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Job Number:  41311
Centre Coordinator
Job Posted: Monday, 22 January 2018
Closing Date: Saturday, 31 March 2018
(55 days ago)
Inuvik Youth Centre
Region: Northwest Territories - other areas Type: Full time
Location: Inuvik, NT Salary: 45,000-55,000

The Inuvik Youth Centre functions as a free & licensed after-school day care for children aged 5-12 and as a youth drop-in space for teens aged 13-18. Our mission is “Working in partnership with the community to support the development of youth.”

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Centre Coordinator’s role is oversight of the day to day operation of centre programming as outlined below. The Centre Coordinator works closely with the Executive Director in ensuring operations are in line with funding agreements, applicable acts and the Policies and Procedures of the Inuvik Youth Centre Society.


Summary Description


Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Centre Coordinator is responsible for the planning, coordination and implementation of effective youth programs, activities and workshops. The Coordinator will deliver programs as well as supervise volunteers and staff who facilitate Centre programs. This position involves working afternoons, evenings and weekends. We are seeking an individual who is experienced and comfortable working with children and youth of all ages, possesses strong written and verbal communication skills, is proficient with computers, and works well in a fast paced environment. As a majority of our program participants are Inuvialuit or Gwich’in, knowledge of the history, culture and traditions of these peoples is highly valued.


Duties and Responsibilities


Program Management

  • Coordinate, schedule and facilitate youth programs
  • Coordinate with ED to ensure program requirements are met as laid out in funding agreements
  • Develop and maintain a positive relationship with all participants in Centre programs
  • Foster a healthy and respectful atmosphere in the centre for all youth, staff, and community members
  • Ensure programs are run consistently, effectively, and safely
  • Assist in the supervision and training of program volunteers and staff
  • Provide insight and ideas to the ED for the development of new programs, responding to the input and needs of both youth and the community
  • Ensure that event calendars are completed each month and advertised throughout the community at a minimum of one week prior to the beginning of each month
  • Work within program budgets as directed by the ED
  • Maintain accurate statistics, prepare monthly program reports, and assist with the evaluation and reporting of all programs
  • Maintain complete and up-to-date youth files under the supervision of the ED

Staff and Volunteer Supervision

  • Embody the Inuvik Youth Centre values of integrity, respect, community, empowerment, excellence, and good stewardship.
  • Supervise centre staff and volunteers, ensuring program delivery is safe and consistent with policies and regulations and that the centre is operating according to IYC policies
  • Coordinate with ED to provide ongoing training for volunteers and staff
  • Review all staff time-sheets for accuracy prior to submission

Community Relations

  • Attend scheduled meetings with external partners/stakeholders as directed by the ED
  • Assist the Executive Director in preparing relevant reports and making presentations to potential funders and other stakeholders to promote the Inuvik Youth Centre
  • Act as a role model of appropriate behavior in the Centre and the community

Qualifications and Requirements



  • A university degree or college diploma in the human services field of social work, education, recreation or other related field is an asset
  • Equivalent education, experience and training that result in a well-developed knowledge of the social, recreational and educational needs of youth will be considered
  • CPR and First Aid certification will be required within 3 months of start date
  • A valid class 5 license with clear drivers abstract is an asset


  • Proven history of successful youth leadership and mentoring
  • Direct staff supervision
  • Program management including planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Knowledge of and experience working with Indigenous communities is an asset
  • Previous experience in a northern setting is an asset

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Effective leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Organizational skills: Manage simultaneous tasks and set priorities, maintain required records and budgets associated with programs
  • Computer and media skills
  • Health and safety requirements, knowledge of NWT Employment, Health & Safety and Day Care Acts is an asset

Record Check

  • A clear criminal record check and vulnerable sector check must be completed and provided prior to employment
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please submit a cover letter & resume via email only.
Contact Details:
Contact: Cheryl Zaw - Executive Director
Tel: 867 777 4992
www:   www.inuvikyouthcentre.ca

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