Job ID: 29882

Updated: September 7, 2023

Location: Main Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Overview

Student Wellness Services invites applications for a Project Manager. This Full-time Limited Term position is for approximately 24 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

Reporting to the Senior Director, Project Manager (PM) in Student Wellness, Access and Support (SWAS) will play a critical role in facilitating various quality improvement (QI) projects including the upcoming board-mandated review in the Student Wellness Services (SWS) and Student Accessibility Services (SAS) in Fall 

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Collaborate with the SWAS leadership team to plan and prioritize quality improvement projects
  • Develop comprehensive project plans, including defining objectives, timelines, resource requirements, and success criteria
  • Oversee project implementation, ensuring adherence to timelines, budgets, and quality standards
  • Monitor project progress and proactively address any roadblocks or challenges that may arise
  • Conduct thorough data analysis to gain insights into areas for improvement
  • Work closely with relevant teams and stakeholders to develop innovative solutions and best practices
  • Implement effective change management strategies to facilitate the smooth adoption of new processes and initiatives
  • Provide support and guidance to staff during transitional periods and address concerns proactively
  • Cultivate strong relationships with internal teams
  • Collaborate with external partners, academic institutions, and community organizations to leverage resources and expertise
  • Act as a liaison between different stakeholders to promote cross functional cooperation
  • Utilize data driven insights to make informed decisions and measure project outcomes
  • Interpret complex data sets and present findings in a clear and concise manner to key stakeholders
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement within SWAS by developing and implementing strategies to sustain change and monitor outcomes

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health discipline, health administration, or a related field; a Master’s degree is preferred
  • Proven experience as a successful project manager in a large and complex system, preferably in a healthcare or wellness setting
  • Strong background in change management, demonstrating the ability to drive organizational transformation successfully
  • Proficiency in data analysis and interpretation, using tools such as Excel, statistical software, or business intelligence platforms
  • Highly self motivated and proactive in identifying areas for improvement and implementing effective solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders
  • Strong organizational and multitasking abilities to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Application Deadline:  September 21, 2023

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist / Advisor Job Family, Phase 3.

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The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary

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The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ( and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (

Do you have most but not all the qualifications? Research show that women, racialized and visible minorities , and persons with disabilities are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At UCalgary we are committed to achieving equitable, diverse, inclusive and accessible employment practices and workplaces and encourage you to apply if you believe you are right for this role. 

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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