Program Manager – Pacific Immigrant Resources Society

Website Pacific Immigrant Resources Society

We are looking for an innovative, highly organized and passionate individual to provide leadership to
our programs that empower immigrant women and their children to participate fully in Canadian life.
The ideal candidate will have excellent cross-cultural communication skills, a strong background in
employee engagement and be able to work across a wide range of fields including ESL and early
childhood development, women’s (economic) development and settlement.

The Manager of Programs will oversee the day-to- day operations of PIRS programs, including
people leadership, maintaining relationships with partners and ensuring that PIRS’s goals and
objectives are being met through program planning, evaluation, administration and relationship

The position is 35 hours per week.

Main Responsibilities:

    • Overall coordination of PIRS programs, ensuring that they fit within PIRS’ mission, vision
      and goals.
    • Make recommendations for program enhancements, updates and new ideas that support the PIRS mission.
    • Monitor and evaluate the delivery of programs for quality and ensure that PIRS is meeting its funded target deliverables within budget including developing efficient monitoring tools and ensuring that programs are collecting relevant data to meet PIRS’ evaluation and reporting needs
    • Write proposals and reports to funders and support content development for communications material
    • People leadership including contracting, assigning and supervising program staff, regular coaching, conducting regular performance reviews, developing and implementing ongoing staff orientation and training, succession planning, recruiting and supporting contracted facilitators for specific groups
    • Ensure effective communication internally as well as with funders and community partners
    • Support PIRS’ volunteer program that extends PIRS’ mission
    • Participate in PIRS budgeting and strategic planning processes and support PIRS fund development activities.
    • Supervise expenditures within assigned budgets and make budget recommendations.


  • Desired Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as: Social Work, Human & Social Development, or
      the Social Sciences, or Human Resource Management.
    • Early Childhood Education or TESOL certification preferred.
    • 5+ years’ experience in a leadership role, supervision and program management within the
      nonprofit sector; experience working with immigrant &/or refugee women and families of
      various backgrounds / ages preferred or equivalent combination of experience and education.


  • Desired Skills and Attributes:
    • Excellent cross-cultural communication skills (verbal and basic counselling, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills)
    • Demonstrated experience in team building, group facilitation, assessment and problem
      solving skills
    • Knowledge of ESL, settlement, family resource, early childhood development resources and
      community in the Lower Mainland and ability to work collaboratively with existing service
    • Excellent time management skills with work prioritization abilities
    • Excellent oral and written English language skills
    • Proficient in the use of computers for word processing, budgeting, database, marketing,
      website management, social media and communication
    • Additional language skills an asset
    • Experience of IRCC Language & Settlement programs an asset
    • Experience with proposal development an asset

To apply, send resume and cover letter in one PDF document to: Mariam Bouchoutrouch, Executive Director

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