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Manager of Programs

Manager of Programs

Company: CityKidz
Contact Person: Laura Carmichael
601 Burlington Street East
Hamilton, Ontario , L8L4J5
Phone: 9055443996

Position Description

Type: Full-Time

Job Region: Hamilton-Wentworth

Location: Hamilton

Are you interested in making a difference in children and youth through great programs?  Are you committed to the development of children and youth living in low-income communities?  Citykiz is looking for a Manager of Programs to join their team and make an impact.  The ideal candidate will be positive, energetic and a highly capable individual with a background in children’s programming or education and a demonstrated ability to lead and manage teams. If you have passion, and insight into the needs and issues affecting children and families living in poverty, and have related experience, we want to talk to you.


In Canada, more than 1 in 7 children live in poverty; in Hamilton, it's 1 in 4. For generations, poverty has stolen dreams and destroyed futures. At CityKidz, we think it’s time to change that, and we're looking for committed people who work with us to help kids “Dream big Dreams” and reach their full potential.  CityKidz is a non-profit, Christian organization dedicated to increasing resiliency and inspiring big dreams for Canadian children living in low-income communities by providing inspirational experiences and nurturing personal relationships, one child at a time.

Our Programs:

Children and youth between the ages of three to sixteen are bused in from Hamilton’s most vulnerable neighborhoods to experience dynamic, life-changing programs. Relationships and mentoring are at the core of our programs and, as part of our program model, we engage in home visits to connect with the families.


Working with the Associate Executive Director, the Manager of Programs oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of the CityKidz programs, including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and managing program activities. This includes:

  • Program Management
    • Leads the implementation of the CityKidz Program model in KinderKidz, CityKidz, CityYouth Summer to Remember and Gift of Christmas.
    • Encourages all staff and volunteers to demonstrate CityKidz values and ethos in all they do.
    • Coordinates program delivery with the Operations, Production, and Volunteers teams
  • Human Resource Management
    • Equips and coaches the coordinators of the various programs
    • Oversees the recruitment and performance coaching of all staff and volunteers within this program department in collaboration with the Associate Executive Director.
    • Facilitates annual Performance Reviews for program staff
  • Financial Management
    • Contributes to the annual budgeting process with Associate Executive Director
    • Oversees reporting and monitoring of the budgets within the Programs Department
  • Strategy and Vision Mapping
    • Contributes to the Leadership Team’s creation of the multi-year strategy
    • Contributes to the annual Vision Mapping process with the Program, Operations, and Volunteer Management departments


The Manager of Programs will be thoroughly committed to CityKidz values, mission, and vision.  This position requires program delivery, leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience.  Concrete, demonstrable experiences and other qualifications include:

  • a university degree and related experience in non-profit management, social work, education or child development
  • 2-3 years of leading teams within the non-profit sector
  • program development for children and youth
  • program assessment, design, monitor, and evaluation
  • self-leadership and committed to personal development & growth
  • analytical and problem-solving skills
  • strong written and verbal communication skills (English)

What else?

Full-time position, $50,000-$55,000 annual compensation, opportunity for growth and development, free parking, good location, great team plus a benefit plan after three months. 

How to apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to laura@citykidz with the subject: Program Manager Application 

We thank all candidates for their interest. However, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. For more information about CityKidz, please visit

Posted: June 3, 2019 | Expires: December 3, 2019
Posted Under: Management
Career ID: [ 6946 ]