Website Sierra Club of BC
We are seeking an Education Program Manager to join our team. The successful candidate will provide operational management of our education program, which provides curriculum-linked, nature-based workshops to students (currently in both English and French) and teachers at schools across British Columbia. By directly engaging with local natural environments, we offer hands-on activities and experiential learning opportunities that cultivate environmental sustainability, foster healthy childhood development, and encourage respect for Indigenous knowledge.
FUNDRAISING and FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (25%)
Develop and execute the annual program budget and track all program expenses
Prepare narratives and budgets for funding proposals and reports in collaboration with the Development Team
Assist with stewardship of funders and donors
Support the Development Team to develop and carry out an annual revenue plan
Manage the annual programming calendar, including scheduling workshops and coordinating travel logistics
Ensure delivery of grant obligations
Respond to telephone calls/emails related to school‐based programming
Maintain files, paperwork and associated records in database
Coordinate an outcome-based program evaluation
STAFF SUPERVISION and COLLABORATION (15%)
Supervise a team of Environmental Educators (currently 2 staff)
Conduct annual performance reviews and observe workshops
Hire and train new staff as required
Coordinate and facilitate weekly or bi-weekly education team meetings
Assist educators with the coordination and training of program volunteers
MARKETING and COMMUNICATIONS (15%)
Support the Communications Team to develop and deliver the Education Program marketing and communications plan, including promoting our online library of free educational resources
Develop content for promotional materials for student workshops and professional development trainings
Network with educators, school districts, regional educational associations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT and DELIVERY (10%)
Coordinate delivery of pro-d trainings for teachers and facilitate trainings in collaboration with Environmental Educators as required
Collaborate with Environmental Educators to update and revise programs as needed
Support Environmental Educators in providing support to teachers in order to help teachers integrate outdoor learning into their teaching practices
Support Environmental Educators in developing new educational resources
PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (10%)
Develop and coordinate strategic local, regional, and provincial partnerships with schools, school districts, community groups, ENGOs, and First Nations partners
Prospect and develop strategic corporate partnerships
A university degree in Education, Environmental Studies or another relevant field; or proven life experience of an equivalent nature
Minimum three years demonstrable experience within environmental education, outdoor education, youth engagement, and/or experiential education
Experience in program and staff management in a not-for-profit organization
Strong financial literacy, particularly within the context of a not-for-profit organization
Experience writing grant applications and managing grant deliverables
Demonstrable experience working with children and youth in a classroom environment or other settings, including a variety of cultural contexts
Strong familiarity with environmental education theory and approaches, including First Peoples Principles of Learning
Strong familiarity with and understanding of environmental justice, social justice, and cultural contexts within B.C.
Strong written and verbal communications skills
This is a 0.8 FTE (30 hours per week) position based in Victoria, B.C. The starting salary for this position is $25.14 per hour with annual increases.
Please submit a single PDF document via email with your name and the words “Education Program Manager” in the subject line to HR Manager Lynn Bakken at email@example.com. The document should include:
A cover letter detailing any pertinent knowledge, skills and experience, including professional and personal experience (do not include your name or contact information)
Your resume (do not include your name or contact information)
The names of three references and their contact information
A separate page at the end of your application with your name and contact information
**To help us achieve a fair hiring process that welcomes all applicants, please do NOT include your name or contact information on your cover letter or resume.
We thank everyone for your interest. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Deadline for applications: Monday, March 25, 2019 at 9:00 am
Timeline: Calls for interviews will occur by March 29. We hope to schedule interviews for the week of April 1 but this timing is flexible.
Anticipated Start Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
About Sierra Club BC: Sierra Club of BC is a non-profit environmental and social justice organization whose mission is to defend British Columbia’s wilderness and ecosystems, within the urgent context of global climate change. We advocate for the responsible use of B.C.’s natural resources while promoting a modern, equitable economy that sustains our planet in every way. Sierra Club BC works with First Nations and other levels of government to provide science-based advice on policy decisions that affect a range of environmental issues. Based in Victoria B.C., we are a dynamic and influential organization. Learn more at www.sierraclub.bc.ca.
Sierra Club BC is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women, people of Indigenous ancestry, people of colour, LGBTQQIP2SA individuals and members of other diverse communities to apply for positions within our organization. We offer extended benefits and a generous vacation allowance.