PROGRAM COORDINATOR


Reports to: Creative Life Director 
Application Deadline: Nov 9th, 2018
Classification: Full-time, (32 hours/week), Salary (fundraising required)
Location: East Vancouver


Position
Overview

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for executing front-line programming in our studio for youth aged 15-25 living with mental illness, navigating poverty, living homelessness or otherwise on the margins, creating a safe and accessible space for youth to develop skills, belonging and experience transformation.

Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the leadership team to develop workshops, open studio times, and the program direction, and leading a volunteer team to execute front-line programming.

  • Creating a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment.

  • Liaison between workshop facilitators, volunteers, outreach worker, youth support worker, and youth community.

  • Maintaining statistic reports necessary for program functioning and evaluation.

about you

  • You are highly organized with exceptional communication skills. 

  • You have a passion for creativity, and understand its importance.

  • You enjoy managing people and space.

  • You have a desire for ongoing-learning, researching arts practice to aid workshop facilitators and the growing program development.

  • You are adaptable and flexible and have the ability to handle stressful situations.

  • You have excellent problem-solving and communication skills, able to communicate with a diverse group of people, with a wide variety of experience and socioeconomic backgrounds.

  • You have lived experience, or deep knowledge of poverty and oppression and an understanding of the needs of vulnerable youth including youth living with mental health, substance use, and/or social challenges.

  • You participate in the Christian faith.

qualifications

Five years of combined post-secondary education/workforce experience. 


About Youth Unlimited
Youth Unlimited has been helping young people discover their potential since 1944. With eight chapters in Greater Vancouver, YU provides caring relationships and developmental opportunities for vulnerable youth through relevant programs and individual connections, aimed at fostering mental, physical, social, spiritual and emotional well-being among young people in the community. Formerly called Youth For Christ, Youth Unlimited is a Christian organization and cares for all youth regardless of faith, race, gender or any other trait. www.youthunlimited.com

About Creative Life
Creative Life is a community art initiative that engages young people living in East Vancouver in high quality and accessible arts programs to see transformation through communities of belonging and creativity. www.creative-life.ca


Email your interest with a resume and cover letter to dean@youthunlimited.com