Project Manager

Position: Project Manager, Learning Sandbox

Status: Full-time, fixed-term contract until March 31, 2025

Salary range: $65,000 – $70,000

Location: Canada, Remote

Posted: April 28, 2023

About Palette Skills

Palette Skills is a national nonprofit that trains Canadians for careers in growing industries. Since our launch we have created three successful upskilling programs: SalesCamp, which prepares people for the world of B2B tech sales, Digital Agriculture and Automation, and previously, Accelerated Cyber Security Training Program. While these sectors are different from each other, our approach is the same: to train and connect individuals with great foundational skills to employers struggling to find the talent they need. Our model is so successful that it has resulted in 90% of graduates from our inaugural SalesCamp program receiving a job offer after completing the program.

What makes our upskilling programs unique is that we look for potential. The Palette Skills team assesses whether applicants have the foundational skills, the right mindset, and the drive to take on a new career, and work in a new field. We don’t just look at work experience in the target industry to predict success. This means we find creative ways to find and assess our applicants.

By building partnerships with industry, Palette Skills gives innovative companies access to traditionally untapped labour markets, and creates pathways to career growth through demand-driven, industry-led accelerated skilling programs that lead upskilled workers into new, high demand tech jobs.

About the Learning Sandbox

The Learning Sandbox is a newly launched service provided by Upskill Canada to support delivery partners develop capacity to build programs that align with the Palette upskilling model. Through the Learning Sandbox, insights and best practices on program design will be converted into workshops, webinars, tools, and other training opportunities to help delivery partners develop employer-led programs.

As the Project Manager of the Learning Sandbox, you will:

  • Lead the creation of training products, tools, and resources for delivery partners to enable them to build high-quality, effective programming.
  • Organize workshops and webinars to deliver practical advice on program development, design, and delivery under Palette’s Model for Upskilling.
  • Identify the need for additional resources and tools to produce by working closely with Delivery Partner Managers, and conducting user experience research with delivery partners and other stakeholders.
  • Work closely with the Palette Skills Operation Team to leverage their program expertise to inform, adapt and develop resources.
  • Organize opportunities for peer networking and learning opportunities across delivery partners to share insights and best practices.
  • Track expenditures and manage the budget for the Learning Sandbox.
  • Manage contractors to support translation or document design, as needed.
  • Work across teams at Palette Skills, including the internal programs team, operations team, marketing, and communications.


We would like to hear from you if you:

  • Have managed projects from start to finish, setting priorities, timelines, assigning tasks, tracking progress.
  • Have experience developing training materials or resources.
  • Have experience in user design research, learning design, and/or event organizing.
  • Have experience tracking expenditures and managing a budget.
  • Have experience monitoring project tasks and deliverables through Asana or other project management tools.
  • Have experience with running webinars on Zoom or other virtual conferencing tools.
  • Are a team player, able to work cross functionally across departments and coordinate deliverables across departments.
  • Are a quick learner and comfortable adapting to changing priorities.
  • Are genuinely interested in learning from delivery partners and identifying how to best support them in designing and delivering upskilling programs.
  • Are excited about upskilling and creating opportunities for individuals to transition careers, and keen to be part of a growing team launching a brand new service.


Unsure If You Should Apply?

At Palette Skills, we know that some people are less likely to apply to a job if they don’t ‘check every box’. We encourage everyone who is motivated by Palette’s mission and the scope of the role to reach out! Palette is an inclusive workplace and part of our mission is to support people through career transitions. As a result, we are excited to consider all applicants, including those with transferable skills and experiences.

Palette Skills embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. If there is anything we can do to create a more comfortable application experience for you, please let us know.

Reporting Structure 

You will report directly to the Manager, Research and Evaluation, whose job is to support you and make sure that you have everything you need to succeed – budget, resources, access, subject matter expertise etc.

Benefits of being a Palette Team Member

  • Remote first workplace
  • Meeting Free Fridays
  • Collaborative workplace culture
  • 3 weeks of vacation
  • 2 week end of year shut down
  • 8 paid wellness days
  • 100% employer covered benefits
  • 4% RRSP matching
  • Competitive compensation


How We Hire

At Palette Skills we hire bright people who want to make a big impact. Email your resume along with 2-3 sentences on why you’re interested and a fit for the role to careers@paletteskills.org. Once you’ve applied, if we like what we see, you’ll have a phone chat and then a couple of interviews with the team. We’ll take you through a quick analysis of your capabilities (not doing free work for us), after which we can discuss an offer. We believe in moving fast and will be interviewing candidates on a rolling basis until the position is closed.

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Eligibility for SalesCamp

To be admitted and accepted into the program, you must be:
  • Be actively searching for work and ready to take on employment opportunities tech sales.
  • Be able to legally work in Canada. 
  • Not be a full-time student.
  • Be a highly motivated individual actively seeking out new opportunities.
  • Have least 3 years of formal work experience in Canada or abroad.
  • Have an English language rating of CLB Level 8, or IELTS of 6.5 overall.
  • Be available for Zoom sessions, many of which will be full-time.
  • Be able and committed to attending networking day events as part of regular programming.
  • Be comfortable using technology and learning online.
  • Live or intend to live in the province where the program is being offered.
  • Have a reliable internet connection, device, and a quiet environment for virtual learning.
  • Be committed and able to join the Canadian workforce full-time immediately following the program.
You may not be eligible if:
  • You do not pass our application and/or interview skills assessment. 
  • You are not actively searching or able to start a job in business-to-business tech sales.
  • You are not able to legally work in Canada.
  • You do not reside in the province where the program is operating.
  • You are going to school full-time.
  • You do not have three years of work experience outside of your studies.
  • You are interested in taking SalesCamp solely for learning purposes, but are building your own business and not intending to work in the field.

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