Job offer | Project Manager

Job offer | Project Manager

*Maternity Leave

The Centre of Excellence on Partnership with Patients and the Public is looking for a Project Manager to coordinate the activities of a project on partnerships with family caregivers, as part of CEPPP’s mandate under the government’s Action Plan for Family Caregivers (PAG PPA), and to support various projects linked to key CEPPP collaborations.

Why the CEPPP?

Would you like to work in an interdisciplinary team like no other, enjoy flexibility in your work, a pleasant professional environment, numerous benefits and a place to develop as a professional, but also as a human being? Then the CEPPP is for you!


The mission of the Centre of Excellence on Partnership with Patients and the Public (CEPPP) is to make partnership with patients, relatives and the public a science, a practice, a culture and a new standard for improving the health of all and the (health) experience of everyone. It brings together local, national and international expertise in healthcare, education, research and community development to create large-scale collaborations between patients, citizens, healthcare professionals, managers, researchers and decision-makers.

As part of its mandates, CEPPP supports research networks/centers, healthcare institutions, ministries and organizations from various sectors in implementing and deploying the patient and public partnership model (Karazivan et al., 2015; Pomey et al., 2015). It develops new practices focused on dialogue and the sharing of knowledge and experiential knowledge to co-create common solutions and transform healthcare systems.

The CEPPP is a joint initiative supported by the Université de Montréal (UdeM), the UdeM Faculty of Medicine and the Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CRCHUM).


Reporting to the Head of Operations, and collaborating with patient experts from CEPPP and with the support of colleagues, the Project Manager will assume the following responsibilities:

Measure 7: Develop the knowledge and skills of PPAs and governance body players to work together in a partnership-based approach.

  • In the context of this measure, coordinate, prepare and deliver content in the context of accompanying committees in a governance context.

Measure 10: In conjunction with and for the benefit of PPAs, produce awareness-raising capsules and training tools concerning the partnership approach in the context of care and services.

  • As part of this measure, coordinate, prepare and co-facilitate co-construction activities with partner caregivers and work with a production team to disseminate the vignettes.

Measure 48: Develop a call for projects aimed at the public establishments of the RSSS for the implementation and evaluation of innovative partnership strategies with PPAs.

  • As part of this measure, develop content and reports based on the analysis of the results of the evaluation of the partnership with family/informal caregivers in funded projects, with a view to continuously improving the partnership with family/informal caregivers within the RSSS;

In general:

  • Plan and carry out training activities (e.g. training materials and tools, workshops, webinars, etc.) designed for PAG PPA partners;
  • Collaborate with partners responsible for other PAG PPA measures to ensure cohesion of actions in terms of partnership;
  • Contribute to the organization of a provincial hybrid knowledge transfer event to promote projects carried out in partnership with caregivers;
  • Plan and monitor project budgets, including compensation for partner caregivers;
  • Support CEPPP activities in promoting the partnership to external stakeholders on behalf of CEPPP;
  • Embody CEPPP’s mission, vision, values and objectives in its actions.
Profile required

Qualifications and experience

  • Degree in a relevant discipline** (e.g. health, social sciences, public health, psychology, management, community development, health and social services research, etc.) ;
  • Experience in analyzing qualitative, quantitative and mixed data (e.g. questionnaire data, focus groups and interviews, follow-up data)
  • Relevant experience in project coordination, ideally in healthcare settings;
  • Demonstrated interest in patient engagement;
  • Interest in caregivers;
  • Experience in mobilizing the life-course approach-an asset

** CEPPP recognizes that professional and experiential skills and knowledge are not always acquired through institutional education. Consequently, the CEPPP takes into account candidates’ overall experience in its hiring practices.

Knowledge and skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (ability to develop and maintain partnerships, manage respectful relationships with different types of people, including those who are vulnerable due to their state of health or social condition);
  • Good organizational skills (ability to prioritize, to manage time effectively, to coordinate several tasks simultaneously, to be rigorous and attentive, and to be autonomous in certain tasks);
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with various stakeholder groups and to be a motivator;
  • Good ability to adapt to diverse contexts and areas of interest, and to adapt to rapidly changing priorities;
  • Ability to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team;
  • Ability to critically analyze and synthesize information (popularization);
  • Ability to work with Office suite software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) and Google (Gmail, Drive, etc.), and with teleconferencing systems (Zoom, Teams, etc.);
  • Fluency in French (spoken and written) – mandatory, and English (strong asset);
  • Knowledge of software and applications: Zotero, Miro, Vimeo – an asset;
  • Previous training in patient partnership – an asset.

Job status

  • Job title : Project Manager
  • Full-time position (35 hours)
  • Duration: initial one-year contract (12 months) – replacement for maternity leave. Possibility of renewal depending on budgets.
  • Workplace: CRCHUM (combination of telecommuting and onsite work)
  • Salary: According to training and experience and based on CHUM salary scales.
  • Expected contract start date: July 2, 2024

How to apply

Interested candidates are asked to send their curriculum vitae and a letter of intent to Ms Catherine Purenne by email at

Please indicate in your message that you are applying for the position of : Project Manager. Contact information for two (2) references will be requested for candidates called for an interview.

Deadline: All documents must be received no later than Friday, May 3, 2024 before 4:30 pm.

Equity, diversity, inclusion

The exchange of scientific, experiential and professional knowledge is at the heart of our work, as demonstrated by our projects with researchers, patients, clinicians and community members. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with all people, regardless of their characteristics.

In particular, CEPPP is committed to promoting the values of equity, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage members of groups facing barriers to equity to apply, in accordance with the CHUM Research Centre’s policy on equity, diversity and inclusion.

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