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The YMCA of Western Ontario values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our association. We thank all interested applicants but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Thursday
Apr182019

Accounting Assistant

Why the Y?
Imagine……  
A place where you are a part of one of the most respected human services organizations in the world;
A place where your work positively influences the lives of others in so many ways;
A place where you are able to flourish in a values-based environment;
A place where you will build a better future not only for yourself but also for those you serve.

At the YMCA 
you will feel connected to community, 
you will meet new people, 
you will expand your knowledge base, 
you will have career development opportunities
you will experience a rewarding job by helping support the building of healthy communities

Imagine accomplishing all of this while having fun in a challenging and dynamic atmosphere!  
This is “Why the YMCA”.

Our Y
With health and fitness branches, camps, child care centres, community programs and newcomer services across the region, reaching from Windsor in the West, North to Goderich, South to Point Pelee National Park and East to Woodstock, the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to the development of healthy communities. Our locations, programs and services are designed to help our members and participants grow in spirit, mind and body and are open to people of all backgrounds, beliefs and abilities.

This commitment includes a special focus on the region’s children and youth.  From the kids in our camps and those participating in soccer and swimming lessons, to youth who are new to our communities from around the world, the Y is committed to helping our next generation to grow and thrive, as healthy individuals and passionate future leaders.

In the past year, the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario has supported more than 165,000 participants with opportunities to learn, grow and live healthy lifestyles.

“The Y has given me more than I could imagine.  It has helped my children have a happy, healthy Mom – and you can’t put a price on that.”~ Mary

“Y” not join these participants, our nearly 91,000 members and over 2500 employees and volunteers in the region to share our vision of a healthy community? 

As we continue to grow, we have a need for the following position:
Date: April 18, 2019
Position:  Accounting Assistant 
Location: Flexible within the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario Service Area
Start Date: ASAP
Compensation: Starting at $32,000.  Compensation commensurate with experience.  

Benefits:
 
Candidates will be eligible to participate in our full benefit plan upon successful completion of their 90-day probationary period 
A complimentary YMCA membership which encourages you to embrace the Y’s philosophy of health and well-being
A discount on our Childcare and Camp programs 

Responsibilities:  
Provide support to the Finance team
Input daily cash reports from across association to prepare for bank reconciliation
Assist with payables input and cheque runs during peak times
Prepare monthly claims for government funded programs
Reconcile balance sheet accounts 
Prepare financial reports and statistical analysis
Assist with audit and resolving discrepancies
Process incoming and outgoing mail and courier services
Responds to member, staff or supplier inquiries in a timely manner

Qualifications & Experience:
Completion of secondary school with several post-secondary courses in Accounting or an appropriate and equivalent combination of education, experience and training 
Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering financial information
Ability to maintain confidentiality concerning financial files
Excellent communication, analysis and computer skills including Microsoft’s Excel, Word and Outlook
Commitment to customer service and team work
Knowledge of Dynamics Great Plains is an asset
 
To Apply:
1. Submit resume to workforymca@swo.ymca.ca 
2. Deadline for application is April 28, 2019. 

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

The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders including our members/participants, employees, job applicants, suppliers, and any visitors who may enter our premises, access our information, or use our services. As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), and its associated standards and regulations.

 

Thursday
Apr042019

Membership Services Representative

Why the Y?

Imagine…… 
• A place where you are a part of one of the most respected human services organizations in the world;
• A place where your work positively influences the lives of others in so many ways;
• A place where you are able to flourish in a values-based environment;
• A place where you will build a better future not only for yourself but also for those you serve.

At the YMCA
• you will feel connected to community,
• you will meet new people,
• you will expand your knowledge base,
• you will have career development opportunities
• you will experience a rewarding job by helping support the building of healthy communities

Imagine accomplishing all of this while having fun in a challenging and dynamic atmosphere! 

This is “Why the YMCA”.

Our Y
With health and fitness branches, camps, child care centres, community programs and newcomer services across the region, reaching from Windsor in the West, North to Goderich, South to Point Pelee National Park and East to Woodstock, the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to the development of healthy communities. Our locations, programs and services are designed to help our members and participants grow in spirit, mind and body and are open to people of all backgrounds, beliefs and abilities.

