Youth Drop-in Programmer

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POSITION: Youth Drop-in Programmer

Spence Neighbourhood Association is looking to fill a 30 hour per week youth programmer position. The Spence Neighbourhood Association is looking for a drop-in programmer for the youth drop-in program, a program for 13-18 year olds in the Spence Community. Youth Drop-in is an evening program Monday to Friday 6:00- 10:00pm for 13-18 year olds, which works on building connections between the community and youth. The youth drop-in program staff will be responsible for working with a team to run the youth drop-in Monday to Friday evening at the Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre. This position would work closely with the youth programs manager, the newcomer outreach coordinator, outreach workers and city of Winnipeg staff to enhance and support strong weekday programming.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Planning, organizing and setting up daily programming
  • Work side by side with newcomer outreach worker to run the program
  • Finding ways to build belonging – connecting youth to the community, the people in their community and helping them play a role in making it a good place to live through the programming
  • Recruiting, managing, training and scheduling volunteers
  • Planning, preparing and serving a daily meal program
  • Keeping record of and reporting monthly on volunteer hours, attendance and activities
  • Taking a lead in communication with staff, volunteers and families
  • Safe walk and drive program
  • Family engagement in programming and special events
  • Fundraising and sustainable fund development

Desired qualifications:

  • Must have experience organizing programming for 12-18 year olds
  • Must have experience working with inner city youth
  • Must have education or training in coaching, teaching or recreational programming
  • Must be able to provide clear direction and feed back to volunteers, youth participants and green team youth assistants
  • Must have an in depth understanding of inner city communities and the issues facing youth
  • Must be able to communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Must enjoy team work and be willing to assist other youth program leaders
  • Must be able to provide a current criminal record check and child abuse registry check
  • Must be able to work afternoons/evenings
  • Current First aid and CPR training and Drivers Licence are assets
  • Experience in coaching sports or supervisory experiences are assets
  • Creativity and ambition an asset


  • Leadership skills
  • Organization skills and abilities
  • Posses Class 4 driver's license or be willing to attain it

Hours and remuneration:

The Employee agrees to fulfill a 30 hour work week. SNA agrees to pay $15 per hour for a 30 hour work week on a bi-weekly schedule, with hours paid as worked. Required CPP, EI, and tax deductions will be made and employer contributions will be paid. Employee will be eligible for health benefits following a 3- month probation period. Responsibilities may require flexible hours to be worked (i.e., evenings and weekends). However, regular hours will be between 3 pm and 10 pm Monday to Friday.

The Spence Neighbourhood Association would like to encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of our community.


Please submit resume and
cover letter by 4:00pm July
14th, 2017


Spence Neighbourhood Association
Attention: Jamil Mahmood
615 Ellice Ave, R3G 0A4
E-mail: jamil at

14 Jul 2017
Spence Neighbourhood Association
Winnipeg  Manitoba
Planning and Evaluation