Manager - Youth in Transition & Youth Incubator

For Youth Initiative, Youth in Transition & Youth Incubator requires a Manager.

Position Summary:

This position oversees the Youth in Transition and Youth Incubator program team and will be responsible for developing and implementing programs and services, building partnerships, creating a robust wraparound network and overseeing the frontline operations which include case management, workshop delivery, outreach, and program administrative requirements. The position is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of their program teams, program reporting and evaluation, assisting the Program Director with funding and grant proposals to build and expand the programs and services of their teams.

Program Summary:

For Youth Initiative is a non-profit organization that has served, inspired and advocated for thousands of teens and young adults in York South-Weston since 1995. We provide year-around services and programs to local youth to meet their needs and empower them to reach their full potential. Every young person’s journey is unique and their needs are too. Our case management model supports young people regardless of where they come from and helps them get to where they want to be. Our programs and services are designed to support youth to graduate high school, enroll in postsecondary education, gain employment and prepare for adulthood.

The Youth in Transition program serves teenagers and young adults up to age 29 as they make important decisions that will shape their adult lives. The program focuses on educational attainment, training and employment to equip participants with resources, expose them to new opportunities and support them in reaching their full potential. Program facilitators work closely with participants to identify individual needs, goals and interests. Weekly group events include skill development workshops, career speaker series and off-site visits to college, university and career fairs. Participants are connected to youth employment specialists, and can receive assistance with applications for education, training and grants.

The Youth Incubator program is designed to help young entrepreneurs aged 16 to 29 to grow their community initiatives and business ventures. Participants will be equipped with knowledge and skills through workshops led by seasoned industry professionals who are experts on essential organizational development topics such as program design, grant writing, team management, branding and financial management. Through regular networking events, participants can connect and learn from one another, building their personal and professional networks. FYI’s Youth Incubator supports young entrepreneurs who are creating solutions that will create positive change and lasting impact for themselves and their communities.


Program Development and Implementation

Develop and design programs based on FYI’s 2016-2019 strategic plan

Support in the revision and implementation of FYI’s professional practice manual

Lead program team in implementing program activities and events

Ensure program team are engaging in necessary evaluation measurements, participant statistics and records for reporting and evaluation purposes

Develop and maintain a strong network and partnership table to support the program needs

Review program outputs and outcomes and develops strategies for improving program quality

Collaborate with program team to develop innovative and effective outreach activities

Provides monthly reports to the Director of Programs and Services

Program Team Supervision

Monitor and evaluate work performance of program team members

Support program staff by assisting in programming when required

Ensures programs and services are staffed adequately

Conduct periodic program team members check-in meetings and provide coaching where needed

Submit program team timesheets and transportation reimbursement requests

Support training and onboarding new program team members

Program Administration

Manage program budgets and handle petty cash

Manage program team schedules

Support Program Director with grant proposals and funder reports

Develop necessary administrative processes and other administrative duties as required


Required Education:

The minimum level of education preferred is a Master's degree in Social Work/Social Service, Education, Child & Youth Care, International Development, Teaching, or equivalent degree in a related field. Strong combination of experience and education will be considered in lieu of a Master's degree Required

Experience (2 years minimum):

Coordinating program and managing multiple priorities

Organizational development particularly with young people in a non-profit context

Working from an outcome and evidence based programming model

Developing and maintaining partnerships from private, public, and nonprofit sector

Developing grant applications for governments, foundations, and corporate entities

Working in culturally diverse areas particularly as it relates to youth from these communities

Understanding of programs and services available in employment and post-secondary service delivery sector

Understanding of community, youth-led, and youth-serving work, common models of service provision, and functions of nonprofit organizational structures

Knowledge and experience working within an anti-oppression and anti-racist framework

Proficiency working with Microsoft Office Suite, client records software, Google Applications, social media, etc.

Expected Job Outcomes:

The position has an overall impact on accomplishing FYI’s organizational key objectives which include: a) Building a Strong Foundation for FYI; b) Enhancing Education and Employment Supports and; c) Establishing a Learning, Reflection, and Advocacy Model. An error in judgment in this position could result in a loss of participants, loss of program funding, cuts in staffing, tarnishing FYI's reputation and a loss of morale among staff. The impact of an error could be felt within the entire organization.

Working Conditions:

Works regular hours from 10am-6pm with some requirements to work extended hours as needed

Works from FYI, 1652 Keele Street, and may be required to work from other locations based on funder or program changing requirements

This is a 1-year full-time contract position (with possibility of extension)
Salary: $50,000-52,000
Start date: June 26, 2017

How to apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references within one document in MS Word or PDF format by mail or e-mail to:

Hiring Committee
For Youth Initiative
1652 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M6M 3W3

E-mail: [email protected]

For Youth Initiative is committed to employment equity initiatives. We encourage residents of York- South Weston and surrounding communities and members of youth, ethno-racial, aboriginal, immigrant, francophone, refugee, LGBT and disabled community groups to apply and self-identify. If accommodation is required during the hiring process, please advise at the time of application or contact the HR Manager. If you are selected, you will receive the HR Coordinator’s contact info.

No phone calls please.