Senior Program Manager - JUMP! Canada

2. Canada · Vancouver, British Columbia
Department 2. Canada
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation CAD 3115 - 3775 per month

ROLE: Senior Program Manager, Canada

LOCATION: Canada - Vancouver, BC 

PREFERRED START DATE: April 15th, 2021

CONTRACT TERM: 2 Years with options for extensions

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31st, 2021, midnight ICT

INTERVIEW PERIOD: April 1st – April 9th, 2021

SALARY RANGE: CAD 46,523 - 60,583  per annum* 

          *Depending on experience. Portion of annual compensation is variable and performance-based.


The JUMP! Foundation is a non-profit organization that believes in inspiring, empowering, and engaging youth through collaborative and innovative experiential learning programs. JUMP! offers a series of leadership activities suited for students at international schools and universities, including in-school workshops (JUMP! Schools programs) and outdoor adventure trips (JUMP! Experiences programs). We facilitate 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! 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.

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


JUMP! Connected:

World-class innovative virtual educational experiences take place through Zoom and engage students in interactive activities to explore leadership, community connections and Global Citizenship in a virtual environment.

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, 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.


  • Experiential education will be more important than ever as cities, schools and communities start to open
  • JUMP! has an essential role in creating experience and programs that support youth and schools to build community connections, experience the natural world & foster leadership skills. 
  • COVID-19 has forced JUMP! to refine it’s vision for how and where it will work. JUMP! will be focusing on building out partnerships, programs and impact in Thailand, China & Canada 
  • Our new vision is matched by a new structure and approach to our organization. 
  • We are excited to be creating new and innovative roles in the organization to achieve this vision. 
  • We are looking for people to join our team that are outrageously passionate about all that is written above. 


    The Senior Program Manager will have competence and flexibility in a variety of responsibilities relating to program Management and administrative support, including but not limited to:

    Program Management:

    • Operate as a Senior Program Manager, Managing, overseeing and executing on the Program Management process for all assigned programs.
    • Coaching Program Managers in managing Facilitation Teams (pre- program, on program & post program)
    • Operating within the Risk Management System (Risk Assessment, Risk Management Plans, Reporting & Emergency Response)
    • Monitoring and Evaluation of program (Surveys, Impact analysis & End of Program Report)
    • Managing the creation and tailoring of Program Resources including Program Specific Handbooks for Students, Educators and Facilitators.
    • Support with Partnership Development and contribute to revenue generation
    • Manage and oversee program financial processes, and perform to financial management KPIs for Programs.
    • Manage information relating to Program Locations, and location specific training for staff
    • Provide mentorship and training to Contract Facilitators
    • Facilitate on JUMP! Schools and JUMP! Experiences programs as needed
    • Manage Interns

    Administrative Support:

    • Manage enrollment registrations for Educo camp (summer programs)
    • General preparation of and revisions to office documents/forms, occasional printing and scanning
    • Write grant applications for relatively straightforward grants and assist with complex/difficult grants
    • Maintain social media presence (post regularly on social media & update website as needed)
    • Assist with marketing and fundraising initiatives


    • 3+ years of experience in program management of experiential education programs
    • Passion for working with youth
    • Background in experiential education, program design and facilitating off campus programs
    • Self starting and welcomes personal and professional development
    • Attentive to detail, task oriented, resourceful, and able to meet deadlines
    • Strong interpersonal and networking skills
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Strong Excel skills
    • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
    • Group Facilitating & Supervision skills
    • Flexible and able to travel within BC


    • Outdoor Leadership experience and/or training
    • Self starting and welcomes personal and professional development
    • Strong interpersonal and networking skills
    • Prior experience living and working abroad, in multicultural contexts
    • Experience designing, developing and facilitating education youth programs
    • First Aid training

    REPORTS TO: Director of North America Partnerships and Programs


    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



    Please submit and upload the following information via the relevant link on JUMPs Recruitment Portal: Recruitment Portal

    1) CV / Resume  
    2) Letter of motivation

    3) A 5 minute video or audio recording with your response to each of the following three prompts: 

    • Tell us about a significant achievement of yours
    • Tell us about a personal or professional failure and what you learned from it
    • How will working at JUMP! give you a sense of purpose?

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    • Location
      Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Department
      2. Canada
    • Employment Type
    • Minimum Experience
    • Compensation
      CAD 3115 - 3775 per month