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Closing August 24, 2021 - Program Manager, Main Street Ambassadors - My Main Street

16 Aug 2021 12:20 PM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

 My Main Street is a new initiative to revitalize and maintain inclusive, vibrant main streets anchoring communities across Southern Ontario. My Main Street is a project of the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) and the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and will be delivered in partnership with Ontario municipalities.

This is a 24-month full-time contract position starting in September 2021. The Program Manager, Main Street Ambassadors will work remotely from anywhere in Southern Ontario, with regular in- person meetings and travel within the province. The Program Manager will report to the Director, My Main Street Accelerator as a member of the leadership team, and will hire and manage a small group of program coordinators.

If you care about the success of people, businesses and communities if you are a natural leader and relationship builder, and if you have the optimism and persistence to create and execute a brand new initiative, please join us!

ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $80,000 - $90,000

Key Responsibilities


  • Build and manage the Main Street Ambassadors Program of My Main Street.
  • Maintain a project plan for all components of the Main Street Ambassadors Program.
  • Oversee the delivery of grants to participating municipalities and delivery partners.
  • Develop key performance indicators for all program components, identifying targets and evaluation methods.
  • Work with the team to ensure quality assurance through ongoing feedback and program review.


  • Build and manage relationships with program delivery partners and municipalities.
  • Convene participating municipalities and Main Street Ambassadors to share best practices and coordinate program delivery across Ontario.
  • Explore new strategic partnerships that can be developed to support the delivery of My Main Street.


  • Manage analytics and reporting associated with the delivery of grants and Main Street Ambassadors Program components.
  • Accurately analyze all data sets and provide monthly reporting dashboard for the team and partners.


  • Manage and lead a team of program coordinators focused on supporting the delivery of the Main Street Ambassadors Program.
  • Provide ongoing mentorship and leadership to staff to ensure high-functioning client relations, service delivery and partner engagement skills are hallmarks of My Main Street.

Position Profile

  • 3 - 5 years of experience in Project or Program Management, keeping a complex program moving on time and on budget (PMP designation an asset)
  • Experience in developing and delivering programming for small businesses
  • Experience in program development, measurement, and evaluation
  • Experience managing multiple stakeholders and relationships
  • High-performing team management and coaching skills, with a good understanding of and commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity Strong communications skills (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Previous experience in a sales role and sales or marketing environment is an asset
  • Experience working with small businesses and/ or a BIA (Business Improvement Area) is an asset
  • Flexibility and adaptability as priorities evolve and change 
  • University or College education or equivalent experience 
  • French or other additional language is an asset

My Main Street is committed to diversity, inclusion and equity in our recruitment process and our work environment. We are looking for outstanding candidates who will contribute to a culture of purposeful collaboration.

Please send your resume and a cover letter showing how you meet the Position Profile to by August 24, 2021. Please note Program Manager, Main Street Ambassadors in the subject line.

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