This commitment includes a special focus on the region’s children and youth.  From the kids in our camps and those participating in soccer and swimming lessons, to youth who are new to our communities from around the world, the Y is committed to helping our next generation to grow and thrive, as healthy individuals and passionate future leaders.

In the past year, the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario has supported more than 165,000 participants with opportunities to learn, grow and live healthy lifestyles.

“The Y has given me more than I could imagine.  It has helped my children have a happy, healthy Mom – and you can’t put a price on that.” ~ Mary

“Y” not join these participants, our nearly 91,000 members and over 2500 employees and volunteers in the region to share our vision of a healthy community?
As we continue to grow, we have a need for the following position:
Date: April 4, 2019
Position:  Membership Services Representative
Location: Windsor YMCA at Central Park Athletics
Start Date: TBD
Compensation: $14.00/hr
Benefits:
 
• A complimentary YMCA membership which encourages you to embrace the Y’s philosophy of health and well-being
• A discount on our Childcare and Camp programs

Responsibilities:
 
• Serve each member, guest, staff and volunteer with courteous service whether in person or via phone
• Strive to stay informed and up to date on all YMCA programs and events
• Provide solutions to member concerns and report any issues to Membership Coordinator
• Conduct and track tours for guests and potential members
• Provide excellent customer service at member point of access
• Data entry utilizing AVOCADO Software
• Conducts personal financial assistance interviews exercising sound judgment and confidentiality
• Administrative responsibilities and support to the Membership Manager in ensuring the membership processes are followed to standard; front line role in processing memberships, cancellations, Membership Agreement forms, and branch communication
• Register members and guests for memberships, programs and booking wellness appointments

Qualifications & Experience:
 
• Minimum of 2 years customer service experience
• Criminal reference Check (if 18yrs or older)
• Current First Aid and CPR

Competencies:
 
• Leadership: Motivates and inspires self and others to take action to achieve desired outcomes
• Service Orientation: Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to enhance each and every person’s YMCA experience
• Teamwork: Participates actively in a team for organization effectiveness
• Business Orientation: Always maintains accountability, responsibility and control for the YMCA’s fiscal goals
• Initiative: Does the right thing at the right time without being asked
• Problem Solving: Identifies an issue, gathers and processes relevant information, comes up with possible solutions, selects the appropriate response, and implements solution

To Apply:
 
1. Submit resume and cover letter to Rebecca Burlock, Coordinator, Membership Sales & Services terra.armstrong@swo.ymca.ca
2. Deadline for application is April 20, 2019

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

The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders including our members/participants, employees, job applicants, suppliers, and any visitors who may enter our premises, access our information, or use our services. As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), and its associated standards and regulations.

 

Wednesday
Apr032019

Fulltime Supervisor, Health & Wellness

 

Why the Y?

Imagine…… 

- A place where you are a part of one of the most respected human services organizations in the world;
- A place where your work positively influences the lives of others in so many ways;
- A place where you can flourish in a values-based environment;
- A place where you will build a better future not only for yourself but also for those you serve.

At the YMCA

- you will feel connected to community,
- you will meet new people,
- you will expand your knowledge base,
- you will have career development opportunities
- you will experience a rewarding job by helping support the building of healthy communities

Imagine accomplishing all of this while having fun in a challenging and dynamic atmosphere! 

This is “Why the YMCA”.

Our Y

With health and fitness branches, camps, child care centres, community programs and newcomer services across the region, reaching from Windsor in the West, North to Goderich, South to Point Pelee National Park and East to Woodstock, the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to the development of healthy communities. Our locations, programs and services are designed to help our members and participants grow in spirit, mind and body and are open to people of all backgrounds, beliefs and abilities.

This commitment includes a special focus on the region’s children and youth.  From the kids in our camps and those participating in soccer and swimming lessons, to youth who are new to our communities from around the world, the Y is committed to helping our next generation to grow and thrive, as healthy individuals and passionate future leaders.

