Job Posting 73257

Coordinator, Plusone Mentoring
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Tong Louie Family YMCA (Surrey, BC)
closed 5 days ago (Sun, 25 Jul)
full time - term / contract  •  Under review


Position Title:       Coordinator, Plusone Mentoring  


Location:               Tong Louie Family YMCA (14988 57 Ave Surrey, BC

                                Some work will be completed remotely and virtually until further notice

Regular travel required across Surrey for meetings and events


Terms:                   Temporary, Full-Time 

Hours:                    35 hours per week

Schedule:              Monday - Saturday

Some evenings and weekends required for trainings and group activities


Salary:                    Under review


Start Date:            As soon as possible       

End Date:              December 31, 2021, with possibility of extension based on funding


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 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. As the Lower Mainland’s largest independent charity, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver provides services in health & fitness, child care, camping, employment & community services to over 120,000 participants annually. The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is accredited by the Imagine Canada national Standards Program for excellence and compliance in non-profit accountability, transparency and governance. 


Plusone Mentoring is a program designed to engage youth-at-risk in the community, ages 10-17 years old, to increase the protective factors that will help ensure their future success and personal well-being. Youth participants (mentees) spend 1 year in the program where they meet weekly with their mentor and are accompanied in sports and recreation, group, and capacity building activities. 


Nature & Scope:                   

Under the supervision of the Supervisor Youth Programs, the Plusone Mentoring Coordinator is responsible for an annual cohort of 25-30 volunteer adult mentors and their 25-30 mentees at the Tong Louie YMCA, in Surrey. The coordinator works in conjunction with a second Mentoring Coordinator to coordinate all aspects of the Plusone Mentoring program. Travel is required across Surrey on a regular basis for meetings and activities.



  • Supervises an annual cohort of 25-30 volunteer adult mentors and 25-30 youth participants (mentees)
  • Training and coaching of volunteer mentors.
  • Assist in matching mentors and mentees based on skills, interests, and participant needs
  • Maintains communication with parent/ caregiver during the youths’ participation in the program
  • Coordinates weekly schedules to provide mentoring pairs access to YMCA facilities for the purpose ofsports and recreation activities. Virtual Programming during COVID
  • Maintain open communication with supervisor regarding match progress in order for supervisor to update community partners.
  • Supports and supervises mentors to ensure that mentoring relationships are healthy and meeting intended objectives
  • Organizes and coordinates regular (8-10 per year) group and capacity building activities for mentors and mentees
  • Responsible for ensuring all tracking documents, plans, and reports are completed and entered in the online database in a timely manner for the purposes of reporting and evaluation
  • Supports mentors to complete weekly reports and tracks progress to ensure reports are submitted on time
  • Ensure fiscal responsibility by spending program budget appropriately and tracking expenses
  • Develops individualized action plans, in collaboration with mentors, for each mentee.
  • Facilitates lines of communication and coordinates processes with other YMCA and partner organization youth programs where mentees can be referred or accompanied by their mentor
  • Provides resources and referrals to program participants as needed, to YMCA or external services 
  • Ensure the safety of all mentors, mentees, staff, and property by following YMCA standards, policies and procedures including the YMCA Code of Conduct, and the YMCA Child Protection & Vulnerable Adult Policy 
  • Understands and integrates the value of philanthropy in both the specific position and Association, andparticipate in the Annual Campaign and/or other fundraising events. 



  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in youth work or related fields
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in youth work or related fields
  • Experience working directly and overseeing volunteers 
  • Experience working in community basedpartnerships 
  • Experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of different cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and invisible dimensions of diversity.
  • Ability to work according to a flexible schedule
  • Ability to travel within Surrey, access to a vehicle and a valid driver's license is required
  • 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   
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR-C & AED certificate


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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