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The Learning Partnership

National Program Manager - Welcome to Kindergarten

Educator Programs – Toronto, Ontario
Department Educator Programs
Employment Type Full-time Permanent
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor


The Learning Partnership (TLP) is a Canadian charity with a 25 year track record leading dynamic collaboration between business and education and government. Our goal is to prepare students in the Canadian public school system to learn and to thrive in a diverse, connected and rapidly changing world. 

As the world enters the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it is anticipated that the class of 2030 who are currently in elementary school will graduate into a market where 65 to 80% of jobs do not exist today.  Against this backdrop TLP is undergoing an exciting transformation to meet this growing demand for students to learn how to be critical thinkers and collaborative problem solvers, able to communicate across cultures to tackle complex global and local issues with creativity and resiliency. TLP also seeks to support the growing demands and opportunities for educators to employ new approaches to learning and to their own development as educational leaders.

The central focus of TLP’s programming is on entrepreneurial thinking and innovation as well as deepening social-emotional learning across all of our programming. It is our systematic approach through experiential learning embedded into class curriculum from kindergarten to Grade 9 aligned with provincial curricula and the global competencies.


The Welcome to Kindergarten Program brings together families, school, and community agencies to support children as they enter kindergarten. The goal is to share strategies and resources that make early learning through play a priority in the home and support children in a successful transition to school.


The National Program Manager WTK reports to the National Director, Student Programs and is responsible for administration, strategic planning and executing all aspects of his/her designated program(s) in alignment with TLP’s approved Strategic Plan.  The National Program Manager will coordinate with contracted local Program Managers to source and engage school boards, principals and teachers, and establish ongoing sustainable partnerships in order to effectively implement TLP’s student programs.  The National Program Manager will deliver program reports and program data, as required, to support TLP’s reporting and funding commitments across key stakeholders.


 Program Oversight

  • Responsible for the development and delivery of annual program plan in alignment with TLP’s approved Annual Plan and long-term Strategic Plan.
  • In conjunction with the National Director, Student Programs, set targets for programs and individual program managers. Support program managers as they work to achieving targets in their regions. Oversee all aspects of program delivery across Canada in collaboration with Program Managers.
  • Oversee the effective delivery of annual deliverables or culminating showcases/events to celebrate student accomplishments in the program.
  • Oversee effective stewardship of the program, acting as a brand ambassador for The Learning Partnership.
  • Run all aspects of the program across Canada in collaboration with Regional Program Managers.
  •  Achieve program deliverables as outlined in business plan and aligned with Funders ROI expectations.
  • Responsible for the integration of technology in program delivery – classroom instructional strategies and educator workshops.
  • Manage the solicitation of schools and participants for their program through networking and partnership building with Boards of Education.
  • Support solicitation of Corporate Sponsorship.
  • Collaborate on budgets with Directors, Finance, Talent & Operations, National Director of Student Programs and Business Manager, Programs.
  • Provide relevant information to Development team regarding proposal and report writing.
  • Work with the Director of Impact and Government Relations on evaluations of students program.
  • Provide updated content for Program web page to Marketing & Communications and IT departments as requested.
  • Ensure that all program data and contact lists are collected nationally and provided to the appropriate Program personnel for entry into TLP database.
  • Provide leadership and expertise to curriculum writers, as needed, to develop and/or update program content. 

Program Budget 

  • Responsible for annual program budget on assigned programs.
  • Manage program budgets and Program Manager allocations.
  • Collaborate with CFO, National Director Student Programs, Business Manager, Programs.

Program Development

  • Identify national growth opportunities and funding needs using an evidence-based approach to reach and impact.
  • Maintain effective communication and liaison with Program Managers on a regular basis to ensure continuous feedback, transparency of communication and documentation of recommended program improvements.
  • Oversee the integration of technology in program delivery across classroom instructional strategies and educator workshops and other innovative practices.
  • Support the National Director, Student Programs and Program Managers in solicitation of schools and participants for their program through networking and partnership building with boards of education.
  • Work with external experts to ensure that TLP programs are being updated to align with best practices.

Program Impact

  • Ensure that all annual/ regular program reporting, data and local contact lists are up to date nationally, are easily accessible and provided to the assigned Program personnel for effective management (i.e. data entry into TLP database, program reporting for HO review and analysis, learning, etc.)
  • Support the Impact and Government Relations team to strengthen TLP’s evidence of impact.

Program Funding

  •  Oversee the delivery of program deliverables aligned with Funders commitments.
  • Support the Development team to secure funding, steward and report to donors.

Marketing & Communications

  • Work with the Marketing & Communications team to effectively promote and brand program resources and materials and ensure consistency of TLP presence/ identity throughout program communications (i.e. website, corporate materials, events signage, promotional materials, resource materials, email communications, PowerPoint presentations, etc.)


  •  Minimum level of education required is a Bachelor’s degree in education or associated field; Master’s degree preferred, or relevant experience.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the education field, ideally with prior experience in a leadership position (e.g. principal, superintendent or director).
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) are required to develop strategic partnerships and deliver program training, workshops and presentations to a diverse range of individuals including program managers, business partners and other stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational skills required to plan program training, events and workshops and to provide efficient and responsive support to program managers.
  • Demonstrate strong expertise in Early Learning Education.
  • Must demonstrate high emotional intelligence and superb interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with program managers, teachers, students, educational leaders, business partners and TLP staff to successfully manage, execute and support the program(s).
  • Must demonstrate high energy and enthusiasm with a passion for education and a desire to make a difference in Canada’s public education system.
  • Keen interest and ability to embed digital learning in program delivery.
  • Specific educational experience within the defined program area.
  • Passionate desire to enhance and support public education.
  • Sound knowledge of curriculum and needs for the modern learner is an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with high emotional intelligence and ability to motivate others and network to extend TLP’s brand presence and reach.
  • Exhibits a positive attitude with a demonstrated ability to be adaptable to change by focusing on solutions and identifying opportunities for improvements.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Bilingual in French and English is an asset


  • Normal office environment.
  • Being flexible to work evenings during busy times or during TLP events.

The Learning Partnership values diversity and is committed to being an inclusive organization.  We will make reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process for candidates who inform TLP in advance of known disabilities.

How to Apply:  We look forward to reviewing your candidacy and invite you to apply online  with your cover letter and resume (in Word or PDF format).  Good luck!



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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
    Educator Programs
  • Employment Type
    Full-time Permanent
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor
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