Summer Youth Program Coordinator

April 29, 2021
Job Type
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Boundless Vancouver Community Ministries
Salary Range:
3213 Fraser St
Posting Expires:
May 7, 2021
Applications Accepted By:



During the summer, families are stressed to find supervision and meaningful activities for their children. We will support families and nurture their children in holistic programming to know the love of God.

The Summer Youth Program Coordinator is responsible for developing, planning, and implementing a summer program for children ages 7-12 years old in addition to leading the day camp staff team.

The Summer Youth Program Coordinator is required to perform their duties in a manner consistent with The Salvation Army Boundless Vancouver’s core values and to ensure neighbours’ safety and well-being. The job requires responsibility for planning, implementation and evaluation of the program provided to our neighbours.



  • Temporary Full Time – 35 hours/wk
  • Monday – Friday, May 17th, 2021 for 16 weeks


  • Organize and lead a team of day camp leaders through example, positivity and experience.
  • Plan, coordinate or lead skills workshops to camp participants (ie, programming - drama, sports, cross-cultural understanding, spiritual practices, volunteering/community service.
  • If applicable, work alongside food security programs, through interaction with families in need, for registration referrals.
  • If applicable, work with team to lead children and youth to respond to the gospel through presentation and prayer.
  • Develop relationships with families, encouraging happy and well-developed children and youth, living in peace with themselves and others.
  • Working with chaplain, provide emotional care and spiritual care to enrich their lives and allow them to reach their full potential and the welfare of the city.
  • Contribute to the annual plans for ministries with input such as written records/logs of activities, reports, and statistics for ministry evaluation.
  • Monitor expenditures to ensure conformity to budget provisions.
  • Participate in staff training and development.
  • Know and act in accordance with security procedures of The Salvation Army to ensure the safety and confidentiality of participants and information.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned (set up, clean up, communication)


Education & Experience:

  • Due to the nature of Canada Summer Jobs Grant, applicants must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment, who is 30 years of age or under.
  • At least one year of post-secondary education (an alternative level of education and experience may be acceptable).
  • Related studies or equivalent work experience with youth
  • Full License and Clean Drivers Abstract
  • First Aid/CPR Certificate
  • Clear and current Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening


  • Passionate for building loving relationships with youth and children inspired by the positive values of the Bible, The Salvation Army (Hope, Service, Dignity, and Stewardship), and Boundless Vancouver (relationships and transformation).
  • A demonstration of openness to and respect for spiritual disciplines and participation in community faith practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others to plan, execute, and lead younger team members and participants.
  • A desire to be creative and innovative showing initiative with limited supervision.
  • Excellent administrative, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Digital skills with Google Apps, Slack, and social media are an asset.
  • Teaching skills in subjects for day camp participants is an asset.

Working Conditions

  • Both indoor and outdoor work environment.
  • Carry a cell phone.


The successful candidate is highly organized, an effective leader, and a go-getter with the ability to work with minimum supervision. They love energy, fun and caring for highschool and college aged students who will care for children.


Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide

  • Background check consent
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • A clean drivers’ abstract
  • Completion of our online Armatus Abuse Training and required Health and Safety training

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