Program Manager

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Posted: January 18, 2021

Deadline for applications: February 10, 2021 at 4:00 pm

PEI Literacy Alliance’s mission is to advance literacy for the people of Prince Edward Island.

The PEI Literacy Alliance is currently looking for a Program Manager to manage our well-established Ready Set Learn Program. The Ready Set Learn Program is a free tutoring program for children ages 5 to 12.  Each summer we hire about 20-25 tutors to work with children across the Island in English, French Immersion, and Francophone programs.

Status:  Full-Time (2-year contract, with possibility of extension)

Reports to:  Executive Director

Office Hours: 40% from office (Sherwood Business Centre in Charlottetown, PEI) and 60% from home. This work scenario will be re-examined in six months-time depending on the employee’s performance and the COVID-19 health risk situation.

Salary: $24/hour, 37.5 hours a week

Projected Start day: March 1st, 2021

Benefits: We offer a competitive benefits package including: health benefits, 2.5% matching RRSP contributions, 3-weeks-vacation a year, additional paid time off over Christmas, and assistance setting up a home office.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Adhere to Alliance’s policies and procedures
  • Develop evaluations in consultation with the Executive Director
  • Collect and analyze program evaluations to present findings in the final report
  • Prepare interim and final reports in consultation with the Executive Director
  • Maintain clear records (program expenses, parent permission slips, and waivers)
  • Provide bookkeeper with timely and accurate tutor payroll information
  • Collect, review, and submit timely and accurate tutor expense claims to the Executive Director
  • Work within budget and forecast expenses
  • Program Funding – apply for wage subsidy programs, write proposals, and write letters for sponsorship and/or support
  • Ensure effective and timely program coordination and communication
  • Supervise tutors
  • General responsibilities including secure filing, updating Executive Director on a weekly basis on work progress, attending weekly staff meetings, maintaining confidentiality, and supporting other Alliance staff members.



  • 4 years of experience developing and running programs for children, minimum
  • Experience hiring, training, mentoring and supervising multi staff
  • Experience creating and delivering presentations
  • Experience writing funding proposals and sponsorship letters
  • Experience evaluating programs and writing reports
  • Strong organizational and job task planning skills with attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong digital skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Experience with conflict resolution
  • Ability to work within budget and forecast expenditures
  • Willingness to be a part of the Alliance team – we all help each other when needed and at the direction of the ED
  • Satisfactory criminal record check annually
  • Ability to travel within PEI


Preferred qualifications, but not required:

  • Bilingual
  • Plain language and clear design writing skills
  • Knowledge of teaching strategies for children with learning disabilities and behaviour issues
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations


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