Job Posting 69827

Facilitator, Youth Peace Network
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
WORK FROM HOME (Telecommute), Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 6 days ago (Sun, 11 Apr)
part time - term / contract  •  $24.48 per hour

Date Posted:        March 31, 2021


Position Title:       Facilitator, Youth Peace Network

Location:               Program is currently set to be delivered virtually and working remotely


Terms:                   Term, Part-Time

Hours:                    10 hours per week             


Schedule:              Flexibility to work at varying hours to accommodate for global time zones 

                                Schedule may change to meet program and operational needs


Start Date:            May 1, 2021

End Date:              December 31, 2021


Rate:                      $24.48 per hour

Reports To:           Supervisor, Youth Programs



The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community, by nurturing the potential of children, teens & young adults, promoting healthy lifestyles, fostering a sense of social responsibility and delivering lasting personal & social change. We are building a community in which a generation of children and families reach their full potential. Our values guide our decision-making and behaviour—we do the right thing, put people first, keep our promises and lead by example.


For over 130 years, we have been part of the community, a place where people of every age and background find the support they need to grow in spirit, mind and body. One of the Lower Mainland’s leading charities, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver provides services in health & fitness, child care, camping, employment & community services to over 120,000 participants annually.


The Youth Peace Network (YPN) program brings youth aged 19-30 years together from all corners of the globe to help create global awareness and understanding of other cultures, and to build peace. Youth spend seven months online together developing leadership, intercultural communication and conflict resolution skills. YPN Participants foster regional and international networks and work with a peer match to deliver Global Education presentations to YMCA youth groups across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. YPN participants will engage in one online session per month focusing on themes of global citizenship and finishing the program by planning and delivering a symposium of their learnings over the past seven months.  


Nature and Scope:

The facilitator provides leadership to the Youth Peace Network (YPN) program. The facilitator works closely with the YPN participants to ensure all administrative tasks are completed and that groups enjoy a successful and enriching program. The facilitator supports all aspects of YPN participants experience in the program, including workshop engagement, program facilitation, ongoing check-ins, debriefs, and the final symposium. 


Major Responsibilities:

  • Complete all administrative duties related to posting and managing discussion boards, and reporting requirements 
  • Adapt and update curriculum to ensure engaging and relevant material
  • Plan and deliver monthly live sessions for YPN participants, including and not limited to workshops and activities 
  • Support and advise YPN participants with their Global Education presentations
  • Support outreach with YMCA youth programs throughout Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, and across Canada in order to engage and recruit local youth
  • Support YPN participants in developing the YPN Symposium
  • Provide support to YPN program participants as needed. This can include 1-on-1 meetings, and researching resources in their area
  • Plan and deliver 2 weeks of debriefing activities, goal-setting, and action plans for YPN participants  
  • Monthly reporting and data collection for evaluation of program
  • Other duties as assigned 



  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience with youth ages 19-30 
  • Relevant post-secondary education and/or experience   
  • Experience in program development, workshop design and facilitation  
  • Experience facilitating sessions online via Zoom, Microsoft Teams an asset 
  • Demonstrated experience building and maintaining community partnerships and relationships  
  • Commitment to working in a socially inclusive environment responding with sensitivity and personal awareness to the diverse needs of members including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity  
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with ability to establish rapport with participants 
  • Access to reliable internet connection
  • Microsoft Office skills including PowerPoint, Excel, Word etc. 
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date 



In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, the candidate should possess the following competencies:

Leading Self

  • Evolve in Professional Capability – Commit to being better
  • Achieve Excellence and Authenticity – Show up with the best version of you

Leading Others

  • Develop the Potential in Others – Help people grow and lead
  • Create a Culture of Connection – Build bridges between people and partners

Leading Mission

  • Think and Act Strategically – Make good decisions and act on them
  • Make an Intentional Impact – Advance the strength and cause of the Y



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