4809 Director, Program Management (Donor Relations)

Our client, Canadian Blood Services (“CBS”) is seeking a Director, Program Management to join the Donor Relations team based in Ottawa. Reporting to the Vice President, Donor Relations, the Director, Program Management will provide program, project, and portfolio management leadership for the foundational phase of a corporate strategy – known as Deeper Connections. Deeper Connections is a multi-year program designed to transform the recruitment of donors in Canada. The Director, Program Management, in partnership with the Donor Relations management team, is responsible for planning, prioritizing, coordinating, and executing the initiatives, which support the achievement of the vision.

The Director, Program Management will manage a team of 12 inclusive of project managers, analysts, and trainers. The project managers will lead the larger initiatives within the Deeper Connections program and guide the projects through the CBS project governance process. The Director’s team will also be responsible for the development of business cases, plans, and other supporting documentation. The Director, Program Management will facilitate collaboration across divisions in CBS who are contributing to the Deeper Connections deliverables, ensuring the Deeper Connections program is visible within the organization and is appropriately prioritized and integrated with other projects.

An excellent influencer, negotiator, and mediator, the ideal candidate is a highly credible and inspiring change leader with a demonstrated track record of executing transformational change within a large and complex organization. Authentic and collaborative, he/she is able to gain the necessary buy-in to implement new strategies and tools to drive transformation and culture change, delivering consistent and outstanding results. A detailed, disciplined and highly organized project manager, the ideal candidate has a strong understanding of how to deliver multiple ongoing projects on time and on budget. 

If you are interested in exploring this dynamic leadership opportunity at Canadian Blood Services, please provide a detailed cover letter and a copy of your resume to Cierra Henry, Consultant at The Bedford Consulting Group at

We look forward to exploring your candidacy. Please note, only candidates most suited to this opportunity will be contacted by the Bedford Consulting Group.

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