Employment Opportunity – Programs Manager, Women Leadership and Development

Position: Programs Manager, Women Leadership and Development 

Hours: Full time – 35 hrs per week

Location: Hybrid: In-person at our Vancouver office and virtual

Compensation: $61,225 – $64,647

Start date: As soon as possible

Deadline to apply: July 28, 2024

Job Purpose

Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) is a community-based, non-profit organization serving immigrant and refugee women and their young children since 1975. PIRS delivers accessible, inclusive, low-barrier programs for immigrant and refugee women and their children that create a sense of belonging, meaningful participation and leadership.

The purpose of the Program Manager position is to manage all aspects of the Women Leadership and Development programs at PIRS https://pirs.bc.ca/womens-leadership-and-training/ 

Key Responsibilities

1. Program Management

  • Lead the planning, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of all program activities that involve the delivery of capacity-building and training modules, in collaboration with other team members
  • Ensure that PIRS is meeting its funded target deliverables within budget and according to the work plan
  • Lead program team members, provide mentorship and coaching support
  • Build and maintain relationships with various project stakeholders, including program funders, various partners and participants
  • Ensure that the program is aligned with the principles and values of PIRS in every aspect
  • Provide program reporting to the funders, internally, and other stakeholders as needed

2. Financial Management

  • Manage forecasts, budgets and cash flows
  • Liaise with the funders and PIRS Finance and Accounting Department ensuring that financial reporting is done correctly and on time
  • Ensure program continuity and financial sustainability

3.  Human Resource Management

  • Recruit, onboard, train and manage program staff and volunteers
  • Implement PIRS HR and Program policies and ensure that we are meeting all relevant standards (Employment, WCB, Human Rights, etc.) and regulations on professional certification

4. Administration

  • Establish and maintain systems for program documentation and filing
  • Foster and maintain effective communication with staff, volunteers, partners, and management
  • Provide guidance for program administrative staff
  • Perform, establish or change other administrative tasks as suited for overall efficiency


  • 3+ years of experience managing programs and projects in the non-profit sector
  • Background in women’s leadership and development, especially for racialized, immigrant and refugee women
  • Strong practical understanding of systems change and advocacy work, gender equity, anti-racism, and inclusion in the Canadian context
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent combination of experience and education (Women Studies, Social Work, Human & Social Development, or the Social Sciences preferred)
  • Leadership skills and capabilities, entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams and manage complex projects in a changing environment, including excellent organizational, problem solving, and time management skills
  • Working knowledge of financial management
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills, both in teams and autonomously
  • Demonstrated understanding of trauma-informed approaches
  • Proficient in using various software and digital tools
  • Ability to adapt and learn quickly; growth mindset
  • Understanding of the intersecting barriers and unique needs of immigrant and refugee women
  • Possession of non-judgmental and genuinely positive attitudes (culture, religion, race, gender, sexuality, special needs, etc.) and freedom from stereotypes
  • Passion for inclusivity and diversity, and interest in being part of a multicultural team is an asset
  • Experience working with provincial and federal funding is an asset
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills; additional language skills are an asset
  • Attitudes and values aligned with the goals and philosophy of PIRS

Application Details

Please send a cover letter and resume as a single PDF file quoting the ‘Program Manager, WLD’ position in the subject line to jobs@pirs.bc.ca by July 28, 2024

We thank everyone for their interest. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

With respect, diversity, and collaboration at the core of PIRS, we are an organization that knows the value of talented people. We recognize the importance of a diverse workforce and encourage applications from women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ -identified and people with disabilities. Given the nature of our work, we also strongly encourage applications from self-identifying women with lived experience of migration.