Program Manager - techNL
in St. John's, NL

St. John's, NL
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Program Manager

A unique opportunity to help shape the future of Newfoundland and Labrador has arisen and we want you to be part of it! techNL will soon launch a far-reaching initiative designed to greatly bolster opportunities for our province's technology workforce, with a focus on equity-deserving groups. Critical to this program's success is an energetic and experienced Program Manager.

Reporting to the Director, Innovation Programs, the Program Manager will work closely with techNL staff, program staff, and program partner organizations to achieve the program goals and vision. The successful candidate will manage and coordinate efforts with a set of ecosystem program partners, funders and stakeholders to support training and upskilling Newfoundlanders and Labradorians for the tech sector, all through a core lens of diversity, equity and inclusion.

techNL operates in an amazing, fast-paced, cutting-edge sector, and with that comes the opportunity to adapt, learn and grow. The successful candidate will be a creative solutions finder who embraces new ways of thinking, doing and executing.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • Execute a large, multi-pronged program
  • Leadership and management of three team resources
  • Administration and reporting to the Director, Innovation Programs
  • Engage partner organizations which include support organizations, businesses, and educational providers
  • In partnership with a finance resource, oversee and manage the program budget
  • In partnership with a marketing resource, oversee and manage a large awareness and recruitment campaign
  • Reporting responsibilities to government funders
  • The Employee may also be required to perform other related services as directed by the Employer's management

Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in business, or related field or comparative experience
  • 5+ years of related, relevant experience at a managerial level
  • Demonstrated history of managing staff as well as projects with strong attention to detail and follow up
  • Experience in multi-stakeholder initiatives, either in a leadership role or as a significant participant
  • Interest in and knowledge of the province's technology and innovation ecosystem
  • Experience in and commitment to increasing equity, diversity and inclusion for all equity-deserving groups. Lived experience is both valuable and valid.
  • Capabilities in Microsoft Office, Canva, and other commonly used office tools
  • Knowledge of project management software and tools
  • Excellent communication skills across multiple situations and formats
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail
  • A self-starter who is pro-active, dynamic, and does well with significant program autonomy
  • A passion for helping Newfoundland and Labrador thrive and grow

Note on Qualifications and Experience: Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that equity-deserving individuals are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At techNL, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. So, if you are excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with every requirement, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

About techNL

techNL is a not-for-profit industry association that works closely with members, industry, and government to help shape policy and advocate for those issues that matter most to members. As the voice of the $1.6 billion technology sector in NL, techNL's mission is to help members grow and scale through work on talent development, programming, technology advocacy, digital transformation, and strategic partnerships. More information can be found on the website

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada. techNL is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities and racialized people; and people with disabilities. Applicants may request accommodations for the application or interview process.

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