Job Opportunity: Program Manager (Quebec)

Position Summary

The Program Manager duties will include developing and implementing programing specific to the Quebec department; enhancing the existing relationships with partners across Quebec while building new relationships; managing stakeholders/ internal and external meetings; researching, assessing and delivering projects to address racism.

Job title: Program Manager (Quebec)

Job classification: Unionized

Employment status: Full-time salaried contract until March 31, 2025

35 hours per week
Ability to travel and attend weekend, early morning and evening meetings as required

Work location: Montreal, Quebec; hybrid working setting but may return to on site where applicable

Salary: $76,125 per annum. CRRF is a unionized workplace and the position and its salary are subject to a Collective Agreement.

CRRF offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes three weeks of vacation, two Personal Floating Days, sick days and 4% of annual income towards RRSP plan, and life, disability, medical, dental care insurance and professional development fund.

Probationary period: 90 days.


Program Operations for CRRF in Quebec:

  • Facilitate development of project and program action plans, including documents related to scope, stakeholders,goals, and deliverables.
  • Create briefing and issue analysis documents such as: briefing notes, research papers and program options notes, jurisdictional and environmental scans, PowerPoint presentations.
  • Deliver verbal briefings on issues to director, office of CEO and external partners.
  • Plan, implement, and manage projects throughout the project lifecycle, including managing changes that occur and providing summary analysis and recommendations.
  • Manage program communications including data and information management.
  • Collaborate with internal teams, external partners, and stakeholders to plan and execute a variety of programs.
  • Organize and participate in conferences and present information sessions and workshops as required.
  • Track program deliverables and develop program progress evaluations, including quarterly and similar program reports as requested

CRRF Programs and Projects:

  • Identify emerging program engagement opportunities for the Foundation in Quebec.
  • Provide advice to the Quebec Director on program development and partnership engagement.
  • Coordinate and oversee projects and programs in alignment with the objectives set by the Quebec Director.
  • Manage program budgets, resources, and timelines to ensure successful delivery of initiatives.
  • Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness, making necessary adjustments to optimize outcomes.
  • Develop stakeholder engagement and consultation material i.e. agendas, notes, strategies, questions and answer documents.
  • Foster and maintain strong relationships with community organizations, government agencies, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to successfully deliver projects, acting as a liaison between internal departments and external stakeholders.
  • Support all CRRF’s priorities including but not limited to combating hate crimes, youth programing and granting initiatives, etc.


  • Use project management methodology to manage and deliver on projects (including measuring outcomes).
  • Keep abreast of relevant race relations issues, especially relevant policy debates, trends, policies and changes that affect CRRF’s strategy and policy direction in Quebec.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Develop and maintain professional networks and relationships in this sector.
  • Contribute to the development of strategic and business plans.
  • Thorough, reliable and accurate.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Fluently bilingual in both French and English, with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Degree or diploma (or equivalent experience) in social sciences, public policy or related field.
  • Experience or strong understanding of race relations inter-cultural dynamics in the Quebec context, the impact of race discriminations and anti-racism engagement activities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of public policy and legislative landscape related to systemic racism, race relations, and hate crimes.
  • Preferred at least 3 years of experience in program and/or project management, including 2 years focused on public policy-related writing, projects or programs. This specialization should include expertise in program development, contract management, and project oversight.
  • Demonstrate ease in initiating and nurturing relationships with local organizations, communities, and various levels of government. Building upon existing relationships is key. Previous community-related work experience along with an existing network of stakeholders from diverse communities, institutions, and government bodies is an asset.
  • Excel in delivering articulate, written and oral briefings to directors, CEOs, and external community partners as required.
  • Excellent planning, interpersonal, organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Detail-oriented and multitasking effectively with the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel) and other digital tools and applications, including but not limited to Google Calendar, Salesforce and the Box platforms management. Comfortable using Zoom and other platforms as required for hosting online meetings and events.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.

To apply

Please send cover letter and résumé by August 31, 2023:

Veronica Xie
HR Advisor

Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application process.

Proof of eligibility to work in Canada , education, and three professional references from your previous supervisor and coworkers will be requested if you are considered for the position.

Interviews will be held via Zoom.

While all applications are appreciated and will be handled in the strictest confidence, only those candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted. CRRF may cancel, postpone, or revise employment opportunities at any time.

CRRF values diversity and is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and cross-cultural sensitivity. We encourage applications from Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

We accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Please indicate your need for accommodation in your application.

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