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We are looking for an experienced Youth Programmes Coordinator to join our team at Raise Up, YMCA Youth Development Programme!

This is a part time, 25-hour per week role, working Monday and two other weekdays with occasional Saturday work.

This role will be based at the Mt Albert branch where our Head Office is located but you will also be required to work off-site at the Upper Harbour Community Centre, where the youth programme will be run.

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 communities.
  • Mentoring and supporting young people to grow their leadership skills and give back to their local communities through youth-led events, workshops and community outreach.
  • One-to-one mentoring, goal setting, preparing young people for adulthood, university, and work.
  • 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
  • Assisting with conflict resolution and managing group dynamics
  • Delivering a successful recruitment and selection process for youth programmes
  • In partnership with the YMCA fundraising to develop and support successful partnerships with potential sponsors and funders.

What experience/skills do you need?

  • A qualification or experience in programme and event management
  • A qualification or experience in youth work or mentorship
  • Experience in managing youth voice programmes preferred
  • Understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels (both written and oral)
  • Administration, organisational and time management skills
  • Computer literacy - Microsoft Office computer skills and knowledge
  • Full driver licence

What The Y offers:

  • Free gym membership and discounts on YMCA services e.g., childcare, holiday programs, sports leagues, etc.
  • Professional development, on the job qualifications, career advancement and safeguarding training
  • Working in a community-focused environment
  • On-site parking

About The Y:

As a not-for profit, everything we do each day has a positive impact, and we have fun doing it! We believe in the power of inspired and connected communities, where people feel safe and are motivated to reach their full potential. Our values of Caring, Respect, Honesty and Responsibility are at the core of our culture and the valued connections and friendships you’ll build here are lifelong. The Y employees and careers represent many lifestyles and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, with jobs and hours to suit everyone’s stage of life from 14-70+. Our varied services and activities offer a wide range of career pathways where your development will be supported to help you reach your career goals. Our STAR Awards, Outward Bound scholarship opportunities, and long service recognition reward your contribution. We have benefits to suit your lifestyle, with access to free counselling, free annual flu vaccinations, free gym membership for all employees, and discounts for our services such as early learning centres, before and after school care, camps, swim school and sports leagues.