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Employment Opportunity

Manager, Social Impact Programming & Community Engagement

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Reporting to the Executive Director, the Manager, Social Impact Programming & Community Engagement is responsible for the design, facilitation and sustainment of the youth programs, as well as, the community engagement activities of Hope Blooms. The Manager, Social Impact Programming & Community Engagement is also responsible for specific operational activities in collaboration with the Executive Director.

Youth Initiatives:

  • The incumbent leads the planning, implementation and evaluation of all youth programming and initiatives, including the recruitment and retention of youth
  • Develops and implements Hope Blooms Curriculum “Levels” program, in collaboration with Hope Blooms Alumni.
  • Oversees social entrepreneurship training and development and assists in business
  • Youth and Jr Leadership development, including coaching youth in leadership skills, civic engagement, conflict resolution, building healthy relationships, and team building.
  • Assist youth in navigating transitions from high school to post-secondary education.

Community Engagement:

  • The incumbent manages the creation and execution of an overall plan for community outreach and engagement, including raising awareness about Hope Blooms mission, vision, programming, and values.
  • Engages in collaborative relationships with community members, local non-profit partners, businesses, organizations and governments.
  • Represents Hope Blooms in community initiatives, speaking engagements, and at events that support our brand goals/vision and will cultivate positive relationships with key stakeholders.


The incumbent assists the Executive Director with:

  • The search for funding sources and keeps updated records in the database.
  • Writing grants, proposals and sponsorships requests and tracking all grant funding and expenses.
  • Social Business Management: store engagement and management.
  • Social media; creating stories, posts, photography.
  • Management and coordination of volunteers and interns.

About You

You are passionate about social enterprise, youth led social innovation and hands-on youth programming. You will not be afraid to get your hands dirty as part of a diverse and committed team. Your leadership style is focused on inclusivity and empowerment. You will have completed post-secondary studies, and have at least two years’ experience working in youth programming. Knowledge of Hope Blooms, and a strong interest in gardening and food preparation, will be considered assets. We will consider candidates with alternative education and experience but whose background demonstrates that they have the required attributes for this position.

About the Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Shaq Smith at

Hope Blooms values diversity and inclusion and is committed to being representative of the community we  serve. Most of Hope Blooms community programs and initiatives are specifically tailored to meet the needs and gaps of youth from the African Nova Scotian community. Therefore, this position is designated for candidates who identify as Black or African Canadian, with preference given to those who identify as African Nova Scotian. If you are a member of the mentioned equity group, we ask that you self-identify in your application materials.

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