Program Development Manager

Society for Manitobans with Disabilities - Winnipeg, MB (30+ days ago)

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Reporting to SMD’s two Directors of Provincial Services, the Program Development Manager is responsible for supporting the growth of SMD through the successful development of new programs and services and attracting the related funding.

Grant Application

Identify available grant opportunities with an emphasis on federal and provincial government funding.
Work with SMD leadership to align potential programming with grant opportunities.
Develop program proposals: writing funding proposals, gather data to support proposals, draft budgets, etc. in consultation with others as required.
Oversee grant application approval process through to submission and tracking of grant application.
Research and Analysis

Gather and manage internal data (e.g.: client feedback).
Gather and manage external data (e.g.: Stats Can).
Conduct needs assessments to inform about unmet, growing, underserved, etc. needs through engaging with stakeholders and partners.
Conduct research and information gathering about services and programs for persons with disabilities to inform planning and development of program proposals.
Act as a resource person to the Executive Team.


Adheres to all SMD policies and guidelines.
Consistently communicate in a respectful, responsive and responsible manner.
Respecting and valuing the diversity of communities and individuals.
Collect, analyze and report on data and relevant information.
Promoting awareness of and participation in SMD’s activities and community projects.
Understanding of SMD's vision, mission, values, and strategic priorities and demonstrated ability to put them into practice in the workplace.
Participates in ongoing professional development activities to maintain current knowledge and expertise regarding areas of practice.
Lead by example through individual performance and behavior.
Prioritize workload regularly.
Team oriented, working with others to achieve program and organizational goals.
Other duties as assigned.


Bachelors’ degree in administration, commerce or a related field
A minimum of three years experience in an environment providing social and community services
Ability to work with Outlook and other computer skills
Working knowledge of program development strategies and principles
Experience in project development and management, as well as funding proposal writing
Excellent people and networking skills
Understanding of issues related to disability
Egalitarian philosophy and non-judgmental attitude (i.e. gender, culture, race, sexual orientation, and other)
Proven abilities in the areas of organizational skills, conflict resolution, advocacy, and group facilitation
Ability to work independently, as well as part of a multidisciplinary team
Ability to work a flexible schedule
Experience developing budgets
Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills
A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle