Project Manager: Youth Employment - Prince's Trust Canada

Apr 26, 2021
Across Canada

Project Manager Youth Employment (Remote Position) – 12 Month Contract  

(possible transition to permanent)   

Is this you? 

Do you want to join forces with a group of talented people who are passionate about supporting young people, Veterans, and sustainable communities in Canada? Are you keen to be part of a dynamic team that develops and delivers programs that make a positive impact in the communities we serve? Are you an experienced project manager with excellent knowledge of the youth employment space and experience delivering programs in a virtual facilitation environment? Do you enjoy variety in your work, get excited by innovation and want to be part of bridging the gap between barriered young people and business? 

The Organization  

Prince’s Trust Canada is a national charity whose vision is a sustainable future for Canada, where young people and communities thrive. Our mission is to empower young people and Veterans to build resilient, future-ready communities. 

Our new Youth Employment Program Design framework confirms the approach we will take to fulfilling these key Objectives outlined within the 2020-2025 strategic plan: 

1. Preparing young people and Veterans for the transforming world of work 

2. Championing sustainable solutions for a green recovery 

3. Empowering our people and our partnerships 

4. Delivering impact 

5. Investing in the future  

Through innovative partnerships and guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, our programs help young people overcome barriers to employment and prepare for the changing world of work, provide entrepreneurship training and support for Veterans, and through our focus in sustainability, address climate change mitigation and adaptation. Our work is inspired by our Founder and President, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, and his vision for a more sustainable future. 

Our ambition is to deliver more tangible impact through high-quality programs, working in collaboration with a growing network of supporters, partner organizations and volunteers across the country. The small but mighty staff team is committed and passionate about our strategic plan and vision.    

About the Opportunity  

Prince’s Trust Canada has been developing and broadening its National Youth Employment (YE) programs to pivot to online delivery and integrate new program elements, all with a focus on creating sustainable career pathways for marginalized and racialized young people in Canada. 

The Project Manager acts in both a community and business development capacity to promote corporate social responsibility and collective collaboration aimed at increasing sustainable and equitable employment opportunities and outcomes for young people experiencing barriers to employment.  

Our ideal Project Manager, Youth Employment will have previous experience creating and delivering programs (virtually and in-person) in multi-sectoral environments, specifically in the areas of youth career development, equitable and inclusive business practices, and/or organizational capacity building.   

What you will be doing  

Youth Employment program development and delivery – National/Regional as required (70%) 

  • Ensure planning and rollout of high-quality youth employment programming and initiatives (WorkReady, Discover, Get Into and others)  

  • Work collaboratively with employers, community partners, supporters and young people to continually review, improve and understand the benefits of our programs. 

  • Work alongside the wider team to identify, engage and support relationships with new and existing business and community partners to deliver and support programs.  

  • Design and develop as required young person “skills sessions” and other programmatic sessions, in collaboration with young people, community, business and the wider PTC team.  

  • Ensure all programs are developed and facilitated prioritizing the best outcomes for young people and community, recognizing unique perspectives, and supporting young people to take measurable steps towards a sustainable future.  

  • Facilitate virtual and in person sessions for young people as identified in your annual program goals and targets. 

  • Ensure all program and project activity is compliant with PTC standards, quality assurance, risk management and evaluation requirements. 

  • Maintain accurate records, participant data and results, budgets, and compliance information at all times.  

  • Keep abreast of trends, issues, research, and developments in the areas of youth employment, responsible business practice, non-profit initiatives in the area of youth development and work with remote and Indigenous communities, integrating this knowledge into program planning and delivery.  

  • Share insights, learning and knowledge with the Youth Employment and wider program team to support program and organizational development and excellence.  

Youth Employment and organizational projects (10%) 

  • As a member of the Youth Employment team, participate in and contribute to the Youth Employment national sustainability planning process, bringing forward areas of expertise.  

