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Pathways to Education Canada/Passeport pour ma réussite Canada

Project Manager, Indigenous Circle


Flexible work location Posted 9 Days Ago1565020

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About Pathways to Education Canada

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of youth and Canadians living in poverty?  Do you enjoy building partnerships, making an impact, and working with energetic, high-performing teams?  If so, this may be the perfect opportunity for you.

Pathways to Education Canada is a national charitable organization working to break the cycle of poverty through the power of education.  The Pathways to Education Program™ is a true example of social innovation – providing a combination of academic, financial, social, and one-on-one supports to youth in low-income communities. The ground-breaking results of Pathways’ unique program have garnered international attention and awards for improving high school graduation rates and increasing post-secondary enrolment in the communities it serves. Pathways has an incredible 24:1 social return on investment.

Celebrating 17 years of programming in Canada, the Pathways Program is currently delivered in 20 low-income communities across Canada with plans for continued growth.

Job Description

The Opportunity

The Programs team at Pathways to Education Canada develops and implements strategies that support program excellence and innovation amongst Pathways’ Program Partners.  As a key member of the team, the Project Manager will focus on building partnerships and programming opportunities that will support Indigenous youth in Pathways communities to graduate from high school and achieve their goals.  

How You Will Have an Impact

  • Partnership Development: Recommend potential partnerships that support Pathways’ programming and priorities to ensure that students’ physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being are respected. Lead the implementation of new partnership initiatives, building strong relationships, and evaluating the impact of these initiatives.
  • Program Development: Assist in the development of activities and/or special events for Program locations to engage in that specifically support Indigenous cultural learning and allow youth to explore their cultural identity.
  • Practice Knowledge:  Lead the development of communities of practice that are aligned to Indigenous ways of knowing and being, and support Pathways’ strategic directions and capacity-building. Support the development of appropriate tools and resources that can be shared across the Pathways network.  
  • Organizational Responsibilities:  Work collaboratively with colleagues in resource development and marketing and communications to support the enhancement of collateral materials that are respectful and true to local contexts. Assist with the integration of Indigenous perspectives into Pathways to Education programs across the country for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and staff.

Your Qualifications and Attributes

  • 5+ years’ experience in youth-based programming and working in Indigenous community contexts

  • Post-secondary degree in related field (e.g. Indigenous Education, Community Development).

  • Knowledge and experience of Indigenous history, cultures, and policies (including treaty and nation to nation relationships).

  • Strong capacity to develop relationships with Indigenous partners in a good and respectful way, and through an understanding of protocols and processes.

  • Knowledge and experience in education and the factors that impact student success.

  • Current with emerging policies and best practices related to Indigenous education and student success (in Indigenous education).

  • Ability to interpret the intent of traditional knowledge, Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, and United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and to provide relevant advice and guidance on how this can be applied.

  • Knowledge and experience in program development at the national level including planning, development, implementation and evaluation.

  • Ability to plan and facilitate meetings or communities of practice with diverse stakeholder groups for the purpose of building capacity and knowledge.

  • Highly adaptable and thrives in complex, collaborative environments.

  • Interest in working in a non-profit environment focused on youth, poverty-reduction, and education.

  • Ability to travel up to 30% of working hours, particularly if not based in Toronto.

  • Bilingual (French/English) is an asset.


To apply, please email your resume and cover letter by March 27, 2018 to: talent@pathwayscanada.caPathways Canada thanks all applicants.  Please be advised that only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

Pathways to Education Canada is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment.  Indigenous applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.  Please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process. 

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