Careers

Position Title: Live-in Residence Coordinator

Posting Closing Date: Position will remain posted until filled

Start Date: December 1, 2018

10hrs/week with variable schedule

YWCA Halifax is seeking an experienced Live-in Residence Coordinator to join our dynamic and creative housing team.  

About Us

The Supportive Housing for Young Mothers (SHYM) program supports five women and their children in independent housing.

Reporting to the Housing Manager, the Live-in Residence Coordinator is part of a team that believes that women have a right to quality, affordable housing and the supports they need to be successful in life.

YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply, including woman-identified trans and queer folks.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Must be able to assess all maintenance issues on site and assist in coordinating repairs with the Facility Manager and/or Contractors.
  • Must have First Aid/CPR and Non Violent Crisis Intervention training.
  • Subject to Criminal Records check with Vulnerable Sector search and a Child Abuse Registry search.
  • Must have experience working within confidentiality guidelines and maintaining a high degree of professionalism at all times.
  • Must be able to set and maintain professional boundaries.
  • Must be comfortable working in a women- and children-only building and from a women-centered perspective.

Essential Duties of Position

  • Conduct routine, non-licensed inspections of facilities; does an inspection once a week of all interior and exterior common areas, parking lot, outside grounds, and all entrances.
  • Ensure fire protection equipment is properly maintained and up to date.
  • Support the coordination of licensed inspections as required.
  • Support the coordination of major maintenance and repairs under the direction of the Facilities Manager.
  • May be requested to show units to potential clients and completing both in and out inspections.  
  • Cleans, performs minor paint jobs and repairs to vacant units for new tenants as necessary.  
  • Identifies, evaluates and reports risks associated with the building, takes appropriate actions to address or alleviate risk, completes incident reports and reports these to Housing Manager.  
  • Advance the mission and vision of the YWCA Halifax.
  • Must be available for emergency and On Call duties.

Compensation: This position offers an unfurnished one-bedroom apartment including heat, hot water, electricity, and free parking at a value of $10,200/year.   

Please forward resume and cover letter as soon as possible to:  Krista Dunn – Housing Manager k.dunn@ywcahalifax.com

 

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

 Title: Communications Coordinator

Full Time, Non-management/Exempt/Hourly

Salary: $14.00/hr Approximately 30 hours/week

**To be eligible for this position, you MUST be unemployed and be on a current Employment Insurance claim, or have established a claim within the last 5 years (including maternity or parental benefits), be eligible under “premium paid eligibility”. This is non-negotiable. Please contact Nova Scotia Works to inquire about your eligibility status if you are unsure.

 YWCA Halifax is a progressive, multi-service, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls and their families at critical turning points in their lives. We work to transform lives by providing a continuum of services and programs that drive lasting positive change.  We strive to change the underlying issues that are root causes of inequality, violence, poverty, and homelessness.

YWCA Halifax is seeking a Communications Coordinator to join our team. Reporting to the Directory of Philanthropy and Communications, the Communications Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of the YWCA communications plan. They understand social media as a marketing and branding tool and can create digital strategies involving different platforms effectively. The Communications Coordinator is a creative and skilled writer and editor with a proven ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

You will collaborate with the team to:

  • Advance the vision and mission of the YWCA Halifax
  • Develop, implement and evaluate communication and strategy for several awareness and fundraising campaigns
  • Provide critical support to Director of Philanthropy and Communications for writing, editing and project management
  • Managing online presence: Includes website and delivery and management social media strategy and content
  • Additional project support may include maintaining donor reports and member newsletters
  • Support media outreach activities: media releases, invitations to media and opportunities to advance goals

Skills and experience you have:

  • Degree or diploma in public relations or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strategic communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of writing for all applications
  • Understanding the design process
  • Excellent time management abilities, detail orientated
  • Understanding software and best practices for variety of applications
  • The ability to work on multiple projects
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong editing and proofing skills

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@ywcahalifax.com, Attn: Brighid Langill. YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those eligible under the Job Creation Partnership guidelines (as stated above), and selected for an interview, will be contacted. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until suitable candidates are found. No phone calls please.

 

ASSOCIATE COORDINATOR – NEWCOMERS CONNECT PROGRAM

 Title: Associate Coordinator

Department: Community Programs

Reports to: Newcomers Connect Program Coordinator

Job Classification: Regular, Full Time, Non-management/Exempt/Hourly

Salary: $15.85/hr Approximately 30 hours/week

**To be eligible for this position, you MUST be unemployed and be on a current Employment Insurance claim, or have established a claim within the last 5 years (including maternity or parental benefits), be eligible under “premium paid eligibility”. This is non-negotiable. Please contact Nova Scotia Works to inquire about your eligibility status if you are unsure.

 YWCA Halifax is a progressive, multi-service, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls and their families at critical turning points in their lives. We work to transform lives by providing a continuum of services and programs that drive lasting positive change.  We strive to change the underlying issues that are root causes of inequality, violence, poverty, and homelessness.

YWCA Halifax is seeking an Associate Coordinator to join our growing Community Programs team. Reporting to the Program Coordinator of Newcomers Connect, the Associate Coordinator will be responsible for assisting the Program Coordinator to deliver the Newcomers Connect Program, which aims to help newcomer refugee women practice English skills outside of the formal classroom setting while increasing confidence and communication skills.

You will collaborate with the team to:

  • develop and deliver workshops on a wide variety of topics, with a focus on English-language skill building
  • recruit participants through various outreach methods, often involving having friendly conversations with people in the community to inform them of this wonderful program
  • participate in child minding duties onsite, helping to keep participant’s children engaged so moms can focus on that days workshop

Skills and experience you have:

  • strong facilitation and communication skills are key
  • curriculum or workshop development experience
  • experience working with young children and/or newcomer communities
  • familiarity with relevant community resources
  • second-language proficiency
  • good level of computer literacy

Must have First Aid with Infant CPR Level-C and clear criminal record and child abuse registry checks.

You would mainly work in a community-based environment (Killam Properties) and will usually work a standard work week with hours, but may be required to work some evenings and weekends to meet program milestones, deadlines, or deliver programs/services.  May be required to lift program supplies on occasion of up to ten pounds. A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are assets.

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@ywcahalifax.com, Attn: Lindsey MacIsaac. YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those eligible under the Job Creation Partnership guidelines (as stated above), and selected for an interview, will be contacted. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until suitable candidates are found. No phone calls please.