Hiring: Program Manager

We are excited to announce that we are hiring for a full time (30h/week) Program Manager to lead our programming at SFU. View the full job posting here.

To apply:

If you wish to pursue this exciting opportunity, please send an email, containing your resume and a brief cover letter, to josh@embarksustainability.org (CC: info@embarksustainability.org) with a subject line of the following format: "First name Last name, Program Manager Application 2016"
Applications must be received no later than 09:00 am Thursday, May 19, 2016.
We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. A summary of the position can be found below.

Position summary

Hours: 30 hours per week

Dates of work: June 13, 2016 to June 17, 2017

Compensation: $20.68 per hour + 4% vacation pay

Reports to: Executive Director

The Program Manager is responsible for catalyzing a range of programming by providing leadership to volunteers. The work is geared to raising awareness about sustainability issues at SFU and pushing SFU to be a more sustainable campus. The Program Manager co-leads the Sustainability Peer Educator Program in conjunction with a SFU Sustainability Office staff member. The Program Manager supports project Coordinators, providing direction regarding event planning and volunteer management. The Program Manager recruits, trains, and works with the Peer Educators and Coordinators throughout the academic school year, facilitating project planning and providing opportunities for personal & professional development. On an ongoing basis, the Program Manager recruits volunteers and seeks to involve them in areas of interest. The Program Manager continually seeks opportunities to forge partnerships with campus and community partners that have common goals, and leverage these relationships to advance the goals of all implicated groups. The Program Manager designs and administers evaluation of programs so that Embark can continually evolve and most effectively serve its members. The Program Manager reports to and works very closely with Embark’s Executive Director.


  • Recent completion of an undergraduate or graduate program at SFU

  • Experience developing programs for sustainability outreach and advocacy

  • Experience managing volunteers, and providing guidance and mentorship

  • Ability to develop and facilitate leadership programs

  • Ability to professionally represent the organization in interactions with stakeholders throughout the university

  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and meet deadlines

  • Excellent organizational, administrative, research, analytical, and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Excellent leadership and project management skills.

  • Professional and context-appropriate online communication skills

  • Proficient in the use of word processing, spreadsheets, online calendars, and email

  • Previous experience with Embark is an asset

  • Experience working in a not-for-profit environment is an asset

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and/or web management is an asset


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