Job Posting 90814

Impact Manager
Youth Climate Lab
Work From Home - From Anywhere
closed 6 days ago (Tue, 31 Jan)
full time - temporary / contract  •  Hourly Pay: $27/hr

Impact Manager


Application Form:

Deadline: January 30th, 2023 - Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Are you 18-30 y/o, innovative, entrepreneurial, collaborative, and ready to level up your leadership skills? Passionate about engaging youth and combating climate change? Looking to work with an equally passionate and welcoming team of rockstars?  


Join Youth Climate Lab (YCL) as an Impact Manager! Work hand-in-hand with YCL’s diverse staff, partners, and youth across the globe to shake up the status quo of climate inaction. 


Don’t let that imposter syndrome stop you! Feeling like an imposter? Intimidated? Checking some boxes but missing others? Don’t worry! We encourage you to apply even if you think this role is a stretch of your abilities. We understand that youth need training, coaching, and support to succeed—and you don’t have to do this work alone! You’ll be a part of a fantastic team that will be there every step of the way. 

About The Role

  • Location: Remote, Canada
  • Term: 1 year contract with possibility of extension
  • Hours: 35 hrs/week
  • Ideal Start Date: 1 March 2022
  • Reports to: Co-Executive Directors, Board of Directors 
  • Supervises: Communications Team, Social Impact Coordinator (As the team grows, you will have the opportunity to supervise incoming Leads and Specialists) 


The Impact Manager will work with the Executive Director and the management team to lead and manage Youth Climate Lab’s (YCL) impact areas and advocacy efforts centering the role of social innovation in the climate ecosystem in Canada. 


At Youth Climate Lab, “impact” looks like identifying and filling gaps in the climate ecosystem with solutions rooted in community-based solutions. The Impact Manager will be responsible to:


  1. Lead Measurement, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) processes and communication strategies to amplify organizational impact, including reporting to funders;
  2. Support fundraising through implementing entrepreneurship opportunities for YCL (paid offerings), partnership development, and grant writing;
  3. Design for impact with the Programs Manager, ensuring the creation of projects is grounded in community needs and integrates MEL outcomes;
  4. Implement engagement opportunities for YCL Associates and alumni.

About YCL

Headquartered on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin nation (known as Ottawa, Canada), Youth Climate Lab was founded in May 2017 to support and strengthen the next generation of leaders to shake up the status quo of climate inaction. Since then, we’ve designed and piloted 50+ projects with 30+ partners and collaborators to reach young people in more than 77 countries.


Youth Climate Lab equips youth with skills, financial access and policy knowledge to take leadership in the climate movement.


For young people - no matter who they are or where they are from - to catalyze transformative climate action in their communities to the highest levels of decision making. 


At YCL, we are dedicated to radical collaborationRAD collab for short. We work with diverse and unexpected co-creators that spark transformational youth-led ideas and projects following these six principles:

  1. Youth-first: Our collaborations prioritize the needs and efforts of youth as they build just, climate-resilient futures. 
  2. Creative: We seek partners who are excited about experimenting with new approaches, and who recognize that complex, ambiguous problems require unusual intersections. 
  3. Inclusive: By acknowledging and working through systemic biases, YCL seeks to think beyond ourselves. We thoughtfully welcome people from all walks of life into often hard-to-navigate climate spaces.
  4. Disruptive: We work with partners who are willing to make the radical change necessary to secure a just and climate-resilient futures.
  5. Catalytic: Our partnerships amplify strong, existing initiatives and spark new and unique programs – ensuring that we use our resources as effectively as possible without doubling efforts in the climate space.
  6. Equitable: We recognize our privilege and seek to leverage our positionality to support and amplify the voices and solutions of youth, particularly youth of marginalized genders, on the frontlines of climate change.

What You Would Do

The Impact Manager will work with the Executive Director and the management team to lead and manage impact at Youth Climate Lab (YCL). At a bird's eye view, you will be supporting the organization assess, communicate, and grow its impact. In order to carry this out, you will creatively gather insights (MEL), integrate findings into YCL's work to inform future projects, and communicate the findings to relevant stakeholders (ex: funders + public). Additionally, you will be supporting the organization through fundraising, grant writing based on MEL outcomes and supporting social innovation opportunities.


As this role bridges MEL, communications, entrepreneurship and design, the ideal candidate will be comfortable with:

  • Collecting and connecting stories and data to communicate impact;
  • Applying social innovation principles to co-create, learn, adapt and scale solutions; and 
  • Communicating and engaging across diverse stakeholders and partners;


If these are unfamiliar to you, but you have experience with some of them in alternative contexts, please explain these connections in your application so we can uphold the diverse knowledge that brings us to our unique climate journeys.


