Job Posting 83556

Coordinator, Youth Recreational and Leisure Activities Program
YWCA Hamilton
Hamilton area
closing today (Fri, 27 May)
canada summer jobs / summer students

Who We Are

Founded in 1889, YWCA Hamilton is known as one of Hamilton’s original social innovators and works from a feminist, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive framework. We are dedicated to strengthening women’s and girl’s voices, broadening their choices, building dynamic leadership and providing essential services that promote safe, inclusive and equitable communities.

Position Description

Creating safe(r), anti-racist, and inclusive spaces for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth in Hamilton.

  • Supporting QTBIPOC and all other 2SLGBTQIA+ youth in Hamilton to form and maintain
  • healthy relationships with their peers and community;
  • Responsible for planning, promoting, and executing two events per month;
  • Event planning - coordinating logistics such as transportation (bus tickets and rideshare),
  • online event scheduling, purchasing supplies as needed, budgeting and managing
  • expenses;
  • Recording event data (number of participants, etc.);
  • Collaborating with other Speqtrum staff to co-facilitate additional events as required;
  • Attending staff meetings;
  • Administering evaluation tools at select events;
  • Nurturing and forming meaningful internal and external working relationships and
  • partnerships, and liaising with community stakeholders;
  • Attending and participating in all YWCA Hamilton mandatory training;
  • Supporting YWCA Hamilton and Speqtrum’s mission, vision and values;
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Working 30 hours per week, some evenings and weekends may be required based on
  • program needs;
  • Requires remote work, and use of your own computer and phone;
  • May include work at in-person events, depending on provincial and municipal guidelines and employee’s accessibility needs.


  • Strong knowledge and experience planning and facilitating groups and workshops is
  • required;
  • Experience facilitating events or advocating with 2SLGBTQIA+ communities is an asset;
  • Lived experience with 2SLGBTQIA+ communities is required;
  • Lived experience with Newcomer, trans, or disability communities is an asset;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of working from an anti-racist and anti-oppressive
  • framework/practice;
  • Strong knowledge of anti-racism practices, and the impacts of racism, anti-black racism,
  • and colonialism in 2SLGBTQIA+ communities is required;
  • Knowledge of social media/outreach/graphic design is an asset;
  • Knowledge of Hamilton’s 2SLGBTQIA+ communities and Hamilton resources is preferred;
  • Familiarity with facilitating online events is an asset;
  • Ability to motivate and encourage participation from participants, while respecting their
  • limits and boundaries;
  • Commitment to creating spaces for ALL 2SLGBTQIA+ youth, and can identify and mitigate
  • barriers to participation, such as racism, ableism, classism, etc.;
  • Ability to bring a feminist, anti-racist/anti-oppressive perspective to work;
  • Bilingual English/French or other languages is an asset;
  • Ability to work a schedule which includes days, afternoons, evenings and weekends based
  • on program needs;
  • Must provide a current Vulnerable Sector Police check or willingness to obtain at own
  • cost;
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 15-30 of age at the beginning of the employment period (Canada Summer Jobs requirement).

YWork for us?

At YWCA Hamilton, we are intentional about fostering a workplace culture that values positive physical and emotional well-being through our values of Inclusivity, Equity, Community, Self-determination, and Accountability. We invest in our employees so that we can bring our values into the communities in which we live. We offer our employees:

  • On-the-job training and professional development opportunities
  • Staff fitness, childcare and recreation discounts
  • Opportunities to get involved in our community
  • A competitive total rewards package

If you’re passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of women, children, and families every day, we would love for you to join our team!

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Thank you for your interest in YWCA Hamilton.

As part of YWCA Hamilton’s commitment to Access and Equity, we strive to represent the diverse communities that we serve. Individuals who are women, First Nations, Métis, immigrant, refugee, LGBTQ2S+; individuals with disAbilities; and individuals from racialized communities or other marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.

Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process. Please inform us of any accommodation requests.

Please Note: All applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information collected during the recruitment process will only be used for employment opportunities only in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act. Only applications from individuals eligible to work in Canada will be considered.



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