Job Posting: Program Coordinator - Youth Ventures

Updated: 6 days ago

Program Coordinator - Youth Ventures (16 week placement)

Choices for Youth (CFY) is a dynamic, progressive organization that empowers homeless and at-risk youth with innovative options and tools to move from street-life to more stable, healthy living situations. We work hard with boundless ambition and strive for excellence in our cultural commitments. Currently, Choices for Youth is looking for a highly motivated Youth Ventures Coordinator for the Youth Ventures Program to become part of our team.

Reporting to the Training and Education Lead, the Youth Ventures Program Coordinator will be responsible be for the delivery and success of the Youth Ventures Program, hosted by Choices for Youth in St. John’s, NL.

Youth Ventures is a 16-week program delivered from May-August which fosters and supports entrepreneurship among young people in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruit for and host both in-person and virtual self-employment and small business training sessions for vulnerable populations between 16-29

  • Promote entrepreneurship as a viable career to vulnerable populations

  • Drive positive dialogue on the importance of supporting local business

  • Enroll participants in the Youth Ventures Program

  • Assist youth in developing their business ideas

  • Develop and present workshops on developing businesses & business plans

  • Monitor the progress of participant businesses

  • Assist with all areas of business including sales, marketing, and finance

  • Liaise with local business mentors, community groups and stakeholders

  • Connect participants with business supports as required

  • Manage the budget for the Youth Ventures Program

  • Prepare reports as required

  • Documentation as required

  • Deliver program curriculum

  • All other duties as required


  • Knowledge of small business and business plan development

  • Proficient with word processing, presentation, video conferencing, spreadsheet software and social media

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • The ability to execute on ideas

  • Experience working with at-risk and marginalized youth

  • Be genuinely passionate about youth and the potential through self-employment

Other Requirements

Access to a vehicle is required

Work Hours The is a 16-week contract position for 37.5 hours per week from Monday to Friday. Some flexibility in work hours will be required.

Compensation The hourly wage for this position will be $16.00/hr for 37.5 hours per week

Contract Duration

This is a sixteen (16) week placement pending funding approval.

Reference ID: YV0421

Application Deadline: April 30,2021

How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume explaining how you meet the criteria to:

Lucas Geary; Senior Human Resources Specialist ( &

Rory Lambert; Training and Employment Lead (

Equity in employment is essential to a just society. Choices for Youth enthusiastically welcomes applications from all qualified people, including racialized people, people of all sexual orientations, women and trans* people, Aboriginal and First People, those with disabilities, mental illness, and from all social strata.