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PROGRAM COORDINATOR – FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR NEWCOMERS, CONVERSATION CLUBS FOR NEWCOMERS

Title:                     Program Coordinator

Department:     Community Programs

Classification:  Full Time, Regular, Non-Management; Non-Exempt, until March 31st, 2020

Salary:                  $40 000 – $45 000/yr plus 2 weeks vacation, health & dental, pension, and parking. To be negotiated based on qualifications and experience.

Hours:                  Typically 37.5 hours/week (extended hours as required)

Start Date:         As soon as possible

Deadline:            September 17th, 2018

Other:                  Must have access to a reliable vehicle. Significant travel required.

 

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. 

Financial Literacy for Newcomer Program (FLNP) and Conversation Clubs for Newcomers

FLNP and Conversation Clubs for Newcomers is a program aimed at providing financial information and support to newcomers to Canada, through facilitated workshops, individual information and support sessions, income tax clinics, and two weekly peer-led conversation clubs. YWCA Halifax is seeking a strong leader to join our dynamic and creative team. Candidates will have the capacity and experience to coordinate all activities involved in this program, as well as ensuring all YWCA procedures, policies, and budgets are followed.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and facilitating financial literacy workshops and tax clinics and one-on-one financial literacy support with local and rural newcomers throughout Nova Scotia as requested by community partners as well as through proactive outreach. This includes a “Rural Road Show” of financial literacy workshops and individual sessions in rural areas of Nova Scotia for one month during Fall 2018 (November – Financial Literacy Month), Spring 2019, and Fall 2019.
  • Planning and facilitating two semi-structured Conversation Clubs for Newcomer women
  • Implementing appropriate systems to ensure monitoring of program activities, including maintaining the program budget
  • Maintaining appropriate program record-keeping in accordance with YWCA policies and procedures, and confidentiality/privacy policies and program funder’s requirements
  • Responsible for completing accurate reports to funders within deadlines, and in collaboration with the Community Program Manager; providing regular program reports as requested by the Community Programs Manager
  • Supports partnerships, extension work, and other activities within YWCA movement

 Qualifications and Experience

You have a background in a related field such as international development studies, accounting, finance, social work, sociology, education, health promotion, or equivalent.  You have lots of experience facilitating group-based programming and have good knowledge of financial concepts such as budgeting, banking, taxes from a newcomer perspective, credit cards, debt, smart shopping. You have lived experience as a Newcomer to Canada, or you have experience working in Newcomer populations. You are someone who can be self-directed and work independently, but also able to be part of a team. You are organized with administrative and financial management skills, and have a high level of computer literacy.  You are able to communicate effectively, both orally and written, and have experience in report writing. Teaching English as a Second Language and/or financial literacy certifications are considered assets. And you have completed or willing to complete Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax program  and/or training program through H&R Block or similar.

 

A current First Aid and CPR certificate and clear Child Abuse Records, Criminal Records and Vulnerable Sector Checks, a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are all necessary.

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@ywcahalifax.com, Attn: Lindsey MacIsaac as soon as possible. YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. 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). This is non-negotiable.

 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.