Job Posting 92546

Director, Programs
Breakfast Club of Canada
Work From Home - Calgary area, Edmonton area, Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island ...
closes in 13 days (Wed, 5 Apr)
full time

Breakfast Club of Canada is looking to hire a Director, Programs. Reporting to the President and CEO, the selected candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing national strategies to meet the needs of school communities so that children across the country have access to the nutrition and nourishment they need. Working with existing teams of experts, the Director, Programs, will ensure operational efficiency in two key areas: the development, implementation and maintenance of high-quality breakfast programs in Canadian schools, and the management of activities related to impact and sustainable solutions as well as community engagement. The candidate will make strategic, structural and other changes as appropriate to respond to the growing needs and aspirations of the organization.

Breakfast Club of Canada promotes employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.



Management of breakfast programs and staff
• Implement the organization’s creative and innovative strategic plan within the Programs Department
• Work with analysts to break down the strategic plan into objectives and key performance indicators
• Represent the Programs team on the Executive Committee
• Harmonize departmental operations across Canada, taking the specific features of each province and territory into account
• Contribute to positioning Breakfast Club of Canada as a national advocate for children and the cause of food security, as well as a supporter of communities and the existing school nutrition network
• Oversee risk management for the Programs Department’s activities
• Guide and motivate the Programs team; leverage synergies and promote knowledge sharing using a management style built around employee engagement
• Motivate assigned staff and encourage them in their professional development
• Manage the Programs Department’s budget
• Cultivate a work environment that promotes the efficient flow of information and an open-minded attitude to new approaches
• Plan resources for future service needs, and be able to justify them from a non-profit perspective
• Identify changes in school needs and make improvements/modifications to existing programs to increase their reach and impact
• Cultivate relationships of trust, collaboration and mutual support with external stakeholders (e.g., community organizations) to further the Club’s mission
• Represent the Programs team on internal committees and collaborate with other departments on joint projects with a view to increasing operational efficiency


Impact and sustainable solutions
• Oversee activities related to impact and sustainable solutions as well as community engagement; make strategic, structural and other changes as appropriate to respond to the growing needs and aspirations of the organization, and ensure the desired results are achieved
• Harness the organization’s strengths to improve performance
• Identify areas that need to be monitored over the short and long term; set up the required mechanisms to track the progress and impact of the organization and the Programs Department
• Promote systemic change and social innovation through research and development


• Bachelor’s degree in business administration or sustainable development, or equivalent experience
• 10 to 15 years of relevant experience in managing programs
• Fluency in spoken and written English and French
• Ability to manage risk and change, engage team members and oversee operations in line with the organization’s strategic plan
• Knowledge of the school and community ecosystem
• Management and employee development skills (e.g., delegation, communication, appraisal)
• Ability to lead large-scale projects and motivate team members and other employees
• Ability to work within a matrix organizational structure that embraces innovation as the key to creating value
• Commitment to the mission and desire to uphold the organization’s values
• Ability to develop comprehensive strategic plans
• Knowledge of the non-profit sector, an asset

• Commitment to Breakfast Club of Canada’s values
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Political savvy, discretion, integrity and tact
• Good judgment
• Team/talent management and development skills
• Self-directed and self-motivated
• Flexibility
• Creativity and innovation
• Positive energy and ability to manage stress

• Permanent, full-time position
• 40 hours/week, Monday to Friday
• The selected candidate will work remotely from within or near a major Canadian city
• Competitive salary
• Flexible hours
• Summer hours
• Competitive salary
• Vacation and personal leave days
• Paid day off on your birthday
• Group insurance plan
• Group RRSP with matching employer contributions
• Employee assistance program
• Employee recognition program
• Employee health and wellness program
• Professional development
• Target start date: As soon as possible

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