Boundless Youth Coordinator

at Inner Hope Youth Ministries Society (view profile)
Location 548 E 29th Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Canada
Date Posted June 4, 2024
Category Other
Job Type Full-time


Inner Hope Youth Ministries is a Christian non-profit rooted in our understanding that hope and healing is experienced in relationship. We are committed to journeying alongside our community in East Vancouver nurturing hope, belonging and growth and desire to see youth and their families living healthy lives and empowered in a good way. Our faith motivates our participation in reconciliation and doing the work to build trust and healing in relationships within families, between non-Indigenous and Indigenous people, and between the East Vancouver community and local churches. We are committed to being a loving community that values integrity, reconciliation and long-term relationship guided by our Christian faith. For this reason, it is essential that our programming team steward their relationships with a person-centered and trauma-informed approach. If you have a heart for coming alongside youth and their families, are highly relational and thrive in a collaborative work environment we would like to meet you.


At the heart of our programming, we recognize that invitation is an integral part of any relationship.  A unique feature of the Boundless program, is that family connections are intentionally nurtured and valued. The Boundless Coordinator is primarily responsible for matching youth with a mentor, striving to build trust and rapport with parents, guardians, and/or siblings of the youth. This role oversees and supports program volunteers, youth recruitment and intakes, goal setting, monthly workshops, case management, crisis support, and maintains program records and budget. The Boundless Coordinator connects with community partners and builds networks that support our wrap around model of care. Additionally, this role acts as a liaison for summer camp programming, coordinating registration and assisting families with funding applications. The Boundless Coordinator supports Inner Hope’s vision, mission and values by engaging the work of reconciliation and actively incorporating Indigenous cultural teachings into the Boundless program. This role reports to the Director of Programs and collaborates with other Program Coordinators to provide optimal care to our community.


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Location: Vancouver, BC.

Schedule: 40 hours/week; some evening and weekends required.

Compensation: Starting salary $49,920 - $53,040 based on education and experience + Extended Health and RRSP Matching benefits (following the 1st year)


Start Date: August 25, 2024


How to apply: Resume and cover letters can be sent to until July 5, 2024.

If this position interests you, apply early! Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Position Requirements:

  • Passionate understanding of IHYM’s Vision, Mission and Values
  • Experience and maturity to partner with, supervise, and mentor volunteers of diverse ages and backgrounds
  • High level of competence in time management and adaptability
  • Strong ability to problem-solve, prioritize, and set healthy boundaries
  • Strong communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Minimum two years of either post-secondary education or experience working with youth
  • Minimum two years working in a non-profit or Christian ministry setting
  • Knowledge and understanding of trauma and the Canadian Indigenous history and lived reality
  • Acceptable current criminal record check
  • Adherence to IHYM’s Statement of Faith and Code of Ethics
  • Driver’s license (potential for work-related vehicle to be provided)


Boundless Coordinator Primary Responsibilities

Responsible to: Director of Programs (Mark Ang)

  1. Oversee Boundless participant recruitment and intake
    1. Prioritize Inner Hope community referrals and follow up on external referrals
    2. Meet with youth and parent/caregiver to complete intake forms
    3. Pair youth with mentors
  2. Case Management
    1. Facilitate goal setting each session, using the Medicine Wheel to develop goals that support a balanced way of living focused on the four aspects of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being
    2. Communicate regularly with youth through social media, phone and/or in-person to build rapport, collaborate goal attainment and reinforce program expectations
    3. Empower and collaborate with parents/caregivers in caring for youth
    4. Coordinate crisis intervention when necessary, utilizing a network of local resources
    5. Partner with mentors to transition youth out of the program
    6. Support family members of program and core participants as time allows
  3. Volunteer Support
    1. Collaborate with Volunteer Coordinator for mentor intake/orientation/exit processes and take corrective action with mentors if behavioural issues arise
    2. Meet with each mentor at least once per session (4 months) to provide coaching
    3. Monitor mentor expense reimbursements
  4. Coordinate all Boundless Program Events
    1. Partner with Cultural Mentors to ensure program elements are culturally inclusive and offer contextualizes opportunities to explore faith
    2. Oversee set-up, transportation, food, supervision and clean-up for all events
    3. Oversee monthly life skill workshops including a focus on Indigenous cultural teachings led by Inner Hope community members
    4. Collaborate with the Director of Programs to develop an annual program plan that includes events and cultural activities
  5. Summer Camps
    1. Collaborate with the Director of Programs to plan summer camp weeks and reserve spots
    2. Liaison with Inner Hope families and camps to coordinate registration and funding applications
  6. Networking with Community Resources
    1. Maintain working knowledge of available local resources for vulnerable youth
    2. Build relationships with schools, camps, Christian ministries and social service providers
  7. Maintain records
    1. Manage and update Boundless youth program records on ShareVision
    2. Review reports and mentors updates on ShareVision each session
    3. Oversee program budget
    4. Update all other community support in the appropriate program records in ShareVision
    5. Collaborate with the Director of Programs to set annual program targets and tracking
  8. Partner with IHYM staff
    1. Attend all weekly staff meetings
    2. Attend weekly meetings with supervisor
    3. Be an ambassador for Inner Hope:
      1. Seek to expand volunteer/donor network including support for annual fundraisers and mentor recruitment as time permits
      2. Lead a Boundless team in the annual Ride for Refuge, recruiting Boundless participants to ride and/or fundraise
    4. Collaborate with other program staff on cross-program events and community opportunities
    5. Connect Boundless participants with volunteer opportunities at Inner Hope
    6. Connect graduating Boundless participants with Post Secondary coordinator


All other duties as assigned by supervisor