Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) is part of an international organization that delivers education based programs to students in elementary through high school, with a focus on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Our purpose is to inspire, prepare and empower BC youth for life-long success, with a long term objective that all youth have access to a JABC program. In operation since 1955, JABC partners with educators, donors and volunteers to bring real world experiences into the classroom.
JABC is hiring a Program Manager, Victoria to oversee and coordinate the delivery of programs in Victoria, B.C. Reporting to the Regional Manager, Vancouver Island, this is a permanent full-time position that will be based out of a home office in Victoria, B.C.
Program Manager, Victoria is a key position, critical to the successful implementation of JABC’s new strategic plan Bright Futures for all BC’s Youth. Over the next five years, JABC plans to significantly increase classroom-based programs, deliver multiple large scale events, and provide programming to Indigenous youth in their communities.
Success in this role will be evaluated by the ability to:
- Meet or exceed assigned program delivery goals
- Ensure successful recruitment, retention, and engagement of volunteers required to meet/exceed program goals
- Ensure successful program enrollment and retention of educators
- Accurately manage data and report achievements
Specific areas of responsibility:
- Manages aspects related to volunteer coordination including engagement, screening, recruitment, training, placement, stewardship and recognition
- Manages aspects related to educator engagement including building relations, promoting awareness, developing and coordinating program opportunities
- Promotes the delivery of all programs offered on the JABC program menu within identified areas of the region
- Coordinates the delivery of a set number of programs within the region
- Supports regional and provincial initiatives including special events and pilot programs
- Ensures accurate data records and reporting requirements
- University degree in education, business, commerce or related field an asset
- Considerable knowledge and connection to BC’s education system
- Volunteer management and recruiting experience
- Experience working with youth and training adults
- Special event planning and coordination experience
- Computer literate with an emphasis in data management (i.e. Raisers Edge/Sales Force), word-processing, spreadsheet, presentations and social networking applications
- Knowledge of the non-profit sector
- Experience implementing and evaluating educational programs
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong organizational and planning skills
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse people across an organization
- Service minded attitude with an interest and willingness to help others
- Passion for youth education and development
- Possession of a valid BC driver’s license and access to a reliable motor vehicle
- Develop volunteers: the ability to delegate responsibility, to work with others and coach them to develop their capabilities
- Attention to communication: the ability to ensure that information is passed on to others who should be kept informed
- Manage performance: the ability to take responsibility for one’s own performance, by setting clear goals and expectations, tracking progress against the goals, ensuring feedback, and addressing performance problems and issues promptly
- Build collaborative relationships: able to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside and outside the organization
- An independent work style: able to take the initiative, manage multiple duties and projects with minimal supervision, set and meet deadlines
- Well-developed customer service skills: the ability to interact diplomatically with and demonstrate concern for satisfying a wide range of stakeholders, both internal and external to the organization
- Strategic thinking: able to analyze and align opportunities with the organization
- Results oriented: able to focus on the desired results, setting challenging goals, and meeting or exceeding them
- A team mentality: willing to lend a hand and also ask for assistance when necessary
- Strong organizational, listening, writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills
- Flexibility: able to work the occasional evening or weekend around special events and reporting deadlines if necessary
- Good judgment: the ability to handle confidential material with discretion
Want to know more about JABC?
Visit our website at jabc.ca to learn more about what we do, our programs, our Board of Directors and the Business Laureates of BC Hall of Fame. Learn more about JABC’s new strategic plan Bright Futures for all BC’s Youth here.
Interested to apply?
Please send your cover letter and resume to the attention of Sariah Conor, Program Administrator by May 24, 2019.