Director of Programming

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  • Post Date: July 23, 2020
Job Description

Key Logistics Details

Ideal Start date: ​ September 1, 2020

Contract length:​  3-year contract with a possibility to renew; 3-month probationary period

Hours:​  40 hrs/wk (includes paid lunch hour). Position sometimes requires a fluctuating work schedule, with periods of greater demands on time than others. Early morning, evening and weekend work is sometimes required.

Base Salary:​  $82,160.00 with a salary review once per year
Benefits:​ Group health insurance; monthly cellphone contribution; and 3-weeks paid vacation per year.

Application deadline and interview schedule​:   Applications due August 3 at 9:00 am EST.

Interviews will take place between August 12-14, 2020. Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted. To apply: ​(1)​ fill out o​ ur questionnaire here​ (instead of writing a cover letter) (2)​ email your resume/CV to ​​


Our Work Environment:

Working as part of the ​core inPath team​ means joining a group of 20+ employees committed to learning and creativity. It also means joining a network of 40+ artists and 500+ youth who are building strength-based narratives through creativity. Our environment is:

  • Hierarchical, support-based, and highly collaborative
  • English-speaking
  • Fast-paced—we are a dynamic, nimble, high-performance team
  • Guided by collectively developed group norms that focus on well-being
  • We have an open concept office space in St. Henri, a charming neighbourhood in the south west of Montreal.



Key Responsibilities:

  • Designing Responsive Educational Programming
  • With the Co-Executive Director of Strategy and Sustainability, develops / sustains meaningful connections with school administration / communities interested in inPath programming;
  • Develops initial programming proposals based on community-identified interests;
  • Guides educational consultants in the design of curriculum content that aligns with school / community needs;
  • Works with the Co-Executive Director of Strategy and Sustainability in planning and design of new educational programming (when organization has capacity);
  • Laises with the Co-Executive Director of Engagement & Partnerships on the design of the mobile production studio program; and,
  • Laises with the Director of Learning Experience in designing educational content for training and events that fall outside of school programming.

Strategic Management of Educational Programming

  • Works with the Director of Operations to manage program budgets;
  • Sets strategic objectives for educational consultants that support daily tasks;
  • With support from the Administrative Assistant, creates yearly schedule of artist-residencies and educational consultants travel;
  • Works alongside schools and communities to ensure their satisfaction with educational programming;

Strategic Management of Educational Programming (con’t)

  • Works alongside the Head of Organizational Process Design to run program evaluation frameworks / lessons learned;
  • Oversees the re-design of educational programming in accordance with stakeholder needs and evaluation outcomes; and,
  • Works closely with the Director of Impact and Engagement to support grants and reporting.

Supervising Educational Consultants in Program Implementation

  • Responsible for supporting Educational Consultants in development / attainment of work plan targets;
  • Offers regular, ongoing feedback to support all Educational Consultants in their work;
  • Supports the Educational Consultants in the selection process of artists for residencies;
  • Works alongside the Director of Operations to manage Educational Consultants’ performance review, contract review, time tracking, time off and other key HR elements;
  • Offers a fair, transparent and balanced approach to working with Educational Consultants on any performance or interpersonal job issues, in line with the inPath HR Policies and Procedures; and,
  • Maintains a supportive environment that promotes respect, mutual understanding and room to navigate conflict proactively and responsively when required.


Supporting Artists’ Sustained Engagement

  • Develops and maintains a relationship with Artists regarding their work and practice;
  • Works with the Operations team (Director of Operations, Administrative Assistant, Materials and Logistics Coordinators) to ensure Artists get the logistical support they need;
  • Acts as a conflict mediator/support when Artists experience challenges;
  • Ensures Artists are supported in way that promotes accountability to their contracts and alignment with inPath’s values;
  • Advises/liaises with the Head of Pedagogy & Learning Process on the key curriculum and training that artists would benefit from.

