Manager of Road Teams

Hamilton Ontario, Canada

Mar 26, 2019    Permanent


Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION: APPLY HERE: The Manager of Road Teams oversees Live Different’s teams (currently 3) that tour to schools across Canada, delivering our youth empowerment programming/presentations. This position is responsible for the overall recruitment, preparation, training, logistics and support of these road teams. The successful candidate must have a strong passion to impact the lives of youth and will understand how to be relevant in connecting with young people. He/she will be experienced with servant leadership, and comfortable working in a team/collaborative environment. ABOUT LIVE DIFFERENT: Live Different was established as a Canadian charity in 2000. Our mission is to empower and engage youth in a lifestyle of compassion and service. We are passionate about making a difference people’s lives through our youth empowerment presentations, our humanitarian build programs, and our leadership development opportunities. Over the past 18 years, we’ve had the opportunity to speak to over 1.5 million students, to build over 500 homes/schools/etc, and to mentor more than 4,500 students/interns/volunteers. Live Different’s presentation program provides schools across Canada with motivational assemblies and supplemental programming that has a lasting impact on the lives of many young people each year. Communicating our positive messages from a platform of high energy (live music, personal stories, videos, etc) and relevance to what students are dealing with in life, Live Different supports 300+ schools from September to May, reaching over 100,000 students annually! Our Indigenous road team spends extra time (usually 2 days) in each community doing additional workshops, concerts and programming. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Road team support/team dynamics: - This position directly supports the leaders of our road teams. The Manager of Road Teams will help Road Team Leaders create positive, thriving teams and provide ongoing support and coaching to them. This will include regular visits to teams while on tour, and assisting new Road Team Leaders during their first weeks of tour. Road team training: - The Manager of Road Teams is responsible for the overall coordination and planning of our road team/presentation training weeks in August and January. This includes booking a suitable training venue, creating training schedules and plans, and assisting with training activities. Intern and artist associate recruiting and management: - Our road teams include both volunteer interns and musical artists/bands that provide live music to our school presentations. This position fully oversees our artist associate “program” and internship “program” and is responsible for the recruiting of interns and artists/bands, interviewing, qualifying and screening, contracting, on-boarding/training, general support and off-boarding. Tech equipment and fleet management: - This position is responsible for managing our audio/visual equipment and providing training and tech support for it. The Manager of Road Teams is also responsible for managing (maintenance schedule, insurance, etc) our tour vehicle bus “fleet” (large vans and trailers). It is desired, but not critical, that the Manager of Road Teams is experienced or knowledgeable in vehicle operation and repair. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Presentation development: - Each year, we prepare and produce a 1-hour motivational production that includes videos, live music, personal stories, and crowd interaction. The Manager of Road Teams may contribute to the development and execution of our yearly school presentations, in collaboration with other staff, to communicate our life-impacting messages in relevant and effective ways. This includes helping create concepts for short video segments, crowd interactions, visual elements, and other communication or programming pieces. To get a better idea of what the presentation looks like, please review a live stream of our presentation showcase (“dress rehearsal”) from a past presentation here: Storytelling in the presentations: - The 3 presentation teams are each made up of 4-7 volunteer interns and musical artists. The Manager of Road Teams may assist with the coaching and development of these interns in their on-stage roles within the presentation. This includes helping interns develop meaningful stories to share that fall in line with the presentations theme, coaching on speaker dynamics/delivery and scripting various pieces of the presentation (crowd interaction portions, MC intro/outro, Live Different Builds Promo, etc). Logistics and billeting: - The Manager of Roads Teams may, in conjunction with our school bookings team, help with the logistics and tour planning to ensure efficient and smooth tour schedules. Additionally, the Manager of Road Teams will oversee our billeting process, to create a positive experience for both road teams and the billets who host them. COMPENSATION: Salary: $39,500 to $45,500 This position includes the following: - Full Time - Salary Position - Health Benefits Package (after 3 month waiting period) - Cell Phone Allowance - Opportunity to be a valued team member in a fun and collaborative work environment - Resumes will be accepted until Friday April 12th, 2019 at 12:00pm We hope to have this position filled by May 1, 2019 APPLY HERE:

Required Skills

- Strong experience, knowledge, and proven track record in leadership and team dynamics - Strong experience leading youth/young adults. - Knowledge and alignment with the values of Servant Leadership - Experience with Live Different’s school tour, or significant experience with managing a similar tour/program. - Strong organizational and project management skills - Skilled in problem-solving and working well under pressure. - Valid driver’s licence and vehicle - Valid passport and ability to travel internationally without restrictions - This position is based out of our Hamilton, ON office. - Ability to travel regularly, sometimes for a week or two at a time. Potentially 4 to 8 total weeks of travel over the course of a school year as required.

Education Required

- Knowledge and alignment with the values of Servant Leadership - Sense of humour - Able to lead collaboratively, listen actively, and seek consultation - Able to prioritize and organize work efficiently - Great interpersonal skills - Self-Motivated

Experience Required

- Post secondary education in an area that relates to youth development or leadership - Creative thinker and able to communicate concepts in a relevant, youth-centered manner - Experience with media concept creation and production - Volunteer management - Experience engaging/connecting/marketing to a youthful audience


Ryan Wood
Live Different

Hamilton Ontario
L8K 1C2
(905) 777-1662

Ministry Type

Youth, Young Adult, Missions