Do you have a passion for Canadian military history? The Juno Beach Centre’s Canadian office is currently hiring a Program Manager to lead on an exciting new multi-year commemorative program
If you’re interested, please review the posting below and follow the application instructions included!
PROGRAM MANAGER, WORLD WARS COMMEMORATION
The Juno Beach Centre Association (“JBCA”) is a Canadian non-profit organization, which owns and operates the Juno Beach Centre, Canada’s only museum on the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy, France. The JBCA provides a means to honour and memorialize the contributions of Canadians during the Second World War, in an effort to create a legacy for future generations.
The JBCA is expanding its Canadian team with a full-time Program Manager to oversee a new multi-faceted national campaign to commemorate upcoming military anniversaries. This individual has experience leading cross-functional teams to achieve deliverables in a timely fashion, on budget, and is passionate about the legacy of Canada’s role in the First and Second World Wars. Creative, driven, and connected with like-minded organizations in public, private and non-profit sectors, the successful candidate will:
- Work with the Executive Director to develop and deliver a multi-faceted national commemorative program with special events, the creation of an educational website, and a national travelling exhibit;
- Implement a strategic plan for the program to meet deliverables on deadline;
- Manage day-to-day operations relating to the program, with the ability to balance the varied expectations of the project;
- Coordinate the marketing and promotion of the program activities through media relations and communications in Canada;
- Coordinate a national outreach campaign and special events across Canada;
- Act as the lead point-of-contact for program vendors, contractors, and stakeholders;
- Play a supporting role in attracting program partners and sponsors, including in-kind support;
- Possess superior time management, leadership, and communication skills;
- Understand new web-based technologies, especially as they pertain to digital learning environments.
Other requirements include:
- Minimum 3 years experience in a program development and delivery role
- A completed post-secondary degree in public administration, education, history, museums, marketing or other relevant education and experience
- Bilingual (French/English)
- Superior written and oral communications skills, with the ability to think creatively and strategically
- Proficiency with office technology and information systems (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database management, WordPress, and social media networks)
- Strong organizational and administrative skills, ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
- Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of Canadian military history is an asset
- Valid driver’s license
- Able to work occasional evenings and/or weekend events
This is an 18-month contract, ending in April 2017. Interviews for this position will take place the first two weeks of October and the candidate will be expected to begin working full-time shortly thereafter. The candidate must commit to the project until its completion in April 2017.
How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit a resumé and cover letter with three references to: JBCA Executive Director via email (with “Program Manager Application – Applicant Name” in the subject line) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank all candidates who apply however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. The application deadline is October 6, 2015 at 5 PM ET though submissions will be reviewed upon reception. Candidates may be contacted for an interview before the closing date. Remuneration is commensurate with experience.
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