Work with Next Up

We currently have two employment opportunities available with genius the host organization for Next Up and Organize BC (which offers training and capacity-building programs in engagement organizing).

See below for details.

Executive Director

Position: Full-time permanent position, preferably based in Vancouver, BC, but we are willing to consider applicants in any of the cities where Next Up offers programs including Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton or Calgary. The position may be combined with coordination of the BC or Saskatchewan Next Up programs if the selected candidate is based in either of those provinces and wishes to do more direct programming and education as part of their job.

Compensation: Starting salary range of $63,000 to $74,000, depending on successful candidate’s level of experience. In addition, genius provides generous holidays and an employer-paid benefits package (including comprehensive health and a matching RRSP contribution plan).

The Global Youth Education Network Society (genius) is a registered charity that works to build capacity in the progressive social change sector through various projects. We have four areas of focus: leadership development, civic engagement, intergenerational collaboration, and project incubation. genius’ flagship program is Next Up, a youth leadership program now operating in seven cities in Canada. Other programs include Organize BC, the Climate Leadership Program, and FrontRunner.

We are seeking a focused, passionate, and experienced person as the organization’s Executive Director to take our work into its next stage of growth and impact. The role demands an exciting vision for progressive social change, excellent management and organizational skills, deep knowledge of progressive social movements in Canada, intersectional analysis, successful fundraising experience, and experience as an educator/trainer (including designing and delivering trainings).

Download the full job posting for more details and for instructions on how to apply for the ED position. 

If you'd like more details about the ED position, download a comprehensive job description here.

We will be reviewing and interviewing applicants on a rolling basis, so the sooner you apply the better.

Operations Manager  

Permanent position based in Vancouver, BC

Reporting to the Executive Director, you have a proven track record or equivalent experience as a manager of non-profit operations, including excellent administrative and communication skills.

We are looking for a competent, innovative, and highly motivated person—someone who is passionately committed to the social justice values of our work.

This is a permanent position based in Vancouver, BC. Please indicate in your cover letter your preference for either 0.8 FTE (4 days per week) or 1.0 FTE (5 days per week). The FTE salary is $53,000. After a six-month probation period you will be eligible for medical benefits and RRSP contributions.


  • Self-directed and ability to take initiative in a semi-structured and dynamic work environment;
  • An outgoing, friendly, and confident personality, as you must feel comfortable making direct/personal asks for money, and be comfortable interacting with a variety of supporters in both social and formal settings;
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • An ability to work comfortably in a Mac environment;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, web browsers, Google Docs, and Dropbox;
  • Highly adaptable to new software applications;
  • Knowledge of Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation requirements;
  • Experience with social justice campaign work and community-based organizing;

We will be reviewing and interviewing applicants on a rolling basis, so the sooner you apply the better.

Download the full job posting for more details and for instructions on how to apply for the OM position. 

We value the contributions people from equity-seeking groups bring to our organization, leadership, and movement building. We encourage applications from LGBTTQ+ people, Indigenous peoples, people of colour, low-income earners and the unemployed, immigrants and refugees, and people with disabilities or another equity seeking group with which you identify. If you wish to identify as belonging to an equity-seeking group(s), please feel free to indicate so in your cover letter.