Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the CAO of the Nanaimo Youth Services Association (NYSA) through: the Program Director of the Employment KEEP IT! (EKI) program for EKI program activities; the Program Director of the BladeRunners (BR) program for BR program activities; and the Director of Administration (DA) for general agency activities, this supportive and strategic position with educator responsibilities will:

  • Work 16 hours per week with the EKI program, 13 hours per week with the BR program, and 6 hours per week with the agency engaging in administrative, research, training, and social media & marketing activities (total of 35 hours per week).
  • Provide ongoing administrative, research, communications/marketing, scheduling, public enquiry response, and intake interview support to the EKI & BR programs, and the agency.
  • Undertake and report on research and data compilation projects for the programs and agency, using research methods of online (e.g. searches of web-based resources), paper, journals (online and paper), e-mail, telephone, in-person (networking), interviews and other tools and sources.
  • Create course plans, design or adapt PowerPoint decks, and facilitate public workshops under the ‘Transformative Learning’ model and by engaging different ‘Learning Styles’ for participants in EKI, BR or agency workshop trainings, including creation or adaption of workshop PowerPoint decks. (NOTE: Workshops are offered in both Nanaimo and Comox Valley offices, specifically in: Information Sessions, Life Skills, Wellness, career-readiness (i.e. resume & cover letter, interview skills, online job searching, networking, Cannabis and the Workplace, other)).
  • Manage NYSA’s social media presence (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn) by posting updates, advertising activities, responding to client & public enquiries, and by scheduling appointments.
  • Engage with and utilize online job websites (e.g. Craigslist, Kijiji, Indeed, UsedNananimo, other).
  • Interact with community/partners/NGOS/businesses/industry to market programs and agency.
  • Plan, write, shoot, direct and produce monthly YouTuber videos for the programs and agency.
  • Preferred is an ability to create, design, produce and post marketing flyers and logo prototypes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Post-secondary education in an area related to NYSA’s operations.
  • Approachable, comfortable and self-aware when communicating with youth while maintaining a professional approach both in one-on-one and group settings.
  • Outgoing personality with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with people from or with diverse backgrounds or identifications, wide points of view or from marginalized populations.
  • Cultural sensitivity and an awareness of reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples.
  • Ability to create, compose and edit written materials with an eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Publisher) & data-entry skills.
  • Demonstrable research skills and abilities (evidence of research work will be requested).
  • Demonstrable training skills and abilities (evidence of training abilities will be requested).
  • Demonstrable knowledge of ‘Transformative Learning’ and different ‘Learning Styles’ (a 1-page write-up of the models will be requested).
  • Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Hold a Class 5 BCDL, own a vehicle, and be willing to travel on occasion between NYSA’s Nanaimo and Comox Valley offices.


  • At least one year of experience directly related to duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of lifestyle approaches and life-outlooks of Millennial & Gen Z youth.

Term Appointment:  December 02, 2019 to June 30, 2020
(opportunity for contract extension if program re-funded).

Pay: 35-hours per week at $18 per hour

Job Posted:                                                                 01 November 2019

Application Deadline:                                            12 November 2019 at 12 noon

Apply via e-mail with cover letter to Amy Worth.