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4802 Fraser St., cor. East 32nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5V 4H4

JOB OPENING

YOUTH PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Contact: Michael Cayetano

                Act. Exe Coordinator

Location:  Vancouver

Closing Date:  March 29, 2017

PROGRAM:  Youth

Description

 

    Nature of Work:  Part-time (15 hrs./week)

 

   Job Summary: 

Working in partnership with another Youth Coordinator, The Youth Coordinator is responsible for jointly strategizing, developing, planning, implementing and evaluating programs provided to immigrant and local youth in Vancouver.  He/ She oversees, coordinates and directs one or more youth guidance and development programs in accordance with established goals and objectives of the Society.  He/ She initiates outreach activities and presentations, recruits eligible participants and volunteers, conducts focal meetings with youth and takes charge in budget control, purchase and record keeping and file management, and will carry out the responsibilities of the position as defined below:

 

   Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Jointly, spearheads an afterschool program called “Tambayan”
  • Plans, organizes and implements weekly/monthly after school program, including contacting and scheduling resource people to deliver activities during the drop-in program;
  • Oversees food planning, purchase and preparation;
  • Liquidates budget costs associated with drop-in programming(i.e.supplies, food or honoraria)
  • Facilitates documentation involving recordkeeping, filing and maintenance of forms, meeting notes, attendance, logbook, contact information of clients, attending the drop in, including interpretation and analysis of information gathered; strategizing and implementing actions related to findings;
  • Conducts one on one or group engagement of youth following a peer support/peer mentorship model;
  • Communicates with youth participants by writing and sending weekly emails about weekly activities, special announcements and notes from prior week’s meeting/activities; including phone calls and other communication tools.

 

  • Jointly facilitates outreach activities
  • Conducts information sessions at schools through meetings with school principals, multicultural workers, school based community workers and ESL counselors to generate youth referral;
  • Conducts presentations of the youth program to student audiences in order to create awareness of services provided and to register potential clients;
  • Contacts and conducts information sharing with youth service providers to generate cross program referrals (social services, sports, recreational, empowerment, initiative, multicultural resource, immigrant resource, street youth resource, educational resource);
  • Develops and maintains youth program presence on the MHHS website and MHHS corner in newspaper publications;
  • Creates and updates youth brochure.
  • Jointly oversees youth club
  • Facilitates ongoing planning/organizing/coordinating of activities and projects generated by youth club; including information gathering of past, current and future activities of similar youth groups in Vancouver;
  • Orients, trains and mentors club officers on tasks that youth may have little or no experience; training on leadership/mentorship skills;
  • Cultivates an environment that fosters youth participation and youth driven activities by engaging youth through empowerment activities such as workshops, discussions and skills building;
  • Establishes working committees among members through mentorship and support in order to implement club objectives; such as membership and recruitment, membership database maintenance, collection of membership dues;
  • Communicates with youth participants by writing and sending weekly emails to youth clients about weekly activities; including phone calls and other communication tools.
  • Handles administration tasks such as:
  • Maintenance of database youth clients, youth workers, volunteers, community workers of all contact information;
  • Recording and filing of documents collected from correspondence with youth and community workers electronically and hard copy;
  • Submits monthly planned activities;
  • Submits weekly , monthly, quarterly accomplishment report;
  • Jointly, coordinate and facilitate community work
  • Keeps abreast informed and  identifies social justice issues that affect newcomer/ethnic/immigrant youth and explore these issues with client youth in relation with the larger community;
  • Addresses these issues by either consulting and liaising with youth, parents, school teachers and other youth workers in order to assist youth overcome barriers;
  • Networks and sustains partnership and links with sponsors, donors, community centers, secondary schools, youth centers and different ethnic communities in Vancouver.
  • Performs related duties assigned from time to time.

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with at least 2 years experience in handling youth groups
  • Experience in youth development-group facilitation/dynamics
  • Knowledgeable in handling and operating office equipments such as photocopier, fax and telephone.
  • Demonstrates capability in planning and orchestrating youth group community events.
  • Knowledgeable in youth community resources and outreach
  • Ability to carry out duties independently as well as in a team setting

 

JOB SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong verbal and writing communication skills
  • Strong organizational and filing skills
  • Demonstrates flexibility when performing tasks, adjusting to changes, modifications and timeframes
  • Ability to work well with team members
  • Demonstrates tact, congeniality and sensitivity in dealing with clients, other agencies and community partners
  • Ability to handle confidential data and information
  • Ability to set priorities and work effectively under pressure
  • Proficient computer skills, especially Microsoft Office applications and use of internet

Duration:   April 3, 2017 – March 31, 2018  subject to probation and  funding   availability.

 Salary:   To be negotiated 

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
 


* Please email resume including the cover letter to mariusa@helpinghouse.org.  It should not be more than 3 pages.

 

 

 

 

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