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Pathways to Education Canada is a charitable organization that helps youth in low-income communities graduate from high school and successfully transition into post-secondary education or training. Pathways to Education addresses systemic barriers to education by providing leadership, expertise and a communitybased program proven to lower dropout rates. Founded in 2001, Pathways operates in 16 communities across Canada, with programs in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Manitoba and British Columbia.

Pathways is working to make Canada a Graduation Nation by helping youth overcome the barriers that can stand in the way of education with a program that provides academic, financial and social supports. The results of this program have been groundbreaking, reducing high school dropout rates by more than 70 per cent, and increasing the rate at which youth go on to college or university by as much as 300 per cent.

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Stewardship Manager (14 month maternity leave contract)
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Closing Date: April 25th, 2014 

A key member of the Resource Development team, the Stewardship Manager will provide exceptional stewardship support crucial to strengthening long-term relationships with major and annual Pathways donors through the ongoing development and implementation of a comprehensive and effective donor stewardship program. Reporting to the Director of Development Programs & Services, the incumbent will be a creative individual who will develop and manage stewardship support functions for the Resource Development Team and provide assistance necessary to achieve the strategic goals of the department.

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Vice President, Programs and Research
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The VP Programs & Research will be responsible for four priority areas of work as defined in Pathways Canada’s new Strategic Plan:

  • Program Excellence: Ensure impactful, measurable, relevant and cost-effective program delivery, and lead collaborative relationships with Pathways’ valued site partners.
  • Program Expansion: Execute the national expansion strategy, and the identification, negotiation, implementation and on-going support to new sites.
  • Research and Program Innovation: Lead a rigorous research agenda that generates deep program learning and informs future program development. Utilizing this learning, lead the design, business case rationale and ultimate implementation of program improvement as well as new programs/new offers to reach Pathways Canada’s national growth strategy.
  • Knowledge Mobilization: Develop and implement a new knowledge-mobilization strategy that positions Pathways as the leading authority on education success in low-income communities, and transforms the Pathways offer to include a dynamic, value-added knowledge base. This strategy must demonstrate measurable value to stakeholders in order to increase the value of Pathways’ mission exponentially.

The VP Programs & Research will provide strategic direction - ensuring strong, measurable and impactful execution and oversight to the Programs & Research Department, and, in addition:

  • Be a key member of the Pathways Executive Leadership Team, working collaboratively as one team with aligned goals;
  • Lead the relationship with Pathways program-delivery partners ranging from mobilizing, supporting, evaluating, collaborating and innovating to meet both the community goals and Pathways Canada’s mission and strategic goals;
  • Collaborate closely with the Resource Development Department at Pathways Canada to ensure a seamless and coordinated approach to program funding, resource development, delivery and evaluation of funding agreements;
  • Support the CEO in working with the Program Committee of the Board of Directors and participate as a member of the Executive Leadership Team in Pathways Canada Board Meetings;
  • Develop a strong eco-system of subject-matter experts, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners who support the vision and mission of Pathways.
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 Learn About Us

  • Founded in 2001, Pathways now operates in 15 communities across Canada
  • The Pathways program provides a comprehensive set of academic, financial and social supports to youth
  • By 2016, Pathways will serve over 10,000 students and alumni each year