Social Enterprise for Canada Manager – Children and Youth Programs Contract in Newmarket, ON

Social Enterprise for Canada

Branch Newmarket ON CA

Manager – Children and Youth Programs
Newmarket, ON

Excellent organizational, time management and prioritization skills. Reporting to the Boys and Girls Clubs of York Region Director, you will be a strategic…

Social Enterprise for Canada (SEC) is a progressive charitable organization, dedicated to creating communities that exemplify Canadian values. SEC maintains its head office in Newmarket and provides a range of community services in York, Peel and Simcoe Regions., Our services include, Supervised Access Programs, EarlyON Centres and services, Settlement and newcomer services and the , Boys & Girls Club of York Region.. The Boys and Girls Club of York Region provides, after school services for children and youth, leadership and skill development programs, Licenced child care and child minding and camp services.

Social Enterprise for Canada is seeking candidates for the position of:

Manager, Boys and Girls Club of York Region

Children and Youth Programs

Reporting to the Boys and Girls Clubs of York Region Director, you will be a strategic partner in the development of the BGC strategic mandate, key service goals and program development. You will primarily be focused on the day to day oversite of all youth programs and staff. Specific attention will be given to ensuring licensing and regulatory standards are up held in all child care and child minding programs.

Location: Social Enterprise for Canada, Head Office

17705 B Leslie St, Unit 11, Newmarket, On

Hours: 35 – 44 hours per week; Monday – Friday, some Saturdays

8 hour shifts ranging from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM to support program management

Pay Rate: $45,000 – $49,000 annual plus extended health care benefits, vacation and sick time accrual.

Terms: **Contract to March 31, 2019** Renewal dependent on continued funding and suitable performance.

Competencies & Attributes

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Relationship Building and Networking
  • Risk Management
  • Team Work
  • Customer Focus
  • Leadership
  • Organizational and Environmental Awareness
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Diversity
  • Ethics & Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Professionalism
  • Reliability
  • Trust

Job Duties

  • Development, implementation, oversite and management of all children and youth programs
  • Compliance management of all licensed child care programs under The Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA) and all Care for Newcomer Children (CNC) accredited programs operated in two Welcome Centres for Immigrant Services and two community schools in York Region.
  • Assist the Director with the Coordination, planning and execution of Fundraising and Community Events
  • Search, apply for and manage appropriate Foundation, Government and Corporate grant, contribution and purchase of services contracts.
  • Responsible for the administration of Reporting and Planning, Financial management of assigned budgets and expenditure control
  • Overseeing the Staff Recruitment, training, supervising and scheduling of child care and child minding site supervisors, child care and child minding staff, Before and After School Youth Program coordinator and program staff.
  • Attend and participate in various committees, meetings and events toward Community stakeholder engagement, and planning consultation.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with key affiliated organizations and agencies, elected representatives and Government staff.
  • Work with Children and Youth Program Manager to draft policies and prepare procedures to implement licenced and regulated care program policies and review on an annual basis
  • Ensure full compliance with all licensed child care standards, regulations and operating standards. Prepare for and support all inspections and operational audits
  • With the Director, participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Boys and Girls Club of York Region Program’s and licensed and regulated care programs and services
  • Monitor the day-to-day delivery of programs and services to maintain or improve quality
  • Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations
  • Oversee the implementation of the SEC policies, procedures and practices including the development of job descriptions for all staff
  • Adhere to the performance management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an on-going basis, documenting interactions and conducting an annual performance review
  • Advise Director of any staff discipline concerns , providing an appropriate plan and documented steps for Coaching and mentoring staff to improve performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities for program and staff/personal progress


  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment with all levels of staff, the public and program participants
  • High relationship and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent organizational, time management and prioritization skills
  • Strong working knowledge of child development theories and practices
  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
  • Proficiency using MS Office with the ability to prepare and write reports/records
  • Ability to work with children and their parents in a sensitive, effective and professional manner
  • Ability to develop a team in a dynamic, complex environment to enhance effective working relationships at all levels including clients, staff, community agencies and the public
  • Self-accountability along with a commitment to discretion and privacy
  • Strong morals and ethics, sound judgement and reasoning skills, along with a commitment to discretion and staff privacy
  • Able to identify key issues; creatively and strategically overcome internal challenges or obstacles
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills.
  • A clear and solid understanding of relevant legislation, personnel policies, practices, and procedures and other operational issues faced by the organization.


  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or related field.
  • Experience in the development and management of recreational & social Programs for children and youth
  • Prior experience and knowledge of newcomer needs and services
  • Prior experience managing part time and full time staff teams.
  • Two (2) or more years of previous leadership experience in licensed and regulated care setting
  • Superior presentation, written, administration and organizational skills
  • Proven management abilities, with a strong focus on operations and organization processes.
  • Ability to interpret and implement company policies and procedures
  • High level of integrity, confidentially, and accountability.
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills.
  • Current Standard First Aid with Level C Infant and Child CPR
  • Current Vulnerable Sector Screen
  • All immunizations up to date including Two step TB test
  • Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation.
  • Physically able to perform all assigned tasks.

Work Conditions

  • Ability to attend program locations meetings, training and conferences as required; overnight may be required
  • Interacts with children, youth, family members, teachers, administration, staff and visitors
  • May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc.
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals
  • Overtime as necessary to carry out duties
  • Flexible work schedules including evening and weekends

Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing, sitting, bending, kneeling, crouching or crawling, lifting and supporting children

Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada on a full time permanent basis. All interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of the Hiring Committee. Please quote File # KDBGMan0318 in your cover letter and subject line.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please inform our Recruitment Team if you require a disability related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process.

* No telephone inquiries please . *

Deadline: Friday April 6th, 2018

Social Enterprise for Canada, 17705 Leslie Street, Unit 11, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 3E3.

SEC is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $45,000.00 to $49,000.00 /year


  • Leadership: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Program Management: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

License or certification:

  • Driver’s Licence (Required)

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Newmarket, ON, CA
Posted on: 2018-04-03
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