Youth Programs Manager

Canada Learning Code

Canada Learning Code is growing our Program Design Team!

Canada Learning Code is a national not-for-profit organization championing digital literacy education, working nation-wide and across all sectors to equip Canadians with technical skills. To date, the organization has taught over 100,000 learners through their programs, which are offered in 35 cities across the country. Founded as Ladies Learning Code in 2011, the organization has evolved to run programming for adults, youth and educators through programs Ladies, Girls, Kids, Teens and Teachers Learning Code. Canada Learning Code’s goal is to create 10 million technology learning experiences for Canadians over the next ten years. Technical skills are a tool of empowerment, and it is the organization’s mission to ensure that all Canadians - particularly those who are currently underrepresented in the tech sector - have access to learn these critical skills and be active participants in the digital age.

Canada Learning Code is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity and inclusion within all our teams (employees and volunteers alike). We are committed to continuing to diversify our Teams across Canada. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented and minority groups.

We are looking for a mission-driven, education expert to join our team as an Youth Programs Manager

About the Role

Our Youth Programs Manager will help Canada Learning Code develop a strong national brand identity and ensure our delivery teams across Canada feel supported to deliver our youth programs (Girls Learning Code, Kids Learning Code and Teens Learning Code). If we have grown our program teams effectively across the country and reach a great amount of people, our Youth Programs Manager will have done their job well.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with like-minded organizations, partners and community members to ensure that Canada Learning Code materials and learning experiences are promoted and accessible across the country
  • Work with Canada Learning Code Experience Design Lead, Content Developers and Instructor Training Lead to grow resources for instructors and ensure that lessons reflect industry standards and goals
  • Lead the growth and delivery of all youth Canada Learning Code programs and signature events and resources across our chapter communities
  • Frequently speak or attend conferences and other community events and act as an ambassador for Canada Learning Code’s youth programs
  • Research education best practices and incorporate relevant examples into our approach and models
  • Create and maintain Program and Experience Guides to support Delivery Teams
  • Support Ladies Learning Code Chapter Leads and Chapter Program Delivery Manager in launch and delivery strategy for all programs
  • Develop program budget execution strategy
  • Manage new program pilot strategy
  • Analysis of Program NPS and other relevant data to support design, quality and growth

Ultimately, this role will be shaped by the person who fills it -- you will help determine what strategies and efforts are required to get the job done. The position will require you to be self-directed, creative, innovative and flexible. We are looking for someone who has displayed strong leadership throughout their career to date, and who has brought an entrepreneurial flair to every endeavour that they have undertaken

About You

  • You have experience with budget management & know your way around a P&L
  • You have an undergraduate university degree in business or a similar, relevant educational background
  • You are highly creative
  • You have strong growth orientation
  • You have demonstrated marketing success driving positioning, consumer insights and innovative marketing programming including digital and social media
  • It would be an asset if you have new product development and innovation experience
  • You have a proven track record in growing an established business would help you be successful in this role
  • You might have experience facilitating strategic geographic market expansion
  • You have technology education sector experience
  • You are mission-driven and passionate about our goals for the education system
  • You enjoy interacting with kids and are passionate about inspiring and teaching them
  • You have strong communication skills
  • You are passionate about learning environments
  • You are a flexible team player and confident in asking the right questions and being engaged to find positive solutions
  • You are comfortable problem solving and finding the answers to your questions resourcefully
  • You are known for your ability to plan, organize, and multitask with minimal supervision
  • You love to use online tools and technology to help you be effective and efficient
  • You consider yourself tech-savvy. You know your way around Google Tools such as Drive, Calendar and Hangouts.
  • You have a basic understanding of HTML, CSS and Web Design
  • You can step in to make decisions and take ownership over a project with only some background information
  • You can manage multiple projects, people and deadlines.
  • You have a driven personality to see projects and tasks through to completion
  • You have a 'no job is too big or too small' mentality
  • You are reliable, honest, and trustworthy and have strong integrity
  • You take initiative and are excited to come up with creative ideas as part of your job every day
  • You have first aid training and child and infant CPR (if you don’t have it already, it will be required that you get it prior to your start date).
  • You can expect that these roles will be both fun and challenging. You will help shape the roles and what it takes for you to be successful
  • Fluency in English and French is an asset

Not technical? No problem. The first little while in this role will be a technical “crash course”, getting you trained on basic coding, on computational thinking principles, and on tools like Scratch.

Work Hours and Environment This is a full-time position. Core working hours are 10AM - 4PM Monday to Friday, with flexibility to work outside these hours as you prefer or is needed. This role will work primarily from our HQ office space but our organization has a flexible workplace policy. Our working environment is an alternative, open concept workspace.

Some evening and weekend work will be required. Some travel may be required.

This role reports to our Director of Program Design

Why Join Our Team?

We’re doing something big and we have huge goals. Canada Learning Code is a place where you will be surrounded and supported by some amazing people who are light on ego, high on curiosity, and flat out want make a difference. We are always looking for talented individuals who bring strong skill sets that complement and add to our existing teams along with innovative thinking, team attitude and an ability to show results.

All positions at our organization include the following perks & benefits:

  • 15 days of vacation annually
  • Up to 10 Personal Emergency Leave days per calendar year
  • Lieu Days for additional days worked, such as attending weekend and evening events or meetings
  • Extra time off (usually one week) during Organization downtime in December
  • Group benefits including medical and dental
  • A very progressive pregnancy & parental leave policy
  • The opportunity to participate in part-time courses and workshops for free
  • Enjoy our cool office and modern classroom space at Queen & Spadina (we have 5,000 square feet!)
  • Access to our Privacy Room (a private room with locking door for breastfeeding, pumping, prayer, yoga, etc.)
  • Be part of a growing team that is changing the digital literacy education industry in a big way

Tags: computer lab, teaching, SDKs, event planning, Lead Developer, CampBrain, program design

How to apply:

To apply, please complete this application form. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Chief Growth Officer, Laura Plant Hasanbegovic (laura.plant[at]canadalearningcode[dot]ca.