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Manager, Employment Programs

Company: ECO Canada
Location : Calgary,AB
Job Description

As the leading member of the Employment Programs, your role is to develop and execute the program strategy to ensure there is an adequate supply of qualified professionals to meet the needs of Canada’s growing environmental workforce. The successful candidate will excel in creating and leveraging relationships with key stakeholders including industry and academic partners and be able to exceed internal and external program targets.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the Employment Programs including the strategy, design, and execution of the project plan, communication, and operational requirements.
  • Create and maintain relationships with external partners and key stakeholders within post-secondary institutions and career advancement service providers in order to see program growth and success.
  • Program Management
  • Achieve operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews, determine and implementing process improvements and reviews.
  • Participate in budget forecasting activities and scheduling expenditures.
  • Coach, mentor and develop staff, including overseeing new employee onboarding, performance management and providing career development planning and opportunities.
  • Maintain dashboard of program success metrics and results.

Marketing Support and Collaboration

  • Provide oversight into marketing and promotional initiatives that could include in-person events, key stakeholder engagement, and on-site participation.
  • Participate in the development of new funding initiatives and proposal development.
  • Other special project assistance may be required.

Acquisitions and Fulfillment

  • Coordinate and participate in site visits for the purposes of program evaluation and customer relationship management;
  • Lead event coordination and promotional strategy for program success;
  • Develop and maintain acquisition and cross-promotional goals and metrics;
  • Oversee reporting and analytics of the Employment Programs.

Required Skills


The incumbent should have demonstrable experience in the following areas:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and desire to connect with people working in all areas of the environment sector.
  • Great attitude and ability to maintain control while executing multiple initiatives and delegating activities.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and high attention to detail.
  • Great presentation and communication skills.
  • Desire to work in a results-focused environment.
  • Motivated self-starter with a readiness to adapt to a variety of situations.
  • Able to develop and manage budgets and project reporting requirements.
  • Previous knowledge or desire to learn about Canada’s environmental workforce.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in business or project management related field.
  • 3-5 years of experience in coaching and supervising staffing resources at various levels.
  • Expert level computer skills and experience with MS Office, particularly with Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • 2-3 years of experience in project management and fulfillment requirements, preferably in the environmental industry.
  • Comfortable working in a variety of online platforms such as Dynamics CRM, MS Project, etc.
  • Must be willing to travel periodically throughout Canada.
  • EP designation considered an asset.