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Program Manager

The Arctic Rose Foundation

December 6th, 2022

Job Position: Program Manager
Compensation: starting at $60,000 per annum, one year contract with option to renew Location: Ottawa

Application submission deadline: December 12, 2022, by email to 


ARF is expanding its operations and seeks a Program Manager possessing strong organizational skills, program coordination and management experience, and passion for working with youth in remote Inuit and Indigenous communities. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Program Manager will be responsible for oversight, coordination, and delivery of ARF programs in Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Northern Ontario. The successful candidate will be creative, self-motivated, results-oriented, with strong initiative and the ability to work both independently and within a small team of a rapidly growing organization.

Core responsibilities

  • Manage ARF Programs in accordance with program goals, budgets and in keeping with all funder and partner agreements

  • Work with the Executive team to prepare program workplans and budgets

  • Staff recruitment, training, scheduling, coaching and ongoing supervision, developmentand performance monitoring of the program team.

  • Program administration, maintaining program statistics, monitoring, and preparing funderreports on program outcomes.

  • Develop and write program funding proposals to support existing programs or to expandprograms to new communities in Nuvavut, Northwest Territories or Northern Ontario.

  • Create program management tools and coordinate program teams in carrying outworkplans.

  • Purchasing program supplies and inventory oversight

  • Coordinate Inuit and Indigenous specific resource development for programs

  • Implement and maintain a Guest Artist roster, schedule and coordinate Guest Artist in-person and virtual meeting sessions

  • Implement community outreach strategies and program promotion

  • Assist with special event planning and presentations


The Arctic Rose Foundation (ARF) is a registered Canadian charity that provides Inuit and

Indigenous youth living in Northern communities, a safe space to participate and grow through

Indigenous-led, arts-based and culturally grounded afterschool programs. Our programs utilize

expressive arts, facilitated by local high school youth and young adults who are trained and

employed by the ARF. For more information about ARF, please visit

Desirable qualifications, experience, and skills

  • Post-secondary diploma or degree/certificate applicable to relevant social, health, or indigenous sectors

  • Experience working with Inuit or Indigenous communities

  • Minimum of three years program management experience

  • Experience with youth engagement, youth afterschool programs

  • Experience working in youth mental health

  • Experience working within the art sector and with artists

  • Experience working with charitable non-profit organizations

  • Experience in building collaborative relationships with stakeholders including youthparticipants, team members, community partners, and artists

  • Proficiency in microsoft office and virtual meeting software (e.g., Zoom, MS Teams)

  • Knowledge and confidence using and facilitating in-person and virtual meetings

  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written English. Knowledge of Inuktitut oranother Indigenous language an asset

  • Self -motivated and results oriented, willing to take initiative, ability to workindependently

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to nurture trusting, open, kind-hearted relationships thatencourage learning and participation

  • Understanding of the history, inequities and barriers, and socio-economic determinants ofhealth that impact mental health and wellbeing in Inuit and Indigenous communities.

Mandatory work requirements

  • Full time employment (37.5 hrs/week)

  • Occasional evenings and weekend work required

  • Travel required to remote northern communities

  • This position is based in Ottawa, working from home and occasionally from designatedlocations in Ottawa

  • Access to internet from home

  • Successful completion of vulnerable sector checks

  • Proof of valid COVID 19 vaccinations and compliance with related regulations

  • Drivers license, access to car is an asset.

Note: If two or more equally qualified candidates are considered for this position, preference will be given to the candidate of Inuit or Indigenous descent

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a cover letter, and resume to by December 12, 2022.

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