active transportation more equitably. An
understanding of sustainable and active transportation, and its critical role in creating
environmentally and economically cities is an asset.
- Excited by the possibilities of breaking new ground; adaptable and creative in
exploring new ideas and solutions and pivoting direction in response as needed.
- Experience in community organizing, group facilitation and/or motivating and bringing
people together and building alliances an asset.
- Experience in proposal writing for government and foundations an asset.
- Excellent computer (Word, PowerPoint and other media); WordPress and Adobe
Creative Suite experience an asset
Please email a single pdf file by 5pm, Friday, October 22nd to email@example.com with the following subject line: TCAT Project Manager.
This single pdf must include:
- Cover letter
- One technical writing sample (research report, briefing memo, academic or professional
publication article, max 5page, excerpt if necessary to keep to page limit) or one non-technical writing sample (blog post, op-ed, community flyer, magazine article, etc.; max 3page).Additionally, please provide a short video (max 60 seconds) detailing who you are and why you are passionate about advancing active transportation in Canadian communities (link or raw video can be provided).Clean Air Partnership values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.