Careers

Title: Finance Coordinator

Department: Operations

Reports to: Director of Operations

Classification: Full-time,

Permanent Hours: 37.5 Hours Per Week

Start Date: As soon as possible

Deadline: October 5, 2022.

Location: Halifax, NS

YWCA Halifax is a progressive, multi-service, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls, two-spirited and gender diverse people and their families at critical turning points in their lives. We work to transform lives by providing a continuum of services and programs that drive lasting positive change. We strive to change the underlying issues that are root causes of inequality, violence, poverty, and homelessness. Our four program focus areas include: promoting the health, wellness, and leadership of women and girls; advancing women’s economic and housing security; delivering quality, accessible, early learning, and childcare; and working to end violence against women, girls and gender diverse individuals.

Why work for the YWCA

Staff at YWCA Halifax enjoy a supportive and dynamic team environment, a commitment to staff growth, a connection to the national and international YWCA movements, learning from colleagues in a multiservice agency, and a strong shared vision.

Why YOU should apply

Even if you don’t have all the requirements listed in this position, you may be the right candidate. If you are a natural leader with a strong attention to detail and a passion for social justice and gender equity, we want to hear from you. Take a chance and apply. Tell us how you can make a difference through your YWCA.

Job Description

The Finance Coordinator, reporting to the Director of Operations, is responsible for financial operations, administration as it relates to Finance, as well as coordination of financial initiatives. The Finance Coordinator is responsible for accounts receivable, billing, invoicing for programs, reconciliations and other accounting duties as required.

Role of the Finance Coordinator

  • Generate program and service invoices and billings monthly.
  • Process monthly childcare billing and manage client accounts.
  • Post cash receipts, credit card, PAD, online donations in Quickbooks.
  • Timely collection of receivables.
  • Support for Director of Operations and Controller with audit and budget.
  • Reconcile bank statements, and Visa expenses.
  • Support for Payroll – posting journal entries, benefits reports, updating policy binders, cross training on payroll process.
  • Create and maintain vendor lists.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Post-secondary education in accounting at the college or university level.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a related role.
  • Previous accounting/bookkeeping experience.
  • Strong attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with a high level of computer literacy and administrative skills.
  • Working knowledge of Excel and accounting software required.
  • Working knowledge and familiarity with non-profits considered an asset.
  • Working knowledge of Quickbooks and/or Payworks would be considered an asset.

YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity, and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. YWCA Halifax is governed by, employs, and serves diverse individuals and community members. Self-identification by applicants does not guarantee an interview but we want you to know that we understand that lived experience of racialization, Indigeneity, disAbility, and gender diversity are their own knowledge and expertise. We value this expertise and consider it as we discern who to interview.

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume in one document to humanresources@ywcahalifax.com Attn: Shannon Steele, Director of Operations.

No phone calls please


Violence to Resilience Manager

Department: Research and Advocacy

Reports to: Senior Director of Programs

Classification: Permanent, Full time, Management, Salary

Salary: To be negotiated, based on experience and education

Hours: Full-time: typically, 37.5 hrs/wk; however, this position will require after hours on-call

Deadline: September 23, 2022.

Other: Must have a valid driver’s license and consistent access to a reliable vehicle

YWCA Halifax is a progressive, multi-service, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls, two-spirited and gender diverse people and their families at critical turning points in their lives. We work to transform lives by providing a continuum of services and programs that drive lasting positive change. We strive to change the underlying issues that are root causes of inequality, violence, poverty, and homelessness. Our four program focus areas include: promoting the health, wellness, and leadership of women and girls; advancing women’s economic and housing security; delivering quality, accessible, early learning, and childcare; and working to end violence against women, girls and gender diverse individuals.

Why work for the YWCA

Staff at YWCA Halifax enjoy a supportive and dynamic team environment, a commitment to staff growth, a connection to the national and international YWCA movements, learning from colleagues in a multiservice agency, and a strong shared vision.

Why YOU should apply

Even if you don’t have all the requirements listed in this position, you may be the right candidate. If you are a natural leader with a strong attention to detail and a passion for social justice and gender equity, we want to hear from you. Take a chance and apply. Tell us how you can make a difference through your YWCA.

The YWCA Halifax is seeking a manager to lead our dynamic team, responsible for the Nova Scotia Transition and Advocacy for Youth (NSTAY) program; Safer Spaces (safe house), December 6th (micro loan program) and the Trafficking and Exploitation Services System (TESS) program.

NSTAY is a program which provides exploited/trafficked youth with wraparound support and connects them with the services they need. NSTAY has been developed with a trauma-informed lens and takes a harm-reduction approach. Safer Spaces is a program which provides short term safe housing for those who have been sexually exploited.

The December 6th program provides micro loans to women identified people who are fleeing intimate partner violence.

TESS is a multi-sector inter-agency provincial partnership of over 160 community leaders and professionals working with children and youth engaged in the sex trade across Nova Scotia.

