Program Manager, Youth

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Responsible to: Executive Director
Term: One-year contract – parental leave
Salary: $54,000 FTE (37.5 hours/week)

Overview of Organization:

ACIC is a coalition of individuals, organizations, and institutions working in the Atlantic region, which are committed to achieving global sustainability in a peaceful and healthy environment, with social justice, human dignity, and participation for all.

 ACIC supports its members in international cooperation and education through collective leadership, networking, information, training and coordination, and represents their interests when dealing with government and others.

Overview of Position:

The Youth Program Manager is responsible for the overall management of ACIC’s youth programming, under the umbrella of the ACT 4 Global Change program. 

Key Responsibilities:

General responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the achievement of ACIC‘s overall strategic goals by providing appropriate leadership, recommendations and support to ACIC staff, members, committees, networking groups, provincial representatives and other stakeholders to strengthen public engagement programming, capacity-building initiatives and dialogue in the Atlantic Region

  • Lead or contribute to the development and delivery of key ACIC public engagement activities

  • Contribute to overall partnership development, with reference to youth programming

  • Participate on ACIC committees, in particular working on policy development and monitoring risk

  • In conjunction with other ACIC staff, encourage and facilitate broad-based participation in ACIC’s youth public engagement activities through effective outreach and communications strategies

  • Assist in convening members and other stakeholders for consultations, information exchange, annual symposia and capacity-building events

  • Liaise with consultants, volunteers, short-term contract employees and interns, as required

  • Ensure program activities are completed according to the intended outcomes, budget and timelines established

  • Program design, where applicable

  • Project monitoring and evaluation, including data tracking, documentation of good practices and lessons learned, and contribution to narrative reports

  • Financial management and monitoring of project budgets

  • Assist in proposal writing and fundraising, where applicable

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Overall management of ACIC’s ACT 4 Global Change suite of programs, including Digital Story-telling program, youth gathering, certificate program and others.

  • Contributing to the overall program strategy and content development for the ACT 4 Global Change program

  • Encouraging and facilitating broad-based participation of a diverse range of Atlantic Canadian youth in ACIC’s ACT 4 Global Change

  • In conjunction with ACIC communications staff, conducting outreach work or programming, including but not limited to: outreach with ACIC members, schools, school boards, departments of education, youth groups, universities, media outlets, relevant organizations, community newspapers, etc. across the Atlantic Provinces

  • Conducting specific outreach within the francophone communities/schools in the Atlantic region

  • Support to students, interns and other volunteers

The Program Manager is also responsible for:

  • Actively participating in staff meetings and providing input towards the development of other organizational activities, operational practices and policies as required

  • Providing general administrative support

  • Representing ACIC at events or external meetings, when requested

  • Responding to general telephone and email inquiries

  • Other duties, as deemed necessary

Desired Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree, or equivalent, in international development, adult education, recreation or another related field

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience (preferably in a non-profit setting) in youth engagement work

  • Demonstrated program management experience, including design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and financial management

  • Previous experience with Results Based Management (RBM)

  • Understanding of gender analysis, the importance of gender equality, and the role of women in development

  • Superior written, oral and online communication skills

  • Excellent time management, decision making, organizational, problem-solving and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated self-starter with flexibility, creativity and initiative

  • Past experience managing staff and/or volunteers

  • Ability to establish professional relationships with consultants, designers etc.

  • Significant experience in facilitation, workshop development

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Capacity to work in a self-directed manner and to collaborate with others in a team setting; strong capacity to work collaboratively with writing processes and to incorporate diverse feedback

  • Strong story-telling skills with the ability to translate narratives for a variety of audiences; experience using digital technology for story-telling, an asset

  • Familiarity with Atlantic Canada’s international cooperation sector an asset

  • Ability to work in both French and English an asset

Application Details

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter with information about where you heard about this posting, resume and the names and contact information of two references by no later than 11:30pm AST April 22, 2019 to Please put the position title in the subject line. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

As an equity seeking network, ACIC encourages applications from individuals that represent the full diversity of communities in Canada, including complexities of intersecting identities such as ability, age, class, gender, race and sexual orientation.