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We’re Hiring: Program Manager

Posting Closed: As of October 15, We are no longer accepting applications for this position. We thank all of those who have expressed interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted within 7-10 days of the closing date.


Scope of Work:

The Program Manager is responsible for leading and advancing all aspects of an exciting current five-year project (with potential to advance for a sustainable future) with the CAH Executive Team.

Key Responsibilities:

A. Project Leadership

  • Participate, help lead and manage all the decisions relating to CAH’s strategic vision and partnership agreements, including project strategy, program development and delivery, budget, fund development and collaborative relationships.
  • Provide strategic leadership support and accountability to CAH’s Executive Team, Programs Committee, and Community Advisory Committee to advance overall project priorities and outcomes.
  • Participate and support CAH’s Research Committee and all research and knowledge translation initiatives.
  • Implement progress measurement and tracking systems for effective and engaging reporting to all funders and stakeholders.
  • Support budget and fund management.
  • Implementation and accountability of CAH agreements and partner standards.

B. Network Stewardship and Relationship Building

  • Proactively identify, develop, and strengthen relationships with program partners, industry leaders, potential and current funders and community champions to advance CAH’s goals and strategic vision.
  • Maintain, inspire, and enable relationships with thought leaders, organizations and institutions, levels of government, and other external partners.
  • Convene and steward cross-sector collaborations to advance CAH’s vision and mission.
  • Lead external relationship management for future CAH partner projects including the identification, needs assessment and recommended strategy.
  • Stewardship of CAH funding partners, partner, and volunteer contributions.

C. Inclusive Expertise and Capacity Development

  • Provide expertise in disability inclusive and accessible practices, principles and methodologies including knowledge of trends in Canada and globally.
  • Solicit input and guidance from individuals and community stakeholders with lived disability experience and perspectives to provide strategic advice to the CAH Executive Team, Programs Committee, and Research Committee to lead the design and integration of inclusive practices and tools across the project and its’ partners.
  • Maintain, innovate, and develop frameworks, systems, tools and processes across CAH and its’ project partners.
  • Design and lead professional development opportunities for CAH members and project partners in universal access, diversity and inclusion innovation tools and methods.
  • Establish and monitor performance indicators to track overall CAH project insights, successes, and learnings.

D. Program Navigation Services

  • Serve as a pathfinder and travel companion for children, youth and families seeking adapted and disability-inclusive sport and recreation programs through 1:1 program navigation supports.
  • Support various sectors (medical, education, sport, recreation, etc.) in sourcing and navigating program options and resources.
  • Support evidence-based knowledge translation and creation with CAH partners.

E. Accessible Marketing and Promotions

  • Effectively promote CAH partner programs and initiatives through accessible information sharing to families and individuals with disabilities.
  • Develop communications and promotions strategies through accessible and inclusive content creation, social media account/website/and newsletter management.
  • Develop and implement marketing strategies across all CAH channels and networks to grow the CAH audience and brand awareness across various networks and target demographics.
  • Support CAH partner program participant recruitment and program awareness.
  • Support CAH partners and stakeholders in meaningful participation disability-inclusive awareness campaigns.
  • Implementation and accountability of CAH brand standards across all stakeholders, partners, and collaborators.

 Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary diploma and/or University degree, preferably in Kinesiology, Business, Physical Education or Recreation and Sport Management.
  • Experience in leadership, research, strategic planning, fund development, marketing, program development and evaluation and working in both results and impacts-based environments.
  • Highly developed organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities with competing deadlines and priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with awareness, confidentiality, and sensitivity regarding personal information as it relates to addressing barriers to participation.
  • Strong knowledge of disability-inclusive and accessibility principles.

Work Conditions: Hybrid of remote (personal laptop may be required), in-office (computer and administrative supplies/resource provided), and occasional travel for in-person meetings and on-site programs at CAH partner facilities.

Reports To: CAH Co-Chair

Application Deadline: October 14, 2022. Please forward cover letter and resume to David Legg at dlegg@mtroyal.ca. Short listing will occur the following week with interviews conducted in late October and an expected start day in early November.

Type: Full time

Contract Dates: 1-year contract with potential to extend

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