It does not make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.
— Steve Jobs

PROGRAM Manager

Reports directly to the president (contract: part-time until June, full-time June-August)

DESCRIPTION:

At YoungLeaders, we challenge the status quo by liberating teenagers to unleash their inner crazy genius and to dare to create. Within one year of existence, YoungLeaders has brought together the crazy genius teenagers of Montreal, a world-class team, and reputable guests and partners.


YoungLeaders is creating a novel summer program for teenagers. For 8 weeks this summer, 5 teams are going to live together and learn by building products that improve lives and disrupt industries. We strive on making this cohort the flagship program of YoungLeaders. Our goal is to have 15 teen creators, 5 impactful products, and the best summer for all the participants.


We are looking for the best person to teem our members with memorable experiences working on revolutionary products, discovering Montreal, and making friends for life. We are looking to nurture not just the mind, but the body and soul too.

Concretely, the role includes but is not limited to:

Relationship Management:

  • Develop a trust-based relationship with partners: ensure goals, objectives, and contractual commitments of partners are met via project execution

  • Remain knowledgeable at all times about the status of accounts; ensure work is completed accurately and on time

  • Anticipate members and partners’ needs and create new opportunities for deeper relationships and year-long engagement

  • Deliver a five-star experience to members during every day of the summer program

Logistics Management:

  • Ensure the end-to-end execution of partnership on time and within budget

  • Ensure the delivery of all logistics pertaining to the members’ experience:

    • Arrival/departure of members and deliveries

    • Caterer services on site

    • Private activities

    • Events

    • Transport

    • Etc.

  • Support  President in the production of debriefing documentation for each partner and actively participate in the production of internal debriefs

  • Remain available on-site to take quick action and respond to last-minute partner and members requests or problems

  • Maintain a schedule of partners and members’ events

  • Coordinate with President to ensure smooth operation of:

    • Food and beverage (all orders prior to and during the cohort, etc.)

    • Space (inventory and schedule of spaces, etc.) 

    • Participant experience (Concierge service, member support, etc.)

    • Physical and cultural activities

  • Produce a debrief report on the tasks pertaining to this position and identify ways to improve it for the next edition

Experiences that might lead to a good fit:

  • Leading a program or event

  • Establishing partnerships and being accountable for budget

  • Hospitality, concierge, or simply taking care of people

Note: we don’t really care about the academic path, but if you have a relevant degree show us how it can help you perform better

YoungLeaders’ Values


Like many companies, we strive to hire the best and we value integrity, curiosity, discipline, excellence, and collaboration.

What is unique and special about YoungLeaders is how much we:

  • move fast and break rules

  • are extraordinarily candid with each other

  • are intolerant to BS

  • encourage independent decision-making by team members

  • share information openly, broadly, and deliberately

  • challenge assumptions and think from first principles

  • dream big


Please email jc@youngleadersgroup.org a few words about why you think you are a good fit.