Education Program Lead

Website Vantage Point

Organizational Overview

At Vantage Point, we uplift not-for-profit organizations by convening, connecting, and equipping leaders to enhance organizational capacity.  We support the sector by:

·         growing as a living laboratory that practices a spirit of abundance,

·         curating tools and promising practices that can benefit not-for-profits; and,

·         convening community conversations in support of sector capacity.

We focus on strengths and create opportunities to lift the capacity of our members, participants, and clients to be successful in their vision and mission and build networks of generative leaders to support the well-being of communities across the province.

 

Job Summary

As a member of the Education and Consulting team, the Education Program Lead is responsible for assuring our educational products, programs, and content are relevant, current, and embed a strong Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) lens. The successful team member will initiate new and update existing educational curriculum and content with the support of knowledge philanthropists (skilled volunteers). We provide a range of learning opportunities and training to not-for-profit leaders including foundational workshops, advanced labs for executive directors and board chairs, customized trainings for organizational clients, and e-learning resources in the areas of board governance, leadership, planning, and people engagement.

 

Commitment to EDI (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion)

Vantage Point is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive team and providing equitable opportunities in our recruitment processes. Individuals with life experience and knowledge of promising practices in EDI are encouraged to apply. Vantage Point is particularly interested in considering applications from Indigenous, Black, Asian, Latinx, Indigequeer, Two-Spirited, and LGBTQ+ communities, people with disabilities, or people who hold otherwise traditionally marginalized identities to reflect the sector we serve and our collective communities.

 

Work Performed

Education Program/Product Management

·         Oversee and regularly update Vantage Point’s portfolio of educational opportunities, ensuring that all programs/products are high quality and aligned with our brand and organizational culture, driving high participation and satisfaction levels.

·         Work with staff across teams and knowledge philanthropists to (re)design relevant curriculum and resources that meets the learning outcomes of board members, staff, and volunteers of not-for-profit organizations in BC.

·         Identify emerging trends in the areas of governance, leadership, management and organizational capacity building through collaborating with client leads and sector development team and conducting not-for-profit market research to identify priorities for new education programs and opportunities to streamline programs.

·         Integrate adult learning theory, universal design for learning, and innovative delivery approaches to ensure each offering provides an outstanding customer experience and high level of impact according to Vantage Point’s Theory of Change.

·         Update current VP workshops, labs, and training materials to ensure a strong EDI lens, applying universal design principles and assuring accessible language, digital accessibility, and cultural competency and safety.

·         Work with the Education & Projects Coordinator and communications team to ensure materials are aligned with the VP brand, including visual identity and accessibility.

·         Ensure that Vantage Point’s synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities (workshops, labs, e-learning, blogs, podcasts) demonstrate thought leadership.

·         Support team in articulating program outcomes to the public.

 

Facilitator Training, Support, and Materials

·         Develop and/or support relevant staff to develop draft training materials for all training and open enrolment sessions.

·         Support facilitators to incorporate EDI approaches, creating engaging and culturally safe learning environments, and to integrate best practices in adult education and universal design for learning into their facilitation practice.

·         Support Client Leads in identifying/developing learning outcomes that meet the needs of custom training client organizations.

·         Provide ongoing training and support to knowledge philanthropists and Staff team to enhance content knowledge and facilitation skills, primarily through regular Community of Practice events and as part of knowledge philanthropist onboarding processes, where appropriate.

·         Facilitate high-quality training sessions and workshops for senior executives and board members from not-for-profit organizations as needed (e.g., pilot sessions or as backup).

 

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Experience and knowledge of the not-for-profit environment, as an employee or volunteer;
  • Knowledge of not-for-profit organizational capacity, including governance, leadership and management;
  • Understanding of adult learning theory and universal design for learning;
  • Depth of experience in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), such as formal training, relevant lived experience;
  • Experience in instructional design of both synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities, including designing and implementing highly engaging and interactive online materials and assessments;
  • Familiarity with gamification, simulations, case studies, and scenario-based learning is an asset;
  • Personal commitment to ongoing learning and delivering work with excellence;
  • Strong team building ethic with the ability to develop, motivate and coach integrated teams of employees and knowledge philanthropists to deliver high quality work;
  • Project management experience, or the ability to lead multiple complex pieces of work in an organized and effective manner;
  • High aptitude for technology, including Microsoft Office Suite (including PowerPoint), E-Learning Software (eg. Zoom, Audacity, Adobe Creative Cloud, and CRMs eg. Salesforce);
  • Commitment to Vantage Point’s  five Organizational Principles  and mutually developed Staff Team Values;
  • In-person and virtual facilitation skills.

Reports to: Associate Executive Director

Works With:

·         CEO

·         Education & Projects Coordinator

·         Client & Program Delivery Coordinator

·         All Managers & Staff Consultants

·         Knowledge Philanthropists

This is a full-time position (35 hours/weekly) with extended health benefits and excellent pension plan (eligibility according to plans) with a salary range of $54,000 – 61,000 depending on experience.

Vantage Point’s offices are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded lands of the Coast Salish Peoples, including that of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations in downtown Vancouver with a hybrid working model that combines remote work with 2 to 3 days of on-site office work during a regular work week.

In our commitment to prioritize and ensure the health and safety of our team members, Vantage Point, has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy requiring all employees who work for Vantage Point to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Reasonable accommodations will be made for an exemption based on the BC Human Rights Code protected grounds; these will be reviewed and discussed on a case-by-case basis.

Applications (resume and cover letter) can be emailed in PDF format (as one document) to People Manager (Vantage Point), Shagun Bhanot at sbhanot@thevantagepoint.ca  before end of day Thurs, Jun 30, 2022. Please use the format of “Education Program Lead – Last Name-First Name” in the subject line of email. You will receive an email confirming the receipt of your application. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted.

For any accommodation requests, please feel free to reach out to Shagun Bhanot, People Manager Vantage Point at sbhanot@thevantagepoint.ca and we will try our best to honour your requests during the application and interview process.

 

 

To apply for this job email your details to sbhanot@thevantagepoint.ca.