Program Manager
Bridging the Gap - Winnipeg, MB

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Position: Program Manager
Organization: Bridging the Gap (www.bridgingthegap.co)
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Program Manager Position:

Bridging the Gap Needs a Program Manager. The successful applicant will be responsible for all program administration, funding and delivery aspects. Hours vary, must be able to work the occasional evenings and weekends as the job demands. Approximately 32/hours per week at $19.00/hr.

Organization Background:

Bridging the Gap (BTG) is a unique, culturally relevant non-formal, science based environmental education (EE) program for grade four, inner city youth, managed by Nature Manitoba in partnership with The City of Winnipeg Naturalist Services Branch and The University of Winnipeg Centre for Indigenous Science Education. BTG provides grade four inner-­‐city youth with free culturally relevant, science-­‐based EE programming including full-­‐day field trips to local natural areas, in-class activities, as well as opportunities to experience and learn about nature first hand by participating in stewardship initiatives.

The Successful Candidate will:

  • Acquire all program funding including Program Manager wage
  • Maintain and manage program budget
  • Help to establish school gardens and deliver subsequent gardening programming to approximately 200 inner city youth on a weekly/biweekly basis from early April to June.
  • Coordinate and deliver existing culturally relevant environmental programs (Nature Hikes, Gardening and associated Science/Nature based school presentations) to school age audiences
  • Coordinate and organize elder visits to school classrooms
  • Develop and further programming based on goals, objectives, and guiding principles of BTG
  • Create and maintain existing partnerships
  • Coordinate and liaison with all program partners and stakeholders
  • Ensure committee members are updated on program activities
  • Promote BTG programs (via community, newspapers, conferences, workshops etc.)
  • Update website

The successful candidate will have the following experience and/or enthusiasm for:

  • Working with elementary aged students in a formal and informal setting
  • Developing and delivering curriculum relevant environmental and culture based programming for youth
  • Experience or knowledge of working with elders and the community
  • Knowledge of First Nation and Metis culture
  • Growing vegetables and/or indigenous plant species
  • Writing grants, developing and maintaining a budget
  • Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Dreamweaver)

The successful candidate must:

  • Enjoy working outside
  • Be deeply concerned with environmental issues
  • Be understanding of issues and concerns faced by inner city residents
  • Be hardworking
  • Have time management skills
  • Be creative and Innovative

For more information on our programs please see our website:
www.bridingthegap.co

If you are interested in the position please send us a cover letter indicating why you think you would be great for the job.

We will happily accept resumes from candidates who may not have all of the qualifications but show an eagerness and willingness to learn.

Please send your cover letter and resume no later than Thursday May 9th, 2013.


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