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Job Posting: Support Projects and Partnerships Coordinator

Choices for Youth Inc. (CFY) is a professional service, youth-focused, non-profit, charitable organization that creates spaces and conversations and operates programs and social enterprises to help vulnerable youth secure stable housing, employment, and education while improving health and family stability. With a focus on prevention, intervention, and support, we help youth, and their families break cycles of poverty and homelessness and transition to healthy, stable, and independent lives. CFY operates programs and social enterprises that create spaces and conversations to address the unique challenges faces by youth. As a part of our efforts, we are currently looking to hire one Support Projects and Partnerships Coordinator to join our Education, Employment, and Social Enterprise (ESEE) team. This is a contractual position until March 31st, 2025, with the possibility of an extension.

Meaningful employment can play a vital role in helping young people gain independence, overcome systematic barriers, and develop a sense of confidence. As EESE, we are committed to breaking intergenerational cycles of poverty, and we have partnered with several government departments and community agencies to provide support to young people while they attach to the labor market. Our primary focus is to improve self-reliance by helping individuals navigate the system successfully.


Reporting to the Manager of Education, Employment, and Social Enterprise, and working directly with the Employment Support Coordinator, the Support Projects & Partnerships Coordinator will also work alongside the Business Development and Training Coordinators. The coordinator team is responsible for engaging with a variety of stakeholders such as evaluators, government officials, community partners, social enterprise partners, and the rest of CFY leadership. The SPP Coordinator will be responsible for managing the development and outcomes of all special support projects, and maintaining oversight of all external support partnerships, most notably, this coordinator will take lead on the continued build-out of the Employment Support Stability Program. This exciting program is a key piece of work in our portfolio, and the successful candidate must be familiar with systems navigation and be eager to champion and advocate for long-term systems change. The SPP coordinator will oversee and advise on all framework development, playing a key role in making final recommendations and decisions around all project and partnership activities.


• Collaborate with government, community partners, and evaluators to support the maintenance of existing partnerships.

• Assist in collecting administrative data, assessments, and related information to support various project deliverables.

• Monitor the intake and assessments of program participants.

• Work with the existing Employment Support Team to provide wrap-around supports and system navigation for participants.

• Oversee and advise support workers to support participants navigating change to Income Support benefits as they gain employment income; ensuring best practices are upheld.

• Collaborate with the Training & Education team to create financial literacy tools for participants.

• Assist and inform financial literacy support including income benefits and reporting, banking, budgeting planning, etc., amongst all teams.

• Completion of all necessary progress and project activity reports as necessary, abiding by strict deadlines and tight turn- around times

• Maintain active relationships with community partners; ensuring CFY’s work is showing up in necessary conversations, and actively seeking networking opportunities.

• The build-out and development of labor market attachment frameworks

• Other duties as deemed necessary.


• Bachelor’s degree in social work, Psychology, or diploma in social sciences field; or relevant professional experience.

• Minimum 5 years of experience in program development; leadership experience is considered an asset.

• Demonstrated experience in the non-profit sector.

• In-depth knowledge and experience in the areas of career development, supported employment, mental health, and assessment.

• Knowledge of and experience navigating provincial income benefit systems would be an asset.

• Knowledge and experience with data management systems (e.g. ARMS) would be considered an asset).

• Use of your own vehicle is required.

• Current First Aid certificate.

• ASIST training.

• A Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Check, and Enhanced Reliability Status Clearance are required for this position.


The position will work 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday. However, flexibility in work hours will be required for events and engagements.


The salary for this position is $62,517.00 - $69,942.60 annually. CFY offers a competitive compensation package, including a health and dental program, employer-matched RRSP, and four weeks’ vacation to qualifying employees.


Please submit your cover letter and resume explaining how you meet the criteria and use SPPC-05-24 in the subject line.


Recruitment Lead

Heather Mallay, Program Coordinator

Reference ID: SPPC-05-2024

Application Deadline: May 30, 2024

Choices for Youth (CFY) strives towards a culture of inclusion and empowerment, one where there’s a sense of belonging and safety while prioritizing diversity across the organization, including in its Board of Directors composition, employment practices, staff, policies, programming, and services. CFY values lived and living experience and invites everyone interested to apply for available opportunities. CFY actively seeks applications from Indigenous Peoples; members of Black, racialized, and other equity-seeking and/or religious, cultural, and other communities; members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community; people with disabilities; and people from a variety of social and economic backgrounds. Should you require support or accommodation(s) to better enable your ability to participate in the employment or recruitment process, please let us know at any point. This information will be kept confidential.

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