St. George’s YouthNet is not-for-profit organization which works in close partnership with Saint George’s Round Church. It serves youth and families in its North End neighbourhood by offering a range of programs and activities aimed at building friendships amongst young people and challenging and inspiring them. YouthNet is in search of a new program coordinator to develop and implement inspiring and innovative youth programs. Current programs include week-day lunches at Joseph Howe Elementary School, a daily after-school program and a twice-weekly Teen Program, as well as free weekly day camps and outdoor adventures and overnight wilderness camping throughout the summer. All programming incorporates art, cooking, music, dance, recreation and free play, drawing on the talents of both the congregation of St George’s Church and the wider community. All activities are informed by the understanding that friendship is transformative to human growth. 

Job Title: Program Coordinator, full-time, 35 hours


Preferred start date: Early October, 2019. This is a two-year renewable contract with a three-month probation period.


Salary range: $28,000 to $32,000




The Program Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and works with the Executive Director to deliver the programs which enable YouthNet to fulfil its mission. The Program Coordinator is a dynamic and engaging person who organizes and delivers the After-School Program while making the programming an inspiring and enjoyable experience for kids, volunteers and staff. The Program Coordinator is also involved in planning and running summer camp programs.


Responsibilities for the lunch program

The Program Coordinator is responsible for working with the Lunch Program Coordinator to ensure the delivery of a nutritious lunch to approximately 20 children at Joseph Howe School each day of the school week. The Program Coordinator helps the Lunch Program Coordinator liaison with the staff of Joe Howe School and recruit volunteers.


Responsibilities for the after-school and summer programs

Under the oversight of the Director, the Program Coordinator is responsible for developing a high level of after school and summer programs which are innovative and meet the needs of the children and parents.


·         Develop programming for after-school and summer which integrates volunteers, community partners, and neighbourhood resources

·         Develop and maintain relationships with community partners and neighbourhood resources throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality and the province of Nova Scotia, in collaboration with other staff and implement them in programming

·         Work the Executive Director and other staff to recruit, integrate, manage and organize volunteers into after-school activities and give them direction and feedback

·         Create an atmosphere where youth and volunteers pursue excellence through the programs offered which build confidence and life skills (i.e.: cooking, art, drama, music, photography)

·         Ensure that daily records of activities and incidents are kept

·         Ensure that that participant progress/success is measured, recorded, evaluated and reported

·         Work with other staff to ensure that parents are kept up-to-date on the achievements and struggles of their children

·         Manage student placements from other organizations

·         The Program Coordinator oversees and ensures the cleanliness and organization of the YouthNet spaces

·         Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director


Required Skills and Qualifications

·         Completion of some relevant post-secondary studies

·         Commitment to community involvement and the development of community-based programming

·         Ability to think innovatively about how to provide supports for youth and their families

·         Experience in developing engaging, challenging and inclusive strategies that allow all youth to be involved and engaged so that they can achieve success

·         Food Handlers Education Program (or be willing to take this course)

·         Ability to work creatively and collaboratively with a variety of community partners to develop dynamic programming which supports literacy, numeracy, healthy living, the arts and life skills.

·         First Aid; criminal record check and vulnerable sector check

·         Experience working with Microsoft Office and other commonly used computer applications

·         Ability to manage and supervise others including volunteers, children and guest instructors


Salary: $29,000 to $33,000 (commensurate with qualifications and experience).  Vacation: 5 weeks, three of which are mandated (during the December holiday period and at the end of August), and two weeks at the discretion of the board of directors.


Application deadline: Friday, September 27th, 2019


Only those candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be expected to design and lead an activity with the after school program as part of the interview process.


Please forward all applications, comprised of a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, to YouthNet’s selection committee at