YMCA of Northern BC Coordinator, Youth Employment Program Contract in Prince George, BC

YMCA of Northern BC

Branch Prince George BC CA

Coordinator, Youth Employment Program
Prince George, BC

Minimum 2 years teaching , training or facilitating workshops. To develop, monitor and evaluate all employment programs and services….

Position Title: Coordinator, Youth Works Employment Program
Status: Full Time- 35 hours/week
Placement Date: November 2015 (dependant on confirmation of funding)
Term: November 2015 to November 2016 (with potential of extension with contract renewal)
Annual Salary: $40,000 to $45,500 (dependant on experience)

Organization Profile
The YMCA of Northern BC serves 20,000 people of all abilities, backgrounds, and stages of life in Prince George and Northern British Columbia. We are a growing, multi-service association that offers health, fitness and recreation, licensed childcare, childcare referrals, rehabilitation services, community support services, and summer camp. The YMCA offers the opportunity to join a strong and exuberant team in a workplace that embraces respect, honesty, caring, and responsibility. We offer a competitive salary, benefits to full time staff, a complementary family membership and discounts on some programs.

Purpose and Objective
Responsibilities of the Coordinator, Employment Programs position will include assisting and reporting to the Director of Association Services. The Program Coordinator will network and research other service providers that may be of benefit to the Y. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for employment program budgets, staffing and general HR duties within employment programming. They will prepare monthly reports on employment programming projects to meet and exceed delivery requirements. As Coordinator of Employment Programs, you will administer and coordinate client disbursements according to the conditions of employment programming agreements. You will demonstrate sensitivity to the diverse needs of staff and deal with critical incidents in an appropriate and timely manner.

Key Responsibilities (not limited to)

  • Liaise with existing employment service providers, community groups and professional organizations as it pertains to employment services
  • Strategize ways to partner and/or arrange complementary services that will meet client needs
  • Increase community partnerships with other service agencies and local employers
  • To develop, monitor and evaluate all employment programs and services
  • To oversee the day to day delivery of service
  • To oversee staff hiring, development, supervision and evaluation of program
  • To oversee the budget and overall financial management of the program
  • Supervise direct reporting staff according to overall Y policy
  • Evaluate current business processes and systems
  • Co-ordinate financial and budget activities for maximum operational efficiency
  • Facilitate the preparation and analysis of reports
  • Review performance data (financial, and activity reports) to monitor and measure productivity, goal progress and activity levels
  • Oversee and direct information sessions, interviews with clients, and entry into program
  • Ensure and monitor success and increase benchmarks
  • Ensure program follows Community Services Act, WCB Policies, Policies and Procedure of the YMCA, FOIPP and Child Protection Rules and Regulations Required Competencies


  • C ommunication/Interpersonal Skills - Able to speak, write, listen and secure information in a variety of settings. Ability to cooperate with others to achieve results. Ability to create and build relationships inside and outside the organization.
  • * Planning/Organizing* – Ability to establish a clearly defined and effective course of action for self and others to accomplish short and long term goals.
  • * Problem Solving* – Ability to identify an issue, gathers and processes relevant information, determine possible solutions, selects appropriate responses and implements and evaluates them.
  • * Service Strategy* – Ability to identify the needs and wants of members/participants as a priority and respond in an effective and timely manner to enhance every person’s YMCA experience.
  • * Initiative/Enthusiasm/Innovation* – Ability to manage and lead in order to achieve and exceed identified goals.
  • * Community Awareness and Understanding* – Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the vision, mission and values of the organization.


  • Certification, Diploma or Degree in related field such as Employment Counselling, or Business Administration


  • Minimum 2 years teaching , training or facilitating workshops
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  • Minimum 2 years management and supervisory experience
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  • Minimum 2 years experience with program coordination and development with knowledge of government contracts
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  • 3 satisfactory professional references
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  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Clear Vulnerable Sector Search
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  • Physical ability to perform the tasks required
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  • Class 5 Drivers License with ability to use own vehicle
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Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Detail oriented, self starter and organized


  • Excellent time management and teamwork abilities
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  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
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  • Proven computer skills and ability to work with Microsoft Office
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  • Excellent customer service principles and practices


Working Conditions

  • Office environment


  • Occasional evening or weekend work
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  • Occasional participation in community events involving children, families and seniors
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  • Flexibility required to meet changing demands


How to Apply
Please apply with an application form (found on our website) cover letter and resume by 4:00pm on September 30 10, 2015 to:

Please submit the following documents:

  • Cover Letter__


  • Resume

  • YMCA Employment Application


  • (located at http://www.nbcy.org/Documents/EmploymentApplicationForm_march2013.pdft)

Applications will be accepted via mail, fax, or email to the attention of:

Cheryl Wallace, Director of Association Services
YMCA of Northern BC
Box 1808
2020 Massey Drive
Prince George, BC
V2L 4V7
fax: (250) 562-2954

The YMCA of Northern BC thanks everyone for their interest in this opportunity. Only those

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $40,000.00 /year

Required experience:

  • facilitation, supervisory and program coordination: 2 years

Required license or certification:

  • Class 5 Drivers Licence

Required education:

  • Diploma/Certificate

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Prince George, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-09-24
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