Job Posting 74644

Youth Leader, Youth Leadership Development
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Tong Louie YMCA, Surrey
closing today (Sun, 19 Sep)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $15.75 per hour

Canada Summer Jobs Criteria

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment.
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations. International participants are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian citizens or permanent residents.


Position Title:                       Program Staff, Youth Leadership Development

Location:                               Tong Louie YMCA, Surrey, BC

                                                Some work and programs may be conducted remotely and virtually


Terms:                                   Temporary, Part Time (approximately 16 weeks)

Hours of Work:                   21 hours per week

                                               Some evenings and weekends occasionally for events, field trips, or conferences as per program and operation needs


Rate:                                      $15.75 per hour   

Start Date:                            As soon as possible

End Date:                              October 29, 2021 (approximately 16 weeks), possibility for extension

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 nonprofit accountability, transparency and governance.


The YMCA’s Youth Leadership Development (YLD) programs help youth ages 10-18 to reach their potential. The program runs during 2-hour weekly evening sessions throughout the school year from September to June. The YLD Program’s goal is to build the potential of young people so that they have the skills to positively impact the community as a young professional. The Program Staff will aid in building curriculum and program manual for the YLD Program. The Program Staff will help facilitate virtual drop-in sessions with youth July-August, and support in-person programming when necessary.


Nature & Scope:

The Program Staff, Youth Programs develop and deliver youth focused programming. Activities include team building, social events, volunteer opportunities, fundraising, training, and special events. The YLD Program Staff reports to the Supervisor of Youth Programs and works collaboratively with other program staff to provide a safe and fun environment.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Organize, plan and support in-person programming
  • Actively facilitate and interact with youth and lead programs in a positive and professional manner
  • Build meaningful relationships through positive interaction with YMCA program participants
  • Ensures that the program operates smoothly and ensures that the service provided to communities is of excellent quality
  • Assist in outreach, recruitment and implementation of Youth Council
  • Research and build Youth Leadership Development flexible and adaptive curriculum in the framework of YLD learning outcomes
  • Collaborate with Team Leader, Youth Leadership Development Surrey
  • Model appropriate behaviour in line with the Mission, Vision, and Values of the YMCA
  • Create and maintain a positive atmosphere and work to build positive self-esteem and confidence
  • Ensure the safety of all members, participants, staff, and property by following YMCA standards/policies/ procedures
  • Maintain an atmosphere of achievement that inspires self and others to succeed at the highest levels
  • Maintain a neat, orderly, and clean environment, including all program areas, common spaces, and washrooms
  • Attend staff meetings, planning sessions and training events as required



  • High School Diploma
  • Working towards post-secondary degree in youth work field an asset
  • Experience working with youth ages 10-18
  • Able to manage and facilitate small groups of youth
  • Current Standard First Aid certificate with CPR level C & AED
  • Experience and sensitivity with members of different cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and invisible dimensions of diversity
  • Well developed interpersonal and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with youth participants, staff, and volunteers
  • Demonstrated high level of customer service skills
  • 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
  • 3 professional references


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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