Project Manager, CPRA

The Michener Institute

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November 9, 2021
Toronto, Canada
Job Type
Annual Salary
$70,400.03 - $88,000.29
Hours per Week


Job Posting: #887334
Position: Project Manager, CPRA
Department: Centre for Program Review and Accreditation
Site: The Michener Institute
Status: Permanent Full-time
Salary: $70,400.03 - $88,000.29 per annum
Hours: 35 hours per week

The Michener Institute is Canada’s only post-secondary institution devoted exclusively to the applied health sciences professions. In January 2016 the Michener Institute integrated with University Health Network and has become the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Offering full-time, part-time and continuing education programs, The Michener Institute is committed to providing its students with Best Experience, Best Education. Through an innovative healthcare curriculum and an engaging learning environment, The Michener Institute prepares learners to become competent and highly skilled allied health professionals.

If you want to work with a team of professionals dedicated to the advancement of applied health sciences to enhance the health of individuals and communities in Ontario and beyond, we encourage you to apply for the Project Manager, CPRA position with The Michener Institute.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Centre for Program Review and Accreditation, the Project Manager will lead aspects of major projects and continuous quality improvement initiatives across academic programs, including but not limited to accreditation, program reviews, PEQAB application submissions and the development and launch of new academic programs. This position also provides project management support for ongoing program initiatives, workflows and processes that will support growth and quality of academic program delivery.
The role manages the workflow of cyclical and new academic activity, including but not limited to HR Planning, the workload process and schedule planning for Academic Programs.

Knowledge and Skills

The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to:

  • Lead multiple projects within the portfolio, navigating competing priorities, prioritizing tasks as needed, and communicating with team members to ensure timelines are met to successfully achieve the department’s objectives
  • Exhibit solid experience in project management, design and development, and application of change management principles
  • Identify risks, potential problems and take action to course-correct as necessary during the life cycle of a project
  • Facilitate efficient and effective business practices within each project and process
  • Identify when situations require input from managers and other stakeholders and engage them as needed
  • Develop communications for different stakeholder groups on a scheduled and ad hoc basis (e.g., project status updates, requests for information, project summaries)
  • Demonstrate strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Develop effective working relationships through strong interpersonal skills and collaboration
  • Show attention to detail and insight to determine what is relevant and important to project outputs
  • Be flexible, adaptable, resourceful and helpful in daily operations by assuming various roles as needed; be readily available to complete project activities in a timely and efficient manner, while successfully maintaining fluctuating workload
  • Keep abreast of developments across the organization to ensure that the Manager and stakeholders are up to date on the status and progress of projects affecting operations

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead implementation of projects to improve and advance the mandate of the Academic Programs
  • Provide end-to-end project management support for the development and launch of new academic programs
  • Identify points of alignment across projects to create efficiencies and avoid duplication of work; identify and communicate activities potentially posing risks to current and other projects to management and stakeholders as needed
  • Clearly identify deliverables to ensure continued collaboration for completion of projects
  • Create, develop, implement and evaluate processes to improve and advance the mandate of the Academic Programs
  • Coordinate the workflow and provide expertise to ongoing cyclical activity related to academic operations (e.g., HR Planning), including preparation and quality assurance of academic templates
  • Collaborate with faculty, internal and external stakeholders in the implementation of project tasks essential to the completion of project deliverables
  • Lead the accreditation process for all accredited academic programs, including establishing manageable timelines and delegating responsibilities through the lifecycle of an accreditation submission
  • Track accreditation progress to ensure (annual or cyclical) submissions are accurate and timely
  • Support the development of new processes and projects to improve and advance the mandate of the Academic Programs
  • Support the analysis, development and optimization of institutional processes
  • Develop and automate templates for institutional processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Compile data and produce analytical summaries to support decision making and strategic planning; make recommendations to streamline processes and mitigate potential problems
  • Create clear, comprehensive communications for different stakeholder groups
  • Represent the Centre for Program Review and Accreditation at various institutional meetings


  • At a minimum, completion of a bachelor’s degree in health sciences, business administration or related discipline. PMP certification is preferred.
  • Advanced computer skills, including but not limited to MS Office, MS Project, Visio
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role; experience in a post-secondary environment and/or healthcare considered a strong asset

Vaccines (COVID-19) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code

How to Apply

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume and cover letter to the link provided.

Closing Date: Until Filled

For further information on The Michener Institute, please visit our website at
The Michener Institute is publicly funded by the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care and is an equal opportunity employer.
We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities during the recruitment process.
While we thank all applicants only those selected for an interview will be contacted.