In the past year, the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario has supported more than 165,000 participants with opportunities to learn, grow and live healthy lifestyles.

“The Y has given me more than I could imagine.  It has helped my children have a happy, healthy Mom – and you can’t put a price on that.” ~ Mary

“Y” not join these participants, our nearly 91,000 members and over 2500 employees and volunteers in the region to share our vision of a healthy community?

As we continue to grow, we have a need for the following position:

Date:  April 3rd, 2019 

Position: Fulltime Supervisor, Health & Wellness

Location: Stoney Creek YMCA & Community Centre

Start Date: May 2019 

Compensation: TBD

Benefits:

- A complimentary YMCA membership which encourages you to embrace the Y’s philosophy of health and well-being
- A discount on our Childcare and Camp programs
- Benefits and Pension Plan available upon completion of probation
Other Job Details:
- The Coordinator, Health & Safety will be an integral part of the Stoney Creek YMCA team and is responsible for the delivery of all Wellness & Recreation programs that exceeds the levels of service excellence as determined by YMCA: Priority S.A.M. (Serving All Members) standards.

Responsibilities:
 
- Recruitment, training and performance management of fitness staff and volunteers
- Responsible for delivery and evaluation of all fitness programs and services
- Provide direct delivery of individual conditioning, registered programs and recreation programs
- Administrative duties including payroll, scheduling, monitoring waitlists, registration, statistical reporting and analysis
- Supports and assists in the delivery of branch initiatives including the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign
- Vision planning for all adult programs by evaluating current program, exploring new trends and determining annual initiatives/direction resulting in member retention and new members
- Ensure YMCA program standards, policies and procedures are maintained
- Facilitate leadership training to volunteer and staff to ensure program quality assurance
- Ensure a safe environment

Qualifications & Experience:

- Completion of degree/diploma in Recreation & Leisure, Phys.Ed., or equivalent
- 3-4 years of Health & Wellness experience.
- Standard First Aid/CPR/AED
- YMCA Individual Conditioning Instructor/Personal Training or equivalent
Personal Training Certification
-  Group Fitness Certification and or equivalent
- YMCA Fitness Trainer (an asset)
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Provide a current Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Position Screening as per the Association policy
- A dedication to demonstrate the YMCA core values
- First Aid and CPR
- Completed criminal reference check

Competencies:
*Customer Service Orientation *Coaching & Developing * Leadership
*Commitment to Y Mission vision & Values *Initiative *teamwork *Flexibility

To Apply:

1. Submit resume and cover letter to Vicki Williton  vicki.williton@swo.ymca.ca 
2. Deadline for application is April 18th, 2019

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

The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders including our members/participants, employees, job applicants, suppliers, and any visitors who may enter our premises, access our information, or use our services. As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), and its associated standards and regulations.

 

Wednesday
Apr032019

Vice President Finance

Why the Y?

Imagine……

• A place where you are a part of one of the most respected human services organizations in the world;
• A place where your work positively influences the lives of others in so may ways;
• A place where you are able to flourish in a values-based environment;
• A place where you will build a better future not only for yourself but also for those you serve.

At the YMCA

• you will feel connected to community,
• you will meet new people,
• you will expand your knowledge base,
• you will have career development opportunities
• you will experience a rewarding job by helping support the building of healthy communities

Imagine accomplishing all of this while having fun in a challenging and dynamic atmosphere!

This is “Why the YMCA”.

Our Y

In the past year, the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario has supported more than 165,000 participants with opportunities to learn, grow and live healthy lifestyles.

We have health and fitness branches, camps, child care centres, community and newcomer services programs at nearly 200 locations across the region. The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to the development of healthy communities. Our locations, from Windsor in the West, North to Goderich, South to Point Pelee National Park, and East to Woodstock, provide programs and services designed to help our members and participants grow in spirit, mind and body and are open to people of all backgrounds, beliefs and abilities.

This commitment includes a special focus on the region’s children and youth. From the kids in our camps and those participating in soccer and swimming lessons, to youth who are new to our communities from around the world, the Y is committed to helping our next generation to grow and thrive, as healthy individuals and passionate future leaders.

