Before and After School Program Coordinator





The BASC Coordinator is a leader who focuses on the planning and operational requirements for the YMCA BASC programs and school out day camps. Reporting to Before and After School Program Director, he/she is required to have expertise and skills in recreational leadership, to provide a quality program following the YMCA values, regulations and policies. The YMCA BASC Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the BASC and day camp programs including on-site and outdoor camps around the Saskatoon Region.




  • Post-Secondary degree or diploma in Recreational Leadership, Child Studies or related field preferred.
  • Related work experience in Day or residential camping
  • Experience supervising staff and volunteers
  • Experience working with children with special needs, unique considerations or behavioural challenges an asset
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Proven knowledge of and experience facilitating high-quality recreational programs
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and motivate others
  • Current standard first aid and CPR-(C) certification
  • Current Clear Criminal Records Check with Venerable Sector Search (within 1 year)
  • Class 5 driver’s license and reliable transportation to travel between BASC programs and campsites




Program planning:

  • To support the planning, implementation and delivery of Children and Youth Day Camp programs during the year throughout the Saskatoon region
  • Responsible for quality program delivery in all BASC sites (including Martensville and Warman programs).
  • Work as part of the BASC- Day camp leadership team to develop, manage and lead the BASC and Camp Staff to deliver excellent programs throughout the Saskatoon Region
  • Support BASC and Camp planning, communication, promotions and marketing initiatives
  • Exercise strong decision-making and judgement on a continual basis when working through situations that arise.


Staff Relations:

  • Assist with the recruitment, training, coaching, development and discipline of BASC and camp staff and volunteers
  • Oversees schedules to reflect the needs of the children enrolled in the programs
  • Work with the Director of BASC programs to implement strategies and systems to minimize risk to children and staff and increase parent, staff and participant satisfaction
  • Work with the BASC and camp leadership team to take action on poor staff performance and implement performance reviews
  • Provide staff with encouragement and recognition
  • Arranges professional development for staff members
  • Support Supervisors in assessing conflict situations and exercise good judgment in recommending solutions.
  • Role model excellent customer services



  • Exercise strong decision-making and judgement on a continual basis when working through situations that arise.
  • Support with the training and Membership Staff on BASC and Camp products and programs and the implementation of BASC and Camp Registration.
  • Other duties as required

Communication with families and partners:

  • Develop and foster relationships and collaboration with a variety of community partners
  • Support BASC and camp outcomes and the implementation of feedback tools with participants, staff and parents
  • Establish relationships with families and ensure timely communication regarding parent concerns and questions



  • Leadership: Guides, motivates, and inspires self and others to take action to achieve desired outcomes
  • Results-Oriented: The ability to lead, manage and achieve identified goals
  • Self-Management: Works independently with minimal supervision
  • Coaching and Development: Commits to assisting participants, volunteers, staff and self in continuous learning and development
  • Relationship Building and Collaboration: Works proactively to develop positive relations with participants, staff and volunteers
  • Problem Solving: Identifying issues and coming up with possible solutions, selecting appropriate responses and implementing them
  • Creativity and Innovation: Develops new ways or adapts existing ideas to help us achieve desired results
  • Child and Youth Focused: Commits to assisting growth and development among children and youth

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