Program Coordinator

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Future Possibilities for Kids
  • Volunteer Management / Coordination
  • Program / Project Evaluation & Development
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-01-042019-02-01

Position Title: Program Coordinator
Location: Toronto (Head Office) and Greater Toronto Area, ON
Reports to: Program & Operations Manager (POM)

We are growing! 

As FPK enters an important growth phase and we prepare to double our programs, staff, and budget over the next 3 years, we are looking for someone who values working in a close-knit, small-team environment, is highly passionate about the success and potential for children and youth to become leaders, and can excite and inspire the community to become involved with FPK. If you are a team player with strong training and facilitation skills, positive energy and experience working with children and youth, then you should put your name forward for this role.

Future Possibilities for Kids (FPK) provides programs to empower children and youth from diverse Canadian communities to practice Possibility Thinking and become leaders by creating and delivering community projects.

What's in it for you?

  • Working within an organization that values your input and is supportive of your growth and development
  • Getting inspired regularly by children, volunteers and community partners
  • Being surrounded by team members who are open, helpful and highly passionate
  • Feeling good about coming into work every day
  • Being part of what many people describe as a "family"
  • Comprehensive benefits package

Future Possibilities for Kids (FPK) provides programs to empower children and youth from diverse Canadian communities to practice Possibility Thinking and become leaders by creating and delivering community projects.

General Function: The Program Coordinator will support the design, development, and implementation of activities in order to achieve program objectives and results. With an emphasis on quality programming and sustainability, this position will oversee the recruitment, screening, and selection of KidCoaches and general volunteers within the Ready, Set, Goal! and Camp Contribution Programs. The Program Coordinator will also support the monitoring and evaluation of programs, support corporate partnerships, and stage community engagement activities.

Responsibilities:

Program Development and Delivery
Working alongside office staff and volunteers, the Program Coordinator will:

  • Lead program design, development, and implementation for Ready, Set, Goal! and Camp Contribution programs
  • Lead curriculum design, annual updates, and publication of documents with a focus on quality, growth-mindset, and Kid-led initiatives
  • Track and monitor program progress, coordinate quality assurance activities and prepare reports as required by the POM/Management
  • Contribute to the development and achievement of the organization’s Strategic Plan, program budgets, and priorities
  • Proactively identify risks and issues and report them to the POM/Management
  • Lead/support special program-related projects as assigned by the POM/Management, working in collaboration with staff and volunteers

Ready, Set, Goal! Program

  • Guide development and delivery of the Ready, Set, Goal! curriculum
  • Plan and coordinate logistics for delivery of Activity Days
  • Assist Operations Coordinator in the selection and procurement of appropriate venues for program delivery
  • Lead the recruitment and onboarding of KidCoaches and General Volunteers
  • Establish and maintain accurate records for all program participants
  • Assist Program Team Members in delivery of KidCoach Orientation and Training Sessions
  • Assist Operations Coordinator in design and implementation of POP!Fest Event
  • Coordinate volunteer recruitment, training, and support so that programs are delivered on time and within budget
  • Assist Program Team Members in developing and implementing volunteer recruitment strategies
  • Provide ongoing support to KidCoach volunteers beyond the scope of the Crew Captain Volunteers

Camp Contribution Program

  • Guide development of the Camp Contribution curriculum
  • Plan and coordinate logistics for delivery of Camp Contribution
  • Assist Operations Coordinator in the selection and procurement of appropriate venues for program delivery
  • Lead the recruitment and training of Camp Staff and Volunteers, including Camp Director, Camp Administrator, and Camp Leaders
  • Oversee Camp Administrator and Camp Director in their roles leading day-to-day operations of Camp Contribution
  • Coordinate Staff and Volunteer recruitment, training, and support so that programs are delivered on time and within budget
  • Provide ongoing support to Camp Staff and Volunteers beyond the scope of the Camp Director

Support Organizational Initiatives

  • Provide input and support to other team members in areas of volunteer recruitment, curriculum development, school/community partnerships, monitoring and evaluation, and partnership development
  • Generate awareness about FPK by assisting in the development of partnerships to contribute to programming
  • Provide opportunities to capture content to use for marketing & communications
  • Coordinate with staff to ensure FPK voice and brand message is consistent, visible, and communicated regularly
  • Support a culture of philanthropy within the organization by promoting opportunities for engagement through donations, campaigns and volunteerism

Skills Required:

  • Solid understanding of values-based, volunteer driven, not-for-profit organizations
  • Strong interpersonal, motivational, presentation, networking and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Proven understanding of program implementation
  • Strong skills in working with community based programs
  • Intermediate computer skills, using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook), internet and databases
  • Advanced ability to plan, implement and evaluate programs and activities within deadline/resource parameters
  • Resourceful, creative; a Possibility Thinker
  • Enthusiastic, fun-generating
  • Concrete problem solving and decision making skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of diversity and social inclusion
  • Strong organizational abilities and ability to adapt to change
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal staff and volunteers
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task at an intermediate level with strong attention to detail
  • Pro-active and self-motivated

Education, Experience and Other Requirements:

  • Completed post-secondary education or comparable experience desired
  • Understanding of and/or experience with coaching philosophies and practices and/or willingness to learn
  • Experience working with children and youth
  • Experience leading and facilitating training and activities with volunteers and children
  • Experience in working with diverse groups of people
  • Experience with program planning, implementation, and monitoring
  • Cleared criminal reference check (Vulnerable Sector Screening) required
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Position start date: April 1st, 2019 

Future Possibilities for Kids is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from all qualified persons.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

This posting will remain open until filled. Interviews and hiring may be conducted and completed before application deadline date, so submit early!

We thank all applicants for your interest in Future Possibilities for Kids.

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