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Nunavut Youth Program Manager

Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada .
full-time . May 14, 2024


Job Title: Nunavut Youth Program Manager
Reports to: Associate Director of Nunavut Operations
Location: Iqaluit Nunavut 
Salary:  $100,000 +
Northern Allowance: $16,008

Be part of the innovative future of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) learning and digital skills training by joining our team. Working alongside rural, remote, Indigenous and other communities, Pinnguaq supports the development of STEAM skills through innovative technology, art, and play. 

What does success look like at Pinnguaq?

  • Engaging with thousands of young learners and adults across the country through the delivery of community-centred workshops
  • Designing and deploying interactive experiences, online learning modules, and maker kits to teach STEAM fundamentals to all ages
  • Publishing the nationally-recognized Root & STEM magazine, create a space to explore diverse voices and stories in STEAM
  • Operating makerspaces in Nunavut & Ontario providing hands-on access to tools, equipment, and training for inquisitive minds and makers

Job Summary: 
As the Nunavut Youth Program Manager at Pinnguaq Association, in collaboration with the Associate Director of Nunavut Operations, you'll lead the strategy and execution of our Youth  Delivery Programs in alignment with our organizational goals. You'll ensure our programs meet the needs of  Youth participants in Nunavut and support our Youth strategy nationwide. Your responsibilities include overseeing the Youth program team, youth program delivery, and ensuring organizational deliverables are being met for reporting purposes and organizational goal alignment. The Nunavut Youth Program Manager will drive program success and continuous improvement while working hand-in-hand with leadership. Additionally, you'll collaborate with the Associate Director of Delivery Operations to create resources for program execution and develop learner pathways for continuous skill development.

  • Develop and lead the strategy of all Youth Delivery programming for the Northern Canada team
  • Lead the development of innovative, appropriate youth programs and services that promote STEAM skills, digital literacy, cultural preservation, and economic development in Canada.
  • Manage the STEAM Educators and other roles as needed to ensure our Youth Programs are top quality
  • Support the Iqaluit and Partner Makerspaces in becoming leaders in STEAM programming
  • Support the strategy and development of the Pinnguaq STEAM School alongside the STEAM Educators, Makerspace Leads, and other peers and partners as needed. 
  • Manage the Youth Team program budget and develop a program budget execution strategy
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to lead the creation of resources to support the Delivery Team’s execution of youth programming including program plans, kits, LMS framework, etc.
  • Stay up to date with educational and youth trends to make informed recommendations on new program opportunities and target markets 
  • Source and attend relevant conferences and other community events as an ambassador for Pinnguaq’s youth programs 
  • Work with the Associate Director of Nunavut Operations to ensure program evaluation and deliverables are reviewed and assessed often
  • Analyze the qualitative feedback received regarding programming to support ongoing development
  • Work hand in hand with the Associate Director of Nunavut Operations to confirm organization needs are aligned with  programs being offered. 
  • Support Associate Director of Nunavut Operations in creating compelling cases so Pinnguaq’s youth programs receive funding support.
  • In collaboration with teams across the Delivery Division, develop Pinnguaq “learner pathways” that provide learners with resources and tools to pursue further learning while simultaneously seeking new opportunities for Pinnguaq’s lifecycle.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Attributes and Qualifications: 
Equal consideration will be given to non-academic skills and experiences of candidates.
  • Degree or diploma in relevant discipline or equivalent experience 
  • 3+ years experience in program management and people management
  • You have experience in seeking program participants insight and feedback, user journeys, and innovative programming
  • Familiar with a non-profit landscape, program funding and managing budgets  
  • Comfortable working with Google Suites, experience with Slack and Monday would be an asset 
  • Experience building and maintaining communities relationships
  • Ability to work independently and with a team, using available resources to find answers to your questions
  • Capable of prioritizing projects and meeting deadlines

Pinnguaq Association prioritizes the safety of our employees and the community members we work with, because of this we may require both new hires and current team members to undergo a Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS). The approval for acceptance of a VSS lies with our People and Culture Team and Management. To ensure up-to-date documentation, please ensure it has not been over six months since the date of completion of the VSS you are submitting. The expense for the VSS falls on the individual, not the company, if there are any concerns regarding this please speak to the People and Culture Team. Additionally, please confirm you're completing the VSS in the correct region. 

Pinnguaq Association strongly believes in fostering diversity within the communities we serve. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, Indigenous people, women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Pinnguaq Association is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. Please inform us should accommodation be required at any point in the recruitment process.


$116,000.00 per year

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