“The Y has given me more than I could imagine. It has helped my children have a happy, healthy Mom – and you can’t put a price on that.”~ Mary

“Y” not join these participants, our nearly 91,000 members and over 2500 employees and volunteers in the region to share our vision of a healthy community?

As we continue to grow, we have a need for the following position:

Date: April 2, 2019

Position: Vice President Finance

Location: 165 Elmwood Ave East, London

Start Date: May 2019

Compensation: TBD

Benefits:

• Candidates will be eligible to participate in our full benefit plan upon successful completion of their 90 day probationary period. The YMCA also offers a generous pension plan
• A complimentary YMCA membership which encourages you to embrace the Y’s philosophy of health and well-being
• A discount on our Childcare and Camp programs
The Vice President of Finance reports to the CEO, is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and is responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects and provides leadership to finance staff for several charities. This role oversees the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario, and related charities totalling $75 million annual budget.

Responsibilities:

• Responsible for a team of 9 employees
• Provides oversight of monthly and annual financial reporting, account analysis and benchmark analytics for Senior leader financial reports
• Provides strategic leadership and functional guidance in the development and implementation of guidelines and policies governing financial reporting, budgeting and cost control, and government reporting
• Performs statistical analysis of operations as well as preparation and support for funding or related budgets and report requirements
• Keeps informed of government and industry policy changes governing financial operations and charitable requirements to ensure the charities’ compliance with regulations governing charities and related operations

Qualifications & Experience:

• Professional accounting designation – CPA CA, CPA CMA or CPA CGA
• 7-10 experience supervising a multi-disciplinary finance team
• The role requires excellence in budgeting and forecasting (both of finances and operational statistics), general accounting and operational efficiency
• Previous accounting experience working in a not-for-profit organization or charity is preferred
• Experience with various accounting software systems and Microsoft Office– excellence in manipulation of accounting data and reconciliation, reporting systems and integrations
• Requires highly developed analysis and problem-solving skills to reconcile and understand various funding and revenue sources, expense streams and multiple computer systems that are integrated with the General Ledger
• Highly organized and able to prioritize multiple reporting needs and levels
• Team player supporting the Finance and Senior Leadership Teams in addition to ensuring departments’ excellence in customer service to the branches of the Association and other charities supported
• Effective communicator, as well as proven interpersonal skills to build strong relationships internal and external to department and organization.
• The candidate must also have the desire and ability to regularly travel throughout Southwestern Ontario

Competencies:

Planning and Organizing
Teamwork
Relationship Building and Collaboration
Problem Solving
Leadership
Initiative
Forward Thinking
Communication
Integrity

To Apply:

Applications should be directed to workforymca@swo.ymca.ca by, Wednesday April 10, 2019 at 5:00pm. Please include your expected salary range in your email.

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

The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders including our members/participants, employees, job applicants, suppliers, and any visitors who may enter our premises, access our information, or use our services. As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), and its associated standards and regulations.

Wednesday
Apr032019

Newcomer Settlement Advisor (Part time 18.75 hrs/week)

Why the Y?


Imagine…… 

• A place where you are a part of one of the most respected human services organizations in the world;
• A place where your work positively influences the lives of others in so may ways;
• A place where you are able to flourish in a values-based environment;
• A place where you will build a better future not only for yourself but also for those you serve.
At the YMCA

• you will feel connected to community,
• you will meet new people,
• you will expand your knowledge base,
• you will have career development opportunities
• you will experience a rewarding job by helping support the building of healthy communities

Imagine accomplishing all of this while having fun in a challenging and dynamic atmosphere! 
This is “Why the YMCA”.

Our Y
In the past year, the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario has supported more than 165,000 participants with opportunities to learn, grow and live healthy lifestyles. We have health and fitness branches, camps, child care centres, community and newcomer services programs at nearly 200 locations across the region. The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to the development of healthy communities. Our locations, from Windsor in the West, North to Goderich, South to Point Pelee National Park, and East to Woodstock, provide programs and services designed to help our members and participants grow in spirit, mind and body and are open to people of all backgrounds, beliefs and abilities.

