(not logged in)

Hide nav pane
books & more

Job Details

Job Number:  36500
2017-041 Associate Program Director
Job Posted: Friday, 14 July 2017
Closing Date: Tuesday, 26 September 2017
(57 days ago)
Open Door Group
Region: Thompson & Okanagan Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Kamloops Salary: 61,000-67,000

Associate Program Director-Kamloops

Job Code 20 17-041


Reports to: Program Director

Location: Kamloops

Posting Date: July 13, 2017

Closing: Open Until Filled

Start Date: September 1, 2017

Status: Full Time - Temporary (Maternity Leave)

Salary: $61,000-67,000 Annually plus generous vacation/benefits package


About Open Door Group:

Opening doors and inspiring all individuals to succeed is our mission. We were excited to celebrate our 40th birthday in 2016. We started out as a volunteer-based, non-profit organization delivering woodworking and sewing workshops to persons with disabilities. We have now grown to be the largest nonprofit provider of employment services in British Columbia. Each year we serve thousands of people in rural and urban communities and help them to prepare for, find, and keep meaningful employment and community attachment.

Our core values are based on a genuine belief that all individuals have the ability to succeed and are the drivers of their own success. We aim to support lifelong learning and career success for the people we serve through programming as well as our employees.

We are proud to be certified as a Great Place to Work in Canada and to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, an international, independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services,


Are you a Kamloops resident looking for new and exciting opportunities in the community? Have you been searching the beautiful Interior of British Columbia for a community with potential and growth to make your home? Open Door Group may have just the right opportunity for you!


About Kamloops:

Kamloops is a thriving community of over 90,000 with a multitude of activities for residents to enjoy. Whether your passion lies in outdoor activities such as hiking and water sports, social connections in a bustling downtown core, or local arts and culture, BC’s Friendliest City and Canada’s Tournament Capital is sure to offer something for everyone! Kamloops welcomes residents to a vast, rugged landscape with more than 100 lakes, and is surrounded by a breathtaking natural environment. Pairing 2,000 hours of sunshine each year with a relaxed, welcoming culture, this Interior hot spot may be just the lifestyle you’re looking for!


The Role:

As the Associate Program Director, you will be responsible for the management of the Open Door Group employment services center. In the Kamloops offices you will be responsible for a team of approximately twenty staff. You are the key person in supporting and leading the team in the delivery of employment services, while ensuring the services received by clients are in line with program expectations and Open Door Group’s customer service standards. You will also maintain and build relationships within the community and with our funding partners. While our regular working hours generally fall between Monday and Friday, as with all management positions at Open Door Group, candidates must be willing to work flexible hours when necessary, including evening and weekends. Travel within BC may be required.


Primary responsibilities of the Associate Program Director include:

  1. Operations: Oversee the day-to-day operations of the programs and services at the employment centre.
  2. Team Management and Development: Provide day-to-day support to staff in the following areas: career development, learning, and marketing/sales, resulting in positive engagement and program outcomes. Instil a human capital development and “coaching” culture among staff, resulting in high performing teams.
  3. Program Management: Lead the performance management process that measures and evaluates programs against contract performance requirements and annual goals.
  4. Build and Maintain Partnerships: Participate in community engagement strategies that build on Open Door Group’s partnerships within the community. Participate in marketing strategies that drives business (referrals, community and job placements) to Open Door Group’s programs and services. Support the Program Director in governance meetings with the government and non-government partners.
  5. Reporting and Evaluation: Keep the Program Director informed of the day-to-day operations and of the status of established goals. Provide regular finance and program performance reporting to the Program Director.


What we’re looking for:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social/Human Services, or Business Administration or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Unrestricted driver’s license and use of motor vehicle


  • Minimum of 3 years direct service experience in career development, learning environments and working with people with disabilities or faced with barriers achieving or maintaining employment.
  • A proven track record of exceeding goals and have a triple-bottom-line orientation.
  • Evidenced ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgement; the ability to balance program delivery against the realities of the budget.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop programs, staff, and processes to ensure the organization operations run smoothly.
  • Supervisory experience.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of career development and/or learning theories and techniques.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of BC labour market
  • Advanced MS Office skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of staff and stakeholders.



Please submit resume and cover letter to:  


Please cite Job Code 2017-041 when applying for position.


Thank you for your interest with the Open Door Group.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.



Open Door Group is committed to fair and equal opportunity for all qualified applicants.

Recruitment and selection are based on individual assessment and merit without regard to race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, gender, sexual orientation, age and physical and mental disability.



How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Send resumes and cover letters as attachments via email.
Contact Details:
Leah Wall
Open Door Group
30th East 6th Ave
Vancouver , BC, V5T1J4

Tel: 250 434 9441
www:   owww.opendoorgroup.org/careers/careers.php

 Thanks for looking on WorkInNonProfits.ca and good luck with your job search!

Please Note: WorkInNonProfits.ca is not affiliated with and in no way endorses or vets the organization that posted this job. Any links posted within the job will take you to their external site where the same disclaimer applies.

Home Skip to content Skip to navigation Contact us Access keys Hide Left Pane Find a job Post a job Find service provider