WE’RE HIRING: Program Manager (London)

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Job Description – Program Manager – London

JA South Western Ontario is a member of JA Canada and part of JA Worldwide (JA), the world’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about business. Through the delivery of hands-on, blended learning in entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness, JA empowers young people to grow their entrepreneurial ideas, hone their work skills, manage their earnings, and secure better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Since 1963, schools in South Western Ontario have relied on JA to prepare young people for success in an ever-changing global economy. JA South Western Ontario is responsible for the geographic area including the counties of Essex, Chatham-Kent, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford, Huron, Perth, Bruce, Grey, Wellington, Waterloo, Brant, Hamilton, Haldimand-Norfolk, and Niagara.

The JA Program Manager is responsible for the planning and execution of specific JA programs regionally. The Program Manager’s job portfolio includes organizing and supporting JA programs for elementary and high school students taking place in schools or after school. They will be responsible for all elements of programs, building relationships and partnerships within the community to achieve a variety of goals and creating a foundation for JA program success in London and surrounding areas.

Primary Responsibilities

Program Management: Coordinate all activities in support of specific program(s), including the recruitment, registration and scheduling process for participants, teachers/ schools, and volunteers. Provide orientation and support to participating volunteers, teachers and other program partners. Manage program resource needs. Assist in establishing and monitoring program delivery goals, evaluating program success, and completing required reports.

Volunteer Coordination: Recruit volunteers through a variety of methods including cooperation with key contacts in JA’s community and corporate supporters. Facilitate the volunteer screening and onboarding process and provide training and support to program volunteers. Develop and implement activities to ensure retention and recognition of volunteers.

Relationship Management: Develop new and nurture existing relationships with other service providers, businesses, schools, educators, and volunteers.

Additional duties and responsibilities: Maintain accurate program records in line with organizational standards and objectives. Represent JA in the community in a positive and professional manner. Support community relations and brand awareness activities in London and surrounding communities as assigned.  Assist in identifying prospective new funding sources to ensure future program sustainability. Assist in organizing and executing other JA-organized events and activities as required.

Education/ Experience

  • Relevant post-secondary education (ex. Business, Education, Communications, Arts) and/or experience is
  • Experience in educational program, project or event management is
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams).
  • Experience with learning management systems such as Moodle and/ or customer relationship management systems such as Raiser’s Edge is considered an asset.
  • Current driver’s license and access to a vehicle required as some local travel may be
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Excellent group facilitation and organizational
  • Knowledge of the London community and/or surrounding areas is required, including business, education, and/or service providers.
  • The ideal candidate will be innovative and forward-thinking with a passion for providing exceptional learning experiences for youth.

This full-time position (40.0 hours per week) is available beginning in August 2022 with regular business hours (9am – 5pm) and some evenings/ weekends. The salary range for this position is $40,000-$45,000 annually. The position is based in London, Ontario and reports to the Director, Programs and Operations. On-site work at the London office will be required on a regular basis with some ability to work from home, provided the successful candidate has a suitable quiet environment from which to work, with a desk and reliable and secure internet access. Meetings at locations throughout the region may also be required. A laptop will be provided.

The successful candidate must undergo a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search.

JA South Western Ontario is committed to a diverse, inclusive, equitable and accessible environment where differences are valued and respected in all areas of our business.  We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  JA SWO will not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed (religion), sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, disability, age (18 and over), record of offenses for which a pardon has been granted, marital status (including same sex partners), family status, or any other grounds prohibited by the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Are you ready to be a JA Program Manager? Please submit your cover letter and resume by email to kchafe@jaswo.org by July 8, 2022. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

June 20, 2022