This commitment includes a special focus on the region’s children and youth.  From the kids in our camps and those participating in soccer and swimming lessons, to youth who are new to our communities from around the world, the Y is committed to helping our next generation to grow and thrive, as healthy individuals and passionate future leaders.

 “The Y has given me more than I could imagine.  It has helped my children have a happy, healthy Mom – and you can’t put a price on that.”~ Mary

“Y” not join these participants, our nearly 91,000 members and over 2500 employees and volunteers in the region to share our vision of a healthy community?

As we continue to grow, we have a need for the following position:

Date:  April 2, 2019

Position:
Newcomer Settlement Advisor (Part time 18.75 hrs/week)

Location
: Windsor, Ontario

Start Date:
April 29, 2019

Compensation:
TBD

Benefits:

• A complimentary YMCA membership which encourages you to embrace the Y’s philosophy of health and well-being
• A discount on our Childcare and Camp programs 

Responsibilities: 

• Determines eligibility for services and conducts initial assessments to identify needs and obstacles in the life of refugees, visitors, international students, new Canadians, etc.
• Provides guidance and information to eligible clients in order to meet immediate everyday needs including, legal aid, financial assistance, housing, banking, shopping, education, health services, etc.
• Assists clients in setting priorities and development of action plans, respect deadlines set by IRB or any government bodies, be aware of the uniqueness of each case and be attentive to explain thoroughly the refugee process to all clients.
• Be aware of the appeal process with IRB for rejected claims and maintains good knowledge about the legacy and H&C cases
• Refers clients to appropriate internal and external programs and resources once they are accepted as convention refugees, such as Essentials to Integration (WC), Newcomer Youth Leadership Development Program, Language Training, employment, education, health care, legal, recreation, etc.
• Implements accepted settlement counseling practices and procedures including accurate documentation, continuous assessment, file maintenance, data recording and follow-up
• Maintains and expand client base through outreach, which includes community visits, developing outreach materials and promoting community networks
• Represents the agency on appropriate community networks focused on immigration issues and refugee status and work in conjunction with other agencies and community groups to co-ordinate/facilitate the delivery of services
• Advocates on clients’ behalf, when appropriate, with agencies, organizations and institutions
• Assists with exploration, research and development of workshops and programs that address identified client needs
• Delivers group orientation and information sessions for newcomers and the public
• Provides leadership and direction in assigned projects that benefit our clients and the YMCA i.e. Strong Kids, Peace Week, etc.
• Recruits, trains and supervises volunteers for the program
• Handles administrative and clerical duties, including back-up reception, as required

Qualifications & Experience:
 
• Post Secondary Degree or Diploma in a related Human Services, Counselling, or Education discipline
• Knowledge of Immigration Law, and government funded/ community programs (i.e. Ontario Works, Legal Aid, CAS, etc.)
• Fluency in an additional language in at least one common newcomer language, i.e. Arabic, Mandarin, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, (an asset)
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and familiar with using a database
• Demonstrated understanding and sensitivity towards the challenges facing immigrant newcomers
• Experience working with diverse populations
• Settlement Counseling and solution-based counselling background
• Proven ability to understand and interpret complex documentation, applications, etc.
• Highly developed research skills
• Comfortable and effective communicating in group situations
• Previous experience working within the Settlement Sector (an asset)
• Must provide a current Criminal Record Check as per the Association’s policy

Competencies:
 
• Integrity
• Diversity
• Self-Management
• Strong Communication Skills
• Problem Solving
• Creativity and Innovation
• Conflict resolution
• Relationship Building
• Sense of Community
• Teamwork
• Tolerance for Ambiguity

To Apply:
 
1. Submit resume and cover letter to: Laure Khalil Manager of Settlement, Newcomer Services
At laure.khalil@swo.ymca.ca
2. Deadline for application is April 9, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

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

The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders including our members/participants, employees, job applicants, suppliers, and any visitors who may enter our premises, access our information, or use our services. As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), and its associated standards and regulations.

 

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