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Program Director

Virtual Req #9
November 8, 2019
Are you passionate about helping people retire with greater financial security? Do you thrive working in a fast-paced environment in a growing organization? Want to work with a dynamic and highly engaged team of talented professionals who are making a difference?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we are looking for you!

CAAT is a modern defined benefit pension plan and industry-leading innovator in helping more Canadian workplaces and their employees participate in a sustainable pension plan. We are one of the most successful plans in Canada…and we’re growing!

We are seeking exceptional candidates who are collaborative, thrive in engaging and dynamic work cultures and who are committed to expanding access to defined benefit pensions programs across Canada.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Program Director to deliver all project initiatives within CAAT's Growth Program portfolio. This highly collaborative, cross functional leader will be responsible for program integration and project delivery, supporting the growth mandate of the organization.

The successful candidate will have technical experience in the following key areas:

  • Extensive professional project and program leadership experience, working at a senior level for a minimum of ten (10) years, bringing a proven record of success in leading and delivering large, complex and highly visible programs
  • Experienced in both the leadership and management of committees, reporting progress to a Board of Directors and the development of key stakeholder relationships
  • Ability to leverage industry knowledge and emerging trends, identifying opportunities to develop and implement impactful process improvements, positioning an organization on the leading edge of innovative best practices and project strategy
  • Demonstrated experience recommending and defining standards and best practice guidelines, ensuring that business processes are repeatable, well developed and documented in support of ongoing program delivery and service excellence
  • Demonstrated success in leading teams of direct and indirect reports, overseeing the management of project teams and vendor performance while supporting project leads, ensuring exceptional program outcomes and the delivery of multiple projects in alignment with program priorities, delivery targets and benefits realization
  • Success in the overall accountability of project plans, collaborating with a wide variety of stakeholders in the implementation of the overall strategic direction of projects while building and sustaining strong working relationships at all levels
A University Degree and Project Management Professional (PMP, PgMp, PfMP) designation or equivalent combination of qualifications and experience, along with a minimum of ten (10) years of direct project, program and people leadership in the delivery of large complex multifaceted programs is required. Relevant experience within the pension, insurance or financial industries and a solid foundation in cross-functional, integrated, multi stream project delivery is also required.  Experience working with Smart Sheet and the design, development and delivery of playbooks are both strongly preferred.
What does CAAT offer you and what should you know about us?
  • We received the Innovation Award in Plan Design and Reform at the Pensions & Investments' 2018 World Pension Summit
  • We also received the Pension Performance Award at the Benefits Canada 2018 Workplace Benefits Awards
  • We also received an IABC Gold Quill Award of Excellence for the ROM merger
  • We provide a flexible and friendly work environment, a comprehensive health and dental benefits package, life insurance, and a Goodlife fitness membership
  • We offer support for your career development goals
  • We are conveniently located at the Eaton Center in downtown Toronto with ready access to the subway and PATH systems
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