Project Manager, Facilities (12-month Contract) Back to Job Postings

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Mastercard Foundation
Job Location
Downtown Toronto
Posting active until
January 31, 2019

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Job Description

The Mastercard Foundation is a global foundation based in Toronto, Canada. Our programs promote financial inclusion and advance youth learning in Africa. The Foundation was established in 2006 through the generosity of Mastercard when it became a public company. From inception, the Foundation was designed to be a separate entity and independent from Mastercard. Our policies, operations and funding decisions are made by our President and Board of Directors.

The Foundation believes that youth employment is key to unlocking prosperity, both for youth and their societies. By enabling young women and men from disadvantaged communities to secure and sustain decent work, we will enable tangible and intrinsic improvements to their well-being. By 2030, we want to see an Africa where young people, particularly young women, have decent and fulfilling work. Where everyone can acquire the education and skills they need to find meaningful work and contribute to their societies. Where everyone is financially included and has access to relevant, affordable, and local financial services that they need to manage their daily lives, grow their businesses, and achieve their dreams. Most importantly, we want to see an Africa with a thriving private sector and where governments address the needs of their populations through well-designed and implemented policies and programs, and where the continent is self-reliant and driving its own development.

The Foundation values innovative and fresh thinking as it strives to become a global thought leader. Its work is achieved by a strategic, nimble and adaptable team with a proactive and results-oriented approach to its philanthropic activities. The organization’s culture is shaped by people who are driven and passionate about the Foundation’s mission.

The Facilities team coordinates the physical work environment with the employees and the business of the Foundation, in the Canadian (Toronto) and African locations, thereby contributing to the success of the Foundation’s Young Africa Works strategy.

Reporting to the Manager, Security & Facilities, the Project Manager, Facilities will be a key member of the team responsible for creating inspiring spaces and innovative services that brings the Foundation’s culture and values to life. The role will focus on new office builds in Africa and renovation initiatives for the Toronto office. The successful individual will thrive in a fast-paced environment managing multiple projects simultaneously. They will need to be highly adaptive and possess the ability to see the ‘big picture’ while honing in on high risk issues. With an attention to detail, the successful individual will also need to be highly effective in work methodologies and possess superior communication and teamwork skills to foster strong relationships with Foundation staff and external contacts.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Project manage leasehold improvements, relocations, renovations, new builds, and input on lease agreements regarding scope of work to be completed by Landlord and Tenant.
• Facilitate strategic discussions across business areas to drive facility initiatives and construction build outs; including operations, legal, finance, HR and IT.
• Manage procurement processes for all renovation projects. This includes obtaining quotes and tenders from multiple vendors and suppliers, negotiating contracts to optimize cost effectiveness; inclusive of designers, architects, engineers, contractors, furniture & fixtures, and movers.
• Support critical business functions (i.e. financial, procurement, vendor management, contract management, and general office services) while seeking out innovative ways to streamline and enhance service delivery.
• Manage and report on financial budgets for all capital expenditures.
• Liaise with the Legal & Compliance team to examine contracts related to facilities.
• Work to drive consensus and decision-making where trade-offs are required.
• Work to ensure efficient and productive integration of new office operations for all teams and staff.
• Communicate with stakeholders on facilities issues that may have an operational impact.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• A university degree or diploma in engineering, architecture or quantity surveying or an equivalent combination of academic and practical experience.
• 5-7 years of experience in multi-site facilities management, corporate property services and/or construction project development and management.
• PMP Certification is desired. LEED Certification and/or IFMA Facilities Management certification are assets.
• Knowledge of construction, the various methods of construction delivery, construction planning/project estimation, understanding of construction documents, construction terminology, construction procedures and working knowledge of Mechanical and Electrical systems.
• Detailed knowledge of building components and preventative maintenance best practices along with building lifecycle management and related financial plans.
• Ability to deliver projects on-time, on-budget, within specifications, and in-compliant with all requirements including but not limited to regulatory, environmental, health, and safety requirements.
• Ability to think creatively, bringing innovative solutions to the table.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with all levels of the Foundation.
• Detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to consistently and effectively produce high quality work.
• Ability to navigate ambiguity in a rapidly changing environment.
• Professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures and impeccable integrity.
• Excellent technical skills in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Visio) and other information systems/platforms related to design and construction.
• Ability to travel 20-30% of the time as required.

Please email your resume along with a cover letter explaining your interest in the position to,indicating “Project Manager, Facilities” in the subject line of your email. We appreciate your interest and advise that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly.

The Mastercard Foundation values the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Foundation and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. We appreciate your interest and advise that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly.
Completion of satisfactory business references, background checks (criminal and credit) and proof of education are essential conditions of employment.
If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please contact the People & Culture Department. We will work with you to provide a positive recruitment experience in a confidential manner.