Full Time, Salaried Contract
Salary: Starting Salary: $40,000 Annually plus Comprehensive
Nova Scotia and Surrounding Areas (home office: 2269 Gottingen Street, Halifax,
Start Date: October
Are you a driven advocate for Mentorship
and development of youth in the local community? Are you committed to helping young people
obtain and secure employment? Do you
thrive on helping others reach their full potential? If so, we’d love to hear from you!
The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is looking
for a dynamic person to support local youth in the region as a Youth Employment Navigator, YMCA Leadership
and Employment Program (LEAP).
The YMCA Experience
Since 1853 the YMCA of Greater
Halifax/Dartmouth has been connecting Nova Scotians to build healthy
communities. As a non-profit charity we provide vital services, including
Health, Employment, Childcare/Camps, Immigrant Services, and Youth
Development. The YMCA works to build healthy communities.
This is achieved through a shared culture and values.
The YMCA Leadership and Employment
Program is an innovative program that will work with youth towards their
employment goal. The youth will
participate in four weeks of pre-employment training, followed by a six month
paid employment placement.
Reporting to the supervising Director, as Youth Employment Navigator, you will be
front and center in ensuring the success of this important area of work. Specifically you will:
- Recruit interested youth through
networking, attracting a diverse participant pool with a special focus on youth
who are traditionally under represented, in particular, youth who identify as
African Nova Scotian, Aboriginal, Newcomers, youth with disabilities, youth at
risk, as well as youth living below the low-income cut-off and/or are not
employed or in educational training.
- Assist participants in Halifax and the rural
Halifax areas to secure and maintain employment.
- Maintain an atmosphere of achievement that
inspires others to succeed at the highest levels.
- Facilitate employment and life skills
workshops to the participants.
- Work with employers to match youth to
various employment opportunities.
- Ensure the development of a network of
community contacts and stakeholders to increase the effectiveness of
the project, increase opportunities for youth development and mentorship and
ensure there is value to the local community.
YMCA we know that our ability to partner with others in our community is
through the passion and dedication of our employees and volunteers. In joining
the YMCA, you will become part of a dedicated network of individuals with great
passion for providing a holistic support to the communities in which we serve.
In addition, you will receive:
Group Benefits and Pension Program
Work Life Balance Programs (i.e. Paid Personal and Vacation Days)
Childcare and Camp Rates
As a driven advocate for youth development you bring:
- A combination of relevant education or
experience in employment
- Experience working with community partners in
a development role
- Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of
positive youth development
- Proven track record of commitment to working
in a socially inclusive environment and responding with sensitivity and
personal awareness to the diverse needs of members including visible and
non-visible dimensions of diversity
- Demonstrated appreciation for the mission,
vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA
- Strong planning, organizational, leadership,
and communication skills
- Ability to work independently as well as part
of a larger team
to work irregular hours as required
- Access to
reliable transportation to support travel within the region
to plan, promote, develop and implement youth job placements in the community
to recruit, train and support youth in workshop settings (in-person and
to maintain budget for program area
to complete monthly reports and program evaluations
Note: 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
How to Apply
apply with your résumé and cover letter by noon on September
phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be
The YMCA of Greater Halifax /
Dartmouth values the diversity of people and communities and is committed
to excellence and inclusion in our Association. We are committed to an
environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation during the
hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and
appropriate accommodation. We encourage all applicants to self-identify. Preference will be given to members from