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Program Director

The Arctic Youth Network
November 13, 2022
Whitehorse/Remote, YT
Job Type
  • $62,725 all-in


Do you have experience developing and managing projects? Are you passionate about ensuring a sustainable future for the North? Then this job might be for you. The Arctic Youth Network (AYN) is seeking a Remote Program Director to join our team.

Contract Length: 11 months (Nov. 2022 – Oct. 2023) Value: $62,725 tax-inclusive (with the possibility of expansion as projects are funded. $68,427 yearly equivalent.) Full-time remote with flexible hours. Based in Canada.

The Program Director will oversee the fulfillment of the AYN’s project priorities for the coming year. They will coordinate activities between multiple projects and individuals, working with a high level of autonomy and with many opportunities to develop and direct programming to reflect the needs of the Arctic youth community.


General Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee and support inter-connected projects 
  • Develop project strategies and objectives
  • Develop and supervise team activities and deadlines
  • Oversee contractors (project coordinators, web development, graphic design, etc.)

Specific responsibilities: 

  • Develop a Project Implementation Plan (PIP) and Final Report for the AYN core grant (supported by Executive Director)
  • Design, develop, and administer an Arctic youth-serving organization database/ecosystem and information-sharing system (supported by web developer)
  • Track AYN Project statistics and outcomes (RBM requirement) 
  • Oversee and support the development of AYN Working Groups (supported by Working Group Coordinator and Executive Director) 
  • Coordinate AYN participation at conferences (supported by Working Groups Coordinator and AYN Board)
  • Assist/lead hiring where appropriate



  • Proven project management skills, with the ability to plan and problem-solve in order to manage shifting and competing priorities 
  • Excellent communications skills
  • High degree of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to build and maintain working relationships with government departments, key partners, and external agencies
  • Experience in team management, with the motivation and ability to work independently 
  • 2-5 years of program/project management experience 


  • Experience with Arctic affairs/youth 
  • Northern/Indigenous background
  • Experience with Result-based Management (RBM) and Gender-based Analysis+ (GBA+) 
  • Driven and adaptable
  • Highly organized

Role Advantages:

  • High level of autonomy and flexible hours
  • Work from anywhere with an internet connection
  • Full licence of Adobe Creative Cloud (i.e. Photoshop, Premiere)
  • Future funded projects can increase the wage

Company Info

The Arctic Youth Network is a circumpolar non-profit organization dedicated to connecting and supporting youth leaders across the Arctic. Its aim is to facilitate collaboration across borders and cultures and to help youth access the resources and experiences they need to build their leadership capacity. Through learning, collaboration, and engagement, the AYN amplifies youth voices to address Arctic realities. Learn more at

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