Program Director

Program Director

Role of this position

  • To oversee the development of summer programs ensuring that the high standard of GO Project programs is delivered for both children and youth sites.
  • To develop and oversee the GO Project coordinator training in May 2017
  • To supervise all Go Project Coordinators.


The Program Director is responsible to:

  • Participate in GO Project coordinator hiring.
  • Develop and oversee the staff training event for coordinators in May 2017 and be on-site with coordinators throughout the whole training.
  • Regularly supervise summer staff through weekly check-in’s, reviewing goal setting, mid-summer and end of summer staff evaluations, site visits and offering constructive feedback with follow through.
  • Ensure that the theme and ethos of The GO Project is being met at all sites.
  • Provide resource support to the team of summer staff through strong leadership, mentoring and knowledge.
  • Act as a liaison with staff for the Minister to the GO Project.
  • Develop in coordination with the site coordinators a site staff training program and resource.

Typical Duties

  • Distribute necessary documents and information to staff.
  • Conduct presentations to groups to increase GO visibility.
  • Provide daily planning support and check-in with the summer team.
  • Communicate daily with the Minister to the GO Project.
  • Meet weekly with Go Project summer team.
  • Email and phone correspondence with staff and local hosts.
  • Ensure that the preparation of food, meeting all food-safe guidelines and offering support to site staff who lead groups of youth in the preparation of meals.
  • Develop and implement strategies and workshops on integrating the GO experience into youth and their leaders home lives in conjunction with other GO coordinators.
  • Create a debriefing experience; including evaluation for all GO project participants, community groups and staff.
  • Compile a year-end report to be submitted to granting agencies and church bodies.


  • Former GO staff an asset.
  • 4-years leadership in Christian context.
  • 2-years training or relevant experience in providing resource and planning support within a Christian context.
  • Past mission experience.
  • Experience in a collaborative team leadership.
  • Experience as a group facilitator.
  • Experience and training in effective. communication including giving and receiving feedback and conflict resolution.
  • Knowledge and experience responding to emergency situations as laid out in the GO Project policies and procedures manual.
  • Experience working with children with special needs.
  • Experience and training in responding to disclosures of abuse from children as laid out in the GO Project policies and procedures manual.
  • Food Safety Training (will certify staff).

Skills and Abilities

  • Supervision and performance evaluation skills
  • Team building skills
  • Experience and comfort offering leadership in a Christian environment
  • Skill at working with biblical and theological concepts and stories
  • Proven communication and conflict resolution skills with individuals and groups
  • Proven pastoral care skills
  • Ability to organize and be attentive to detail
  • Able to work in an environment where interruptions are frequent
  • Able to work effectively in the midst of multiple and varied work demands
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality


This position reports directly and is accountable to the Minister to the GO Project at Islington United Church.


The rate of pay for the Program Director is $11,400.00 for a 19-week contract.

Dates of Work

The position begins April 9th, 2017 and ends August 19th, 2017.


Application Deadline: January 20, 2017

Send resume and cover letter to