  • Actively participate in the development and integration of strong practice in the area of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for both Youth and Employment and the wider organization  

  • Work with the Senior Program Manager, National Youth Employment to identify and lead a project area utilising your unique skill set and perspective. 

  • Participate in internal working groups as part of the overall staff team. 

Collaborator and stakeholder engagement: (10%) 

  • Work with identified employer, supporter, and community partners to ensure the well managed delivery of youth employment programming and identify areas for development.  

  • Steward donors for all Prince's Trust Canada program areas according to agreed protocol, including contributing to stewardship reports, undertaking meetings as required and identifying and recording potential opportunities.  

  • Maintain collaborator engagement for your designated area, ensuring partnerships are maintained with positive intention and integrity, following our partnership guidelines and collaborating with the National Manager, Partnership Development as required 

  • Stewarding appropriately with the support of the Partnerships team any corporate volunteer that engages with Youth Employment programs and projects. 

  • Capturing according to PTC guidelines, participant, volunteer, and collaborator stories in support of sharing our impact.  

Organization wide and development activities (10%) 

  • Support as required any additional tasks or projects that support Prince’s Trust Canada in reaching its strategic objectives, in support of any team in the organization.   

  • Support the values of the organization. 

  • Act on behalf of the organization to complete required compliance and evaluation activities. 

  • Maintain up to date knowledge to support all program offerings of Prince's Trust Canada, highlighting areas for support. 

  • Ensure records are maintained in a timely and appropriate way as outlined by agreed standards. 

What you bring

Skills and attributes 

  • Have enthusiasm and a conviction to deliver positive outcomes for young people. 

  • Possess excellent partnership management and interpersonal skills.  

  • A confident self-starter with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines in a dynamic, entrepreneurial, team-based working environment. 

  • Have a strong understanding of programming in support of young people facing barriers to sustainable employment.  

  • Possess the ability to train and build capacity of stakeholders at different levels of seniority and from different groups in the public, private and voluntary sectors. 

  • Possess and maintain a clear vulnerable person sector check available to Prince's Trust Canada at all times.  

  • Be available to travel between our program locations in Canada as required.  

Qualifications:  

  • University degree in relevant area or equivalent combination of education and experience 

  • Strong virtual program development and facilitation skills with a proven track record 

  • Experience working in support of young people from marginalized backgrounds or experiencing barriers to employment.  

  • Experience working with partner organizations in collaborative projects. 

  • Strong problem-solving skills with demonstrated creative, innovative, and strategic thinking. 

  • Excellent communication skills demonstrated ability to effectively communicate ideas and actions to people at all levels in an organization. 

  • Strong attention to detail skill 

  • Experience working in the non-profit sector is desired. 

  • Passion for the vision and mission 

  • Must be eligible to work in Canada. 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and the hard work, reflection and action required as an organization to effect and sustain change.  Our work is guided by our five overarching values:  Inspiration, Community, Action, Responsibility and Empathy as well as our DEI actions framework.  

 We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds and who are representative of the communities that we serve, in particular those with lived experience of the barriers young people face to employment. 

Prince’s Trust Canada is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse communities that we serve.  We encourage applications from women, BIPOC, LGTBQ2S+ and people with disabilities as we strive to build a more inclusive society.  

If you will require accommodations at any stage of the selection process, please state the nature of the accommodations in your cover note. 

Application procedure  

This is a 12-month contract (including a 12 -week probationary period) with the potential to transfer to a permanent staff role based on performance and operational capacity.  

Selection process: 

This application will close on Monday 26th April 2021. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until this time, therefore early submission is encouraged.    

There will be a 2-part interview process. Candidates for interview will be contacted and asked to make time available for virtual interviewing in the week of May 3rd.  

Position details:  

This new and exciting role will be a flexible 35 hours a week to be completed between Mon-Fri 9:00 am -5:00 pm (in your local time zone)  

This position is a remote-work opportunity. 

Thank you for your interest in this position and Prince’s Trust Canada.  

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