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May172019

Manager Child, Youth, Families 

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: May 16th, 2019 
Position: Manager Child, Youth, Families 
Location: Bostwick Community Centre, YMCA & Library
Start Date: June 2019 
Compensation: $37,000 - $45,000

Benefits:
 
- A complimentary YMCA membership which encourages you to embrace the Y’s philosophy of health and well-being
- Benefits and Pension Plan available upon completion of probation
- A discount on our Childcare and Camp programs 

Responsibilities:  
- Develop, direct and implement new and current programs to attract children and youth to the Bostwick Community Centre, YMCA & Library
- Liaise with external community groups and partners 
- Recruitment, training and development of staff, volunteers 
- Provides direction to all camp programming including summer, school year and break weeks
- Prepare and manage participation and program waitlists seasonally as per demand
- Development and maintenance of program plans including program evaluation and program inquiries
- Preparation of a budget and ongoing management of the budget for the Child & Youth & Camp departments
- Responsible for tracking expenses within the Child & Youth program area
- Preparation and execution of payroll responsibilities
- Direct program delivery on a consistent basis is required
- Tracking statistical information as required

Qualifications & Experience:
- 2 years post secondary degree/diploma in recreation leadership or related field
- 2 years field experience with a minimum of 1-year supervisory experience in managing front-line staff
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Effective organizational and planning skills
- Must provide a Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector screening

Competencies:
Child and Youth Focused
- Commits to assisting growth and development among children and youth
Coaching and Development
- Commits to assisting participants, volunteers, staff and self in continuous learning and self-development
Commitment to Organization Vision and Values
- Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA 
Communication
- Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing and goal achievement across the YMCA
Concern for Health and Safety
- Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction
 
To Apply:
1. Submit resume and cover letter to Christina Matthews at christina.matthews@swo.ymca.ca 
2. Deadline for application is June 1st, 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.

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