JOB TITLE: PROJECT MANAGER   The Ummah Society is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Project Manager (PM). The PM would primarily be responsible for planning, managing, operationalising, and implementing multiple Society projects, particularly the expansion of the Society Daycare. The PM is a supervisory position and entails significant time commitment and flexible working hours to ensure effective execution of projects. The job will also require working and coordinating with Ummah Masjid & Community Center (UMCC) and Maritime Muslim Academy (MMA) staff and other Society resources and work programs. The PM would be the main point of contact for external stakeholders involved with projects under PM’s supervision.  The position reports directly to the Executive Director of the Ummah Masjid & Community Center (UMCC). This is a full-time position (40 hours/Week) and comes with competitive salary and benefits.   TERMS & CONDITIONS
  • The position is for a fixed term of one year.
  • Full-time position involving 40 hours per week with flexible working hours.
  • Days of work schedule to be decided according to the agreed upon schedule with the reporting manager.
  • Annual salary range is between $60,000 - $70,000.
  • Annual salary will be determined based on experience.
  • Education: A university or college degree or equivalent with a proven track record demonstrating solid managerial and leadership attributes.
  • Experience: Three years of experience in managing projects, preferably within non-profit organization. 
  • Experience in working with faith-based and/or community organisations is a definite asset. 
  • Verbal communication: Job requires the ability to speak in English. Command of a second language such as Arabic is certainly an asset.
  • Written communication: Ability to write reports and provide financial reconciliation is considered an important asset for this position. 
  • Diversity: Experience working in a multilingual, multicultural, and diverse community setting would be a significant plus. 
  • Teamwork: A dynamic, flexible, and team approach to work with moderate-to-high level of information technology literacy and technical know-how are essential.
  • Stamina: Ability to use logic and reason to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, to adjust actions in relation to others' actions, and to have good problem-solving skills, are required. 
  • Dependability: Job requires being punctual, reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. 
  • Self-Control: Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior; even in testing situations. 
  • Cooperation: Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-nature, cooperative attitude. 
  • Attention to detail: Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. 
  • Concern for others: Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
  • Being able to multi-task and follow all health and safety regulations are must.
  • Defining project objectives, project scope, and roles & responsibilities of stakeholders involved.
  • Defining resource requirements and managing resource availability & allocation -- both internal and with stakeholders.
  • Outlining a budget based on requirements and tracking costs to deliver projects on budget.
  • Preparing detailed project plans to schedule key project milestones, workstreams & activities.
  • Managing delivery of the project according to a plan approved by the reporting manager.
  • Tracking projects and providing regular reports on project status to project team and key stakeholders.
  • Managing and adjusting for any changes in project scope, schedule and/or budget.
  • Identifying and mitigating potential project-related hazards and risks.
  • Managing relationships and communicating with relevant stakeholders in order to ensure timely delivery of required tasks while maintaining professional standards.
  • The PM shall manage all components of the project including construction, infrastructure, as well as overseeing any future construction that will be undertaken that is related to the project.
  • The PM shall initiate, manage, and actively engage, along with the staff and the Board, in any related matters associated  with the project. 
  • The PM shall be responsible for the execution of the project and managing the activities and timeline of the project.
  • The PM is responsible for all Human Resources (HR), related to the project. 
  • The Project Manager shall supervise, monitor, and coordinate work and activities done by external contractors including third parties.
  • The Project Manager shall not cause or allow any organizational practice, activity, decision, or circumstances, which either (i) unlawful, (ii) imprudent, or (iii) in violation of best practices, the Ummah Society policies and procedures or the commonly accepted business and professional ethics, subject to the provisions of the applicable law. 
  • The PM should be responsible for other duties as may arise from time to time and as may be assigned to the Employee.
  HOW TO APPLY To apply for the position, please send your cover letter and resume, including the names and contact details of three referees to: hr@umcc.ca   ABOUT UMMAH SOCIETY Ummah Society is a registered charity operating in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It includes the Maritime Muslim Academy (MMA) and the Ummah Masjid & Community Centre. We have been serving Muslim communities in the region for many years now. As our community in Nova Scotia has been growing over the past many years, we are embarking on additional projects and responsibilities necessary to serve our growing community positively and effectively in the region. Ummah Society is undertaking a few projects to expand its services.To know more about the Ummah Society, please visit the Maritime Muslim Academy (MMA) Website at: https://www.ummahmasjid.ca/ and the Ummah Masjid & Community Center (UMCC) at: http://www.maritimemuslimacademy.ca/  

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