Qualifications and Responsibilities:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in social work or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience managing a team.
  • Outstanding leadership and demonstrated effectiveness in communication.
  • High level of organization and financial skills. Note, this position is also responsible for multiple grants and working with funders.
  • Strong supervisory skills, high level of computer literacy and advocacy skills.
  • Experience working with government departments and community agencies.
  • Experience working with people from diverse cultural, social, and economic backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of community-based, trauma-informed, and harm reduction practices are essential.
  • Understanding of program management and evaluation in an outcomes-based framework.
  • Must be available for emergency and on-call duties.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to work in an environment that is not always predictable is a must.
  • Must be able to provide current Child Abuse Registry and Criminal Record checks with a Vulnerable Sector check upon hiring.

If interested, please forward your cover letter and resume, in one document, with the position title in the subject line to: humanresources@ywcahalifax.com

YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity, and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. YWCA Halifax is governed by, employs, and serves diverse individuals and community members. Self-identification by applicants does not guarantee an interview but we want you to know that we understand that lived experience of racialization, Indigeneity, disAbility, and gender diversity are their own knowledge and expertise. We value this expertise and consider it as we discern who to interview.


Department: Youth Facilitation Assistant

Reports to: Yspace/GuySpace Coordinators; ONT Team Lead

Classification: Part-Time, Term

Hours: 15-20 Hrs/Week

Deadline: September 23, 2022.

Start Date: Mid-late September 2022

YWCA Halifax is a progressive, multi-service, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls, two-spirited and gender diverse people and their families at critical turning points in their lives. We work to transform lives by providing a continuum of services and programs that drive lasting positive change. We strive to change the underlying issues that are root causes of inequality, violence, poverty, and homelessness. Our four program focus areas include: promoting the health, wellness, and leadership of women and girls; advancing women’s economic and housing security; delivering quality, accessible, early learning, and childcare; and working to end violence against women, girls and gender diverse individuals.

Why work for the YWCA

Staff at YWCA Halifax enjoy a supportive and dynamic team environment, a commitment to staff growth, a connection to the national and international YWCA movements, learning from colleagues in a multiservice agency, and a strong shared vision.

Why YOU should apply

Even if you don’t have all the requirements listed in this position, you may be the right candidate. If you are a natural leader with a strong attention to detail and a passion for social justice and gender equity, we want to hear from you. Take a chance and apply. Tell us how you can make a difference through your YWCA.

Program overview:

Working with the Program Coordinator, the Youth Facilitation Assistant will assist in the overall delivery of youth programming including planning, organizing, researching new content, facilitation of programming, attendance tracking, record keeping, and risk management. The Facilitation Assistant is responsible for co-leading programs for youth ages 12-15 within the HRM. Programs will focus on cyberviolence prevention, as well as youth-led discussions on topics that are adaptive to the needs of participants.

Qualifications and Responsibilities:

Knowledge, experience, and interest in youth engagement and community development strategies from a feminist, anti-oppression theoretical perspective; experience working with diverse youth in a facilitator capacity; strong organizational skills; reliable and dependable; comfortable in a leadership role. Education and training in relevant fields (i.e., gender studies, social work. international development, health promotion, sociology, and leadership) is an asset.

Essential Duties of the Position

Duties will include:

  • Reviewing, planning, creating and delivering programs curriculum at junior high schools.
  • Attending regular team meetings, collecting feedback from youth, conflict resolution and crisis management.
  • The Facilitation Assistant contributes to the advancement and achievement of the YWCA mission, vision, values, guiding principles, strategic plan, business plan, and departmental plan.

Youth Programming

  • Prepare and co-facilitate YWCA youth programs at junior high schools
  • Ensure all registration and reporting is submitted to the Program Coordinator in a timely manner
  • Foster positive relationships with school partners and youth participants
  • Offer program and program development feedback to the ONT Team
  • Participate in trainings and meetings related to these programs
  • May also be required to:
  • Participate in Youth Advisory Council meetings and activities
  • Assist in the recording and collection of youth input to be submitted to Coordinators/Team Lead for uploading to the podcast.
  • Maintain appropriate record keeping.
  • Participate in educational and professional development as required

If interested, please forward your cover letter and resume, in one document, with the position title in the subject line to: humanresources@ywcahalifax.com

YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity, and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. YWCA Halifax is governed by, employs, and serves diverse individuals and community members. Self-identification by applicants does not guarantee an interview but we want you to know that we understand that lived experience of racialization, Indigeneity, disAbility, and gender diversity are their own knowledge and expertise. We value this expertise and consider it as we discern who to interview.


