Job Posting 76427

Facilitator, YMCA Connections - Temporary Foreign Workers
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Robert Lee YMCA (955 Burrard Street, Vancouver)
closed 8 days ago (Sun, 17 Oct)
part time - term / contract  •  $25.00 per hour


Date Posted:       

October 7, 2021


Position Title:      

Facilitator, YMCA Connections - Temporary Foreign Workers  



Robert Lee YMCA (955 Burrard Street, Vancouver)

In-person and travel required to other locations in the Lower Mainland



Temporary, Part-Time 


5 hours per week

Additional hours (up to 8 hours) when events are being hosted (approx. 3 – 5 times per year)

Some evenings and weekends required as per program and operational needs


Start Date:           

As soon as possible       

End Date:             

December 15, 2021, with possibility for extension based on funding



$25.00 per hour

Reports to:          

Manager, Adult Learning & Immigrant Services 



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. 


Nature & Scope:                   

This new YMCA Connections - Temporary Foreign Workers program is designed to help participants improve language skills, connect to the community, learn about Canadian Culture, and fight social isolation and more.  

This position is responsible of organizing and delivering the Connections Community Kitchens/Conversation Clubs for temporary foreign workers, leading a team of volunteers, outreach in the community and workshops for temporary foreign workers in collaboration with the Manager of Adult Training and Immigrant Services. Administrative work and program delivery happens at the Robert Lee YMCA. The programs, developed by the facilitator are structured to introduce Temporary foreign workers to Canadian Culture and support community connection. The environment is fast paced and involves weekend and evening work. The incumbent will be resourceful, flexible, and passionate about supporting temporary foreign workers. 



Major Responsibilities:  

  • Event and activity planning for community kitchen/conversation clubs and workshops. 
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of workshop material; updates curriculum when needed 
  • Facilitates interactive and relevant workshops
  • Builds and maintains community partnerships
  • Completes case note documentation, workshop attendance and handles confidential data; ensures quality audit measures are achieved in accordance with the YMCA and funder’s standards 
  • Recruit program participants by conducting marketing and outreach for the program 
  • Provides customer service by responding to telephone and direct inquiries 
  • Consults and collaborates with team members  
  • Ensures YMCA and funder program targets are achieved; completes and maintains members' files as per YMCA and funder quality standards
  • Understands the importance of the volunteer staff partnership and integrates the value of philanthropy and volunteerism in dealings with members, volunteers, donors and staff 
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • A minimum of 2 years’ relevant work experience, preferably in an immigrant services organization
  • A post-secondary degree in a related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent coordination, communication, organization skills, and event planning experience
  • In-depth knowledge of immigrant issues and cross-cultural communication, preferably with Temporary Foreign Workers
  • Experience with community outreach and marketing
  • Proven competence with administration and reporting
  • High degree of independence and ability to work in a team environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 and Zoom
  • Food safe certificate.
  • Fluency in one of the main newcomer languages other than English is an asset. Spanish fluency is a strong asset.
  • Experience supervising volunteers is an asset
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR-C & AED certificate
  • Completion of three successful reference checks
  • 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
  • The YMCA has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy requiring all staff and volunteers to be vaccinated as per the timelines set out by the province - one dose by September 13 and second dose by October 24.   


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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