We at JA British Columbia are dedicated to building a community of passionate employees who feel a sense of belonging, are highly valued for their contributions and believe in our purpose to inspire, prepare and empower BC youth for lifelong success.

Are you are interested in joining our team? Check out our current openings below.

JABC is hiring a Program Manager to promote, coordinate and expand the delivery of deep impact entrepreneurship programs in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley and support growth opportunities of these programs in JABC’s other regions. Reporting to the Regional Manager, Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley, this is a permanent full-time position that will be based out of JABC’s Vancouver office.

Program Manager, Vancouver B.C. is a key position, critical to the successful implementation of JABC’s new strategic plan Bright Futures for all B.C.’s Youth. Over the next five years, JABC plans to significantly increase classroom-based programs, deliver multiple large scale events, and provide programming to Indigenous youth in their communities.

Success in this role will be evaluated by the ability to:

  • Meet or exceed assigned program delivery goals
  • Ensure successful recruitment, retention, and engagement of volunteers and corporate partnerships, required to meet/exceed program goals
  • Ensure successful program enrollment and retention of educators
  • Accurately manage data and report achievements
  • Effectively supervise program liaisons

Specific areas of responsibility:

  • Manages aspects related to volunteer coordination including engagement, screening, recruitment, training, placement, stewardship and recognition
  • Manages aspects related to educator engagement including building relations, promoting awareness, developing and coordinating program opportunities
  • Manages the engagement and stewardship of corporate program partners
  • Promotes the delivery of all and/or part of the programs offered on the JABC program menu within the region
  • Coordinates the delivery of a set number of programs within the region
  • Supports regional and provincial initiatives including special events and pilot programs
  • Ensures accurate data records and reporting requirements


  • University degree in education, business, commerce or related field an asset
  • Considerable knowledge and connection to B.C.’s education system and the Greater Vancouver business community
  • Well established business network in Greater Vancouver
  • Volunteer and corporate partnership management and recruiting experience
  • Experience working with youth and training adults
  • Special event planning and coordination experience
  • Computer literate with an emphasis in data management (i.e. Raisers Edge/Sales Force), word-processing, spreadsheet, presentations and social networking applications
  • Knowledge of the non-profit and business sector
  • Experience planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse people across an organization
  • Sales, service and entrepreneurial minded with an innovative and tenacious approach
  • Passion for youth education and development
  • Supervisory experience is an asset
  • Ability to influence, convince and garner support from the business community
  • Possession of a valid BC driver’s license and access to a reliable motor vehicle

Key Attributes:

  • Develop volunteers: the ability to delegate responsibility, to work with others and coach them to develop their capabilities
  • Attention to communication: the ability to ensure that information is passed on to others who should be kept informed
  • Manage performance: the ability to take responsibility for one’s own performance, by setting clear goals and expectations, tracking progress against the goals, ensuring feedback, and addressing performance problems and issues promptly
  • Build collaborative relationships: able to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside and outside the organization
  • An independent work style: able to take the initiative, manage multiple duties and projects with minimal supervision, set and meet deadlines
  • Well-developed customer service skills: the ability to interact diplomatically with and demonstrate concern for satisfying a wide range of stakeholders, both internal and external to the organization
  • Strategic thinking: able to analyze and align opportunities with the organization
  • Results oriented: able to focus on the desired results, setting challenging goals, and meeting or exceeding them
  • A team mentality: willing to lend a hand and also ask for assistance when necessary
  • Strong organizational, listening, writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility: able to work the occasional evening or weekend around special events and reporting deadlines if necessary
  • Good judgment: the ability to handle confidential material with discretion

Interested in applying? Please send your cover letter and resume to the attention of Sariah Conor, Program Administrator at: by Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

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