Through remote work, the selected candidate will work on: 


Leading the Measurement, Evaluation, Learning (MEL) processes and advocacy efforts to amplify organizational impact


  • Research trends relating to YCL’s impact areas (policy, finance, skills, youth);
  • Design and implement MEL processes for the organization to evaluate and communicate impact, including collecting and analyzing key metrics at organizational and program levels. This would include:
    • Managing and writing the annual Impact Report
    • Supporting programs in implementing MEL processes pre, during and post programs
    • Communicating impact to relevant stakeholders (funders, partners, youth, etc.); 
  • Design a communications strategy to regularly communicate impact; and
  • Manage communications staff, such as delegating tasks to implement strategies and designing work plans / managing work loads.


Supporting the growth and sustainability of YCL's organizational capacity:

  • Lead social impact business development strategy that aligns with organizational needs and goals, with the support of the management team;
  • Lead the implementation of creative, value-aligned entrepreneurship opportunities for YCL (paid offerings) through:
    • Developing and maintaining partnerships
    • Managing the implementation YCL’s offerings;
  • Support fundraising (grant writing), through process and opportunity management, and regular writing support;
  • Lead advocacy efforts to governments, and private and community sectors based on key issues we work on (i.e. youth-responsive financing, green jobs for young people);
  • Create and implement engagement opportunities for alumni and Associates in collaboration with the programs team; and
  • Manage the Social Impact staff (as the team grows, you will have the opportunity to supervise incoming Specialists and/or Coordinators).


Required Experience  

  • Education / Lived experience: A post-secondary degree or a combination of entrepreneurial and/or lived experience in program management, accounting, business, operations, or a related field
  • Management experience: 1+ years managing staff and/or volunteers
  • Impact measurement experience: 1+ year(s) working on data measurement and analysis for youth, climate or environment-related programs/projects/initiatives 

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 

  • Adaptable: Self-aware and able to adapt, self-manage, and ask for help through stressful, fast-paced, and uncertain environments
  • Detail Oriented:Confident and enjoys working with numbers 
  • Driven: Passionate about advancing youth-led climate action
  • Equity-Centred: Commitment to advancing justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI), and decolonization
  • Organized and Reliable: Skillfully prioritizes and completes tasks in an orderly and timely manner
  • Persuasive: Skilled at communicating a vision and inspiring confidence across diverse stakeholders 
  • Relationship-Builder: Strong communicator, collaborator, and facilitator who easily establishes trust and honesty and resolve conflictsask for help through stressful, fast-paced, and uncertain environments


  • Financial Management: Experience applying sound operational and strategic finance practices, such as developing budgets and applying for grants 
  • Strong Network: Well connected and respected in the climate action ecosystem, and able to engage diverse alumni, partners, and other stakeholders and facilitate conversations to understand YCL’s impact
  • Nonprofit Experience: Experience working in nonprofits and/or serving on boards
  • Bilingual: Proficient in written and verbal French

Compensation & Perks 

  • Hourly Compensation: $27.00 CAD / hr
  • Professional Development: 5 days paid to pursue professional development as well as $200 in discretionary spending (renewed annually)
  • Health & Wellness: $1,000 allowance and 8 paid sick days per year
  • Schedule: Flexible work schedule, unlimited personal days & 2-weeks vacation 
  • Travel: Paid travel to conferences around the world—from the UN Headquarters in NYC to COP, Globe in Vancouver, SOCAP in San Francisco, and more
  • Awards & Recognition: Ample opportunity to gain visibility and win awards (Past leaders and staff at YCL have won Corporate Knights’ Top 30 Under 30, Clean 50 Emerging Leaders, and Starfish’s Top 25 Under 25 Environmentalists, and Directors have spoken at over 100 panels over the past 4 years!)


  • Between 18-30 years old 
  • Access to a personal computer and cell phone
  • Be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*
  • Be legally entitled to work according to provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
  • Be eligible to travel internationally


*International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.

How to Apply

Learn more about the role and apply here:

Applications are due by January 30th 2023

YCL’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

YCL is an equal opportunity employer. YCL and its executives are committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and to encouraging a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, developing, and promoting volunteers and employees without discrimination or harassment. We believe that having staff who have different lived experiences and who are from different social locations is vital in demonstrating a commitment to equitable representation. Equal opportunity and inclusion are essential to Youth Climate Lab's mission and values.

Youth Climate Lab does not discriminate in any area of recruitment, employment, or volunteer work including compensation, benefits, hiring, and promotions and terminations. We believe and are committed to treating all volunteers and employees with respect and employment actions should be based on job-related factors. Employment actions must not be based on race, colour, religion, creed, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, genetics, age, disability status, protected veteran or service member status, citizenship status when otherwise legally able to work, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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