Adult Programs Manager

Canada Learning Code

Canada Learning Code seeks to grow our Team Canada Learning Code is Canada’s leading national charity championing digital literacy education. Placing a special emphasis on female, trans, and non-binary adults and youth, people with disabilities, Indigenous youth and newcomers, Canada Learning Code is proud to work from coast to coast to make sure that all Canadians have access to the knowledge they need to prosper in our digital world. Originally 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. Though 2020 has certainly gone differently than we expected it to, at Canada Learning Code we remain focused on our mission. Today, we are delivering live-online learning experiences across the country for adults, youth and educators. To date, Canada Learning Code has reached over 600,000 learners through an in-person experience.

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 - such as people of all gender expressions, indigenous people, black people, and people of colour.

We are looking for a bright, mission-driven, education leader to join our team as an Adult Programs Manager

About the Role

This is a contract position beginning as soon as possible, until July 31, 2021 to cover a maternity leave.

What Success Looks Like

  • We develop a strong national brand identity for each of the programs
  • Our delivery teams across Canada feel supported to deliver our programs
  • We grow our program teams across the country and reach associated learner targets

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategize and lead the growth of all the adult programs and signature events
  • Work with organizations, partners and community members to ensure that adult learning experiences are utilized and promoted across the country
  • Analysis data and incorporate learnings / insights to enhance the quality of our adult learning experiences.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and volunteers to build and curate resources that ensure the learner’s experience reflects established best practices in adult learning
  • Research adult training and development best practices then incorporate relevant examples into our experiences
  • Create resources to support our delivery channels execution of our adult programs.
  • Support the Ladies Learning Code Chapter Leads and Chapter Manager in launch and delivery strategy for all adult programs.
  • Speak or attend conferences and other community events and act as an ambassador for Canada Learning Code’s adult programs
  • Manage new program pilots strategy
  • Manage program budget and develop program budget execution strategy

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 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 are a flexible team player and leader; 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 love to use online tools and technology to help you be effective and efficient
  • You can step in to make decisions and take ownership over a project with only some background information
  • You can manage multiple projects, collaborators, and deadlines.
  • You have a driven personality to see projects and tasks through to completion
  • You take initiative and are excited to come up with creative ideas as part of your job every day
  • Fluency in English is a must. Fluency in another language 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. intended

Work Hours and Environment This is a full-time position. Due to Covid-19 this role will work completely remotely until at least January 2021. Our team will return our HQ office space when it is safe to do so - an entire floor at Queen and University (right around the corner from a subway station)! We have an open concept workspace, meeting rooms and a kitchen plus lunch room!

This role may require some evening and weekend work.

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 to 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 to attend weekend and evening programming
  • Extra time off (usually one week) during downtime in December
  • A professional development budget
  • Group benefits including medical and dental
  • Pregnancy & Parental Leave top-up benefit
  • The opportunity to participate in part-time courses and workshops for free
  • Be part of a growing team that is changing the computer science education industry in a big way

How to apply:

To apply, please complete this application form. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our People & Culture team (people[at]canadalearningcode[dot]ca).