Project Manager

The CVGTA, a registered charity, is building the Westside Legacy Trail – a world-class recreational asset for the Columbia Valley which requires a full-time 18-month contract Project Manager who will report directly to the Greenways board,  and work with the volunteer fundraising & construction committees.  


  • Manage all aspects of fundraising including development of campaigns, individual meetings with high net-worth donors, web-based fundraising tactics and grant application management and preparation. The goal will be to raise the final funding to complete the 25 kilometer trail, currently estimated to be $2,000,000.
  • Manage the construction process and contractors to complete the trail in 2019 on-budget and on-time
  • Liaise with land donors, various regulatory government agencies and granting agencies, the RDEK and numerous additional stakeholders to ensure the trail is sustainable and a world class recreational amenity.
  • Source and manage staff and contractors in conjunction with the Fundraising Committee, Construction Committee and external groups as required and related to the project.


  • Ability to identify key staff positions and recruit to fill those position effectively
  • Proven experience in managing multi-million dollar high visibility projects;
  • Ability to effectively supervise, coach and mentor staff/volunteers;
  • Ability to set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget;
  • Familiarity with Provincial Employment Standards, work safety and health regulations;
  • Experience with civil construction project management and scheduling, including managing the RFP/tender process;
  • Strong marketing, public relations, fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders including funders, land donors, contractors, political leaders, media and communities;
  • Ability to strategically coordinate events and fundraising activities (including large scale events such as walks/runs/races with hundreds of participants);
  • Experience reporting to a volunteer Board of Directors;
  • Must be Microsoft Office proficient – e.g. Word, Power Point, Excel, and QuickBooks, etc.;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification would be considered an asset
  • P.Eng (or equivalent) technical registration is preferred

Application Details:

  • Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter outlining their relevant experience, compensation expectations and resume on or before July 22, 2018 to  In your application, be sure to include why the Columbia Valley needs the Westside Legacy Trail and why the project needs you.
  • Early applications are encouraged as full construction is underway and additional engagement and fundraising opportunities exist during the peak summer months.  

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