Position: Program Director, JUMP! Canada

Department: Programs Department

Location: 100 Mile House, British Columbia

Reports To: Chief Operating Officer

Preferred Start Date: May 1st – September 15, 2024

Contract Term: Initially 6 months with option for extension to 2 years

Eligibility: Candidates must have experience working and managing outdoor education programs in North America

Application Deadline: Open (Rolling Applications)

Salary Range: 4,000 – 6,000 CAD per month.


JUMP! is seeking a visionary Program Director to lead our transformative summer programs deep in the heart of the British Columbia backcountry. Imagine yourself leading a passionate team, guiding Canadian youth on unforgettable outdoor adventures. Picture the excitement of the high ropes courses, the peace of evening under a star-filled sky, and the fulfillment of building relationships and connections across diverse communities. As the Program Director, you’ll be the architect of these experiences, ensuring every JUMP! participant unlocks their potential and discovers the transformative power of nature.

As a key member of our team, you will spearhead Partnership Support & Partnership Strategy in Canada, manage partnership budgets and approvals, and provide oversight of the program management process. Your visionary leadership will contribute to the growth and success of our summer programs, ensuring they align seamlessly with our organizational goals. This individual will provide oversight and direction to the operations, finances, staffing and programming to the summer camp in 100 Mile House, British Columbia. 


LMA (Leadership, Management, Accountability)
* Provide visionary leadership to the Summer Programs team, ensuring alignment with the organization’s mission and values.
* Oversee the management and accountability structures within the team, fostering a culture of transparency, responsibility, and continuous improvement.

Partnership Support & Partnership Strategy Canada
* Cultivate and maintain partnerships for the Summer Programs, particularly focusing on partnerships in Canada.
* Develop and implement a comprehensive partnership strategy to enhance the impact and reach of JUMP! Foundation’s Summer Programs.

Partnership Budget and Approvals:
* Take ownership of the budgetary aspects related to Summer Program partnerships, ensuring alignment with financial goals and organizational priorities.
* Lead the approvals process for partnerships, collaborating with relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance and strategic alignment.

Oversight of Program Management Process:
* Provide strategic oversight of the end-to-end program management process for Summer Programs, ensuring effective planning, execution, and evaluation.
* Implement best practices and continuous improvement initiatives to optimize program delivery and participant experience.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills


Proficiency in outdoor and adventure programming
Extensive experience in program design and logistics, ideally within experiential education settings.
Demonstrated leadership in managing teams and large-scale projects.
Strong technical expertise in program logistics, design, and curriculum development.
Proven ability in strategic planning, budget management, and operational oversight.
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Proficiency in G-Suite + project management

Required Skills:

Ability to travel extensively and manage operations across diverse regions.
Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in a related field is preferred.
Previous experience in remote wilderness environments
Previous experience working with First Nation / Aboriginal Communities

About JUMP! Foundation

JUMP! Canada (formerly Educo Adventure School) programs are based from our 160 acre off grid wilderness site near 100 Mile House, BC. JUMP! believes in inspiring, empowering, and engaging youth through collaborative and innovative transformational learning programs. We use experiential adventure activities that challenge youth to step outside their comfort zone, develop their interpersonal skills and provide them with opportunities to exercise personal leadership. Programs include a range of activities including climbing wall, low and high ropes courses, team building activities, canoeing and backpacking. Please visit our website for more information at jumpcanda.org. 

Application Instructions

Apply here: https://jumpfoundation.bamboohr.com/careers/84 CV / Resume Letter of Motivation A 5-minute video or audio recording with your response to each of the following three prompts: 1. Tell us about a significant achievement of yours. 2. Tell us about a personal or professional failure and what you learned from it 3. How will working at the JUMP! Foundation give you a sense of purpose? Provide 3 Professional References (Name, Title, Email, and Phone Number) [email protected] -Email