Job Developer Assistant

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Posted Date: October 27, 2022

Time CommitmentFlexible shifts with minimum one hour per week for three months.
Minimum Age18
Location(s)Various YMCA Employment Centres throughout the Greater Toronto Area. This opportunity is also available virtually.

Program Description

YMCA Employment Centres offer a variety of services to help youth and adults gain employment. Job seekers can benefit from our free employment programs and resources, attend free workshops and get one-on-one personalized support from our staff. Job Development services provide extra support to members facing multiple employment barriers, in order to connect them with employers. Job Developer Assistants partner with staff to promote YMCA employer services and build relationships with new or existing businesses.

Major Duties

Major Duties May Include:

  • Assisting staff to coordinate and conduct marketing strategies and outreach activities to local employers, community agencies, non-profit associations and other organizations to generate awareness about YMCA employment services and programs.
  • Assisting the Job Developer in all areas of marketing activities in order to develop new partnerships. This includes outreaching, creating marketing packages, developing marketing plans, cold calling, helping with employer newsletters and job fairs.
  • Partnering with staff to develop relationships with employers and other key stakeholders in a variety of industries and sectors to ensure successful job development for members.
  • Searching for opportunities in the hidden job market to connect members with employment that reflect their individual skills and abilities.
  • Continually learning about current market trends and opportunities to penetrate new markets and sectors.
  • Complete reports and documentation as required.
  • Attend meetings as required.
  • For virtual roles:
    • Cold call local businesses to find potential employment opportunities and provide basic information on YMCA employer services.
    • Volunteers are required to check-in with progress weekly and update employer list.


  • Minimum age 18.
  • Successful applicants to this role will need to provide a Police Reference Check from their local police service before their first day of volunteering and every three years on the anniversary of their first day of volunteering.
  • Successful applicants to this role will need to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical or other Human Rights Code-related exemption.
  • Strong communication “Out of the box” thinker with a strategic mind-set.
  • Passion and interest in the areas of Marking, Sales and Human Resources and organizational skills.
  • Strong ability to relate with diverse clientele.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality; be sensitive to member needs.
  • For virtual roles, volunteers must have access to internet, a phone and computer.


  • Develop interpersonal and communication skills with members and staff as well as meet new people.
  • Gain valuable Canadian experience.
  • Learn about diversity at the YMCA and meet new people from all walks of life.
  • Be a part of the YMCA team and promote the YMCA Mission, Vision and Values.

How to apply

Complete the online volunteer application. You will need to provide the position title and location information of this position during step 3 of the application.

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Why Volunteer for the Y?

The YMCA of Greater Toronto aspires to be a great place to volunteer through an environment that embraces diversity and social inclusion, valuing differences and supporting full participation by all volunteers.  The YMCA provides more than 5500 volunteers with meaningful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities.  The YMCA works to build healthy communities.  This is achieved through a robust volunteer staff partnership, shared culture and values.

Our Commitments

The YMCA of Greater Toronto values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association.

 We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.

About YMCA of Greater Toronto

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a dynamic charity offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. Our 2010-2020 strategic plan Strong Start Great Future calls upon our Association to invest in young people across their life stages to deliver on our vision of ensuring our communities will be home to the healthiest children, teens and young adults. This community health strategy includes a significant role for adults and older adults.

Mirroring the region’s diversity, the YMCA offers a variety of programs responding to the needs of the community, including employment and essential skills, education, newcomer programs, youth outreach and intervention, fitness, sports and aquatics, international programs, child care and camps. 

When you support the YMCA of Greater Toronto, you help us ensure more children, youth and young adults have the chance to be healthy… and so much more. We believe that by providing our children with a strong start, they will have a great future. And, ultimately, strong, healthy children mean strong, healthy communities in the GTA for the years to come.