CAREERS AT NYCH

NYCH is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace, and will provide accommodation as required throughout the interview and employment process. If you require accommodation, please let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.

NYCH welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.



Communications Coordinator

 

Position Title: Communications Coordinator
Start Date: July 2018 (depending on availability)
Annual Salary: $52,000
Reports To: Director of Talent and Innovation
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours/week
Location: Lawrence Square Mall

POSITION SUMMARY

The Communications Coordinator assists in the development, and leads the implementation, of NYCH’s communications plan, including social media initiatives, internal and external communications, development of collateral material, and media relations. This position ensures consistent, high quality communications across the organization and externally, helping to raise NYCH’s profile and engage diverse stakeholder groups in the work of the organization.

Main responsibilities:
Overall coordination and expansion of communications initiatives across NYCH

  • Leads the design of all branded material, including promotional and informational collateral, iconography, and reports, in order ensure a consistent visual style
  • Uses videos and photographs produced through NYCH's programs, and produces other video content with agency-wide messaging
  • Works with supervisor in developing strategies, policies and guidelines around internal and external communications
  • Builds content calendar with managers and staff, and reviews quarterly to measure progress, and adapt as necessary to achieve best results
  • Supports fundraising initiatives through development of success stories, promotional materials and contributions to funder reports
  • Ensures communications policies and procedures are maintained and compliant with all new legislation and best practices around privacy, accessibility, use of technology and platforms, etc.
  • Provides monthly reports on progress of initiatives, with analysis and recommendations for improvement

Social media and website support

  • Updates social media sites, blog and NYCH newsletter on a timely basis by developing (designing and writing) content, as well as curating and editing content generated by board, management, staff, volunteers and clients/participants
  • Provides regular updates to website content, and develops and implements recommendations regarding changes to look and function of website
  • Uses appropriate insight tools to track NYCH’s online presence
  • Researches and identifies new social media tools, trends and issues and makes recommendations regarding upgrades and implementation
     

External/media relations

  • Develops and maintains relationships with contacts from a variety of media (traditional, online, ethno-cultural)
  • Supports event planning through the development of outreach and promotional strategies
  • Develops and pitches stories regarding NYCH and/or community issues, events
  • Provides media relations training and support to management/staff/volunteers

Internal Communications and Administration

  • Organizes and facilitates training for staff and volunteers on use of social media, developing strong content, using key messages, etc.
  • Updates templates for flyers and other printed materials, and ensures consistent use by staff
  • Helps staff with basic support and troubleshooting around using web-based solutions and other communication tools
  • Produces and submits reports to supervisor, management and board as required
  • Trains and supervises placement students and volunteers

Required Qualifications:

Education
The minimum level of education required is a university degree in communications, marketing, or a related field.

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum two years’ experience in a mid-level communications position, preferably at least one within a non-profit setting
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and coordinating traditional and social media and web-based communications campaigns
  • Excellent written communication skills, and experience developing copy for online and hard copy such as websites, social media platforms, presentations, staff training and procedures
  • Experience engaging online and traditional media to raise profile, highlight events, and address key issues
  • Strong ability to build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, professional associations, corporate partners, media, as well as with other community organizations
  • Effective verbal communication skills – able to deliver key messages with different stakeholder groups; engage and support staff and volunteers; constructively deliver and receive critical feedback
  • Excellent design skills (online and print collateral, brand usage); experience using InDesign, Illustrator, Publisher and Premiere
  • Able to adapt to changing working conditions, program requirements and client needs

Other Requirements

Work schedule will be determined with supervisor based on program needs. This position will require some evening/weekend work, and travel within the GTA. Responsible for carrying/caring for a laptop and cell phone. A police reference check (including vulnerable sector screening) is required.

A successful candidate will:

  • Be passionate about the work we do, and about the opportunity to communicate the impact of our work
  • Love learning, problem solving, discovering new tools and testing different strategies
  • Be at their best when juggling and moving between different projects
  • Demonstrate their creativity and ability to inspire through words and visuals

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit cover letter and resume by: Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. to:

Communications Coordinator – Hiring Committee,
North York Community House 700 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 226, Toronto, ON M6A 3B4
Email: employment@nych.ca
Fax: 416-784-2042

NYCH is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace, and will provide accommodation as required throughout the interview and employment process. If you require accommodation, please let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.

No phone calls please – only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted

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Get Moving! Summer Camp Coordinator

 

Position Title: Get Moving! Summer Camp Coordinator
Start Date: June 25, 2018
Rate of Pay: $21/hour
Reports To: Program Manager
Hours: Full-time (35 hours/week) 8 week contract

POSITION SUMMARY

The Summer Camp Coordinator will provide planning and program support for Get Moving! Summer Camp at Joyce Public School for children aged 6-12 years.

