Program Coordinator – Summer Contract

Stratford House of Blessing Published on May 3, 2021 (5 days ago)
Stratford, ON
Job Type
Education, Law & Social Services



Stratford House of Blessing is seeking a Program Coordinator (education outreach program co-ordinator) for a 12-week position (28 hours/week) funded by Canada through Canada Summer Jobs 2021.  Applicants must meet all of these criteria: 1) be between 15 and 30 years (inclusive) at the start of employment; 2) be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and; 3) is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations.

This position will be of special interest to those who are currently enrolled in or recently completed post-secondary education in the areas of: Social Work, Psychology, Development Studies, or Social Service Worker. The successful candidate will report to the Executive Director and co-ordinate the Off to School Smiling Program.  The Off to School Smiling program is offered to children and youth who struggle with low income. The employee will have the opportunities to assist in various areas (e.g., food bank, client form completions, telephone inquiries) to further develop a better understanding of non-profit organizations which provide programs and services for disadvantaged community groups, specifically all people regardless of race, religion, age, gender or ability who need help in our community. 


Responsibilities may include performing any/all of the following duties:

Coordinate the Off to School Smiling program which provides backpacks and school supplies to school-aged children who are registered at Stratford House of Blessing including:
Preparation of materials, purchasing, information logging of program materials;
Manage online bookings of Off to School Smiling using scheduling software;
Tracking of Off to School Smiling registrants for reporting purposes;
Responding by telephone and/or in person to client and donor inquiries
Assisting clients in completing forms as part of the intake process; and
Distributing of student kits in an organized and efficient manner with attention to safety protocols in regards to COVID-19 as directed by Huron Perth Public Health
Assist the intake coordinator with screening and registration of clients based on assessed need.
Assist with other programs and services of Stratford House of Blessing, as needed.
Communicate effectively with participants, donors, volunteers and staff.
Assist in other duties as assigned.


Flexibility to respond to changes in programs and tasks as a result of COVID-19; and willingness to do any task that is requested.
Excellent leadership, organizational skills and the confidence to run and adapt the existing Off to School Smiling Program, if necessary, based on changes due to COVID-19.
Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to interact with a variety of people.
An understanding of the necessity to apply ethics and client-confidentiality.
Administrative competency skills including: word processing; spreadsheets; keyboarding
Valid driver’s license, auto insurance, use of own vehicle and ability to travel in Perth County.
Ability and willingness to lift 30 lbs. repetitively.

Applications should be emailed to Theresa McMurray, Executive Director at  Applications must be received by Friday May 21, 2021. Please include a cover letter of up to 500 words indicating your background, volunteer experience, and why you are interested in this position.

For more information about the Stratford House of Blessing, visit our website

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