Job Posting: Program Manager (Connective)

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Full-Time Program Manager

Coquitlam, BC, Canada 
Req #138 
Friday, March 18, 2022

Connective is a dynamic non-profit organization that provides innovative programming in the social services sector. We strive to create safe, healthy, and inclusive communities for all.


The Program Manager will apply leadership and innovation as the life force that sustains and enhances our programs. This position will make a difference by meeting the needs of our clients, funders, and regulators. The manager inspires excellence and purpose into the program by planning, organizing, staffing, and monitoring activities that ensure key targets are achieved.


Monday to Friday, 0900-1700, 40 hours per week (Full Time)

This position requires the ability to work flexible hours based on operational needs.


  • Administration
    • Implements and promulgates all policies and procedures, including developing appropriate manuals, brochures and handbooks
    • Hires, supervises, evaluates, transfers and terminates staff and/or contractors as necessary to fulfill the program goal in accord with the Collective Agreement with CUPE Local 1936-11 and the Personnel Polices of the Connective
    • Arranges shift schedules, ensuring appropriate staff coverage
    • Implements a system of staff and volunteer orientation, supervision, in service training and evaluationEnsures all appropriate daily, monthly, and annual documentation of resource staff and contractor’s files and records are maintained
    • Accepts responsibility for the daily and monthly financial and administrative aspects of the programs
  • Programs
    • Makes sure effective, inclusive support programs are designed and maintained
    • Supports the overall program strategic direction
    • Liaises with other Connective’s staff, especially regarding potential referrals
    • Facilitates person-centered planning opportunities for staff and service users
    • Develops related program opportunities, available to the individuals in the community
    • Ensures that funder’s guidelines, based on all agreed goals and including all steps or success measurement and timelines, are completed
  • Community
    • Maintains effective working relationships with related community services, government/stakeholders and agencies
    • Is knowledgeable of related agencies for effective client referrals and support, especially those in their respective communities
  • Facilities
    • Ensures that the physical facilities fulfill all fire, health and safety regulations
    • Ensures that the resource(s) is maintained as a clean, pleasant and safe environment
  • On Call
    • Is available to all resource staff, in case of emergencies; this may include carrying a pager or cell phone 24 hours a day and ensures on call coverage is arranged in their absence
  • Other Duties
    • Coordination and Administration of other teams and programs
    • All Human Resource Functions – recruitment, training, development


  • A relevant degree, diploma or certificate, or combination of education and experience
  • At least two years of related/transferable experience
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Office, Zoom and other meeting and webinar platforms
  • Ability to manage time efficiently, high level of accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships with team members, clients, partners and stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills (listening, verbal and written)


  • Ability to successfully complete a Vulnerable Persons Criminal Records Check
  • Ability to successfully pass a reference check
  • Current Emergency First Aid Certificate
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination
  • Personal transportation that is in good repair, insured for business up to $1,000,000 for liability, and which can be used to transport clients


  • Annual Salary will be negotiated based on experience and qualifications. This role will also be eligible for the Society’s comprehensive Management Benefits Package.


  • Committed Living Wage Employer
  • Competitive benefits package, including health, wellness, and pension plan
  • Career and personal development, with the ability to grow in a diverse range of programs
  • Access to a range of staff mental health supports, including an inhouse counsellor, Employee Family Assistance Program, and Critical Incidents Stress Management 


At Connective, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff have the opportunity and are supported to thrive. To build a strong and representative workforce, we encourage applications from all qualified applicants, including but not limited to members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities, and people with disabilities.

How to Apply
If you are interested to apply for the position, kindly send your resume and cover letter to before April 1, 11:59 PM PT with the following email subject: Program Manager (Connective)

Other details

  • Pay Type: Salary