Job Posting 73258

Job Developer, Youth Employment Bootcamp
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
Work From Home, Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Robert Lee YMCA (Vancouver, BC)
closed 6 days ago (Sun, 25 Jul)
part time - term / contract  •  Under review


Position Title:                       Job Developer, YMCA Youth Employment Bootcamp

Terms:                                   Term, Part-Time


Location:                               Robert Lee YMCA (Vancouver) or Tong Louie YMCA (Surrey)
Currently working remotely until further notice


Hours of Work:                    17.5 hours per week

Salary:                                    Under review


Start Date:                            As soon as possible

End Date:                              July 29, 2022


Reports To:                           Manager, Youth Employment Programs



The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community, by nurturing the potential Explains the benefits and employment support services provided by programs to employers, including addressing employer’s needs 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.


Nature and Scope:

The YMCA Youth Employment Bootcamp program is designed to support youth with barriers to employment to develop fundamental life, social and employability skills. This occurs through a series of workshops and training sessions followed by a practical work experience.


The Job Developer has the primary responsibility of working directly with employers, partners, and participants of the program to set up work placements and provide on-going follow-up supports. The position will involve outreach to the community in order to promote and recruit participants and establishing connections with businesses in order to develop job opportunities as participants move towards employment. This position may support and provide coverage with workshop facilitation. The work environment is very fast-paced, with a high volume of program participants.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Initiates and maintains on-going contacts with a variety of business and industry representatives and job placement/training agencies to promote programs for participant placement
  • Makes cold calls to potential employers
  • Maintains contact with employers during the participants' employment and reports results to appropriate staff
  • Coordinates and supports job placements for program participants
  • Locates jobs for participants who have successfully completed training programs
  • Provides labour market and community resource information
  • Researches internet, agencies, and other resources for job leads
  • Develops and executes creative outreach strategies to recruit program participants
  • Provides coverage for facilitation and delivery of employment workshops
  • Support multi-barrier youth with pre-employment supports such as housing, mental health, addictions, income supports, food security, hygiene & clothing and addressing other barriers to securing and sustaining employment
  • Monitors participant performance on the job and counsels participants when job performance is not satisfactory; works with participants to improve job performance and gain necessary job skills, or reviews other employment options
  • Prepares forms and reports related to placement activities
  • Tracks participant activity and progress data
  • Matches job skills with applicant qualifications
  • Travels across Vancouver and Lower Mainland for meetings



  • Post-Secondary Degree or Certificate in a related discipline, or equivalent work experience
  • Established relationships within the local business community and proven track record in job placement recruitment
  • Experience working with youth or populations with multiple barriers
  • Strong facilitation skills with proven experience leading pre-employment, job search, career information workshops and presentations to a youth audience is an asset
  • 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
  • Understanding of trauma-informed and harm reduction practices
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable and multi-task in high demand environment
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Computer proficient – Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Office 365)
  • High degree of independence and initiative within a team environment
  • Emergency First Aid/CPR-C Certificate required, can be obtained with first 30 days of employment
  • 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 start date
  • Access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license


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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