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Program and Systems Coordinator

  • Posted:May 12, 2020
  • Apply by:May 26, 2020
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Experienced (non manager)
  • Location
  • Toronto, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Multiple
  • Impact Category
  • Nonprofit
  • Company Type
  • Nonprofit

About this position

Title: Programs and Systems Coordinator
Location: Toronto
Contract Length: 12 months
Commitment: Full time - 37.5 hours/week
Compensation: $27.50 per hour
Start Date: June 2020

Youth Challenge International (YCI) is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive change. Together with our partners, we create market ready solutions that catapult youth around the world to succeed and prosper; we are driven by youth and their potential to affect positive change in the world. Our solutions are focused – always keeping the young people we are designing for and with at the centre of the conversation. Our approach is rooted in creativity and constantly evolving to respond to changing needs and market realities.  YCI is an organization where diversity and talent come together to shape a better future for youth around the world.

Position Summary:

The Program and Systems Coordinator will be responsible for providing program coordination and system development support to strengthen YCI’s youth livelihood strategy and contribute to programming that promotes sustainbale youth leadership. The ideal candidate is a skilled communicator with experience working in community-level projects preferably with specific experience in climate activation and youth programming. They will have a strong understanding of how to design, implement and manage the technical systems that support project life cycles; including  monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), client engagement and communications systems.

We are seeking a passionate, skilled and creative candidate to deliver exceptional results. We are looking for people to join our team who believe in youth as powerful agents of change and their ability to transform lives and communities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordination and Administration: Provide coordination support to YCI’s youth climate action programs including the logistics and administration of project activities with strong attention to detail; coordinate promotion and marketing of volunteer opportunities and recruitment and onboarding of youth volunteers for climate action; coordinate and support youth teams in community-level project implementation; assist with planning and overseeing successful event implementation and financial administration and data collection coordination.
  • Systems Development: Support the development and administration of online systems that power the management and implementation of YCI’s climate action programs generating significant efficiencies; provide technical support for systems and tools that streamline and consolidate YCI’s project tracking, monitoring and evaluation, communications and and over all program function.  
  • Internal and External Communications:  Plan and coordinate network-building communication activities to build a supportive community of youth climate action volunteers; assist with editing and development of program materials; draft communications deliverables to capture youth experiences and actions to share with a wide audience.
Skills and Experience:
You are a self-starter with 3+ years experience in project coordination; you are highly tech savvy with experience supporting organizations in adopting new technologies across business functions; you are passionate and eager to contribute to dynamic youth programming that is catalyzing local climate action; you have exceptional spoken and written communication skills; you can see the big picture while keeping a close eye on detail, creating and implementing systems which lead to greater efficiency, strong participant engagement and successful delivery and tracking of programs outcomes; you are a reliable and entrepreneurial self-starter with a hands-on approach, proactively moving work forward, managing your time effectively, and can be counted on to follow-through; you can support meetings/events outside of regular working hours on evenings and weekends as needed; you have experience working with youth and/or volunteers from diverse backgrounds.

Deadline to apply: May 26, 2020
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received. Cover letter and resume (maximum 3 pages total) to be submitted in a single PDF attachment using the following link: https://bit.ly/2YYCWbg. Please save your application in the following format: “First Name Last Name_Program and Systems Coordinator”.

No phone calls or emails about the position can be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


About us

Youth Challenge International is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive change. We recruit youth and young professionals to participate in innovative grassroots development projects in Africa, Central America and South America

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