Manager, CED Youth Programs
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT:
Start Date: June 2008 – March 2009
The Manager of CED Youth Programs will manage implementation and development of programs in community economic development targeted to young people. This includes:
• all aspects of a national intern program for young graduates to gain career-relevant work experience with Community Economic Development (CED) organizations. The program is funded by the Government of Canada, Service Canada, Career Focus Program.
• Supervision of the Youth In Charge program funded by Service Canada in BC to strengthen youth engagement in the labour market and CED involving 8 rural and 3 urban communities.
The funding for both of these programs ends March 2009 under current agreements and so this position’s term will end at that time. However it is expected that the position will work to develop other opportunities and initiatives to continue CCEDNet’s engagement of young people and their organizations in CED, and may be extended if other funding becomes available. It is also expected that the position will manage support to CCEDNet’s youth-led network “Emerging Leaders”, supervise the Youth In Charge Coordinator, and manage sub contracts for a national program to develop community development service learning opportunities. The position is therefore a key opportunity for a professional with program management experience to contribute to a dynamic and growing area of work with youth and community partners to enhance youth leadership in community economic development.
Manage a National CED Internship Program involving 20 six month internships for young graduates with job coaching and mentoring supports. This includes:
- promoting and marketing the program
- interviewing and selecting host organizations, mentors and internship candidates
- coordinating travel logistics
- managing evaluation and reporting
- instigating job search assistance
- coordinating peer learning opportunities with CCEDNet’s Emerging Leaders Committee
- budget and financial management for the program in accordance with Government of Canada requirements
- supporting and monitoring host organizations, interns and mentors in achieving effective outcomes, and developing tools and resources for the program
- Supervising a Youth In Charge program in British Columbia involving community partners and 22 youth leaders in 11 communities working to enhance labour market and economic outcomes through CED.
- Developing and managing other CED youth programs and support to the youth-led committee and network of CCEDNet “Emerging Leaders”.
Supervises the work of a temporary full time youth coordinator, interns, and sub-contractors as required.
Reports to the Program Director. .
• Communicates effectively with staff, elected committee members and all levels of the CCEDNet organization
• Works closely with all staff
• Maintains effective working relationships with CCEDNet regional coordinators, particularly the BC Coordinator.
- A bachelor’s degree and/or relevant experience (three to five years) in public administration, community development, adult education, or a related discipline.
- Experience in program management and development.
- Experience managing program budgets in excess of $300 k.
- Experience in administering contribution agreements and meeting government funding reporting requirements.
- Excellent command of written English.
- Excellent interpersonal communications skills.
- Excellent command of Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel.
- Ability to work independently, and to work effectively as part of a team.
- Experience working with community-based organizations.
- Experience in skills development activities with young people.
- Knowledge of community economic development and the Canadian CED Network.
- Demonstrated good judgement.
- Ability to travel within Canada.
- Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
Preference will be given to bilingual candidates.
• Position based at CCEDNet’s head office in Victoria, BC.
• Requires extensive computer use and teleconferencing with participants.
• May involve overtime work at peak periods.
• Salary is up to $51 000 per year, depending on experience, plus statutory benefits.
• Twenty days vacation/year.
Victoria, British Columbia V8Y 1V7 Canada