Title: Employment Programs Coordinator
Department: Community Programs
Reports to: Manager of Community Programs
Job Classification: Full-Time, Term
Remuneration: Based on qualifications and grant funding
Start Date: As soon as possible
Deadline: August 23, 2022
Location: Virtual and YWCA locations in Halifax and Dartmouth

Program Overview

Our employment programs aim to support and empower marginalized adult women with prolonged detachment from the labour force and intersecting identity factors to overcome barriers in achieving employment and to foster employment readiness and success, while also supporting employers and sectors to better include and retain women in the workplace and diversify their workforce. The program provides an opportunity for participants to gain skills and knowledge through pre-employment workshops concentrated on career exploration, employment skills development, and personal management skills, such as critical thinking, contingency planning, reliability, etc. Participants will achieve economic independence through individualized support, career and personal development, volunteer and work experience, and mentorship. This program involves a group-based employment skills development component and a paid work placement to support participants’ in reaching career goals.

Role of the Coordinator

  • Development and implementation of work plans for achieving goals/objectives/outcomes of the program
  • Ensures high quality delivery of digital and in-person programming, and implements a regular and robust program evaluation (meeting both funder and overall organizational needs) to assess the strengths of the program and to identify and assess areas for improvement
  • Planning of the Group-Based Employment Skills (GBES) and its activities in accordance with the mission, goals, strategic directions, and guiding principles of the YWCA
  • Ensures effective management of all financial records
  • Supports partnerships, extension work, and other activities within the YWCA movement

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of program coordination, planning and evaluation in an outcomes-based framework, as well as an understanding of trauma-informed practice
  • Strong administrative skills, strong financial management skills, organizational development and advocacy skills
  • An ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Effective interpersonal, supervisory, and organizational skills, high level of computer literacy
  • Ability to maintain collaborative partnerships, internal and external to the organization
  • Coordinators usually work in an office environment, but programs and projects may take employees to non-standard workplaces (e.g. meetings with employers, etc.)
  • Coordinators usually work a standard work week with pre-set office hours, but may be required to work some evenings and weekends to meet program milestones, deadlines, or deliver programs/services
  • Must have access to adequate work from home space and internet to facilitate programming and practice.
  • A current First Aid and CPR certificate and clear Criminal Records and Vulnerable Sector Checks

YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity, and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. YWCA Halifax is governed by, employs, and serves diverse individuals and community members. Self-identification by applicants does not guarantee an interview but we want you to know that we understand that lived experience of racialization, Indigeneity, disAbility, and gender diversity are their own knowledge and expertise. We value this expertise and consider it as we discern who to interview.

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume in one document to humanresources@ywcahalifax.com Attn: Belinda LeBlanc, Associate Manager of Employment Programs.


Early Childhood Educator – Substitute

Title:                   Substitute Early Childhood Educator

Department:      Early Learning and Child Care

Reports to:         Director YWCA Early Learning and Child Care

Classification:    Casual, Hourly

Remuneration:  $12.55 per hour (untrained/min-wage) – Or if trained – $15/$17/$19/per hour

(Depending on Classification Level)

Start Date: January 1, 2022.   

Deadline: Posted Until Filled  

Location: Halifax, NS

YWCA Halifax is a progressive, multi-service, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls, two-spirited and gender diverse people and their families at critical turning points in their lives. We work to transform lives by providing a continuum of services and programs that drive lasting positive change. We strive to change the underlying issues that are root causes of inequality, violence, poverty, and homelessness.

Position Summary

The Substitute Early Childhood Educator is expected to work with regular full-time ECE staff within established guidelines of the YWCA and within the policy, procedures and regulations of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Food Safety Guidelines to deliver a quality childcare program.

General Competencies

Must be a team player with skills in caring for children in a group setting. Must have a professional attitude and effective communications skills. Must demonstrate sound judgment, decision-making skills, and excellent communication skills. Work can be demanding both physically and mentally.

Role of the Early Childhood Educator

  • Work in a team setting respecting established routines for the children.
  • Provide active physical play both indoor and outdoor. Maintain playground by ensuring that fire escape routes are kept clear of toys, and debris.
  • Create a warm, pleasant, and inviting atmosphere and ensure that all areas in and out of the classroom are kept tidy, clean, and in good order.
  • Devote the whole of working time, attention, and energies to the care of the children.
  • Communicate with children with respect and at their own individual developmental level and set realistic behavior expectations.
  • Support children in developing problem and conflict-solving skills.
  • The practice of child and educator self-reflection is key to our quality program
  • Adhere to Covid-19 health and safety protocols

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Valid ECE Classification Level 1, 2 or 3 or working towards.
  • Food Handling/Safety Certificate would be an asset.
  • First Aid with Infant CPR (Level C).
  • Child Abuse Record Check.
  • Criminal Records Check (Vulnerable Sector).

Working Conditions

  • Caring for children is physically and mentally demanding.
  • Work requires heavy lifting, bending, stooping, carrying, and reaching overhead.
  • Work may require long periods of standing or walking.
  • Work may require dealing effectively and calmly with emotional situations.

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to k.johnson@ywcahalifax.com Attn: Kerri Johnson – Director, YWCA Early Learning and Child Care. YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity, and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate is found. No phone calls please.