Youth Site Coordinator
Role of this position
- To oversee the operation of the program on and off-site, before, during and after the program itself at four sites across the country.
- To participate with GO Project Summer Team to create and maintain the integrity of the mission program
- To supervise a GO Project Site Summer Team
- To support the work of the staff team at Islington United Church and other partners
The Site Coordinator is responsible to
- Oversee the use of the host churches and its contents ensuring that they are used responsibly
- Supervise the GO Project site summer team
- Model and teach The GO Project values and beliefs about all ages faith development and intentional community living
- Provide resource support to the team of summer staff through strong leadership, mentoring and knowledge
- Act as a liaison with staff for the Minister to the GO Project
- Develop in coordination with other site coordinators a staff training program and resource
- Facilitate all aspects of food justice including the production of a menu, supervision of teams of young people in food preparation and workshop with the aim of education for food sovereignty.
- Communicate the ministry of the GO Project to host congregations and communities through face to face meetings, regular check-ins with local ministry personnel, media releases with at least two media outlets in each host city, etc.
- Communicate with potential GO Project leaders and participants to motivate them towards attending a program
- Distribute necessary documents and information to registered participants.
- Conduct presentations to groups to increase GO visibility.
- Coordinate media releases in each community
- Share GO news with local community
- Provide daily planning support and check-in with the summer team
- Participate in all programs
- Promote and maintain a safe environment for all staff and youth and be prepared to implement fire, safety, first aid and other emergency procedures if necessary
- Communicate daily with the Program Director
- Meet weekly with Go Project summer team
- Report abuse disclosures, and any concerns about minors in the care to the Minister to the GO Project
- Coordinate leadership of resource people and sites
- Design and lead opportunities for participants to connect with each other
- Anticipate needs and problem-solve at events
- Ensure that the preparation of food, meeting all food-safe guidelines and offering support to site staff who lead groups of youth in the preparation of meals.
- Recruit, communicate with and supervise local volunteers to increase the visibility and support of the GO Project
- Develop and implement strategies and workshops on integrating the GO experience into youth and their leaders home lives in coordination with other GO coordinators.
- Develop strategies and recommendations for the future of the GO Project, including funding proposals.
- Create a debriefing experience; including evaluation for all GO project participants, community groups and staff.
- Compile a year-end report to be submitted to granting agencies and church bodies.
- 4 years leadership in Christian context
- 2 years training or relevant experience in providing resource and planning support within a Christian Context
- Past youth mission experience
- Experience in a collaborative team leadership
- Experience as a group facilitator
- Experience and training in Effective Communication including giving and receiving feedback and conflict resolution
- Knowledge and experience responding to emergency situations
- Experience working with children with special needs
- Experience and training in responding to disclosures of abuse from children
- Food Safety Training (will certify staff)
Skills and Abilities
- Supervision and performance evaluation skills
- Team building skills
- Experience and comfort offering leadership in a Christian environment
- Skill at working with biblical and theological concepts and stories
- Proven communication and conflict resolution skills with individuals and groups
- Proven pastoral care skills
- Ability to organize and be attentive to detail
- Able to work in an environment where interruptions are frequent
- Able to work effectively in the midst of multiple and varied work demands
- Maintain a high level of confidentiality
This position reports to the Program Director and is accountable to the Minister to the GO Project at Islington United Church
The rate of pay for a first-year coordinator is $9,600 for a fifteen-week contract.
Dates of Work
The position youth coordinator beings on May 20th, 2019 and ends on August 30th, 2019.