MENTORSHIP PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Closing Date: December 16, 2019
What is Youth Unlimited/Youth For Christ?
Youth Unlimited (YU) is a not-for-profit, non-government, Christian organization that builds meaningful, long-term connections with vulnerable young people by meeting them on their turf. YU addresses the holistic health of young people: physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual.
What is the Mentorship Program?
The mentorship program, a program of Youth Unlimited/YFC, seeks to provide hope and wholeness in Christ for all youth in Central Alberta through mentorship. The mentorship program provides a safe space of belonging for marginalized young people, many of whom are lacking mentorship, guidance, stability, and hope. We offer relationships, referrals, and resources to these vulnerable young people, ages 10 to 25.
What does the Mentorship Program Coordinator do?
The Mentorship Program Coordinator oversees the development and implementation of the mentorship program, which matches adult volunteer mentors with youth on a one-to-one basis. The Mentoring Project Coordinator ensures program quality and performance related to recruiting, screening, matching, monitoring, and closing the relationship with the mentor and child, and communicates with the mentor, parent/guardian, and child throughout the relationship.
Work Location and Environment:
Lacombe YU Turn - 5025 50 St. Lacombe
What must the candidate possess to thrive in the position?
- Strong commitment to live a Christ-centered life
- Professionalism in verbal and written communication
- Willingness to advocate for the needs of youth
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
- Passion for mentorship, discipleship, and evangelism
- Ability to work in a team and independently, while being a highly efficient time manager
- Ability to plan and coordinate meetings, small groups, and events
- Conflict resolution and de-escalation skills
- Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in social work, psychology, and/or education an asset but not required
- Two or more years experience in mentoring and youth development, working within community organizations, and/or schools preferred
What are the working conditions?
- Telephone and computer work at home, central office, or coffee shop
- Meeting youth and adults in coffee shops and other public places
- Collaborating with other Central Alberta staff, and volunteers
- Developing and maintaining partnerships with individuals, schools, Churches and community organizations
- Occasional evening work, day trips, and extended trips
- Salary, expenses, and benefits are all raised by the applicant (with coaching from supervisor)
Time commitment: Full time, 40 hours per week (Negotiable)
Apply by sending in your cover letter and resume to
Mentorship Program CoordinatorLocation: Lacombe