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4Y Program Coordinator

4Y Program
March 5, 2021
Job Type
  • $26-$28


Responsible for day-to-day operations of the 4Y Program (youth support program)

Start date: as soon as possible

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:00. Flexible schedule available based on needs of program

Compensation: $26-$28/hr - based on experience

Send your resume to Tristha Cruz

Under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director, the 4Y Program Coordinator will manage the operation of the 4Y Program throughout Yellowknife. The 4Y Program Coordinator will always work cooperatively and effectively with all FFCNWT staff and volunteers, and will take initiative to implement current programming, and create new programming that meets the unique needs of the program participants. The 4Y Program Coordinator must have basic computer skills, good phone etiquette, strong problem solving skills, and strong interpersonal skills. 

4Y Program: The 4Y Program is designed to meet the needs of children and youth in Yellowknife between the ages of 11 and 29, who may have a disability caused by prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) and for those with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The program is trauma-informed and facilitated by a ‘navigator’. It includes arts, music, culture, life skills, and physical education components. Youth are involved in one-to-one sessions every week, and regularly join in group sessions with other program participants. The 4Y Program Coordinator will supervise all 4Y Program facilitators, and ensure they are maintaining records, establishing boundaries, developing meaningful relationships, and supporting the youth they are connected to in all areas of need.


Duties of the 4Y Program Coordinator include but are not limited to:

4Y Program staff supervision:

  • Coordinate training for 4Y Program staff to ensure they have the capacity to best support the youth they work with
  • Supervise a team of 4Y Program facilitators, and provide ongoing feedback and support to ensure their success
  • Follow up with 4Y Program staff to ensure they are meeting the requirements of their position (examples include scheduling meetings with youth and always following through with these meetings, and filling in their records in a timely manner)
  • Work collaboratively with other staff to improve / expand the program
  • Communicate with parents, caregivers, community partners, and other external organizations / individuals
  • Follow current guidelines for the 4Y Program, and implement new ideas that improve the program
  • Provide leadership and direction to staff in the areas of team building, morale, mental and spiritual health
  • Meet and become familiar with all youth in the program, and develop positive relationship with them


  • Manage recruiting, performance reviews, discipline and professional development.
  • Manage public relations, with guidance from the ED, for the 4Y Program with regard to media requests and promoting the programs and services
  • Work with ED to develop and maintain performance standards and enforce corrective action when required
  • Participate in various social committees and community groups
  • Network and partner with community groups, individuals, and businesses
  • Finance management for the 4Y Program including: proposal development, budget preparation, writing financial reports, and overseeing the budget for the program
  • Participate in knowledge transfer across program teams within the organization
  • Participate in daily meeting with other coordinators at the FFCNWT to discuss ideas and problem solve as a team



  • Relevant training / education for working with children and youth in a camp setting or a support service setting
  • 1+ years experience working with youth an asset
  • 1+ years experience developing and implementing programs for children or youth
  • 1 + years in a supervisory position
  • Clear Criminal Record with vulnerable sector check, and completed Child Protection Records Check
  • Experience working with children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and other physical and behavioural abilities
  • Good verbal communications skills, especially in conflict resolution, human resource management (mediation and related training an asset)
  • Ability to coordinate staff, and maintain a safe camp atmosphere under various pressures
  • Highly organized, reliable, and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently and as part of a team
  • Must have a passion for working with and for youth
  • Excellent project management and analysis skills
  • Excellent oral, written and active-listening skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to work in high stress situations and resolve issues
  • Training in writing funding proposals is an asset
  • Knowledge and respect for northern cultures
  • Ability to multitask, create own schedule, problem solve, and manage time
  • Experience working in or with the child welfare system in some capacity
  • Up-to-date first aid certification an asset
  • Class 4 or 5 license an asset

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