Project Manager – Network to Advance Black Learners in Medicine

Part-Time Black Physicians Association of Ontario in Business and Professional Services
  • Post Date : September 13, 2021
  • Apply Before : September 17, 2021
  • Salary: Negotiable
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Project Manager – Network to Advance Black Learners in Medicine


In 2020, the Black Physicians’ Association of Ontario (BPAO), in partnership with Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) leaders from all six medical schools in Ontario, agreed in principle to the establishment of a Network to Advance Black Medical Learners (The Network), which aims to support and advance Black medical learners in the province of Ontario.

The Network has received funding from the Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine (COFM) for a Project Manager who will help execute the objectives of this initiative by working closely with the Co-Chairs and Steering Committee to complete the project within the proposed timelines and budget. The project focus will be to develop and share promising practices that optimize the learning environment for Black medical learners in Ontario, based on identifying gaps and implementing recommendations to address these gaps.

Responsibilities and Duties Include:

  • Review and understand the proposal developed for the Network, including the history, barriers for Black medical learners, and solutions according to the Six Pillar framework;
  • Support the establishment of the Network’s Steering Committee
  • Work with the Steering Committee to develop programming aligning with the Six Pillar framework;
  •  Create metrics to track the progress of each initiative;
  • Prepare reports, presentations, and other documentation on the status of the initiatives;
  • Support the Steering Committee by scheduling meetings, creating agendas, presentations, and a dashboard to support ongoing measurement of our progress on key areas of focus;
  • Develop and implement communications plan to raise awareness internally and externally about Network programming, including presentations and reports to senior leadership, internal and external website content, press releases, and social media postings;
  • Track and update the budget.

Skills and Attributes:

  • 2-3 years’ experience in project management, including experience developing project charters, project organization charts, and logic models;
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Google Suite, and Zoom as well as Microsoft/Google collaboration and time management tools;
  • Experience with diversity and inclusion initiatives, including an understanding of systemic anti-Black racism;
  • Advanced time management and analytical skills;
  • Soft research skills, including scans of literature to frame reports;
  • Superior interpersonal and collaboration skills at all levels within an organization;
  • Experience effectively interacting and communicating (verbally and written) with committees.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent in relevant field
  • PMP Certification preferred; an equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered;
  • 2-4 years’ experience championing diversity in a prior organization or volunteer capacity.
  • Healthcare or medical education experience preferred

Job Type:

  •  Part-time, contract, 0.5 FTE (1 year with potential for renewal)

Start date: October 4, 2021

Work remotely:

  • Yes

About BPAO

The BPAO is a not-for-profit organization focused on the equitable representation of Black people in medicine and improving health outcomes for Black Ontarians.  BPAO’s community outreach and mentorship work is focused on both entry into and matriculation through the medical education pipeline; this includes increasing the number of Black people in medicine in Canada, and advocating to ensure inclusive training environments for Black medical learners so that they develop into well-rounded physicians. For more about BPAO: go to

How to Apply

Candidates can send their CV and a cover letter to by September 17, 2021. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview by the end of September.

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