Executive Director

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Position: Full-time permanent position, preferably based in Vancouver, BC, but we are willing to consider applicants in any of the cities where Next Up offers programs including Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton or Calgary. The position may be combined with coordination of the BC or Saskatchewan Next Up programs if the selected candidate is based in either of those provinces and wishes to do more direct programming and education as part of their job.

Compensation: Starting salary range of $63,000 to $74,000, depending on successful candidate’s level of experience. In addition, genius provides generous holidays and an employer-paid benefits package (including comprehensive health and a matching RRSP contribution plan).

The Global Youth Education Network Society (genius) is a registered charity that works to build capacity in the progressive social change sector through various projects. We have four areas of focus: leadership development, civic engagement, intergenerational collaboration, and project incubation. genius’ flagship program is Next Up, a youth leadership program now operating in seven cities in Canada. Other programs include Organize BC, the Climate Leadership Program, and FrontRunner.

We are seeking a focused, passionate, and experienced person as the organization’s Executive Director to take our work into its next stage of growth and impact. The role demands an exciting vision for progressive social change, excellent management and organizational skills, deep knowledge of progressive social movements in Canada, intersectional analysis, successful fundraising experience, and experience as an educator/trainer (including designing and delivering trainings).

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We will be reviewing and interviewing applicants on a rolling basis, so the sooner you apply the better.

We value the contributions people from equity-seeking groups bring to our organization, leadership, and movement building. We encourage applications from LGBTTQ+ people, Indigenous peoples, people of colour, low-income earners and the unemployed, immigrants and refugees, and people with disabilities or another equity seeking group with which you identify. If you wish to identify as belonging to an equity-seeking group(s), please feel free to indicate so in your cover letter.

17 Apr 2018
Next Up
Vancouver  British Columbia
Policy Development & Advocacy