SPUR Change National Program Manager

ICN is seeking a qualified and experienced individual to join this new initiative in the role of National Program Manager.  

POSITION TITLE: National Program Manager
SALARY RANGE: $72,500 – $89,000.  A benefit package is offered in addition to salary
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
LOCATION:   While the ACGC office is located in Edmonton, the successful applicant can work remotely from locations across Canada
ANTICIPATED TRAVEL:   30% travel required within Canada; Some international travel may be required



Background: The Inter-Council Network (ICN) is a coalition of the eight Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation. The independent Councils are committed to global sustainable development, social justice and social change. They are rooted in communities across Canada and represent nearly 350 diverse civil society organizations (CSOs) from across Canada. Council membership varies from locally based cultural community civil society organizations to highly recognizable international organizations.

As part of the ICN, the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) aims to mobilize Albertans to become global citizens engaged in sustainable development. We do this by building the capacity of network organizations, representing members’ interests with government and others, and increasing the awareness, knowledge, and connections of Albertans in global issues and sustainable development.

ACGC, on behalf of the Inter-Council Network, is undertaking a capacity building initiative entitled Spur Change: Knowledge Sharing & Capacity Building, to enhance the contribution of Canadian Small and Medium Organizations (SMOs) to Canada’s international development efforts towards achieving gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls, poverty reduction and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Reporting to the Executive Director of ACGC, the National Program Manager will be responsible for managing a team to develop and implement all activities of the Spur Change program in accordance with Global Affairs Canada standards.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Carry out an initial sector-wide needs assessment with ICN partners, members, and sector representatives to determine the capacity-building needs of the sector;

  • Participate in a leadership role in the recruitment and hiring of project staff and consultants required for the program; oversee staff work plans and manage for results;

  • Develop annual work plan to create and implement capacity-building workshops, taking place in both official languages across the country;

  • Design and execute an annual national capacity-building conference, including all programming and logistics;

  • Develop plan to implement a national educator and youth capacity-building initiative to educate and empower youth to achieve the SDGs;

  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation strategy in line with funding requirements; oversee the production of quarterly and annual output reports, as well as other reporting as required;

  • Work with the Executive Director and Spur Change Financial Manager to prepare and manage a comprehensive budget, and produce quarterly financial reports in line with funding requirements.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the not-for-profit, public and/or private sector, with experience at a managerial level;

  • Have a strong understanding and experience working with the Government of Canada;

  • Possess strong decision-making, communication, and leadership skills; ability to manage a team and build a collaborative team environment in-person and remotely;

  • Strong project planning skills, with experience in Results Based Management, and Performance Measurement Framework; ability to set goals and achieve results;

  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced work environment;

  • Skilled in using MS Word, Google and Adobe applications; Experience using virtual webinar, team management, and stakeholder meeting technology in bilingual settings

  • Fully bilingual in English and French is mandatory;

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Other preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, the international development sector in Canada

  • Knowledge of non-profit funding mechanisms and government policies;

  • Experience developing and/or carrying out capacity-building activities, conferences or similar activities;

  • Understanding of a human rights-based approach to development and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Position Details:

This position will report directly to the Executive Director and can be based at the ACGC office in Edmonton or in any region of Canada.

ACGC is strongly committed to diversity within its community, and especially welcomes applications that may contribute to the further diversification of ideas in the workplace, including visible minority group members, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, and members of under-represented gender and sexual orientation groups.

To apply:

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, résumé, and the names of two references to employment@acgc.ca by 2 Sept, 2019. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC)

The Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) is a coalition of voluntary sector organizations located in Alberta, working locally and globally to achieve sustainable human development. We are committed to international cooperation that is people-centered, democratic, just, inclusive, and respectful of the environment and indigenous cultures. We work towards ending poverty and achieving a peaceful and healthy world, with dignity and full participation for all. For more information about ACGC please visit www.acgc.ca.