Program Manager, Kamloops
Junior Achievement of British Columbia - Kamloops, BC

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Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) is part of the world’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Since 1955, JABC has partnered with educators, volunteers and donors to bring real-world business experience into the classroom. Our programs for grades 5-12 develop financial literacy, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurial skills, while helping students to define personal success and embrace their future with knowledge and confidence.

Reporting to the Vice President, Programs and Regional Operations, the Program Manager is the lead representative for Junior Achievement in Kamloops and surrounding area. The PM is responsible for booking and coordinating a set number of Junior Achievement programs per year. Key duties include: educator relations and program registration; volunteer recruitment, training and stewardship; data entry and reporting; and relationship development with a wide range of stakeholders.

This is a four-to-five day a week position (based on program volumes) offered as a Dependent Contract for one year, with annual renewal based on performance. The position may evolve in future years to become part of a larger Interior Region Team.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • To act as an ambassador for Junior Achievement in the community, maintaining a high degree of professionalism;
  • To work with the local business and school communities to motivate educators, organizations and individuals to get involved with JA;
  • To book and ensure delivery of a specified number of JA programs per year;
  • To coordinate and promote multi-class program deliveries, often in partnership with postsecondary institutions and school districts;
  • To recruit, screen, train, coordinate, engage and retain a large number of volunteers from the local business community;
  • To work as part of a team with other JABC Program Managers to achieve provincial and national goals.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:
Reporting Relationship:

  • Reports to Vice President, Programs and Regional Operations

Primary Internal Contacts:

  • JABC staff
  • Participates as a member of JABC Program Team and JABC Regional Management Team

External Contacts:

  • Educators at all levels (from teachers to superintendents)
  • Community groups & professional associations
  • Individual business professionals
  • Corporate donors and potential donors

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Accountable for all aspects of local program activity:

  • Develops and implements an operational plan to achieve a number of performance objectives, primarily program targets, in alignment with the provincial plan;
  • Plans and oversees program deliveries;
  • Provides leadership and direction to volunteers and teachers;
  • Reports on programs, activities and results.

Accountable for the management of the local budget:

  • Administers an annual expense budget (with quarterly indicators).

Accountable for developing and stewarding relationships with local educators who host JA programs:

  • Markets JA programs to teachers to generate program registrations;
  • Liaises with educators to develop and nurture positive relationships;
  • Attends regional educator events to promote JA programs.

Accountable for overseeing recruitment, screening, training, and stewarding of a group of local volunteers who deliver JA programs:

  • Ensures programs have adequate volunteer coverage;
  • Develops and implements volunteer best practices from recruitment to onboarding, program orientation and support, to post-program follow through and appreciation;
  • Networks and make presentations to recruit volunteers;
  • Screens volunteers according to JA’s National Screening Protocol;
  • Trains volunteers on JA programs and provides support throughout their programs;
  • Conducts appropriate recognition and stewardship of volunteers and organizations providing significant numbers of volunteers.

Accountable for building community partnerships and strategic alliances:

  • Networks within the business community for the purpose of recruiting volunteers and building partner relations;
  • Maintains membership or participation in appropriate business/community organizations;
  • Helps support Fundraising Team by identifying potential local donors and sponsors;
  • May pursue local sponsorships to support local events.

Accountable for the integrity of data collection and entry into the database:

  • Maintains up-to-date records of volunteers, teachers and other stakeholders, and programs delivered, in JABC’s Raiser’s Edge database;
  • Ensure policies and procedures for data collection and entry are followed.

Accountable for building the JA brand in the area:

  • Supports Marketing & Communications by implementing local and provincial initiatives;
  • Promotes JA through public speaking and presentations;
  • Liaises with local media and may act as local spokesperson;
  • Gathers stories, photos, and other evidence of the positive impact of JA programs.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

  • Meet annual delivery goals including program and volunteer targets, while staying within budget;
  • Create a high degree of stakeholder satisfaction among: co-workers, educators, volunteers, students.

SPECIFICATIONS:
This is position is based in Kamloops. The Manager will work from a home office and travel throughout the surrounding area, and must be time-flexible to accommodate the changing needs of programs and volunteers. The successful candidate must undergo a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
A superb relationship builder and skilled communicator

  • Strong networking and relationship management skills
  • Ability to establish and develop relationships with a wide range of individuals and organizations
  • A high degree of diplomacy
  • Strong communication skills, including proficient writing and presentation skills
  • Marketing, sales and customer service skills

A proficient integrator

  • Ability to handle a multi-task environment
  • Results oriented, delivery on time, on spec, on budget

A team player

  • Collegial and collaborative
  • Able to motivate self and others to succeed, model desired behaviors
  • Conflict management skills
  • Experience working with diverse groups of stakeholders

An independent partner

  • Able to work independently from a regional location with limited personal contact with colleagues across the province

Required experience and knowledge

  • Volunteer recruitment and management experience
  • Training or teaching experience
  • Special event management experience
  • Computer literate, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), databases and social media such as Linked In, Facebook and Twitter
  • Possession of a valid BC driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Knowledge of the non-profit sector
  • Knowledge of the education sector
  • University degree in education, business, commerce or related field an asset
  • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge Database an asset

APPLY BY MAY 10, 2013 TO:

Anne Tower, Vice President Programs and Regional Operations

Please use the subject line “Program Manager, Kamloops- Your Name”.

No phone calls please. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by phone. In person interviews will be conducted in late May.


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Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about business. With...