It’s fun to work in the YMCA Youth Development Team!

We are looking for a passionate Youth Programme Coordinator to join the YMCA North Raise Up team based at Hamilton Y, with programmes across Hamilton and New Zealand. Join a fun and supportive team helping build a positive future for youth in Aotearoa.

The role is part-time for 20 hours per week, mainly working Monday to Friday but will require occasional work on Saturdays.

What will you be doing?

  • Developing a Raise Up youth programme that is inclusive and provides an environment for rangatahi to be a positive voice for change in their community.
  • Building relationships with schools, sector organisations, governance boards and local communities
  • Providing opportunities for rangatahi to be heard through forming and maintaining youth voice platforms.
  • Developing a clear marketing and promotion plan for your programmes and events that encourages and supports youth engagement and awareness
  • Ensuring programmes and events meet set attendance targets, youth requests and demand

What experience/skills do you need?

  • A qualification or experience in youth work or mentorship
  • A qualification or experience in programme and event management
  • Experience in coordinating youth-led programmes preferred
  • Commitment to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Experience working with Māori and Pasifika youth and communities
  • Full driver’s licence

What the YMCA offers:

  • Free gym membership and discounts on YMCA services e.g. childcare, holiday programmes, sports leagues, etc.
  • Apprenticeship Boost Scheme (Outdoors, Swim School, Lifeguards, Fitness, OSCAR, Youth)
  • Professional development, career advancement and safeguarding training
  • Working in a community-focused environment
  • On-site parking

For more information about the Raise Up programme, head to Raise Up or check out our Instagram @raiseupnz


For over 165 years, YMCA has been about families. Join our team and know that you’re contributing to building strong kids, families and communities now and for many years to come. Our team of 700 people covers operations across health and fitness, recreation and aquatics, early childhood education, before and after school care, holiday programmes, accommodation, outdoor camps, fundraising and youth programmes. YMCA North is proud to have a great mix of people of all ages and cultures who love their work and all contribute to our diverse company culture. We live by our values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

All applicants must:

  • Currently hold the right to work in New Zealand and currently be in New Zealand.
  • Return a satisfactory Police Vet before commencement of employment.

YMCA North is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people in our care and it is our expectation that all staff will operate in a way that reflects this intent. Staff will be required to attend Safeguarding workshops, trainings and online modules to comply with YMCA North Safeguarding Policy.