Community Manager | YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
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Community Manager

LOCATION: Collingwood and Surrounding Area (Multiple Sites)
DEPARTMENT: Child and Family Development
PLACEMENT: Full Time, Permanent

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka currently serves over 125,000 people in Simcoe County and the Districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound in Central Ontario. The YMCA is one of the largest charities within our service area, providing over $1.1 million annually of support and access to our programs and services.

With a staff complement of 1200+ full and part-time staff, combined with over 1,000 volunteers and donors, and an operating budget of $39 million, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka serves over 30,000 annual members and participants through its eight membership centres in Barrie, Collingwood, Gravenhurst, Innisfil, Midland, Orillia, Parry Sound, and Wasaga Beach; 3,000 Child Care families across a number of communities; registers 5,000 day campers in addition to 1000 overnight campers at YMCA Camp Kitchikewana on Beausoleil Island; over 15,000 people through leadership development, outdoor education and family programs at YMCA Geneva Park; and counsels over 20,000 people in several community development programs.

As our Mission Statement affirms, “My Y is dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind and body, and to their sense of belonging to each other and the global community.” Our Vision for the future is “My Y inspires people to reach their full potential.”

The individual is responsible for overseeing a community of Child Care and School Age Programs within the Child and Family Development department. Provide leadership to YMCA Supervisors, ensuring adherence to the YMCA mission, Core Values ensuring that quality standards and fiscal goals are achieved including all legislative requirements set forth by the Ministry of Education, Municipalities, Public Health and Fire Chief.

• Demonstrate strong support and commitment to the mission and core values of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka and the YMCA in Canada.
• Demonstrate strong support and commitment to serving the membership, facility users and all program participants of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka.
• Models appropriate and professional behaviours in line with our Mission, Vision and Values
• Establishes rapport and maintains effective relationship building behaviours.
• Understands and participates in YMCA philanthropic commitments, imparts this knowledge upon staff, volunteers, families and the community, connects with families and offers opportunities to give, either financially or their personal time, including participation in special events within the centre and the community.
• Demonstrates strong support and commitment to community activities, representing the YMCA in a professional manner.
• Adherence to all provincial and federal legislation relevant to job description.

• Demonstrates thorough knowledge of the regulations and operating standards and ensures centre is run in accordance to all directives, legislations, guidelines and policies of:
– MEDU Child Care and Early Years Act Licensing
– Department of Health and municipal bi-laws and regulations
– Board of Education Occupancy Standards
– Employment Act Legislation
– Ontario Legislation as applicable to the reporting of Abuse
– YMCA Standards, Guidelines and Policies

• Understands and mentors centre team providing strong leadership to implement a safe, accessible, quality, child-centered, early childhood program in relation to:
– YMCA Core Values
– YMCA Playing to Learn and YMCA A Place to Connect Curriculum Standards
– YMCA Child and Family Development Standards
– Early Childhood Education Principles and Best Practices
– Community Needs
– Professional Standards
– Research
– Evaluate and assist in planning goals pertaining to Parent Satisfaction Survey Results.
– Assist Supervisors in hiring and evaluation of staff.
– Ensure centre to centre consistency with Policies and Procedures.
– Adherence to the YMCA Child Protection Policies and Procedures.

• Establish and maintain positive rapport with YMCA staff, schools, MEDU staff, Municipalities, community members and all other service agencies.
• Implement strategies to promote volunteerism.
• Ensure the regular use of multi medium communication to and from Supervisors/Regional Manager.

• Implement strategies, marketing Child and Family Development Programs as distinct from all others.
• Ensure for the health and safety of equipment in all children’s services programs accessing funding where applicable.

• Ensure that YMCA hiring procedures are followed when child care staff/supervisors are selected.
• Assist in providing orientation, training, support and professional development opportunities for supervisors and staff.
• Work with Manager Quality Assurance, Regional Manager and supervisors to ensure consistency in program delivery of all YMCA Child and Family Development programs.
• Evaluate and work with Supervisors to establish individual goals related to fiscal, quality, philanthropy and human resources.
• To provide Supervisors with the tools to work through staffing related issues.
• Address and follow up with parental concerns.

• Early Childhood Education Diploma or equivalent
• Registered member of the College of Early Childhood Educators
• Minimum 2-4 years supervisory experience in the field
• YMCA Leadership Development Program
• Thorough knowledge of the Child Care and Early Years Act, Public Health and fire department requirements
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal.
• Proven ability as a team leader
• Ability to manage a number of staff
• Ability to work through ambiguous situations
• Responsive to needs of parents and staff
• Word processing and excel computer skills
• Child Protection orientation
• AODA training
• Health & Safety Awareness training
• Bill 168 (Violence & Harassment in the Workplace) training
• PCI Compliance
• Mandated training is required before or shortly after commencement of work
• Must be able to work flexible hours based on client needs
• Clear Police Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening
• Mandated training is required before or shortly after commencement of work


Qualified candidates who wish to be considered are invited to send a resume and cover letter to:

Deb Lindemann
Regional Manager
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

Applications will remain open until September 20, 2017 or until the position has been filled.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please be advised that all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening.

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Our goal is a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Individuals needing employment accommodation in the hiring process or job postings in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources department.