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4/20/2017 1:47:24 PM
Market Director, WE Schools Western Canada
 Employer     : WE
 From         :
 City         : Vancouver Job type:  Career
 Region       : BC Hours   :  Full-Time
 Country      : CA Duration:  Permanent
 Deadline     : 6/18/2017
 Education    : University or above Experience:  5 years or above  
 Salary       : TBD
 Description  : WE is a movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. Our vision is to shift the world from “me” to “we.” Our mission is to empower all people to change the world, locally and globally, achieving transformative outcomes for themselves and others.

WE is seeking a strong, detail-oriented leader to act as Market Director, WE Schools Western Canada to join the Pacific Coast and Western Canada office in Vancouver, British Columbia. Our mission is to be the Educational partner of choice. The Market Director should have an in-depth knowledge of the Canadian education system, specifically in Alberta and British Columbia. This role is the key relationship manager for a portfolio of active WE Schools within their market as well as overseeing a team of staff with their own portfolio. Success is being responsible for ensuring the retention and growth of the school’s increased involvement from year-to-year within each portfolio in this market. You love big goals and surpassing expectations.

This individual must be passionate and committed to the core beliefs of the organization—the Philosophy.

Your Impacts:

Team and Performance Management:
Oversee a team of approximately 10 staff across two markets: Alberta and BC
Work with individual staff to ensure they are being held accountable to their weekly reporting targets
Cultivate team culture and professional growth opportunities for staff
Conduct performance reviews in accordance to People and Culture guidelines during the fiscal year
Oversee strategy and booking of Speaker’s outreach tour

Leadership of WE Schools Program Development and Delivery:
Create and execute a retention plan for stakeholders in their market
Create an annual plan with Executive and Senior Leadership Team
Hold all key stakeholder relationships in their market and work with Senior Leadership Team or Executive Team on communication and tactics
Ensure an operational plan is in place to meet annual plan objectives with an emphasis on increasing program commitments, fundraising and deepening engagement
Oversee lead generation and fundraising targets for market
Liaise with Executive Team on team priorities and relay information regarding market, portfolios, campaigns and sponsorships back to the team
Research market trends and customize program accordingly
Participating in educational opportunities

WE Day and Special Events:
Working closely with the WE Day Leadership team to oversee WE Day event logistics for their market with the support of Senior Program Managers and Administrative Coordinators
Working closely with the Global Services Team to tailor and execute Youth Summits, speaking tours and other outreach opportunities in market
Developing and presenting professional learning workshops for educators in market

What you bring:
Bachelor Degree in a related field
Proven 7 years of experience working within a customer relations, business development, or philanthropic team
Team management responsibilities of direct reports – attendance, objective setting, performance review, coaching and discipline
Experience or knowledge in working with schools and/or school administrative bodies and/or youth is an asset
Proven exceptional relationship management with senior-level stakeholders
Excellent organizational and inter-personal skills
Excellent writing skills, with experience writing strategic plans, program reports and proposals
Ability to work with Regional Director and Head of WE Schools to carry out vision and objectives
Relay vision and objectives from executive staff to the broader team
Demonstrated experience and/or ability to deliver several programs, happening simultaneously
Highly self-motivated, independent, a problem solver and a strategic thinker
Ability to time-manage and multi-task in a demanding and fast-paced work environment
Flexibility and initiative, particularly when faced with challenges
Ability to time-manage and multi-task in a demanding and fast-paced work environment
Proficient use of MS Office programs and experience with database management (preferably Salesforce)
Willingness to work some evenings and weekends
Willingness to travel periodically for work
Must possess a valid driver’s license and passport

What makes us unique…

Social entrepreneurs Marc Kielburger and Craig Kielburger co-founded WE and WE Charity (formerly Free The Children) 20 years ago and have grown it into a family of organizations, including WE Day and ME to WE. WE Charity was among the first organizations in Canada to turn philanthropy on its head by creating a legally distinct social enterprise, ME to WE. Through the social enterprise, 50% of the profits support WE Charity, while the rest is reinvested in the social enterprise.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and welcomes all interested parties to apply. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We sincerely thank all those who apply, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
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