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Community Programmer (Volunteer Program) Repost

Requisition ID: 12308

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Carnegie Community Centre serves as an important resource in Vancouver’s diverse Downtown Eastside. Patrons participate in educational, recreational, cultural and social programming; enjoy the delicious low cost meals offered at the cafeteria; or simply enjoy the Centre as the “living room of the Downtown Eastside".

Main Purpose and Function
Reporting to the Manager, Community Centre Operations, the Community Programmer (Volunteer Program) develops, implements, and coordinates programs and partnerships to serve patrons of the Carnegie Community Centre (‘Centre”), including people who are experiencing poverty, homeless, mental illness, and/or addictions. The Community Programmer oversees the day to day operations of the volunteer program, including: recruiting, supervising, training, and scheduling volunteers in the Centre; managing conflicts and enforcing the Centre’s code of conduct using exceptional communication and conflict resolution skills; fundraising, and maintaining program budget and supplies; monitoring and evaluating programs through data collection and analysis; leading programs and activities including out trips and overnight camps; and developing community partnerships to achieve program objectives.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities
  • Establishes a safe, healthy, and positive environment for staff, volunteers, and community members to engage in the delivery of a volunteer program.
  • Develops, plans, implements and evaluates volunteer programs and activities that meet both Centre and volunteers needs.
  • Creates volunteer programs and opportunities that foster an environment which values the role of volunteers in assisting the Centre to meet it’s mandate.
  • Plan, develop and implement an ongoing recruitment strategy for Program staff and volunteers.
  • Personally leads or instructs patrons in various activities, including special events, out trips, and overnight camps.
  • Consults and collaborates with the Carnegie Centre board, community members and agencies to develop programs and services to meet the current and emerging needs of the Centre and its patrons.
  • Provides work direction and support to designate staff &/or volunteers, including related training and orientation.
  • Assists patrons experiencing crisis; provides support or referrals as required.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of reports, records, correspondence and promotional material. Provides information to patrons, community members, groups and agencies to promote and encourage participation in Centre and Oppenheimer Park­ activities and services.
  • Assists in developing building policies, regulations and procedures; deals consistently and tactfully with groups or individuals who fail to observe them.
  • Writes grants, and maintains operating and administrative records; ensures programs operate on budget allocation.
  • Plans, assigns, supervises and evaluates the work of one or more subordinates.
  • Performs well in a stressful and demanding work environment and responds to emergencies responsibly.
  • Supports and participates fully in the Carnegie senior leadership team through demonstrated leadership and action on strategic priorities, initiatives and collaborations.
  • Leads activities where lifting, walking and assisting others may be required.
  • Acts as a resource to staff.
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned

University graduation in social sciences, social work, adult education, or a related discipline and preferably a minimum of two years related experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Considerable knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of asset based community development.
  • Considerable knowledge of multi-cultural, low income, inner city environments and of the interests, problems and needs of vulnerable populations.
  • Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, equipment and practices involved in conducting community recreation and volunteer programs.
  • Working knowledge of procedures and programming requirements in at least one of the following areas: amateur sports, fitness, arts and crafts, and social and/or cultural programs.
  • Ability to instruct and participate in a variety of sports, social, educational and cultural activities, and/or arts and handicrafts.
  • Ability to recruit, train, assign and review the work of volunteers.
  • Direct experience in community-based networks or collaborations, including strong skills convening, facilitating groups, and synthesizing ideas.
  • Direct experience managing budgets and grants; maintaining statistical and clerical records to track outputs and evaluate outcomes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated ability write reports and produce promotional material.

Other Factors:
Experience in a community, social service or healthcare setting would be an asset.
Fluency in Mandarin and/or Cantonese would be a strong asset.
A class 4 driver’s license is a requirement of this position.
A Police Record Check is a requirement of this position. A clearance requires the absence of any criminal charges or convictions related to this position.

Business Unit/Department: Arts, Culture and Community Services (1200)
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
Position Start Date: April 1, 2019
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-020: $30.98 to $36.45 per hour

Application Close: March 22, 2019

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Community Services
Posted: March 14, 2019, 8:51 am
Expires: March 22, 2019, 11:59 pm