Local recruitment: Program Project Manager via LinkedIn


Montreal, QC, Canada 馃嚚馃嚘

About the job


AquaAction is a Canadian organization dedicated to restoring freshwater health in Canada by engaging young innovators and activating their solutions. It has recently kicked off a multi-million-dollar media campaign aimed at raising awareness about critical water issues and the cutting-edge solutions that are emerging to solve them.

AquaAction is on a mission to leverage the problem-solving drive of young innovators and get them tackling the complex water issues faced by so many communities and watersheds across Canada.

Since 2015, AquaAction鈥檚 flagship program has been the AquaHacking Challenge, a catalyst for freshwater innovation led by young Canadians. Through AquaHacking, the organization is helping talented young Canadians take on real-life freshwater issues, offer concrete solutions, and tap into an extensive network of experts and mentors that will help them establish new enterprises and grow our economy while making a big impact on our environment.

Since 2015, AquaAction has run 10 editions of its flagship program across Canada and through it has seen the establishment of 36 youth-led water-tech enterprises. Technology alone cannot solve all the issues we face with regards to water, but it is an important part of the equation. The success of the innovative technologies coming out of AquaAction will help Canada protect its most precious natural resource, water. Innovation is a team sport, and everyone鈥檚 engagement will contribute to creating a sustainable and cleaner future.

There is a high and growing demand for freshwater, but the supply and quality of this critical resource is under serious threat.

The Program Coordinator we are seeking will work closely with our Program Managers for our key North American programs, and he/she will report to the Chief Operating Officer.

The Program Coordinator is responsible for the management of internal and external collaborators and regional partners, the production schedule, the budget and the final delivery of our programs. Main tasks include leading the project execution, managing the budget and risks, communications with our partners and working closely with the Program Manager and collaborators to deliver a high-quality program and excellent experiences throughout the journey.

Travel may be required in Canada and the United States.


路 Establish and maintain a personalized relationship with our partners and collaborators, driven by an excellent level of communication.

路 Ensure that the process and timelines, budget are managed closely.

路 Prepare status and risk reports and mitigate risks with solutions in conjunction with the Program Manager and our collaborators.

路 Participate in pitches, prepare internal and external kickoff meetings, and ensure proper billing, supplier invoice management, and closing projects.

路 Participate in the production of an impact report (KPI measurement) with the Program Manager, at the end of each project.

路 Participate in continuous improvement of processes.


路 An undergraduate or master鈥檚 degree in project management or equivalent.

路 2 to 4 years of experience in a web/marketing or in e-learning agency.

路 High proficiency in English and French (written and oral) is essential.

路 High proficiency in MS Office suite, including Microsoft Project.

路 Experience in the field of non-profits is an asset.

路 Problem solving skills, multi-tasking, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment is a necessity.


The ideal candidate is passionate about managing innovative projects, is a natural leader, and proposes creative and fearless initiatives that sometimes go beyond the scope of his/her responsibilities. He/she has a business-oriented mindset and treats our collaborators (internal and external) as partners. As a main line of communication between the partners and AquaAction, he or she is particularly careful about the quality of verbal and written communications in both French and English. With the team, he/she is a mobilizing and unifying agent and ensures effective communication between the parties involved in the project.

AquaAction is an equal opportunity employer.

Will you be our next Aqua Warrior?





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development