Boys and Girls Club St. John's

Boys and Girls Club St. John’s – Social Enterprise Coordinator

The Boys and Girls Clubs of St. John's is a youth-serving, non-profit, charitable organization. The Club has a mandate to provide versatile programs that meet the social, emotional, educational, and physical development needs of children and youth.

Based on an “open-door policy”, the Club is open to everyone. Membership fees are extremely low and no child is ever turned away due to inability to pay. Because of this, the Club effectively serves youth from backgrounds and neighbourhoods where other organizations and services are scarce or unaffordable.

The Boys and Girls Club in Buckmaster’s Circle has a large and updated space available, which we are looking to maximize through the development of a Social Enterprise. Monetizing activities when the space is not in use by our youth will help to fund operations and ensure sustainable programming for our community. We are looking for a motivated and community-focused student to create Social Enterprise activities and implement them at our Club.

Activities in this position will include:
• Assessing the existing space and identifying possible activities
(room rentals, birthday parties, music class, yoga, mommy and me programming etc.)
• Establishing rates and parameters for the identified activities
• Advertising the available activities to the wider community
• Booking events and coordinating the scheduling of activities
• Setting up and overseeing the activities as they occur

This will be a very hands-on position, and comes with a great deal of responsibility. Students applying for this position must demonstrate:

• An ability to prioritize tasks
• Knowledge of community needs, and creative ideas to support them
• Strong organizational skills
• Responsibility for their own actions
• Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision
• A genuine interest in growing the Boys and Girls Club, while supporting the community
• Motivated to conduct duties with the aim of supporting a developing social enterprise

Eligibility Criteria
• Registered as a full-time undergraduate student
• In good academic standing with the university
• Will require a certificate of conduct and vulnerable sector check

Start Date: February 2018. Flexible schedule – up to 19 hours per week, ending April 6th, 2018.
Wage: $13.00 per hour
Location: St. John’s

To Apply
In  one PDF document, please send a covering letter of motivation, resume, your student number, and two references to by Friday, February 9th. We encourage all undergraduate students to apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted after the closing date.


Centre for Social Enterprise

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000