Date Posted: October 13, 2021
Position Title: Administrative Assistant, Self-Employment for Newcomers
Location: Robert Lee YMCA (955 Burrard Street, Vancouver)
Occasional work from North Shore Multicultural Society (123 East 15th Street, North Vancouver)
Terms: Temporary, Part-TIme
Hours: 10 hours per week, with possibility for an increase in hours based on funding
Start Date: As soon as possible
End Date: March 31, 2022, with possibility for extension based on funding
Rate: Under Review
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 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 Self Employment for Newcomers program will help new immigrants & eligible refugees learn about work in Canada & steps to start a small business. Participants will learn the components of doing business in Canada. Through a combination of classroom and one to one support, the 8 week program will include topics that are relevant not only to self employment but also to Canadian workplace practices. Participants will receive one to one support to complete a business plan & launch their business.
Working with the full-time Administrative Assistant, this position will support the contractual reporting and participant tracking related to program administration for the YMCA Connections Immigrant Services program. The work environment is fast-paced and busy with a high volume of program participants. The incumbent will work directly within a team of three full time staff.
In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, the candidate should possess the following competencies:
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