Opportunities

General opportunity

Location: Canada (Various: Newfoundland, Ottawa, BC and the Arctic are of special interest)

About Pisces RPM: Pisces Research Project Management Inc. (Pisces RPM www.piscesrpm.com ) is a research and development project management company passionate about making the greatest positive impact for our ocean research money and time. Pisces maintains honest, transparent and fun relationships, and brings these principles to our project management services to give researchers and businesses back their time. 

Guiding principles 

  1. Pisces is committed to making the greatest positive impact with our ocean research money and time.
  2. Pisces is committed to creating transparent, long-lasting and mutually beneficial collaborations.
  3. Pisces maintains honest, transparent and fun relationships through communication, empathy and allowing each member of the collaboration to focus on joyful work.
  4. Pisces enables underutilized talent, developing a team mentality and building research management capacity in Canada.

Core Values

  1. Efficient – We will be thorough, well organized, and effective with time. 
  2. Effective – We will seek to have the greatest positive impact. 
  3. Trustworthy- We will communicate honestly and transparently
  4. Fun – We enjoy our work, we want this to come across in how we work with you. 

Pisces RPM is committed to enabling talent and recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. Non-traditional workforce employees are encouraged to apply.

Required attributes for all employees
  • Passion for the ocean
  • Either possession of or willingness to work towards a PMI designation
  • Experience in at least two sectors of industry, academia, government, non-profit
  • Polite, respectful and empathetic written and oral communication.
  • The ability to work independently and self-manage
  • Reliability
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficient computer skills (MS Office, Excel, Google Docs, Gmail, Google Calendar)

We are currently recruiting for the following areas. Staff are expected to fill a position and also a special role

Positions available Special roles:
  • Finance
  • HR
  • Virtual office management
  • Indigenous partnership advisor
  • Arctic ocean advisor
  • Pacific ocean advisor
  • Knowledge translation and communication advisory

Location: Pisces RPM is a distributed organization with employees responsible for both determining and providing an appropriate work location for their productivity, including internet, phone, appropriate office furniture and amenities. Pisces RPM will supply necessary work supplies to execute the work, including a computer, printer, scanner, and other office supplies as needed.

Hours: Flexible, minimum of 10 hours a week. Pisces is a flexible work schedule but maintains a communication standard of 1 workday internally and 2 workdays externally, unless otherwise agreed, creating a need for a minimum of 2 hours during each workday (M-F, 08:00-17:00) of the week.

Additional details about the roles:
Virtual office manager
Coordinating calendars & meetings
Assist with the accumulation, storage and retention of institutional knowledge
Program, software and asset management
File, document and information management (physical and virtual)

Finance
Accounting and bookkeeping
Manage accounts payable & collections
Direct purchasing
Cost controls
Cash flow management & financing
Delegation of signing authority for different areas
Assist with business and strategic planning

HR
Manage and direct the management of others
Determine hiring needs and methods
Orientation and onboarding of new team members
Training, review and retention of team members
Managing employee benefits
Ensure labour law compliance
Exit processes
Ensure company culture
Assist with business and strategic planning

All special advisors are expected to:
– maintain and keep current their knowledge on trends and initiatives
– monitor for business opportunities in their area
– maintain and grow their contacts

Interested in being a part our team? Please reach out to piscesrpm@piscesrpm.com with the position and special role in the title of the email that you think you can fill. Please detail how you can meet what we are looking for and include a link to your linked-in and any social media.