|Organization Name||Job Categories||Position Type||Region and Location(s)||Career Level||Salary||Ad Online Since||Application Deadline|
|YMCA of Greater Vancouver||Contract - Full Time||Experienced (Non-manager)||N/A||2019-10-10||2019-10-20|
Date Posted: October 10, 2019
Position Title: Coordinator, YMCA Community Action Network
Location: 1130C Austin Avenue, Coquitlam, BC
Salary: Under review, plus benefits
Terms: Full-time, Temporary (35 hours per week)
Start Date: As soon as possible
End Date: October 2020 (maternity leave replacement)
Reports To: Manager, Global Initiatives and Youth Engagement
The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community, by nurturing the potential of children, teens & young adults, promoting healthy lifestyles, fostering a sense of social responsibility and delivering lasting personal & social change. We are building a community in which a generation of children and families reach their full potential. Our values guide our decision-making and behaviour- we do the right thing, put people first, keep our promises and lead by example.
For over 130 years, we have been part of the community, a place where people of every age and background find the support they need to grow in spirit, mind and body. One of the Lower Mainland’s leading charities, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver provides services in health, fitness & aquatics, child care, camping, employment & community services to over 120,000 participants annually.
The YMCA Community Action Network is an innovative national program that engages local youth to address a community need through service projects. Youth from the community are recruited, trained and mentored to assist them in being successful to evaluate, select, lead and deliver service initiatives in their own communities. With guidance and support from YMCA staff, projects are developed by participants that are important and meaningful to both the local community and local youth. Each project will develop a network of community contacts and stakeholders in order to increase the effectiveness of the project, increase opportunities for youth development, and ensure there is value to the local community. The YMCA operates this initiative with different cohorts, starting with a cohort in the fall /winter/spring seasons and a more intensive summer program at each location.
Nature and Scope:
The Coordinator is responsible for the local delivery of this initiative in the Greater Vancouver area. They recruit interested youth in Greater Vancouver to participate in the program and support the program following a curriculum. In particular, the Program Coordinator networks to attract a diversity of participation with a special priority for youth who are traditionally underrepresented, in particular, those who identify as Indigenous, newcomers, youth with disabilities, youth at risk, in particular those who are not employed or in educational training (NEET), LGBTQ+ youth, and those living below the low income cut-off. Through the initiative, they assist participants in developing a service project that is meaningful to both themselves and the local community, helping to develop a culture of service in both participants and involved community stakeholders and promote active civic engagement and global citizenship. The Program Coordinator leads the program using an experiential learning model so that participants will come to better understand and be able to clearly articulate the skills and competencies that they possess and have developed through the project, helping them to be more successful in future work and life directions. They will mentor and support participants with the aim that Youth become seen as important community assets and agents of change helping to dispel negative stereotypes.
In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, the candidate should possess the following competencies:
Please apply using the link below:
Application Deadline: 6:00pm on October 20, 2019
Thank you for your interest and application.
Due to the high volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.