Project Director – Northern Youth Leadership
Northern Youth Leadership (NYL) is a project on MakeWay Charitable Society’s shared platform. NYL brings together youth from across the NWT and the Canadian Arctic for remote land-based programming to develop leadership skills, life skills, emotional resilience, and to engage in positive risk-taking. MakeWay builds partnerships and solutions so nature and communities thrive together. The Shared Platform is home to over 60 projects working on community-led solutions that further MakeWay’s mission.
NYL is seeking a qualified and energetic self-starter to provide strategic and operational leadership as Project Director. The Project Director is responsible for all aspects of planning, implementing and evaluating NYL’s remote wilderness programming. This includes leading remote programming, planning camp logistics, assessing and managing risk, applying for funding, maintaining budgets, writing reports, building partnerships, and developing and adapting camp content. The Project Director is also responsible for mentoring and training youth staff through the Leadership Development Program.
The Project Director answers to a committed group of volunteer Steering Committee members and works closely with MakeWay Charitable Society to successfully implement and maintain operating, financial and administrative systems, and policies and procedures that support NYL programming.