Project Manager- Ref #2023-046

Project Manager – Ref #2023-046

The Project Manager is the point person in charge of overseeing and leading the planning and completion of special projects for Nodin Mental Health Services.  The Project Manager is the bridge between management and teams tasked with the actual execution of projects, working closely with management to ensure the scope and direction of each project is on schedule.  The Project Manager either works individually to complete projects or mobilizes counterparts internally and externally into teams for project completion.  The objective of the position is to ensure special attention is dedicated to on-going projects, development, implementation and strengthening Nodin’s mental health service provision.

Nodin is the mental health department of Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority.  It is a mental health resource for 33 First Nations communities served by SLFNHA.  Nodin provides mental health counselling, support, and intervention services to First Nation children, youth, adults and families.  Services include intake, travelling counsellors to First Nation communities, a crisis response program, community-based children’s mental health and addiction workers, youth school counsellors, traditional healing, on-call, and an outpatient mental health service based in Sioux Lookout.

Starting Salary Rate: $81,200 – $104,508 per annum

Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference (OHRC, Part II, Special Employment)


• Minimum level of education is completion of a university (bachelor program) in a relevant discipline (project management, social work, business administration, management)
• Minimum amount of project management work experience required is 1-3 years
• Preferable experience working in the area of mental health
• Managerial skills
• Well-rounded, skilled in both the technical and human relations aspects of leading teams
• Skilled at planning and organizing every detail of projects
• Can manage multiple projects concurrently and meet deadlines
• Excellent coordination skills
• Confidence in using math and budget maintenance
• Strong analytical and organizational skills to delegate tasks, motivate, problem solve, examine data and manage priorities in a deadline-oriented environment
• Experience working with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes
• Flexible to adjust in response to changes that arise during projects
• Proven achievement of successful project outcomes
• Must have excellent keyboarding skill and computer skills
• Competent in or willing to learn project management software and design programs
• Strong writing skills and accuracy are essential
• Report writing is a critical skill
• Strong communication skills for negotiating, problem solving, and knowledge sharing
• Relationship-building skills and ability to maintain effective professional relationships
• Capacity to engage and collaborate with other SLFNHA departments and multiple stakeholders to gain various perspectives for successful completion of projects
• Team building skills
• Leadership skills to run effective working groups
• Confident public speaking skills
• A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected
• Adept at completing projects independently with minimal supervision
• Ability to function successfully during change management, under pressure, in a fast-paced environment
• Able to design and deliver presentations internally and externally
• Demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations
• Knowledge of First Nations people, history, culture, health priorities and social issues
• Ability to communicate in one of the First Nations dialects of the Sioux Lookout region is an asset
• Must be willing to travel to communities as necessary or to off-site local locations


• Oversee all aspects of projects as approved by Director
• Explore and present opportunities for projects to strengthen service provision
• Work on projects to help implement program development and improvement
• Review existing reports with recommendations/changes, and plan projects to fulfil recommendations
• Work with staff to determine types of projects to meet departmental and user needs
• Determine project scope and outline project objectives, inputs, and outputs
• Complete terms of reference if working with others to help team members understand what the scope is and who is responsible for what
• Identify and formulate realistic objectives and processes to reach them
• Establish budgets and monitor expenditures as required
• Develop project plans and manage deliverables according to decided plans
• Decide the methodology used in the projects
• Ensure deliverables fall within the applicable scope and budget
• Establish project schedules and determine each phase
• Lead, assign tasks to project team members, and monitor timelines and milestones
• Ensure the scope and direction of each project is on schedule, problem solve and address any issues
• Proactively assess risks to projects and make recommendations to mitigate
• Document progress and provide regular updates to management
• Record minutes at meetings
• Coordinate and complete projects on time, within budget and scope
• Measure performance against expectations throughout projects
• Prepare reports for management regarding status of group projects and final summary reports
• Record meeting minutes
• Use project management tools, spreadsheets, data visualization/graphs etc. to track progress and accomplishments
• Include key stakeholders in projects as necessary
• In addition to project work with teams, to work independently on completing projects
• Other duties as required

SLFNHA currently “Strongly Recommends” COVID-19 immunizations and requests your immunization status to be sent to our staff health department if successful in the recruitment process.

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