The YMCA of Greater Vancouver – Manager, Provincial Initiatives

Manager, Provincial Initiatives

The YMCA of Greater Vancouver

Joyce YMCA: Vancouver, BC with travel across BC every 1-2 months

Terms: Full-time, Term

Start Date: As soon as possible

End Date: March 31, 2020 – with opportunity for extension

Shift: 35 hours/week, will need to work flexible hours (evenings/weekends) when travelling

Salary: $65,000 – $80,000 per year, plus benefits

Reports To: Director, Strategic Partnerships

The YMCA cares about the same things you do: raising healthy and resilient kids, ensuring youth feel confident and supported, and helping people feel healthy and connected to others in the community. As one of Canada’s largest operational charities, we provide vital community services that are having a positive impact on some of the most pressing social issues experienced by children, youth, and families in BC. Central to our success are:

  • The people who unite behind our mission to help people reach their potential
  • The safe and welcoming places we provide—from health and fitness facilities to childcare centres to camps—that foster a sense of community
  • The comprehensive community programs that provide the skills, opportunities and confidence people need to achieve their potential

These people, places, and programs come together to create a sense of belonging and a supportive network that have proven time and again to help people achieve their personal goals. For some the impact can be truly transformational and can have an enormous ripple effect on those around them.

About YMCA of BC:

YMCA of BC is a recently established non-profit society that leads the development and implementation of provincial YMCA initiatives, while supporting a coordinated regional delivery mechanism that is comprised of the YMCA’s of Greater Vancouver, Okanagan, Kamloops, Northern BC and Vancouver Island

About You:

  • Do the right thing – You are caring, respectful, honest and responsible in all you do
  • Put people first -You believe in the strengths, perspectives and passion of people
  • Keep our promises -You do what you say you will do
  • Lead by example -You are courageous, speak with conviction, listen attentively and collaborate

About the position:

Reporting to the Director of Strategic Partnerships, the Manager of Provincial Initiatives is responsible for creating a framework for province-wide expansion of key best practice YMCA initiatives. The Manager of Provincial Initiatives will support provincial roll-out of regional programs by utilizing a community engagement approach. Key priorities for this position will be to support regional YMCA associations to develop capacity and community connections to successfully implement initiatives.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Support the provincial roll-out of the YMCA Youth Mindfulness Initiative, reaching 25 communities and 2500 youth over 3 years
  • Identify best practice YMCA programs that are a good fit for province-wide expansion
  • Collaborate with other regional YMCA associations to support province-wide expansion of programs that have demonstrated positive health and social impacts within their individual regions
  • Use evidence based research to demonstrate promising practices, and to determine what elements need to be in place to ensure successful provincial expansion
  • Understand and communicate the different health and social priorities for communities across the various regions of British Columbia
  • Build community partnerships to facilitate extending the reach of YMCA programs to other areas of the province
  • Work closely with YMCA of BC leadership teams
  • Perform other related duties as required
  • Change management – support regional YMCA associations in making organizational change necessary for provincial programming


  • Master’s degree in relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • In-depth understanding of and experience working within the BC health sector
  • Minimum 5 years’ management experience
  • Experience in management of provincial initiatives, including development, piloting, evaluation, and scale-up
  • Experience in community engagement/development processes
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date
  • 3 professional references

Application Process:

Internal Applicants: Please inform your supervisor prior to application. Apply online using the link below:

External Applicants: Please apply using the link below:

Application deadline:

Before 6:00pm on July 19th, 2017

Thank you for your interest and application.

Due to the high volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.