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Programs Support Specialist

Programs Support Specialist

Position Type: Full time, one year contract
Date Ad posted: July 17, 2017
Application Deadline: August 7, 2017
Job Region: Hamilton-Wentworth
Location:  Hamilton

Overview:

In Canada, more than 1 in 7 children live in poverty; in Hamilton, it’s 1 in 4. For generations, poverty has stolen dreams and destroyed futures. At CityKidz, we think it’s time to change that, and we’re looking for committed people who work with us to help kids “Dream big Dreams” and reach their full potential.

About CityKidz:

CityKidz is a non-profit, Christian organization dedicated to increasing resiliency and inspiring big dreams for Canadian children living in low-income communities by providing inspirational experiences and nurturing personal relationships, one child at a time.

Our Programs:

Children and youth between the ages of three to sixteen are bused in from Hamilton’s most vulnerable neighborhoods to experience dynamic, life-changing programs. Relationships and mentoring or at the core of each of our programs, and each child and youth receives a personal home visit by a member of our staff or volunteers. Home Visits provide an opportunity for each volunteer to role model positive behavior and also to provide any support the children and family may need, whether physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.

About the Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for a positive, energetic and highly capable individual with a strong background in administration and a demonstrated ability manage multiple tasks simultaneously. They will have experience, passion, and insight into the needs and issues affecting children and families living in poverty, in Canada.

Responsibilities:

The Programs Support Specialist oversees the coordination and implementation of all administrative aspects of the CityKidz Programs and Projects.

This includes:

1.     Coordinate Department Administrative Tasks

  • Monitor and update the annual critical path for Programs Department administrative responsibilities
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure the timely implementation of identified tasks

2.     Participant Registration and Tracking

  • Respond to program inquiries and registration requests
  • Input participant information into database
  • Record weekly attendance and prepare reports as requested

3.     Program Preparation

  • Create child and team rosters for all core programs on a weekly basis
  • Assemble any materials needed (i.e. Information Flyers, Program Promotions)
  • Assist with the preparation and clean up of program spaces

4.     Financial Management  

  • Record department expenses and maintain a file of related receipts
  • Prepare department purchase requisitions and submit for approval

5.     Saturday Program Administration

  • Lead the CityKidz Command Centre during Program Hours
  • Respond to situations with demonstrated problem solving and professionalism

 6.     Volunteer Coordination

  • Empower volunteers to accomplish department goals and objectives
  • Equip volunteers for their roles by providing high level training and follow up

Qualifications:

The Programs Support Specialist will be thoroughly committed to CityKidz values, mission, and vision. Concrete, demonstrable experiences and other qualifications include:

  • a  post secondary degree and related experience in administration
  • problem solving and critical thinking
  • strong written and verbal communication skills
  • highly attentive to detail
  • volunteer coordination (recruitment, training and managing)
  • database management
  • proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

Compensation:

Full-time 1 year contract position, $33, 000-$37, 000

To Apply:

Please apply by August 7, 2017 through the Charity Village website: https://charityvillage.com/jobs/search-results/job-detail.aspx?id=366010&l=2

We appreciate all applicants, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Operations Specialist

Operations Specialist

Position Type: Full time, permanent
Date Ad posted: July 17, 2017
Application Deadline: August 18, 2017
Job Region: Hamilton-Wentworth
Location:  Hamilton

Overview:

In Canada, more than 1 in 7 children live in poverty; in Hamilton, it’s 1 in 4. For generations, poverty has stolen dreams and destroyed futures. At CityKidz, we think it’s time to change that, and we’re looking for committed people who work with us to help kids “Dream big Dreams” and reach their full potential.

About CityKidz:

CityKidz is a non-profit, Christian organization dedicated to increasing resiliency and inspiring big dreams for Canadian children living in low-income communities by providing inspirational experiences and nurturing personal relationships, one child at a time.

Our Programs:

Children and youth between the ages of three to sixteen are bused in from Hamilton’s most vulnerable neighborhoods to experience dynamic, life-changing programs. Relationships and mentoring or at the core of each of our programs, and each child and youth receives a personal home visit by a member of our staff or volunteers. Home Visits provide an opportunity for each volunteer to role model positive behavior and also to provide any support the children and family may need, whether physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.

Responsibilities:

The Operations Specialist provides oversight, coordination and hands on stewardship for the busing, facilities and program logistics of CityKidz.

Bus Operations:

  • Scheduling and coordinating all bus maintenance/repairs according to the maintenance schedule.
  • Preparing and facilitating all MTO inspections and maintaining a positive CVOR rating with the MTO.
  • Ensuring up to date licensing and certifications for all buses in the CityKidz fleet.
  • Tracking and maintaining accurate, up to date transportation documentation.
  • Assist Volunteer Development Department with recruiting volunteer transportation team ( bus drivers and logistics team members).
  • Training, development and support for volunteer transportation team.
  • Scheduling of transportation team for CityKidz programs and events.
  • Scheduling and facilitating bus driver training.
  • Assist with planning of bus routes in conjunction with lead staff.
  • On site transportation and logistical support for CityKidz programs.

Building Operations:

  • Overseeing the safety, cleanliness and maintenance of the CityKidz facilities and ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Recommending and coordinating improvements to our facilities as needed to ensure a safe, functional, and appealing space.
  • Maintaining a safe environment with proper lighting, signage, emergency and disability access.
  • Support lead staff with creating and updating emergency plans and evacuation procedures.
  • Overseeing security, fire prevention, and other safety and life systems and lead the health and safety committee.
  • Scheduling regular building maintenance and overseeing custodial services.
  • Contracting professionals for repairs as needed, or other seasonal requirements.
  • Maintaining up to date and accurate documentation for all building maintenance, licenses and permits.
  • Inspecting the building frequently for signs of damage or wear.
  • Creating and implementing a maintenance plan.
  • Provide leadership and direction to Maintenance Assistant/Intern.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the mission, vision and values of CityKidz.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in a similar position.
  • Trade certification or demonstrated knowledge of abilities.
  • Intermediate computer skills and proficient in excel, word, outlook.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Understanding of Building Codes and Safety Regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to set and meet goals and results oriented.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Compensation:

  • Full-time position, $32,500 – $37,000 plus a benefit plan after three months.

To Apply:

Please apply by August 18, 2017 through the Charity Village website: https://charityvillage.com/jobs/search-results/job-detail.aspx?id=366010&l=2

We appreciate all applicants, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.