Job Posting Details

Manager, Innovation & Initiatives, Kawartha Credit Union

Location:Peterborough, Ontario
Posting Date:November 29, 2018
Closing Date:until filled
Employment Type:Full-time

Position Descriptions:

As Manager, Innovation & Initiatives you will:

  • Assist with formal change management practices.

  • Assess readiness for change and roll out change preparedness workshops as required.

  • Work to promote innovation and more efficient ways of doing things within Kawartha.  

  • Chair an Innovation Panel to ensure new ideas and changes to the manner in which we do things at Kawartha is managed through an effective process. 

  • Participate and monitor change items managed through a formal Project Management process. 

  • Take on change initiatives for Delivery and Administration that are not assigned to Project Manager Officer (PMO).

  • For those projects managed by PMO, involvement in pre-project work around readiness for change and then post-project hand over to operating unit. Focus on ensuring the sustainability of projects and realization of intended benefits.

  • Respectfully holding project participants accountable for meeting their commitments.

  • Communicating progress with initiatives and/or projects.


  • Post-secondary education with an emphasis in change management methodology.

  • A PMP designation is preferred with sound understanding of the project lifecycle and communicating with project stakeholders.

  • 7 - 10 years’ experience in a combination of change management and business leadership roles. Similar experience delivering initiatives across multiple business units and third-party providers.

  • A solid understanding of how people go through a change and the change process.

  • Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools.

  • Experience leading a variety of projects involving large cross-enterprise teams across multiple disciplines and of a business/functional unit significance using skills such as: Project Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control and Monitoring, and Closing Projects.

  • Experience as Senior Business Analyst would be an asset.

  • Previous experience in a financial institution would be an asset.

  • Experience working with Project Management software.

  • Excellent change management acumen
    • Support the efficient and prompt handling of all changes.
    • Conducting risk analysis of all requested changes
    • Provide accurate and timely information about all changes.
    • Ensure that a consistent approach is used.
    • Review the solution prior to implementation
    • Scheduling the change
    • Communicating change status as required to all interested parties
    • Closing the change
  • Superior organization and time management skills
  • Superior problem solving and decision-making skills