Employment & Internship Opportunities

Programs Administrative Assistant

 Programs Administrative Assistant Position

Type: Full time, Contract Date
Ad posted: September 4, 2018
Application Deadline: September 21, 2018
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 will 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 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 and sixteen are bused in, from Hamilton’s most vulnerable neighbourhoods, to experience dynamic, life-changing programs. Relationships and mentoring are at the core of each of our programs; 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:
Providing administrative assistance to both the Program Team and Volunteer Development Team
Intake and Screening
  • Assist with the Volunteer Intake Process
  • Schedule volunteers to attend orientations and other trainings, send reminders, compile training materials and enter data once attended.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
Administration
  • Data entry for various CityKidz programming
  • Assist with permission form distribution, participant follow-up
  • Assist with communication between CityKidz and Community Partners
  • Ensure all administration documents are up to date, and create new forms and files
  • Email current volunteers about necessary documentation, and keep up to date chart files
  • Send out forms to new volunteers, and to those requiring updates
  • Maintain department files
  • Attend Team meetings, preparing appropriate documents for discussion when necessary
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
Program Preparation
  • Prepare documents for volunteers
  • Oversee the preparation of identification tags for participants
  • Shopping for supplies and/or food as needed
  • Organize and update program and volunteer, supplies and resources
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and Saturday programming when necessary
Qualifications:
  • Post-secondary education in related field
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Office 365, PowerPoint, Excel, and FileMaker Pro
  • Able to follow systems with attention to detail and organization
  • Time management of tasks and projects
  • Ability to work within a team and independently
  • Strong confidence in speaking on the phone
  • Valid Driver’s License, and access to a vehicle

Compensation:

This is a full time, contract position, running from October 2018 to September 2019. The annual wage will be between $32,500 and $35,000, depending on qualifications and experience, with the potential of extension based on funding.

 

To Apply:

If you are an enthusiastic person who has a passion for excellence and a heart for children please submit a cover letter and resume to laura@citykidz.ca by Friday, September 21, 2018.

 

CityKidz is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however we will only be contacting those selected for interviews.

KinderKidz Theatre Assistant

 KinderKidz Theatre Assistant
Position Type: Seasonal Contract
Date ad posted: August 24, 2018
Application Deadline: August 31, 2018
Job Region: Hamilton-Wentworth
Location: Hamilton

About the Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for a positive, energetic and capable individual with related education and experience working with preschoolers. The ideal candidate will have experience and passion in coordinating volunteers and mentoring youth. A team player, the KinderKidz Theatre Assistant will provide assistance to the KinderKidz Coordinator during the preparation and implementation of the KinderKidz Saturday Programming.

 

Responsibilities:

* Supervise support volunteers throughout the Saturday shows
* Supervise food distribution during Saturday shows
* Communicate and connect with the logistics team throughout arrivals and dismissals.
* Supervise and implement protocols in emergency situations.
* Connect with the command centre and Saturday staff and distribute information to relevant personnel.
* Collaborate with staff to keep accurate records of the day.
* Provide supervision and assistance to children with extreme behavioural struggles
* Monitor safety in and around theatre throughout the day.

 

Qualifications and Demonstrated Skills:

* Experience with preschool children in a large group environment
* Excellent communication skills
* Effective problem solving and critical thinking skills, including risk assessment.
* Superb interpersonal skills
* Demonstrated attention to detail, organization and time management skills.

 

Compensation:
$15/hour, part time, contract position, running from September-December.
Estimated Hours: 60 -70 (September 1 -December 15)
Show Dates: Sept 15, Sept 29, Oct 13, Oct 27, Nov 17, Nov 24, Dec 1, and Dec 8
Show Location: 601 Burlington St E, Unit A, Hamilton, ON

 

To Apply:
If you are an enthusiastic person who has a passion for excellence and a heart for children please submit a cover letter and resume to Brenda Visser at brenda@citykidz.ca by Friday, August 31, 2018.

