Program and Engagement Manager

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The Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) is seeking a Program and Engagement Manager. This is a term position that will report to the Director of Engagement, supporting CCEDNet’s youth experience program, CreateAction.  


CCEDNet is a values-based, non-profit association committed to connecting people and ideas for action that builds local economies, strengthens communities, and benefits everyone. We have members throughout Canada working at the grassroots level in rural, urban, Indigenous, and northern settings. 

CCEDNet engages a broad and inclusive range of community interests in common efforts to influence policy, create stronger and fairer local economies, tackle poverty and homelessness, and invest in sustainable communities. 

CCEDNet and our members are committed to the values of inclusion, diversity and equity, and promote approaches that are participatory, democratic, innovative and entrepreneurial.  Together, we are working towards sustainable and inclusive communities directing their own social, environmental, and economic futures through our Theory of Change.


CreateAction provides employment and career-relevant learning opportunities to youth (15-30 years old) not in education, employment or training (NEET) and facing barriers to employment. The program engages employers from across Canada to hire youth in positions related to community economic development and social innovation.

To deliver the program, the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) and the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) are working in partnership with funding by Employment and Social Development Canada and with evaluation support from the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation.


The Program and Engagement Manager

  • Updates and maintains data management systems related to youth and employers’ engagement in the program
  • Promotes calls for employer proposals to be part of the program and assists in reviewing and evaluating proposals
  • Supports the administration of employer and youth onboarding
  • Supports the administration of program evaluation activities
  • Leads the submission of participant information to the funder
  • Participates in regular project partner meetings and communication
  • Participates in and provide support to youth and employer engagement activities
  • Participates in weekly Engagement Team huddles and supports CCEDNet’s broader communications and engagement activities when needed.


  • Experience with the following web-based tools is essential: spreadsheets (Excel/Google Sheets), email (Gmail)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; English/French bilingualism an asset
  • Experience working with youth, Indigenous peoples and/or vulnerable populations an asset
  • Experience with the following web-based tools and activities would be an asset: email marketing (MailChimp), social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Hootsuite), online file storage (Google Drive), videoconferencing (Zoom), and mail merge.
  • Understanding the landscape of community economic development and social innovation in Canada an asset
  • Resourcefulness, flexibility, and creativity
  • Detail-oriented, professional, and analytical; self-starting with equal willingness to collaborate and to take direction
  • Curiosity and a love of perpetual learning, with the ability to prioritize and a good sense of humour


  • A competitive benefit package
  • RRSP contributions
  • Supportive work environment with flexible hours
  • 3 weeks vacation
  • Time off with pay between December 25 and January 1
  • Paid time off including sick time and personal obligation leave
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Being part of an awesome team dedicated to community empowerment and economic justice. 

Location:  While we continue to work remotely through the pandemic, preference will be given to candidates located in Ottawa to allow for in-person meetings between the Director of Engagement and the Program and Engagement Manager. Our office is located with the Mauril-Bélanger Social Innovation Atelier at St. Paul's University in Old Ottawa East, uniquely situated along Pasapkedjinawong, the Anishinàbemowin name for the Rideau River, which means “the river that passes between the rocks.

Compensation:  This is a full time (37.5 hours/week) term position starting as soon as possible and ending March 31, 2023 with possibility of renewal. Base salary is $25.88 - $29.69/hour, adjusted for regional cost of living variances.

Process: Please send applications to info at by the end of the day February 21, 2022 with ‘Program and Engagement Manager’ in the subject line. Included in your application, please include a cover letter and resume.

This position will start as soon as possible, with the latest anticipated start date being March 31, 2022.

CCEDNet is an equal opportunity employer offering a fair, co-operative, respectful, safe, and healthy work environment. 

Do not hesitate to contact us if you require alternative arrangements to submit your application.

CCEDNet provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with stated needs. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.

We appreciate all applications. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

21 Feb 2022
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