Chill Toronto Program Coordinator

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Requisition Number: 444

Position Title: Chill Local Coordinator

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Why does Chill exist?

Chill exists to ensure youth have the skills and experiences to become mindful, independent, and resilient individuals who instinctively view any challenge as a growth opportunity; to bridge the boardsport and outdoor opportunity gap and foster a sense of belonging within a cool, authentic, and alternative culture; and to create inclusive space and meaningful experiences for youth from marginalized communities and intersecting identities, of all races, sexual orientations, gender identities, socio-economic backgrounds, and more. 

How does Chill achieve this?

Revolving around a core value-driven curriculum, Chill programs consist of experiential learning activities, reflection, and discussion, paired with board sport lessons. Chill’s six core values provide youth with a foundation and framework for learning and growth, supported and enhanced through on-board progression and adult mentorship. Chill removes all barriers to accessing boardsports by providing participants with everything they need to get after it, at absolutely no cost. New skills gained through boardsport progression and core-value exploration are then directly applied to everyday life, challenging youth to step out of their comfort zone – both on and off their board. 

Program Coordinator Job Description:

As the Toronto Program Coordinator, you will be the face of Chill in your city and will immediately begin building relationships with internal and external stakeholders in order to achieve Chill's mission of inspiring youth to overcome challenges through boardsports. You will successfully run all day-to-day operations of a remote, year-round Chill site, including direct facilitation of experiential learning snowboarding, skateboarding, and stand-up paddleboard programs. In this role, you will report to Chill's Regional Manager in Toronto.

This position is a full-time, hourly/non-exempt, 40 hours a week, $19.23 CAD an hour, with benefits, starting in Spring 2021.  Benefits package includes health insurance (medical, dental and vision), life insurance (company paid), flex spending, short and long term disability insurance (company paid), parental benefits, 401k plan with company match, and paid-time-off. Other perks include a discounted season pass, product discounts, free demo equipment, ride days, casual work environment, and many more...

Program Facilitation:

  • Coordinate all aspects of program management including agency recruitment, agency vetting and application process, volunteer recruitment and onboarding, and managing partner relationships (mtn. resort, skate park, etc.)
  • Communicate effectively with youth agencies, volunteers, agency leads and partners
  • Facilitate Chill’s experiential learning, core value-driven curriculum for varying group sizes, typically 15-45 youth per program, including creation of daily program plans, activities, and debriefs
  • Engage and utilize volunteer program mentors and agency leads at each program
  • Exceed the standards set in the Chill Quality Assessment (CQA)
  • Administer all program performance, agency performance, and program participant Outcomes Based Evaluation (OBE) processes
  • Organize and maintain all program paperwork and program database records/reports
  • Manage, maintain, and organize program gear inventory, gear space, and storage space, including seasonal cleaning, inventorying, and ordering from Chill HQ
  • Represent Chill as a visible ambassador in the community.
  • Safely adhere to Chill’s COVID-19 Guidelines at all times 

Development and Marketing:

  • Solicit in-kind donations to support programming
  • Contribute content to Chill’s Development and Marketing team for social media and website use, including high quality program photos and testimonials
  • Manage local site-specific social media accounts
  • Help identify, cultivate, and maintain relationships with local donors, including individuals and corporations, in order to make introductions to Chill’s Development team
  • Assist with communication and recruitment for Chill’s annual Peer-to-Peer fundraising campaign

Education/Experience/Professional Skills:

Work Ethic/Organization:

  • Highly organized, self-starter, and go-getter
  • Experience working independently, managing time efficiently, and setting own schedule
  • Proven ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and prioritize to meet goals and objectives

Location/Boardsports:

  • Currently lives in the city of hire or has lived experience in that community
  • Ability to gain introductory boardsport skills with basic understanding of equipment maintenance (Chill will provide instruction/equipment for learning new skills/sports, basic equipment training, and progression opportunities for sport specific certifications) 

Youth Experience:

  • 1+ years of professional experience working with youth in various settings
  • Experience working with youth in at least 2 different settings (ie. youth agency, probationary programs, rehab facilities, schools, outdoor education, experiential education, etc.)
  • Experience working with youth of diverse identities and backgrounds
  • Experience managing and leading groups of at least 20 youth

Certification/Education:

  • Relevant education, training, or experience in social work, psychology, education, recreation, adventure learning, youth program facilitation or similar field
  • Ability to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification (Chill will cover this cost)

Logistics/Communication:

  • Experience recruiting, managing, or leading adults, volunteers and external partners
  • Strong communication skills and be able to provide examples of professional communication
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle for commuting to program/transporting gear (some exceptions may apply)
  • Ability to use personal cell phone for work related tasks

Physical Demands/Essential Job Functions:

  • Working nights and/or weekends during program facilitation (time/day of week dependent on program site and sport)
  • Working outdoors in all seasons/weather conditions
  • Moving program gear/equipment weighing up to 50lbs (up to 160lbs for mobile skate park equipment) and transporting it between storage space and program site

What’s next?

Please submit an application with resume and cover letter on why you want to work for Chill. Applicants identified for first round selections will be provided with “Your Chill Timeline” encompassing what your work in this role will entail within 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months on the job. Other steps may include questions via email to gain further insight into your experience, an informal phone call to connect on details of the role/ask questions, and one or more formal interviews via Zoom.

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Chill is committed to building an inclusive team, and strongly encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds and identities to apply. We will prioritize filling this position with qualified candidates who reflect our youth through lived experience as someone from a marginalized community or with diverse and intersecting identities, including race, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, and more.

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