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Are you a firestarter?

If you have a passion for communication, creativity, community engagement, and diversity and inclusion, we want to hear from you. We are a fully virtual team that is spread across Canada and welcome talent from across the country. Take a look at our latest job posting.

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Creative Fire is a 100% Indigenous-owned consulting agency that provides expert support in research, strategy, and creative execution. With deep Indigenous roots and more than two decades working alongside institutions, companies and leaders in Indigenous and non-Indigenous settings, we know that forging relationships between these two worlds poses challenges that takes unwavering commitment to solve. We help bridge gaps of understanding and build connections between Indigenous and non-Indigenous players, helping advance initiatives in such areas as: reputation management, diversity and inclusion, change management and more. From corporate reporting and recruitment to community and public relations, we work with clients to address their most important business, engagement and communications needs.

And, at the heart of Creative Fire is, well, a heart. As a purpose-driven company, we believe we can contribute to a more progressive, inclusive and diverse Canada. We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in our work and fostering it within our business. We encourage applications from applicants of all backgrounds and identities.    

PROJECT MANAGER - VIRTUAL POSITION

Apply before: February 12th, 2021

JOB TITLE: Project Manager

REPORTS TO: Director

TYPE: Full-time, permanent; 40 hours/week

LOCATION: We are a fully virtual team that is spread across Canada. We welcome talent from across the country.

WHAT WE OFFER
  • Competitive salary, medical and dental benefits
  • Professional development
  • Flexible, virtual work environment
  • Purpose-driven work with a passionate and talented team
RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Management

  • Assemble project teams in coordination with the corresponding Director
  • Develop and maintain multiple project plans, schedules and budgets. Ensure projects stay on time and on budget
  • Work collaboratively with strategic lead to define project requirements, create project plan, and build it in our project management platform
  • Manage project documentation throughout all states of the project (ex. estimates, contracts, change orders)
  • Ensure issues and risks are anticipated and find solutions to mitigate or escalate to resolve
  • Work with project administrator to manage administrative aspects of projects, such as setting up jobs in Clients & Profits, logging project time, running reports
  • Review final project reporting to determine project performance
  • Work with project admin to archive final project files
  • Prepare client presentations, kick off decks, status update meeting, etc
  • Facilitate client meetings

Team Leadership

  • In collaboration with senior strategic lead (or Director, as applicable), brief assigned team members on projects and lead kick-off meeting to assign roles and responsibilities, discuss timeline and budget
  • Hold regular team meetings to stay current on project status, issues, risks
  • Lead post-mortem team meetings to review project performance, identify areas of success and areas of improvement
  • Hold periodic meetings with Directors to discuss team performance on projects, make recommendations for improvements in the future

Client Contact

  • Act as the primary client contact on projects
  • Hold regular status meetings with clients, involving other team members as appropriate
  • Manage client issues, including scope creep, and facilitate conversations to resolve
  • Act as point of contact for project deliverables and documents, manage delivery of drafts and feedback between client and team
QUALIFICATIONS
  • 4+ years of experience working at a consulting/marketing agency in a project management role
  • Formal project management training preferred
  • Being Indigenous and/or significant experience working with Indigenous organizations/projects would be preferred
  • Extensive understanding of the project management lifecycle for creative agency projects
  • A creative problem solver who is driven to provide solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; consistent demonstration of diplomacy, decisiveness and problem solving
  • Able to work as part of a cross-functional team in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable working with and managing clients
  • Genuinely interested in the success of our clients and facilitating that success by bringing best practices and client-centred service to interactions and projects
  • Comfortable working with little supervision, and able to manage time and priorities effectively
  • Process driven with an exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Likes to have fun and work as part of an energetic and enthusiastic team

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND ACCESSIBILITY

As a purpose-driven company, we believe we can contribute to a more progressive, inclusive and diverse Canada. We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in our work and fostering it within our business. We are always looking for candidates who can expand our team culture and bring new strengths and perspectives to the work, and strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds and identities. An equitable and accessible recruitment process is a key part of our approach. Please let us know if we can offer accommodations for you in the recruitment process or if you have feedback on how to make our recruiting more accessible.

HOW TO APPLY

As a diverse and inclusive employer, we encourage all qualified and interested candidates to apply. Your application should include:

  • Detailed cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position and why you are the ideal candidate
  • Resume

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