Head Facilitator & Regional Lead, Western Canada

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
  • Education: Teaching / Training
  • Child & Youth Worker
  • Program / Project Management
Contract - Part Time
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland - Vancouver
Experienced (Non-manager)$50,000 - 55,0002019-10-092019-10-28

Position Type: Part Time, Contract – 2 days/week to start            
Contract Dates: November 2019 – April 2020                                   
Salary Range:
$50,000 to $55,000 pro-rated
Job Region: Vancouver                                                                           
Application Deadline: October 28, 2019

DAREarts was born out of the vision that every child deserves to see excellence in themselves and every child deserves the opportunity to experience the transformational power of the arts. Today, through partnerships with over 50 schools across Canada, DAREarts provides young people with the opportunity to create a turning point in their lives.

Our programs disrupt common conceptions of youth leadership development. Instead of focusing on young people that have already demonstrated their leadership capacity, we see our programs as a critical intervention for children and youth who, for many reasons, may never consider themselves as leaders without support. We believe leaders aren't born, they're grown and as such, we create a learning environment where participants can develop the skills, behaviors and confidence they need to see themselves as capable of making positive change in their own lives and in their communities.

Through exploring and creating with the arts, students develop their own unique voice, share and connect with their peers and build their capacity to be change makers. Each activity is designed to provide hands-on opportunities to build and practice the following core skills that underpin leadership: communication and self-expression; self-regulation; collaboration/teamwork; time-management; conflict resolution; problem-solving and critical thinking, while building their confidence, self-esteem and resiliency.

A DAREarts Regional Lead is responsible for administering, coordinating, and delivering DAREarts core programming and, if applicable, overseeing and/or delivering additional programs within one determined region. The Regional Lead supervises and manages the co-facilitators associated with their portfolio of programming. They are also the key contact for stewardship within the region. This role reports directly to the National Program Manager and works with the Lead Program Developer to ensure that curriculum and programming expectations are met.


The Regional Lead’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Program Planning, including adherence to a budget outline, work plan, and curriculum
  • Coordination of artist-educators, suppliers, students, transportation, and venues
  • Program Delivery, including facilitation of on-site programming in adherence to all organizational and program-related policies and procedures
  • Regional fundraising & stewardship, including grant writing and connecting with funders
  • On-site management of reporting program delivery personnel, including Co-Facilitators, Artist-Educators, and Volunteers
  • Support student development both within and beyond program days, including addressing challenges and noting possible support systems to continue leadership growth beyond programming
  • Oversee school and/or student registration, including outreach
  • Oversee the purchase & use of programming supplies per provided budget
  • Maintain communication with all key stakeholders
  • Organize events specific to portfolio programs (showcases, performances, excursions, etc.)
  • Program Reporting, including all provided reporting templates, evaluations, and other items as requested
  • In consultation with the National Program Manager and Director of Development, foster and maintain partnerships that assist with the delivery of programs
  • Connect students with appropriate partner outlets for further leadership growth beyond DAREarts programming offerings
  • Program Administration, including routine touch-base meetings & attendance at bi-weekly staff meetings (remote attendance options available for staff outside of the GTA)
  • Collection of supplier invoices & submit for processing
  • Develop young leaders while having FUN


  • Education and/or equivalent experience in teaching and classroom management
  • Proven experience in education, including arts & leadership education
  • Proven experience in managing a team
  • Proven stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to relate to & empathize with children who are challenged by difficult life circumstances
  • Impeccable organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Experience with youth leadership and/or summer camp an asset
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills
  • Industrious
  • A team player
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office 365, Internet & Social Media, Email, etc.
  • Belief in the DAREarts goals and means of achieving the goals
  • Current Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check
  • Current First Aid & CPR-C Training an asset
  • Able to work in a fast-paced and flexible work environment

Thank you to all those that apply; however, only those considered for the position will be contacted.

First round interviews will be conducted from Oct. 28 to 31, second round interviews from Nov. 4 to 8.

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