Reporting to the Senior Manager, Partnerships and Development, the Program Development Officer will be responsible for ensuring that the priority areas of the strategic plan are designed and implemented with a high degree of quality and effectiveness and aligned with meeting community-level needs, OCAP Principles and organizational strategies and outcomes.
JOB POSTING – Program Development Officer, Indigenous Programs
Organization: Right To Play International
Department/Division: Indigenous Programs
Work location: Toronto OR Vancouver, Canada. Potential to work remotely.
Work arrangement: A combination of in-office and remote-working in accordance with Right To Play’s work arrangement and the operational needs of the department
Authorized to work in: Canada (Eligible to work legally without requiring sponsorship)
Target Hiring Range: $55,000 – $59,000 CAD per annum
Target Start Date: Immediate
Contract Duration: Permanent/Full-time
Closing Date: Open until position is filled
Right To Play is a global organisation that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we helped 2.3 million children last year to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases like HIV and malaria and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the only global development organization focused exclusively on using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality.
Established in 2000, Right To Play reaches children through experiential programming in 15 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. These programs are supported by our headquarters in Toronto, Canada; London, UK and eight national offices across Europe (Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UK) and North America (Canada, US).
With a shared passion for our mission, our Culture Code guides how we act and interact based on five core pillars:
Please visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do, and watch this video to find out about the five pillars of our Culture Code.
If you’re a highly collaborative leader with a passion for designing & building new programs for children and youth, managing projects, and working in a fun and playful environment, this could be the role for you!
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Partnerships and Development, the Program Development Officer will be responsible for ensuring that the priority areas of the strategic plan are designed and implemented with a high degree of quality and effectiveness and aligned with meeting community-level needs, OCAP Principles and organizational strategies and outcomes. The incumbent will work with internal staff, external partners, advisory/working groups, and consultants to support the co-development and implementation of strategic priority areas; at the time of this posting, the Indigenous Programs team is implementing its 2021-2025 Strategic Plan, the focus areas of which are: Land-Based Programming, Quality Education, Responding to Crisis, Youth Leadership, and Health & Wellbeing Programming. Support from the PDO toward each priority area project will vary in scope. However, future strategic priority areas will evolve over time in response to developments of the programs, and this role will provide continuous support to the development of strategic priorities. This role will manage time-bound specific projects, as well as overall success of strategic program development. Collaboratively working with the Indigenous Programs team, including the Training & Curriculum Team and Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Team, the incumbent will work with the Senior Manager to provide guidance and support in the training and program deliverables for the Indigenous Programs to implement current and future strategic projects.
The Program Development Officer will be expected to travel to program locations across Canada, up to 50%.
Job Responsibility #1: Research and Program Development (40% of Time):
Job Responsibility #2: Project Management & Program Pilot Implementation (20% of Time)
Job Responsibility #3: Partnership/Community Engagement and Implementation (15% of Time):
Job Responsibility #4: Financial Management and Report Writing (15% of Time):
Job Responsibility #5: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) (5% of Time):
Job Responsibility #6: Other Tasks as Assigned (5% of Time)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Must have):
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (An Asset)
WHO YOU ARE:
You are highly driven, results-oriented, collaborative and a well-rounded leader with a passion for working with children and youth. You are an exceptional communicator with excellent networking skills. You have knowledge and understanding of colonial history and how it impacts Indigenous peoples in Canada. In addition, if you are committed to advancing work grounded in social justice, equity, and anti-oppression, this is the job for you!
WHAT YOU’LL GET:
The opportunity to work with a passionate, innovative and collaborative team where you have the ability to make things happen. You will gain experience working for a Great Place to Work® Canada Certified and globally recognized organization with a healthy culture premised on our Culture Code (accept everyone, make things happen, display courage, demonstrate care and be playful). In addition, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package including Group RRSP Plan, gym membership, flexible work policy (e.g. work from home and flex hours), personal days, personal learning and development days and summer/winter hours.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply here to apply with your resume and cover letter.
While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Shortlisting of applications will begin immediately and interviews may be held before the closing date.
Right To Play provides equal employment opportunities to employees regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. As such, we encourage groups who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply for positions at Right To Play. We offer a family-friendly environment that allows for flexible work arrangements in order to support staff diversity and ensure a healthy work-life balance.
We are a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening or equivalent criminal check as a condition of employment.
Should you require any form of accommodation during the recruitment process, kindly contact the People & Culture team by email at [email protected]
To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at www.righttoplay.com.
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