Job Posting: Youth Program Co-ordinator at the Ontario Co-operative Association

On Co-op is seeking a Youth Program Co-ordinator to update, promote and deliver the 2017 Co-operative Young Leaders program for youth ages 12 – 18.

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Aid in development/update of the youth leadership program with the input of a Task Force
  • Develop and execute a plan to engage sponsors to support the program
  • Organize logistics for Co-operative Young Leaders Program (CYL), including registration, preparation of program materials, co-ordination of volunteers, organization of cameos and field trips, etc.
  • Communicate with sponsors, parents, facilitators, and participants
  • Organize, attend, and facilitate a 3 day facilitator training session
  • Facilitate, deliver, and guide a weekend for 12-13 year old youth and 3-6, one week summer CYL sessions with a team of other facilitators for youth ages 14-18
  • Actively encourage and recruit participants with diverse cultural backgrounds to grow participation in the CYL Program

Qualifications Required:

  • Ability to develop relationships with sponsors to meet program income targets
  • Experience as a youth leader in a camp environment or similar experience
  • Knowledgeable in various teaching/learning techniques
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good listening, organization and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a project team
  • Superior time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Good understanding of risk management in a summer camp setting

Additional Requirements:

  • Must have own vehicle and possess a valid driver’s licence
  • Work schedule is 8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday, but candidate must be willing to work a few weekends and evenings as required.
  • A criminal record check must be completed prior to start of position.
  • First aid and CPR certification must be obtained by May 1, 2017

Interested individuals can forward their resumes to the Ontario Co-operative Association, referencing the job title, to: The application deadlineis Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

Ontario Co-operative Association
30 Douglas Street
Guelph, Ontario   N1H 2S9
Phone: (519) 763-8271
Fax: (519) 763-7239

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