Job Posting: Program Coordinator

6-month term, with possibility of extension
Starting as soon as possible
30 hrs/wk
Wage: $22/hr

The Heritage Community Association has an exciting job opportunity for someone with strong program management skills and a passion for community development. We are seeking a Program Coordinator for our 2020-21 food security and youth physical activity programming.


With direction from the Heritage Community Association’s Executive Director, and in collaboration with our partner organizations, the Program Coordinator will:

  • Adapt existing programming plans to prioritize participant and staff safety in response to COVID-19
  • Manage all elements of the Heritage Food Security Initiative, including:
    • Educational activities for both children and adults
    • Mini pantry maintenance, stocking and promotion
    • Community garden development including community engagement and funding applications
    • Additional activities to improve food security in the Heritage neighbourhood, as time and safety protocols allow
    • Budget management
  • Manage HCA’s longstanding youth physical activity program, Let’s Move, including:
    • Development of creative ways to help keep youth in our neighbourhood physically active and socially engaged during the pandemic
    • Coordination of fun recreational activities for youth ages 9-14
    • Potential supervision of program staff and volunteers
    • Budget management
  • Support Martial Arts & Self Defence Facilitator with program administration and implementation
  • Manage program promotion and registration
  • Arrange logistics such as facility use and snacks
  • Maintain regular communication with all partner organizations
  • Keep clear records
  • Support the Executive Director with reports to funders

Qualities and Skills Sought:

We do not expect all applicants to have every quality and skill listed here, and are willing to train and support the right candidate to develop the necessary skills. Nonetheless, our ideal candidate will either have the following qualities and skills, or be able to develop them in a short time on the job:

  • Experience with program coordination
  • Strong organizational skills, especially when it comes to scheduling, planning and logistics
  • Effective time-management skills and the capacity to work independently
  • Experience working with children or youth, ideally in a recreational setting
  • Knowledge of food security issues (this can include lived experience of poverty or food insecurity)
  • Capacity to facilitate groups of youth and adults, including conflict prevention and de-escalation
  • Solid interpersonal skills and the ability to connect well with people of all ages and identities
  • Capacity to manage and work within a pre-determined budget
  • Ability to manage and supervise staff and volunteers
  • Familiarity with the Heritage neighbourhood
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Google Drive, Facebook and Instagram

To apply:

Please submit one of the following to by September 8, 2020:

  • Resume and cover letter outlining why you are interested and what makes you qualified for this job;
  • Resume and video outlining why you are interested and what makes you qualified for this job; or
  • Resume and audio recording outlining why you are interested and what makes you qualified for this job.