REPORTS TO: VP Community Services
HOURS: Full Time (evenings & weekends as required)
START DATE: Immediate
FUNCTION: This incumbent is responsible to work within the Early Years’ Service Delivery System, primarily with groups and organizations in the community, to monitor, support and promote program recording and tracking of participation by children from birth to age six and their families.
- Ensures consistent and accurate collection of program data within the Ministry systems and reporting requirements
- Coordinate, in partnership with local school boards, the completion of the Kindergarten Parent Survey. Analyze the data from the survey and share the information with the community in many forms through reports, training, etc.
- Coordinate, in partnership with local organizations, the creation and completion of the Community Fit for Children report. Gather, analyze and organize data in order to facilitate writing a logical report and communicating recommendations to the community
- Train local school board principals, teachers and parent councils on data gathered from KPS and EDI
- Coordinate the completion of the Community Services Inventory
- Provide support, both internally with the YMCA and externally with local organizations, on evaluation efforts
- Support local organizations, universities and colleges and municipal government planning staff, in mapping of local resources, programs and services
- Train staff within Early Years Sites regarding data collection and analysis
- Establish and tailor recording systems ensuring consistency with broader Ministry systems and reporting requirements
- Establishes contact and regular visits with Early Years Sites to ensure tracking efforts are adequately supported
- Work with Early Years Lead Agencies/MCYS Program Supervisor to ensure timely and accurate data submission to the Ministry
- Work with agencies to implement client satisfaction measures for Early Years Programs
- Develop, collect and analyse Early Years program data, and ensure retention of key historical data
- Maintain a permanent collection of Early Years research and evaluation material, available for community use
- Act in accordance with the Policies and Procedures of the YMCA
- Represent Early Years on community planning tables
- Attend workshops, trainings, conferences and staff meetings as required
- Assume other duties as assigned
- University Graduation in specialized field relating to social statistics/research
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Proven computer knowledge
- Minimum 5 years of experience in Child and Family Services
- Demonstrated experience in data collection, analysis, research, evaluation and knowledge of early child development and parenting
- Acceptable Police Check for Vulnerable Sector
Communication: Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner to support information sharing.
Concern for Health and Safety: Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction.
Creativity and Innovation: Develops new ways or adapts existing ideas to help achieve desired results.
Initiative: Knows when to do the right thing.
Relationship Building and Collaboration: Builds positive interactions both internally and externally to create enthusiasm and appreciation to achieve work related goals.
Tolerance for Ambiguity: Functions effectively in situations of less than perfect or incomplete information.
In addition to the above competencies the Association Core Competencies are required: Commitment to Organization Vision and Values, Diversity, Integrity, Teamwork.
Note: This position requires a commitment to the YMCA mission and core values, as well as a commitment to building developmental assets in children and adults
Send resume and cover letter to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax to: 519-576-6223
Human Resources, YMCA Administration Offices,
460 Frederick Street, Suite 203, Kitchener ON N2H 2P5
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, November 9, 2015, 12:00 pm
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