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.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Job Type: Full-time