Project Manager

  • Canberra
  • Full-Time

About the Role

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the PMO Manager will be the custodian of organisation-wide project management standards, templates, tools and processes. The position will provide oversight, high-level coordination and management to portfolio, program and project management across Communities at Work, working closely with leaders and staff to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide high-level support and advice to the Communities at Work leadership team in project development, management, prioritisation, change management, performance monitoring, reporting and tracking.
  • Work collaboratively with department leaders and staff to implement and manage a standardised and integrated project management process.
  • Facilitate the project management process, including scoping workshops, planning and budgeting, change management plans, post-implementation reviews and other project-related workshops.
  • Assess the risks and opportunities of identified projects, options and actions and ensure risks and impact is assessed when determining project viability.
  • Ensure quality assurance and control in the project management system.
  • Monitor the project portfolio and developing solutions to manage and recover projects that go off course.
  • Deliver and/or coordinate training for existing and new staff in the project management system, processes and tools, including the development of all communication and training materials.
  • Regularly evaluate the project management system, processes, policies and tools to ensure it is fit-for purpose and seek ways to improve its efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Work with the department leaders and staff to support the coordination and submission of proposals and tenders.
  • Analyse project portfolio and prepare project/program/portfolio/KPI reports and dashboards for senior management

About You

You are an experienced project manager looking to make a real difference working for a values-based organisation committed to making a positive contribution to the lives of Canberrans and create a positive social impact in our community. With a proven ability and demonstrated experience managing the project management life cycle, you will have a track record of successfully delivering PMO services, with strong stakeholder management skills and ability to influence and drive a strategic agenda. You will have:

  • At least 3+ years' experience in project management
  • Strong knowledge of program / PMO management practices, processes, and governance.
  • Experience leading and managing the delivery of projects
  • Experience with project management software tools
  • Project management certification / qualifications
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and highly organised and the ability to work to deadlines
  • Current drivers' licence
  • Maintain current "Working with Vulnerable People" registration
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) / PRINCE II / RegPM certification is desired

What We Offer

As a valued member of Communities at Work, you will:

  • Make a difference and change lives in the Canberra community as part of Canberra's largest community organisation.
  • Join an inclusive and friendly workplace, where people are at the heart of everything.
  • Increase your take-home pay with salary packaging.
  • Access discounted childcare and education services for your child(ren) including early education and care, out of school hours care, and school holiday programs.
  • Grow your career with professional development, training and mentoring with the 4-time winner of Large Employer of the Year award at the ACT Training Awards.
  • Enjoy options for study leave, leave concessions, paid parental leave, and more.
  • Enjoy healthy living with our active lifestyle & healthy activity programs and reimbursements (including remedial massages, annual flu vaccination and more).
  • Receive guidance and support for mental health through our Employee Assistance Program.

About Communities at Work

Communities at Work is Canberra's largest not-for-profit community organisation and the largest provider of early education and care services in the region. Our mission is to enrich lives today and shape better futures for tomorrow. Our surplus-for-purpose philosophy enables us to invest every dollar we earn right back into the local community, including the provision of much-needed essential support such as food, clothing and accommodation assistance to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our community.

We are the four-time winner of the "Large Employer of the Year" award at the ACT Training Awards (2019 to 2022) which demonstrates our commitment to excellence in training, professional development, and career progression of our people.

With over 40 years of experience in the ACT and Capital Region, our people help us deliver a wide range of high-quality education and community services that support positive educational outcomes, assist in alleviating hardship, enhance the quality of life and lead to positive social change in the Canberra community.

How to Apply

Click APPLY, be sure to include a cover letter, or contact the People, Culture and Wellness team on 02 6293 6545 for a confidential discussion. 

Communities at Work encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, mature-aged workers, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.


Closing date for applications: 15/03/2023

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