Posted: October 1, 2013
Filed Under: Community Programs & Services
Location(s): Community YMCA
Contract Date: November 1, 2013 - December 31, 2014
Start Date: On or after November 1, 2013 based on approval of the security clearance with a vulnerable sector search
Nature and Scope:
Be an advocate for newcomer youth as they learn about life in Canada, prepare for employment and/or further education, make new connections and discover what inspires them. The Community YMCA is seeking an energetic individual to fill the following full-time YMCA Achievement Program (YMAP) Coordinator position:
- YMAP Central Coordinator
The YMAP Central Coordinator will be responsible for completing recruitment, program planning, preparation and delivery of three programs which serve a variety of needs within the newcomer community. Each program will engage approximately 25 newcomer youth from diverse experiences and backgrounds.
In the Achievers and Leaders stream of YMAP, the YMAP Central Coordinator will support high school immigrant youth in learning leadership skills, preparing for the workforce, and building life skills through curriculum topics including goal setting, peer pressure, financial literacy and social justice.
In addition to facilitating the Achievers and Leaders programs, the YMAP Central Coordinator will lead our pilot project aimed at newcomer youth who are no longer in high school and transitioning into adulthood. These youth may be transitioning to post-secondary or their first full-time job and are ready for the next step as young adults. Under direction and guidance from the Coordinator, participants will explore topics around managing life change, transitioning to post-secondary schooling and/or employment, philanthropy, and gaining the skills they will need to become a strong, independent young adult. The YMAP Central Coordinator may be involved in the development of this program curriculum and resources.
Each stream of YMAP will be offered one evening every week. Achievers and Leaders will follow the traditional school calendar, while the third stream will be offered year-round (January - December 2014). Program does not generally run during school breaks.
The YMAP Central Coordinator reports to the YMAP Director and is a member of the larger YMAP team (along with four other YMAP Coordinators) who work closely together, collaborate regularly to plan special events throughout the year and share resources as a team. All YMAP Coordinators are responsible for program planning, special events and projects as well as administrative responsibilities including completing monthly reports, writing impact stories from program and database management. This position requires working occasional weekends.
- Recruit and interview prospective participants
- Facilitate weekly after school training sessions the nights each week
- Work as part the YMAP team to organize special events and activities
- Continually develop and adapt curriculum to meet student needs
- Prepare and submit monthly reports, program statistics and impact stories
- Provide drop-in and referral services for participants
- Conduct outreach work with schools and community organizations
- Promote YMAP and YMCA programs and/or services for youth
- Attend internal committees pertaining to position
- Engage with youth from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
- Ensure a clean and safe work environment
Commitment to Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision and values of YMCA Calgary.
Service Attitude/Customer Focus: Identifies needs and wants of members/participants as priority and responds in an effective and timely manner to enhance every person's YMCA experience.
Leadership: Ability to develop and direct performance of others to achieve desired results.
Communication: Ability to speak, write, listen, and secure information in a variety of settings.
Self Management: Ability to direct personal performance to achieve desired results.
Teamwork: Ability to work effectively with others to achieve optimal collective results.
Flexibility/Managing Change: Ability to know your environment, initiate and respond effectively to changing conditions.
Values Diversity: Appreciates that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the challenge or situation at hand.
Commitment to Health and Safety: Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction.
Information Technology: Appreciates the learning opportunity in sharing information and effectively utilizes available information technology.
- Post secondary education in Arts, Education, Social Work or Humanities field
- Facilitation experience, particularly around topics such as career development and leadership
- Administrative experience and knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Experience and/or desire to work with newcomer youth and high school youth
- Culturally sensitive
- CPR/Standard First Aid
- Vehicle would be beneficial
- Successful candidate will undergo a security clearance check
Please send a cover letter and resume quoting posting number CY-PROG-007 by October 16th 2013
YMCA Calgary Association Services
101 3 St. S.W.
Calgary, AB T2P 4G6
Fax: (403) 269-4661
YMCA Calgary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.