Regional Partnership Director – JUMP! Canada

Educo, Canada · Vancouver, British Columbia
Department Educo, Canada
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

Position:                                            Regional Partnership Director – JUMP! Canada 


Report to:                                         Executive Director


Contract Term:                                  2 Years with options for extensions


Application Deadline:                        March 30th, 2020


Preferred start Date:                         March 15th, 2020, or earlier


Location:                                          Vancouver & 100 Mile House 


 


ABOUT THE JUMP! FOUNDATION


The JUMP! Foundation is a non-profit organization that believes in inspiring, empowering, and engaging youth through collaborative and innovative experiential learning programs. JUMP! facilitates participants to develop personal, community, and inter-community leadership skills. To help realize our vision for a world in which young people fulfil their true potential, JUMP! donates a proportion of its revenue to support experiential youth-focused development projects around the world.


 


JUMP! PROGRAMS


JUMP! Schools:


High-impact programs which take place on a school campus. JUMP! Schools programs are typically 2-5 days in length and explore leadership training, facilitation training, design thinking, and global citizenship education.


JUMP! Experiences:


Off-campus programs take students out of the classroom and into the field. Programs are typically 1-2 weeks in length and take students out of their comfort zone; be it hiking in the Himalayas, rock climbing in Thailand, or exploring history and culture in Indonesia.


JUMP! Impact:


Through the JUMP! Impact Fund, JUMP! partners with local NGOs to implement social innovation programs where under-resourced youths receive training, design Impact Projects for their communities, and implement their projects with seed funding and mentorship. To date, JUMP! Impact has served over 3,000 youth in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.


ROLE PURPOSE:


The JUMP! Foundation is currently seeking a skilled and energetic candidate to fill the role of Regional Partnership Director for Canada based in Vancouver, Canada. This individual will be an educational visionary who is also an enthusiastic and goal-oriented manager. The Regional Partnership Director will direct and manage all projects related to staff development, program innovation & risk management for experiential education programs in the region. The Regional Partnership Director will effectively solve problems through individual initiative; accurately communicate with the JUMP! Foundation’s multi-cultural and international client base; and contribute to the total efforts of a small, dedicated team.


KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: The Regional Partnership Director will have competence and flexibility in a variety of responsibilities, including but not limited to:


Directing JUMP! programs and partnerships in Canada.


Directing Educo Adventure School from April – August.


Oversight and Management of JUMP! Canada’s regional budget & financial systems.


Leading program design and curriculum development for multiple programs, including collaborating with Educators and other program stakeholders.


Managing the monitoring and evaluation for experiential education programs.


Management, mentorship, and professional development all JUMP! Canada team.


Managing Risk Assessment and Risk Management for JUMP! programs in Canada.


Supporting the organizational management of JUMP! Canada organizational entity.


 


REQUIRED SKILLS/QUALITIES:


5+ years of management experience


5+ years work experience in Experiential Education


Project management skills: experience in managing multiple programs of varying size with diverse objectives


Team management skills: experience managing and mentoring high performing program teams


Program design skills: experience in designing experiential education programs and curriculum 


objectives


Financial management skills: able to create and manage complex budgets and expense tracking systems and report on financial targets


Stakeholder management skills: ability to foster multiple relationships with diverse program stakeholders


Monitoring and evaluation skills: familiarity with monitoring and evaluation approaches for experiential education programs


Passion for working with youth


Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Google products


WFR Certification or above


Master’s degree or equivalent experience


 


PREFERRED QUALITIES:


Program design skills: experience in designing experiential education programs and curriculum that integrate with international school curricula and frameworks (i.e. IB curriculum)


Monitoring and evaluation skills: extensive experience with monitoring and evaluation approaches for experiential education programs


Proficiency in Asana and/ or related project management platforms


Master’s degree in Education, Outdoor Education, Experiential Education, or a related field


Prior experience living and working abroad, in multi-cultural contexts


Experience designing, developing, and facilitating youth education programs


Familiarity with the International School system


Risk management skills: extensive experience in risk management process, including conducting risk assessments, developing safety standards and protocols, and training staff.


 


Reports to


Executive Director


 


CHILD SAFEGUARDING


Applicants are expected to comply with the JUMP! Foundation’s Child Protection Policy. This includes:    


  • Signing a personal declaration stating any criminal convictions, including spent convictions.
  • Providing the name and contact information of three references (at least two professional) they have known for no less than two years, excluding family members. These references must be included within the application form.                                   


 


Successful candidates will be expected to comply with the following as a condition of employment: 


  • Both acceptance of and commitment to our Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct for working with children. 
  • Submit a formal background check before employment gained from the candidate’s home country or more most recent country of residence. Withholding a criminal record will be grounds for immediate termination. 


 


See JUMPs full Child Safeguarding Policy: Link to Policy


 


JUMP! is committed to employment equity. We encourage qualified applicants from members of minority groups, indigenous people, LGBTQ+ people, and all those with the knowledge, skills, and values to engage effectively with diverse communities. Life at JUMP is fast-paced and requires a high level of autonomy, an openness to extensive travel, and a varied workload. 


 


For more information, you can visit our webpage (www.jumpfoundation.org) and social media pages: @jumpfoundation (Twitter); the JUMP! Foundation Facebook page and blog.

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  • Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Department
    Educo, Canada
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor