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We’re Hiring: SVP Teens Program Coordinator (10-month contract)

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15 hours/week; 10 month contract


Position Description

Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region (SVPWR) aims to strengthen Waterloo Region’s charitable sector by engaging a local community of active donors. Through our model of venture philanthropy, we seek to effect significant, long-term social change in our community.

SVPWR is seeking a creative, motivated, and conscientious SVP Teens Coordinator for a 10-month contract position to support SVPWR and the Teens’ executive team (made up of local youth) to build the program’s impact and sustainability.


About SVP Teens:

SVP Teens is a leadership and community development program for youth in grades 7-12 that is run by SVPWR.

Through discussions with community leaders, volunteering, fundraising, and grant-making, SVP Teens offers its participants insight into current social issues, leadership and teamwork development, diverse volunteer opportunities, and the chance to collaborate on projects with other teens who are engaged in our community.


About You:

You have experience working with children and youth (from school, community organizations, etc.)  You have some experience in creative and thoughtful program development and evaluation, and are passionate about community engagement.

Strong writing and communications skills compliment your social media savvy. You’ve demonstrated project and team management skills.  You understand that working with young people means working evenings and occasional weekends.




  • Support the coordination of the planning, delivery, and evaluation of SVP Teens, including administration duties (booking rooms, etc.)
  • Attend the majority of SVP Teens’ monthly meetings (Saturday evenings from 6-8 pm.)
  • Maintain and manage the program’s database entries, statistics, and program information.
  • Meet obligations and reporting requirements of funding contracts, grants & programs.
  • Research, develop, and write funding proposals, reports, and communications materials.

Communication and Volunteer Management

  • Provide support, information, and advocacy that connects youth to community resources.
  • Recruit, engage, and empower members of the Teens and supervise youth volunteers.
  • Promote and market program impact. Capture content throughout the year and develop a digital media strategy for sharing updates in conjunction with the SVPWR staff team.
  • Work with other staff to ensure branding and programming cohesion between the SVP Teens and other programs.

Programming / Community Engagement

  • Help to strengthen the capacity of Teens participants through volunteer opportunities, skill-building sessions, and meaningful experiences in our community.
  • Develop SVP Teens program design and manual. Contribute to the development and implementation of program goals, evaluation guidelines, and an operational plan.
  • Design sustainable resources (activity reports, lessons) to be used in monthly meetings.
  • Strengthen partnerships with school boards & local charities.
  • Provide support, information, referrals, and advocacy that connects youth to community resources.

Other duties as assigned.


Skills, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in or a graduate of an Education, Project Management, Communications, or related post-secondary program. Equivalent experience or education will be considered.
  • Project management and youth leadership experience is required.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Able to support project activities as needed and manage multiple ongoing priorities.
  • Passion for social issues, and community/youth engagement.
  • Highly proficient with Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and Slack.
  • Salesforce experience an asset.
  • Some travel and weekend availability required.

Hours of work: Part-time (15 hours per week), 10 month contract starting at the end of January.

Salary Range: $18-20/hour.

How to apply: Please send a cover letter and resume in one PDF document to info(at)svpwr(dot)org, citing “SVP Teens Coordinator” in the subject line.

Applications will be accepted until December 20, 2019.

SVP Waterloo Region welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations will be available upon request for candidates taking part in all stages of the selection process.


While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


This role is made possible through the generous support of the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation and the RBC Foundation. Thank you for helping our SVP Teens program grow!