Program Coordinator - Jack.org
At Jack.org, we support a national network of young leaders as they work to revolutionize mental health. In the coming school year, over 400 Jack Talks will be delivered by more than 130 speakers, and 200+ Jack Chapters will engage in countless mental health initiatives in their communities all across the country – and that’s a whole lot of logistics to manage!
That’s why we’re looking for an enthusiastic, highly organized person to help support our young speakers and chapter members to keep everything running smoothly. Reporting to the Program Manager, this coordinator will play a crucial role in supporting the programmatic activities of our network all across Canada.
In this role, you will:
- Be the main point of contact for young people in a designated geographical region within Jack.org’s national network, managing all the logistics of their programmatic activities
- Mentor young people and encourage them to become confident, active, and knowledgeable leaders in their communities
- Conduct training for talks speakers and chapter members, and provide ongoing coaching and support for the duration of their program involvement
- Establish and foster relationships with young leaders in your designated region, embracing the opportunity to travel to meet with them as necessary
- Develop an understanding of the regional priorities and barriers to optimal mental health in the region where you are focusing your efforts
- Take a proactive approach to reaching out to organizations, educators, and communities to discuss the merits of our programs and grow our reach
- Develop a thorough understanding of processes around data collection and management in our Salesforce database, maintaining clean and organized accounts for all program activity
- Conduct ongoing program monitoring and evaluation, identifying and responding to potential issues in a timely manner
- Identify gaps or useful modifications to programs, as well as opportunities for programmatic growth in your region, and participate in program design
- Assume a speaker role when necessary to give presentations and workshops
- Work with members of other departments in the creation of new mental health resources
What we’re looking for:
- Experience coordinating events, following projects through to completion, and managing competing priorities
- A willingness to accept and provide constructive criticism and feedback and have meaningful, frank conversations with coworkers and program participants
- A compassionate and empathetic approach to working with all those around you, including young people in our network, coworkers, and other stakeholders
- Experience working with youth in a teaching, counselling, or coaching capacity
- Comfort with speaking in front of large crowds, producing and leading educational workshops, and facilitating group discussions
- Maturity, sound judgement, professionalism , and the ability to build and maintain relationships
- Comfort with all forms of travel and their associated activities (e.g. air travel, driving long distances, staying in a hotel alone, etc.)
We would love it if you had:
- Proficiency in spoken and written French. If you can work in French, your application will go to the top of our pile!
- Learning Management System (LMS) and/or Customer Relationship Management (CMR) experience
- Knowledge of and experience in advocacy work, program development, and program evaluation
- An understanding of the mental health landscape for young people in Canada
What’s in it for you?
- A full-time, permanent position; $35-40,000 per annum
- A comprehensive benefits package, including $2,000 annual coverage for mental health services, accessible from the first day on the job
- Working for an organization that supports professional development and that will invest time and money into your growth
- A flexible, trust-based culture: we offer unlimited sick days and flex hours
- A fun, exciting environment filled with an amazing group of driven, talented people (check us out)
- In addition to vacation allowances, we offer a winter and summer office closure so that we can all recharge simultaneously
- A chance to shape the growth of an aspirational, well-funded organization and make a significant impact on the mental health and well-being of young people across Canada
If you’re the person we’re looking for, apply here with your resume and a cover letter of no more than one page by June 5, 2019. If you speak French, please also submit a short cover letter in French that details your familiarity with the language and your experience working or living in French. This position is schedule to begin on July 22, 2019. We will be considering applications as they come in, so don’t delay!
While the work involves supporting a network of youth in all provinces and territories, this position is located at the Jack.org headquarters in downtown Toronto.
Jack.org is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. We encourage people who are reflective of the diverse communities we serve to apply to join our team.
Jack.org welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the hiring process.
Thanks for applying!