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.

Typical Duties

  • 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.


Application Deadline: January 4, 2019

Send resume and cover letter toย thegoproject@islingtonunited.org

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