Sr Project Manager, Indigenous Strategies (City of Hamilton)

JOB ID #: 14849
Sr Project Manager, Indigenous Strategies
Healthy & Safe Communities
Children's Services & Neighbourhood Development
Lister Block, 28 James St. N., Hamilton, ON

HOURS Of WORK: 35 per week
SALARY/HOUR:  $47.537 - $55.597 per hour

Note:  See appropriate Collective Agreement or the Non-Union Salary Range for details.

STATUS/LENGTH: Permanent Full-time
Job Description ID #:  A10388


Reporting to Manager, Community Strategies, the Senior Project Manager, Urban Indigenous Strategy, will support the development and implementation of an Urban Indigenous Strategy for Hamilton that reflects the recommendations of the 2015 Truth and Reconcilliation Commission Report at the local level. The Senior Project Manager will have an in-depth knowledge of the history, policies, culture and demographics of Hamilton’s Urban Indigenous community. The Senior Project Manager will build relationships with local Indigenous leaders, engage service providers, facilitate conversations with community groups, attend key events, leverage collaborative opportunities and ensure the strategic integration of project deliverables within broader national and provincial Indigenous strategies and the new community vision for the city of Hamilton.


Baccalaureate degree in social sciences, public policy, human services or a related discipline with equivalent combination of education and work experience in government, non-profit, private or community service agencies.

Comprehensive knowledge of the Indigenous community, culture, etiquette, events, service agencies, community networks and strategies.
In-depth knowledge and understanding of the social, historical, political and economic factors that shaped and continue to shape the experience of Indigenous peoples in Hamilton.
Experience in project management, policy analysis and program development, including proven research and program evaluation skills.
Extensive and demonstrated leadership experience working with diverse stakeholders, including not-for profit social organizations, community groups, businesses, education, health and other community stakeholders.
Demonstrated political acuity, diplomacy and ability to work with elected and senior government officials.
Demonstrated problem-solving capacity related to the complexities of working with multiple stakeholders and the ability to relate well to a culturally diverse population.
Proven organizational and time management skills including the ability to work with tight deadlines and competing priorities.

Excellent communication and report writing skills.
Ability to develop and deliver reports and presentations on project status, milestones, achievements, risks and mitigation controls.

Working knowledge of relevant software and computer programs such as Microsoft productivity tools, MS Visio and other related programs. Professional training or designation in disciplines such as project management, business analysis, process improvement, program evaluation and public engagement is an asset.
Must be able to work evenings and weekends.

NOTE: To fulfill the City of Hamilton’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity and pursuant to Section 24 of the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code), this position is restricted to applicants who identify as a member of an Indigenous community (First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples).  Candidates from this designated group are invited to self-identify in their cover letter, in a transparent manner, as part of the application process.


Be advised that Human Resources frequently audits resumes of internal/external applicants to ensure/validate information provided is consistent and trustworthy. Falsification of information provided at any time throughout the recruitment process may be grounds for disqualification, and for internal applicants, subject to discipline up to and including termination.


The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Consistent with our Values and Corporate Culture Pillars, the City of Hamilton is committed to providing equitable treatment to all with respect to barrier-free employment and accommodation without discrimination. The City will provide accommodation for applicants in all aspects of the hiring process, up to the point of undue hardship.  If you have an accommodation need, please contact Human Resources as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements. 

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The incumbent shall comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Practices for this position and the workplace.

It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that their application reaches Human Resources by the closing date or they may not be considered. It is also the responsibility of applicants to supply qualifications, licences and related experience relevant to the qualifications outlined above for this competition as directed. On the basis of the criteria set out above, this posting is open to all applicants

The statements made by me are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge.  I understand that any falsification of statements, misrepresentations, deliberate omission or concealment of information may be considered just cause for discipline, up to and including termination for internal applicants and disqualification for external applicants.

Please apply on or before: February 20th, 2019
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