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11 Jun 2019

Contract Coordinator of Community Programs (1 Position)

YMCA of Niagara – Posted by yjobs St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Coordinator of Community Programs – 1 Year Maternity Leave
Niagara Region

Minimum starting rate: $40,768 plus full YMCA membership benefits
Start Date: Late August 2019
Full time 40 hours per week. Regular shifts include evenings and weekends during the school year, and weekdays during the summer. Flexibility is required.

Reporting to the Director of Community Programs, the Coordinator of Community Programs is responsible for implementing and delivering community based programs throughout the Niagara Region for children and youth. The successful candidate will be responsible for quality program delivery at approximately 31 sites (6 Branches, 25 Schools) during the school year.
During school breaks the Coordinator of Community Programs will transition to Day Camp

• Minimum 2 years related work experience in programs for children or youth
• Minimum 2 years experience supervising and coaching staff
• Experience in youth drop-in programs and/or Day Camp is an asset
• Post-Secondary diploma or degree in Recreational Leadership, Recreation Therapy, Child Studies, Physical Education or a related field
• Excellent verbal and written communication, and organization skills
• Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills
• Knowledge of community programs throughout Niagara is an asset
• Relationship building skills both internal and external
• Strong judgement and decision making skills
• Demonstrated ability to coach and motivate others
• Current Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening required upon hiring
• Current Standard First Aid & CPR C
• Reliable transportation throughout the Niagara Region
• The ability to participate in physical activity and lifting when required

• Develop and lead a staff team of approximately 60 to deliver excellent programs throughout the Niagara Region.
• Manage staff and volunteers including recruitment, training, coaching and development.
• Assist the Director of Community Programs to plan, deliver and evaluate program success and suggest areas for improvement

• Manage all administrative functions related to payroll.
• Liaison with the School Boards for all School contracts and permits
• Contribute to Marketing and promotional planning, including administration of the department social media sites.
• Facilitate Youth Action Programs throughout all locations including planning for all necessary logistics for program delivery and staffing.
• Coordinate and provide supervision for Friday Night Drop-Ins and Friday/Saturday Dances.
• Provide weekly, updated program statistics.
• Coordinate After-School Programs and other Community based initiatives.
• Coordinate staff training in partnership with Director of Community Programs.
• Scheduling of staff for all program shifts. Is responsible for going into direct delivery to cover staff when necessary.
• Visit programs on a regular basis to ensure quality and consistency.
• Monitor revenue and expenses to ensure budget targets are met.
• Fulfil a leadership role in Winter Holiday, March Break and Summer Day Camp and all responsibilities that are assigned to that role.
• Adhere to the YMCA Child Protection Policies and Procedures as established by the YMCA of Niagara

Leadership: Guides, motivates, and inspires self and others to take action to achieve desired outcomes.
Coaching and Development: Commits to assisting participants, volunteers, staff and self in continuous learning and development.
Problem Solving: Identifying issues and coming up with possible solutions, selecting appropriate responses and implementing them.
Creativity and Innovation: Develops new ways or adapts existing ideas to help us achieve desired results.
Child and Youth Focused: Commits to assisting growth and development among children and youth.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume along with documentation to verify completion of (or in process of completing) Standard First Aid/CPR(C) by Friday June 28, 2019 at noon to: E: F: (905) 735-2299 Please indicate position and branch/cities applying for in the subject line of your email. Internal applicants are expected to notify their supervisor before applying. Only those applicants being considered for an interview will be contacted. Accessibility accommodations and materials in alternate formats for individuals with disabilities can be arranged upon request. For more information on other opportunities at the YMCA of Niagara please visit:

Job Categories: Art/Culture/Recreation/Sport. Job Types: Contract.

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