Job Posting 89694

Program Manager, Pathways to Childcare Careers
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Virtual and in-person at our Vancouver office
closing tomorrow (Fri, 2 Dec)
full time  •  $32.17 to $34.14/hour – depending on qualifications

Position: Program Manager, Pathways to Childcare Careers
Hours: 35 hrs/week
Location: Virtual and in-person at our Vancouver office
Compensation: $32.17 to $34.14/hour – depending on qualifications
Start date: January 3, 2023
Deadline to apply: December 2, 2022


Job Purpose
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) is a community-based, non-profit organization
serving immigrant and refugee women and their young children since 1975. PIRS delivers
accessible, inclusive, low-barrier programs for immigrant and refugee women and their children
that create a sense of belonging, meaningful participation and leadership.
The purpose of the Program Manager position is to manage all aspects of the Pathways to
Childcare Careers program that prepares immigrant and refugee women to enter the childcare
field through training, workplace experience, employment counselling and other support. This
position reports to the Director of Programs.


Key Responsibilities


1. Project Management
● Working collaboratively with the Coordinator, lead the planning, coordination,
monitoring and evaluation of all program activities, including the delivery of
English language and other instruction, workplace experience placement and
supervision, participant recruitment, support, and employment counselling
● Ensure that PIRS is meeting its funded target deliverables within budget and
according to the work plan
● Lead program team members, provide mentorship and coaching support
● Build and maintain relationships with various project stakeholders, including
program funders, partners and participants
● Develop and maintain relationships with childcare service providers to ensure
adequate and quality workplace experience placements for program participants
● Ensure that the program is aligned with the principles and values of PIRS in all of
its aspects
● Report on the program to the funder, internally and other stakeholders as
● Liaise with other PIRS departments as needed


2. Financial Management
● Manage program budget and cash flow
● Liaise with the funder and PIRS Finance and Accounting Department ensuring
that financial reporting is done correctly and on time
● Ensure program continuity and financial sustainability


3. Human Resource Management
● Recruit, onboard and train program staff and volunteers
● Provide staff and volunteer supervision
● Implement PIRS Personnel and Program policies and ensure that we are meeting
all relevant standards (Employment, WCB, human rights, etc.) and regulations on
professional certification
● Approve timesheets and expenses


4. Administration
● Establish and maintain systems for project documentation and filing
● Maintain effective communication with staff, volunteers, partners, and
● Provide guidance for program administrative staff
● Perform other administrative tasks as necessary




● 5+ years of experience managing programs and projects in the non-profit sector,
specifically in the settlement, training and employment
● Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent combination of experience and
education; Education, Social Work, Human & Social Development, or the Social Sciences
● Leadership skills and capacities, entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen
● Demonstrated ability to lead teams and manage complex projects in changing
● Working knowledge of financial management
● Experience working with provincial and federal funding is an asset
● Excellent organizational, time management and problem-solving skills with work
prioritization abilities
● Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
● Strong oral and written English language skills; additional language skills are an asset
● Demonstrated understanding of trauma-informed approaches
● Ability to work in a team environment and independently

Proficient in using various software and digital tools
● Ability to adapt and learn quickly; growth mindset
● Experience working with immigrant &/or refugee women and understanding of women's
● Understanding of the intersecting barriers and unique needs of immigrant and refugee
● Possession of non-judgmental and genuinely positive attitudes (culture, religion, race,
gender, sexuality, special needs, etc.) and freedom from stereotypes
● Passion for inclusivity and diversity, and interest in being part of a multicultural team is
an asset
● Attitudes and values aligned with the goals and philosophy of PIRS


Working Conditions


● This is a temporary full-time position based on project funding
● Occasional weekend and evening work may be required
● Ability to travel across Vancouver and other Lower Mainland communities
● Ability to work both virtually and in person required
● Program delivery activities may require a moderate level of physical fitness to carry out
duties of the position
● Clean criminal record check required
● Proof of full vaccination required (at the time of the hire)



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