Youth Program Manager

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Do you want to work with new and interesting people around the province, learning new skills and put your existing skills to the test? Our client, a co-operative, is looking for an individual to join their team on a permanent basis in Saskatoon Sk. The Program Manager is responsible for delivering youth programs to engage youth in activities and development opportunities that promote and contribute to the sustainability of the co-operative model as a mechanism for community and economic development. The successful candidate would be responsible for assisting in the delivery of their youth programs and services. If this is an opportunity you feel you would excel at, please apply below. 

Job Responsibilities 

  • Plan and implement the delivery of youth programs and its activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization to achieve the successful outcome of the program
  • Promote the Youth Program, including summer camps, internships, and other programs to encourage youth to be active participants in their community and local co-operatives, and increase youth participation in the summer camps
  • Develop and manage an annual budget and operating plan to support the youth program
  • Develop and monitor the program activities, conduct annual evaluations, and recommend changes to improve and/or enhance the program as appropriate
  • Review the Policy Manual annually, providing recommendations to the Executive Director of any changes that will mitigate risk to the youth programs and its staff, volunteers, and elected leaders
  • Design and deliver program training in a variety of formats to engage youth and write/revise curriculum to address program needs
  • Communicate with participants, co-operatives, and member associations to gain community support for the program and solicit input to improve the program
  • Oversee the collection and maintenance of records on the participants of the program for statistical purposes according to the confidentiality/privacy policy of the organization
  • Recruit, interview and select well-qualified Program Assistants, lifeguards and volunteers
  • Ensure Program Assistants, lifeguards, and volunteers receive the appropriate level of training and supervision and have an understanding of their role and obligation to adhere to the Youth Camp and company Policy Manuals
  • Along with the Executive Director, supervise Administrative Assistant
  • Secure additional external funding and increase member association sponsorship of youth camps and other organizational objectives
  • Develop funding proposals for the program to ensure the continuous delivery of services and promote youth internship programs
  • Prepare periodic written reports for Executive Director and Board of Directors

Candidate Qualifications 

  • Post-secondary education in education, social sciences, co-operatives, community development, non-profit or business management, or a related discipline is preferred  
  • Experience working with youth
  • Expertise in marketing and communications
  • Combination of experience and education would be considered
  • Experience with co-operatives, or managing youth camp programs would be considered an asset
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to function independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to work with and lead a diverse group of staff, volunteers and participants
  • Excellent human resource management and deployment skills
  • Exceptional analytical, organizational, and time management skills and judgment 
  • Ability to provide a clear routine criminal record check
  • Knowledge of the co-operative sector and the principles, values, and practices that govern co-operatives
  • Familiarity with various co-operatives (i.e. credit unions, worker, housing, etc.)
  • Strong report writing, curriculum and training design skills 
  • Excellent financial management, project, and time management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of products, including Access
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Will be required to travel to conduct presentations to groups outside Saskatoon as well as to camp sites

Apply now for the Youth Program Manager position


28 Sep 2018
Saskatchewan Co-operative Association
Saskatoon  Saskatchewan