CityKidz is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, we will only be contacting those selected for interviews.

I.T. Assistant

I.T. Assistant
Position Type: Part Time; Contract
Date ad posted: September 6, 2018
Application Deadline: September 30th, 2018
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.

About the Ideal Candidate:
We are looking for a positive, energetic and capable individual with a related education background in Information Technology. They will have experience working with various systems, and a willingness to learn internal processes. A team player, the I.T Assistant will provide front-line support to staff and will give support to various I.T. projects at CityKidz.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide Helpdesk and desk side PC and MAC technical support
  • Maintenance of machines and systems
  • Provide coaching and training to new staff and volunteers on the appropriate use of equipment, software and systems
  • Assist IT and Multimedia Specialist with other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications and Demonstrated Skills:

  • Experience with Apple Macintosh and Windows PC Operating Systems
  • Office 365 Administration
  • TCP/IP Networking
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft SharePoint online
  • Microsoft Office Suite on MAC and PC Platforms

What we provide:

  • A unique work experience which provides self-satisfaction and the opportunity to thrive by serving children, youth and their families living on the edge of poverty.
  • An opportunity to be part of a dynamic team where you will be able to develop your skills and increase your knowledge of the profession.

Compensation:  $14.00 per hour, 10 hours per week

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to laura@citykidz.ca

We thank all candidates for their interest. However, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. For more information about CityKidz, please visit www.citykidz.ca

CityKidz Toy Store Assistant - Hamilton

CityKidz Toy Store Assistant – Hamilton
Position Type: Seasonal; Contract; Full-time
Date ad posted: September 5, 2018
Application Deadline: September 26, 2018
Job Region: Hamilton-Wentworth
Location: Hamilton

 

About the Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for a positive, energetic and capable individual to serve in our Toy Store Donation Centre for the Christmas season in our Gift of Christmas project. You will be a team player working with volunteers and staff in keeping the Toy Store gift receipt and distribution moving smoothly.

Responsibilities:

  • Set up and organize the Toy Store for receiving, sorting and distribution of gifts.
  • Keep accurate records of gift inventory as it moves through the program.
  • Organize toys according to age, gender and specialized items as directed for gift selection process.
  • Greet and train volunteers in their toy store duties; assist with organizing volunteers.
  • Assist with receiving toys from donors.
  • Assist with volunteers and staff in the gift selection, wrapping, and processing.
  • Assist with gift distribution to community partners as per CityKidz policy and procedures.
  • Keeping Toy Store cleaned and organized after each day of activity (restocking items as needed).
  • Assist with preparing toys for distribution to children.
  • Assist with post season inventory and toy organization for use during the year.
  • Assist with post season clean up and tear down of Toy Store.

Qualifications and Demonstrated Skills:

  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to make quick determination on toy classifications.
  • Superb interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a team of various departments, teams, volunteers and donors.
  • Ability to interact with volunteers and donors in a professional manner representing CityKidz well.
  • Comfortable working in fast paced demanding environment.
  • Ability to work Monday – Friday in the evening and 2 Saturdays prior to Christmas in December.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent life experience proving ability to perform job responsibilities.
  • Experience in customer service skills an asset.
  • Experience with CityKidz an asset.

What we provide:

  • A unique work experience which provides self-satisfaction and the opportunity to thrive by serving children and youth and their families living on the edge of poverty.
  • An opportunity to be part of a dynamic team where you will be able to develop your skills and increase your knowledge of the profession.
  • 35 hours / week, Monday – Friday 9am – 4:30 pm in November and January with evening & weekend hours required in December.

Compensation: Full-Time; Contract (November through January); $14 hourly rate of pay

To Apply:
Please apply by submitting a current resume and cover letter. We will be accepting only applications submitted by email. No phone applications please.

 

Email: sarah@citykidz.ca

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. For more information about CityKidz please visit www.citykidz.ca.