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Center Manager, YMCA of Cape Breton (Port Hawkesbury Branch)

Employer: YMCA of Cape Breton

Location: Port Hawkesbury

Date Posted: November 10, 2017


Title: Center Manager, YMCA of Cape Breton (Port Hawkesbury Branch)

Position Status: Full Time, Hourly
Salary: $18-20/hour plus Comprehensive Benefits Package
Start Date: as soon as possible

Do you have a passion for wellness? Are you energized by empowering others to be part of something great and effecting positive change in the community? Can you go from overseeing a wellness centre to presenting on strategy without skipping a beat? If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear your story…

The YMCA of Cape Breton is looking for a driven leader to join our team as Centre Manager of our Port Hawkesbury location.

The YMCA Experience
The YMCA of Cape Breton provides vital services such as health, fitness, childcare, education, training and employment programs. The YMCA is an inclusive organization connecting people to life-building opportunities and enhance their quality of life. At the YMCA we know that our ability to partner with others in our community is through the passion and dedication of our employees and volunteers. In joining the YMCA you will become part of a dedicated network of individuals with great passion for providing a holistic support to the communities in which we serve.

The Opportunity
As Centre Manager you are considered an integral component in expanding and maintaining the YMCA’s reach in the Port Hawkesbury community and surrounding areas as a top provider of health, wellness, youth development programming. Through leading and collaborating with the Centre staff you will be driving our membership growth/retention strategy forwards with the eye towards ensuring a well-rounded, meaningful, inclusive member experience for youth, individuals, and families.

Specifically you will,
• Provide leadership and oversight of all Centre operational and program areas
• Work to expand the YMCA’s reach in the community and champion the spirit of philanthropy in the Region
• Ensure consistent delivery of quality individual, youth, and family programming including Group Fitness, Before/After School, summer day camp and wellness programming
• Ensure accessibility of our programming regardless of circumstance
• Provide front-line support to members and direct delivery of Group Fitness classes

• Establish collaborative, service-oriented partnerships with the community, external agencies, and organizations.
• Complete Association program reporting and financial activities to support efficient operations that comply with YMCA and provincial requirements

We Offer
• Participation in Comprehensive Group Benefits and Pension Program
• Individual & Family YMCA Membership
• Strong Work Life Balance Programs (i.e. Paid Personal and Vacation Days)
• Discounted Childcare and Camp Rates

You Bring
• Degree/Diploma in Business Administration, Human Services, or related field
• 2 years in Member Relations or General Management or equivalent combination of education and work experience
• Previous YMCA experience an asset
• Proven track record of success in community oriented program delivery
• Proven track record of building high performance teams
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to build relationships and establish rapport
• Experience in Fundraising or non-profit sector is an asset
• Demonstrated ability to meet multiple, competing deadlines
• Strong attention to detail
• Advanced computer skills and ability to adapt to new software
• Flexibility to work irregular hours required
• Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check, Child Abuse Registry Check, and proof of valid First Aid and CPR training. Employees will be required to attend YMCA Child Protection Training.

Apply Today
Please email your cover letter and resume in one document to
Anita Vosman O’Rourke
Director of Member Relations
We look forward to hearing from you.

As an equal opportunity employer the YMCA of Cape Breton’s goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities in which we serve. We encourage applications from persons with a disability, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, those that identify as LGBTTQ+, and women in occupations or positions where they traditionally under-represented.

Closing date: 4:00 pm AST, Friday, November 24, 2017

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