We are hiring: Apply to be our new Program Manager!

PROGRAM MANAGER

Term Employment - 20 hours per week
This is a 12-month term position with the possibility of extension


The mission of the Dalai Lama Center is to educate the hearts of children by informing, inspiring and engaging the communities around them. Our 5-year goal is to  educate adults to cultivate the social emotional development of 3 million children and youth. We’re currently looking for a dynamic and experienced community builder with solid SEL knowledge to join our team, and help us expand our reach and programs in BC and beyond. 

The diverse role of Program Manager is responsible for overseeing day-to-day  program operations, including community engagement and outreach; ensuring  programs are evidence informed, relevant and accessible for our target  populations; and the effective delivery of program services and resources. This  position also plays a key role in supervising staff and actively guiding the work of  a broad team of contractors involved in various DLC programs and initiatives, while reporting directly to the Program Director.

Job Description
• Oversee the day to day program operations and ensure program  deliverables are met efficiently
• Work closely with and directly supervise DLC Program Coordinator • Provide support and guidance for a team of contractors working with DLC in achieving stated contract goals and deliverables
• Take initiative in the development and implementation of DLC‘s current  programs, new projects and initiatives
• In collaboration with Program Director, assist in monitoring program plans  and budgets while ensuring strong fiscal management of program budgets  and expenditures
• Proactively engage in community outreach and development efforts in  expanding our local, provincial and global networks and reach
• Provide input and support in the implementation of DLC strategic,  marketing, promotion and fund development strategies and plans
• Communicate and engage with key stakeholders, including educators,  researchers, service providers, and consumers in the area of social and  emotional learning 
• Represent the DLC and Heart-Mind Well-Being Foundation in the  communities we serve 
• Convene and oversee relevant program Advisory Committees as part of the development and implementation of DLC programs and projects • Maintain regular communication with Program Director and Pres/CEO and  provide regular reporting of overall program operations
• Collaborate with Communications Coordinator and Program Director to  develop effective DLC program media content, including social media,  newsletters, and website content

Skills & Experience
• Proven leadership, supervisory and program management experience  • Experience working in a non-profit charitable environment
• Strong knowledge of the field of social emotional learning for children and  youth, and understanding of current research and practice in this field • Ability to proactively engage in community outreach and development • Excellent knowledge of BC’s ECE and K-12 education systems • Excellent oral/written communications skills, as well as presentation skills • Ability to work independently, and as an effective team member;  proactively meet program objectives; and seek supervision as needed • Computer literate and solid ability to use a variety of programs/platforms  including Google suite, Excel, Power Point
• Experience in program budgeting, writing grant proposals, reporting to  funders, are considered assets in this role

QUALIFICATIONS
Undergraduate or Master’s Degree in social work or closely related field. 
At least 3 years experience in a program management and/or supervisory  role. Additional relevant experience will also be considered.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
• Demonstrates the Dalai Lama Center qualities of Heart-Mind Well-Being:  Secure & Calm, Compassionate & Kind, Alert & Engaged, Gets Along with  Others, and Solves Problems Peacefully

Please apply with Cover Letter and Resume to fionadc@dalailamacenter.org.

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