Major Duties and Responsibilities: 
Planning & Program Delivery

  • Plan, develop and ensure activities are carried out that are culturally sensitive and appropriate for the physical, intellectual, and social development for children (ages 6-12) 
  • Plan and implement field trips/outings following appropriate procedures to ensure participant safety 
  • Supervise and train camp counselors, TDSB students and volunteers 
  • Understand and adhere to health and safety requirements in setting up activities and camp space 
  • Attend to the physical and emotional needs of each participant 
  • Supervise participants at all times, and respond to emergency situations quickly and appropriately 
  • Work with other agency staff and community partners in implementing camp activities and events 
  • Participate in NYCH trainings and meetings as required 
  • Liaise with parents around program information, and respond to any questions or concerns 
  • Ensure awareness and understanding of program schedule, plans and requirements 
  • Program/activity preparation, purchase program supplies, set up and clean up 
  • Record and submit program attendance, registration and other reports as required 
  • Follow budget; submit receipts and other documentation for purchases 
  • Additional support and duties as required 

Documentation and reporting

  • Produce statistical and narrative report at the end of each session 
  • Inputs data into OCMS database 
  • Report regularly to Program Manager 
  • Submit TDSB students attendance forms regularly and on time 
  • Submit Canada Summer Jobs staff attendance forms regularly and on time 

Position Requirements: 
Education

The minimum level of education preferred is post-secondary (college, technical institute, university) education in social services, physical education or education 

Experience and Skills

  • Previous experience working with participants ages 6-12, particular in summer camp programs 
  • Experience supervising paid staff and volunteers 
  • Highly motivated, positive attitude and ability to work well in a team 
  • Responsible, dependable and punctual, with timely communication with staff/supervisor 

Assets

  • Experience working in/knowledge of the Lotherton-Caledonia neighbourhood is an asset 
  • Oral and written communication skills in other language(s) an asset 
  • First aid/CPR training is an asset 
  • Experience in teaching creative arts and/or sports an asset 

Other Requirements: 

  • An updated police reference check will be required upon employment 
  • Typically works regular hours from 8:30am to 4:30pm with occasional additional hours; some lifting and purchasing of supplies may be required. 

HOW TO APPLY 

Please submit cover letter and resume by: Monday, June 4, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. to:
Summer Camp Coordinator – Hiring Committee, 
North York Community House
Email: employment@nych.ca
Mail: 700 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 226, North York, ON M6A 3B4 

NYCH welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. 

No phone calls please – only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Summer Camp Counsellor

 

Position Title: Summer Camp Counsellor (2 positions)
Start Date: July 3, 2018
Rate of Pay: $14/hour
Reports To: Summer Camp Coordinator
Hours: Full-time (35 hours/week) 8 week contract

It is mandatory for all applicants to meet the following funder (Employment and Social Development Canada) requirements: 

  • Must be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment; 
  • Must have been registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year and intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year; 
  • Must be a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program; 
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and; 
  • Must be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Summer Camp Counsellors will provide planning and program support for the Get Moving! Summer Camp at Joyce Public School for children aged 6-12 years.

Major Duties and Responsibilities: 
Planning & Program Delivery

  • Assist in planning and carrying out activities that are culturally sensitive and appropriate for the physical, intellectual, and social development for children (ages 6-12) 
  • Assist in all program/activity preparations, purchasing of program supplies, set up and clean up 
  • Provide support to camp coordinator, other counsellors, and volunteers 
  • Understand and adhere to health and safety requirements in setting up activities and camp space 
  • Supervise participants at all times and respond to emergency situations quickly and appropriately 
  • Attend to the physical and emotional needs of each participant 
  • Communicate with parents around program information, and respond to any questions or concerns or refer to 
  • camp coordinator when necessary 
  • Work with other agency staff and community partners to implement camp activities and events 
  • Participate in NYCH trainings and meetings as required 
  • Additional support and duties as required 

Documentation and reporting

  • Record and submit program attendance, registration and other reports, as required 
  • Submit receipts and other documentation for purchases to camp coordinator 
  • Produce statistical and narrative reports at the end of each session 
  • Provide information and feedback from information observations to program staff 
  • Submit Canada Summer Jobs staff attendance forms regularly and on time 

Position Requirements: 
Education

Pursuing post-secondary (college, technical institute, university) education in social services, physical education or education 

Experience and Skills

  • Previous experience working with participants ages 6-12, particular in summer camp programs 
  • Experience supervising volunteers 
  • Highly motivated, positive attitude and ability to work well in a team 
  • Responsible, dependable and punctual, with timely communication with staff/supervisor 

Assets

  • Experience working in/knowledge of the Lotherton-Caledonia neighbourhood 
  • Oral and written communication skills in other language(s) 
  • First aid/CPR training 
  • Experience in teaching creative arts and/or sports 

Other Requirements: 

  • An updated police reference check will be required upon employment 
  • Typically works regular hours from 9:00am to 4:00pm; some lifting and purchasing of supplies may be required. 

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit cover letter and resume by: Monday, June 11, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. to:
Get Moving! Summer Camp Counsellor – Hiring Committee, 
North York Community House
Email: employment@nych.ca
Mail: 700 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 226, North York, ON M6A 3B4

NYCH welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. 

No phone calls please – only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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