Nurturing of Office Work Environment


  • Develops educational programs that promote safety, accessibility, anti-racism and anti-oppression in learning institutions;
  • Works with directors to ensure team workloads are realistic and support meeting of organizational goals and deadlines;
  • Identifies and targets ways to improve existing educational programming; and,
  • Stewards the office environment as a space of connectivity, growth, learning and respect.
    Strategic Management of inPath

    • Working alongside all directors, act as a key contributor in the strategic steering of inPath in its growth and development;
    • Working alongside all directors, champion inPath’s cultivation of a welcoming work environment through:
      • the integration of anti-oppressive and social justice values within our policies and practices
      • maintaining and sharing a deep understanding of the chronic strain or stress of being marginalized, including by colonization, racism, homophobia, misogyny, transphobia, poverty, living with disability, transmisogyny and the effect this has on employee experience of the workplace.
    • Working alongside all directors, support key decision-making in aspects of the high-level collective aspects of the work.


At inPath, we recognize the value of both paid and unpaid work. We encourage applications that meet some or all of the following:

  • A university degree in a field that relates to the necessary experience, skills and qualities of this position and/or 5-10 years of on-the-job experience in a similar position;
  • Design / implementation of educational / learning programs;
  • Working knowledge of current school systems in Canada;
  • Using evaluation frameworks
  • Training in learner experience and program design, Indigenous methodologies and pedagogy;
  • Knowledge of history and current realities of Indigenous Peoples in Quebec and across Canada;
  • Experience working with Indigenous people in a culturally safe manner;
  • Leading teams and managing other people’s work, performance and growth;
  • Managing and mediating conflict;
  • Training in emotional intelligence / interpersonal / collaborative skills
  • Working with external stakeholders and partners on large-scale, collective impact projects
  • Demonstrated organizational and project-management skills
  • Digital literacy (Google Drive, other project management platforms)



At inPath, we recognize that everyone brings different qualities to their work. We encourage applications that meet some or all of the following:

  • Strong personality, ability to question those in authority
  • Strategic-minded, curious and risk-friendly
  • Creative thinker, adaptable, and willing to learn
  • Comfortable working both autonomously and in highly collaborative settings
  • Direct communicator; open to feedback (giving/receiving)
  • Non-judgemental; ability to relate to a variety of personalities
  • Work well with emergence and change
  • Comfortable with fluctuating timelines and varying intensity of workloads


Additional Assets:

  • Multilingualism (French/English/Indigenous languages)
  • Informal or formal relationships to art-making or other creative processes



Currently, we are working remotely until further notice. Our building is not wheelchair accessible. As we are in a shared building, we cannot guarantee a scent-free space, although our specific office has a scent-free policy. If you have specific questions relating to accessibility, please email


Everyone at inPath is committed to:

  • Their own learning and development
  • Caring, reciprocal relationships
  • Un/learning our colonial history and present-day systems of oppression
  • Our vision, mission and values as lived in the day-to-day
  • Anti-oppression and anti-racism practices and pedagogies
  • Systems change in education and learning, from the inside out
  • Deeply collaborative work
  • Creative problem solving
  • An open, generative approach to giving and receiving feedback



Benefits of working with inPath:

  • We offer flexible work hours
  • Our team is committed to building an inclusive, open learning environment
  • We love office snacks (once we get back to the office)
  • Our office is filled with plants — if they’re still alive when we return to the office
  • We are invested in learning and teaching
  • We are committed to systems change
  • We are a young social purpose organization that encourages intrapreneurship and intentional, innovative thinking

Our Hiring Process:

To apply:​ Please fill out ​this​ ​questionnaire​, in English or in French. You do not need to write a cover letter. You can edit your responses after they have been submitted until the deadline of Monday, August 3, 2020 at 9:00 am (EST). If you have any problems filling out the questionnaire, please email


Selection process:​

Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted in English and will take place between August​ ​12-14, 2020. This position may require two rounds of interviews, if the candidate is invited for a second interview, it will take place on August 17 or 18, 2020.


Selection process:​ ‘

Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted in English and will take place between August​ ​12-14, 2020. This position may require two rounds of interviews, if the candidate is invited for a second interview, it will take place on August 17 or 18, 2020.


Employment equity:​

We value the contributions individuals who identify as members of marginalized communities bring to our organization. We encourage, among others, Black, Indigenous people, and People of Colour, people with disabilities, people that identify as 2SLGBTQI, women, formerly incarcerated or institutionalized people, immigrants and people from working class backgrounds to apply. We understand applicants may experience a number of these identities simultaneously in ways that reinforce and nuance their experience. We are committed to creating an organization that is as diverse as the communities we serve. ​If you would like to be considered for employment equity, you can let us know in your application form and it is not required that you explain why you would like to be considered.