Program Manager
Career Trek Inc. - The Pas, MB

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Qualifications and Attributes
 A dynamic team-­‐player with a demonstrated history of professional innovation who feels a passionate commitment to Career Trek’s vision, mission and beliefs.
 Post-­‐secondary degree or diploma preferably with related professional experience.
 Excellent written and oral communication skills.
 Demonstrated competence in program management.
 Demonstrated human resource skills.
 Understanding of and sensitivity to First Nations challenges and opportunities.
 Ability to travel to Winnipeg and throughout the NOR-­‐MAN region.
 Experience working with Macs, Microsoft Word Perfect, and Excel is an asset.
 A valid drivers license and a reliable vehicle are essential.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities Administration:
 Daily administrative operations including inputting of attendance, work on the database, and biweekly payroll reports.
 Evaluation of part-­‐time staff.
 Implementation of program evaluations for participants and families.

 Implement recruiting procedures for staff and Junior Staff Mentors.
 Hire, train, mentor, and evaluate staff and volunteers.
 Model and encourage professional conduct and work ethic to deliver the highest quality
of service possible to ensure the good reputation of the organization.

 Provide leadership to further Career Trek’s culture, mission, vision, and statements of belief.
 Establish and maintain good working relationships with school divisions, schools, post-­‐ secondary institutions, and their respective departmental units.
 Work with the Curriculum Developer, program partners, and instructors to develop curriculum.
 Ensure all departmental expectations are met.
 Help develop program policy manuals and handbooks.
 Distribute necessary mail-­‐outs to families and schools.
 Plan and execute school orientations prior to the start of programming.

 Manage program budget: track expenses, report variances between actual and budgeted expenses, follow-­‐up on outstanding purchase orders, etc.
 Find replacements for removed participants up to the halfway point of programming.
 Ensure the continual safety of participants and staff by following Career Trek’s risk
management guidelines.
 Keep accurate track of participants’ attendance.
 Work collegially with the Fund Development Officer and Communications Coordinator
on the organization’s communication and fund development efforts.
 Verify all forms submitted by schools and families are complete and accurate.
 Ensure bus schedules and all pertinent information are distributed to the schools in a timely fashion.
 Provide on-­‐site supervision on Saturdays at the various campuses.
 Work respectfully with the Aboriginal community – being sensitive to the issues related
to First Nation residents on reserves and those living within the city.
 Engage in open and positive communication with the Campus Coordinator(s) and staff.
 Implement the program action plan – booking rooms and departments, purchasing
equipment, supplies, etc.
 Coordinate special events, including Graduation and Family Days.

 Provide program reports upon request.
 Provide financial reports or information to the Director of Administrative Operations.

Key Role Interactions:
 Program Partners – participating school divisions, schools, school contacts, communities, local organizations and post-­‐secondary institutions.
 Career Trek Management Staff
 Media (under direction of the Communications Coordinator)
 Participants
 Parents / Guardians
 Program Staff
 Junior Staff Mentors (as applicable)

Start date as soon as possible.