Covenant Health | Project Manager

About the Organization: Located in Edmonton, Covenant Health launched the Palliative Institute in October 2012, envisioning a future where every Albertan can make informed choices about their palliative and end-of-life care and where caregivers have the knowledge, expertise and resources to support them. It is the Institute’s role to serve as a knowledge broker and problem solver for patients and families, clinicians, policy makers, caregivers and researchers; and to lead informed public conversation about palliative and end-of-life issues. In response to a news release and grants, we are searching for a knowledgeable and talented Project Manager and Communication Advisor.


Project Manager

Position Summary: Reporting to the Director of the Palliative Institute, the Project Manager provides leadership in the planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting of assigned Palliative Institute projects. The Project Manager will provide budget oversite, regular external reporting, staffing, evaluation, and maintain excellent relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. Works with the Scientific Director to develop project charters, proposals and protocols. The position is accountable for contributing to strategy development and execution planning. The Project Manager supervises various team members including Project Coordinators and Program Assistants with responsibilities for hiring, monitoring performance and providing feedback. This position ensures there is a coordinated approach to project management within the Palliative Institute to ensure it fulfills its responsibilities and achieves its goals and objectives while demonstrating the mission, vision and values of Covenant Health.



  • Baccalaureate degree in related field such as business, quality management, or health
  • 3 years’ experience in project management, experience in project management methodology, tools and techniques
  • 3 years experience in a supervisory / management role
  • Able to develop teams through hiring, mentoring and coaching
  • Thorough understanding of project and program management techniques and methods
  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving ability
  • Able to perform within critical time frames working under tight or imposed deadlines
  • Stakeholder engagement, relationship building and communication are key to success. Requires proven stakeholder management skills
  • Proven ability to be creative, challenge and demonstrate initiative to generate improvements and foster positive outcomes
  • Experience with team management with ability to function effectively in team situations both internally and externally to achieve the program’s goals
  • Ability to demonstrate respect, dignity and integrity in interpersonal relationships and to demonstrate positive personal coping and wellness strategies
  • Ability to adapt and respond to the changing environment and to constructively create opportunities for change through active participation
  • Capable of functioning in an environment of complexity and change
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software including Visio and Excel

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