YMCA Community Action Network Coordinator

YMCA of Greater Moncton - Moncton, NB (30+ days ago)

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Hours: Full time, salaried position

Situation: The YMCA of Greater Moncton serves approximately 5,000 members in a wide range of programs and services. Members represent all ages and backgrounds of this bilingual community. Programs include health and wellness, recreational sports, youth activities and leadership, childcare, child minding, literacy and social outreach.

The YMCA of Greater Moncton operates a 70,000 square foot fully accessible facility, featuring a Wellness Centre, a 25 meter pool, a therapeutic pool, a teaching pool, a full gymnasium, fitness studio, cycling studio, licensed childcare and outdoor playgrounds, 5 locker rooms and numerous classroom facilities. Programs and services are supported by over 235 volunteers from policy to group fitness.

Nature and Scope: The YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN) is an innovative national program that engages local youth to address a community need through service projects. Youth (15 to 30) will be recruited and mentored to select, deliver and evaluate service initiatives in their own communities. With guidance and support from the Program Coordinator, projects will developed by participants that are important and meaningful to both the community and youth. Each project will develop a network of community contacts and stakeholders in order to increase the effectiveness of the project, increase opportunities for youth personal and professional development, and ensure there is value to the local community. The YMCA will operate this initiative using different cohorts of groups, with flexibility on timing of projects.

The Program Coordinator, YCAN will be responsible for the local delivery of this initiative in the Greater Moncton area. They will recruit interested youth in the GMA to participate in the program and will support the program following a curriculum. In particular, the Program Coordinator will network to attract a diversity of participation with a special priority for youth who are traditionally underrepresented, in particular, those who identify as Indigenous, newcomers, youth with disabilities, youth at risk, those who are not employed or in educational training (NEET), LGBTQ+ youth, and those living below the low income cut-off. Through the initiative they will assist participants in developing a service project that is meaningful to both themselves and the local community helping to develop a culture of service in both participants and involved community stakeholders and promote active civic engagement and global citizenship. The Program Coordinator will lead the program using an experiential learning model so that participants will come to better understand and be able to clearly articulate the skills and competencies that they possess and have developed through the project, helping them to be more successful in future work and life directions. They will mentor and support participants with the aim that Youth become seen as important community assets and agents of change helping to dispel negative stereotypes.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate and interact face-to-face with youth participants in a positive and professional manner
  • Work with participant and community members to assist both in collaborating for mutual benefit to realize and develop a community service initiative
  • Build trusting relationships with local partners through positive, consistent communication, ensuring successful attendance and outcomes for all participants
  • Demonstrate excellent administrative skills, ensuring all training, files, reports, participant paperwork and program forms are completed in a timely manner and consistently kept up to date
  • Oversee the planning and development of the program in accordance with YMCA standards, YMCA Child Protection policies, and YMCA Healthy Adolescent Development principles
  • Train participants and volunteers in all procedures and practices
  • Ensure consistent and clear communication with YMCA colleagues locally and nationally to build upon program quality, growth and impact
  • Maintain an atmosphere of achievement that inspires self and others to succeed at the highest levels
  • Engage new participants through the building of strong networks locally; initiating and attending meetings, planning sessions, training and events
  • Understands the legal responsibilities and moral imperative to report suspected child abuse to Child Protection Services.
  • Understands the importance of the volunteer staff partnership and integrates the value of philanthropy and volunteerism in dealings with members, volunteers, donors and staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Competencies:

  • Quality Focus: Ensures that YMCA programs and services are superior.
  • Communication: communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing and goal achievement across the YMCA.
  • Relationship Building and Collaboration: Builds positive interactions both internally and externally to achieve work related goals.
  • Diversity: Appreciates that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the YMCA.
  • Integrity: Demonstrates responsible behavior at all times and maintains high ethical standards.Qualifications:
  • Post-Secondary Degree in related field
  • Minimum three years of relevant education or experience in a lead role
  • Experience working with community partners in a development role
  • Understanding and knowledge of positive youth development
  • Available to work full-time hours (evenings and weekends) and travel nationally when required
  • Experience working with youth in a recreational setting
  • Commitment to working in a socially inclusive environment responding with sensitivity and personal awareness to the diverse needs of members including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity
  • Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA
  • Strong self-management, planning, organizational, leadership, and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a larger team
  • CPR and First Aid certified
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than three (3) months preceding your start date

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time