Program Coordinator, PowerUp
Grant Position until March 31, 2025. Part Time, 17.5 hours a week, occasional evenings and weekends may be required
Virtual and in person service delivery across Metro Vancouver; YWCA Program Centre, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC
Posting Period
Open until filled
Job Description

YWCA’s PowerUP small business training programs support new and existing women entrepreneurs with one-on-one coaching, self-employment exploration, business plan training and digital adoption. 

Develops, coordinates, supports and promotes the YWCA PowerUP program, The Program Coordinator provides administrative and logistical support in the day-to-day operations of the entrepreneurship program to support the successful implementation of its major goals and objectives. This position assists the operations of the program and provides the logistics for all Program internal and external workshop and training events.  

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Plan and coordinate the PowerUp entrepreneurship training suite with Business Advisor 

  • Provide project support through the execution of project plans with clear timelines, and cross-functional collaboration to the team successfully delivers on stated outcomes 

  • Facilitate weekly information sessions and workshops 

  • 1:1 client coaching and advisory 

  • Plan, coordinate and host high-impact women entrepreneurship training events, including events with local successful women entrepreneurs 

  • Facilitates community outreach, intake and recruitment for PowerUP entrepreneurship training programs 

  • Serve as a resource in the recruitment of new entrepreneurs and managing communication with current and former entrepreneurs. 

  • Promotes and markets the PowerUP program, working with the YWCA marketing department 

  • Able to take direction and complete tasks on tight deadlines. Focused, self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented 

  • Provide feedback reports and updates as required 

  • Submit program expenses, ensuring each program component meets budget parameters outlined in the collaboration agreement.  

  • Collects, reviews and evaluates programming results and success stories from participants and stakeholders  

  • Adheres to appropriate systems to ensure monitoring of projects and initiatives in compliance with work schedules, outcomes and participant requirements 

  • Nurtures and maintains relationships with entrepreneurs, partners, and volunteers 

  • Understands emerging trends, leading practices, industry professional standards 

  • Supports YWCA Metro Vancouver mission, vision and values 

  • Perform other duties as required 

What you’ll need: 

  • Must have an undergraduate degree, preferable in Business Administration, Social Sciences, Education or in a related field or a combination of related work and academic experience 

  • Superior technology skills and experience using MS Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams), Zoom, Canva and Social Media 

  • Experience working with external stakeholders and an understanding of the importance of growing those relationships 

  • Passion for inclusive entrepreneurship and developing the economic prosperity of women 

  • Event planning and management experience 

  • Established ability to work well with diverse individuals in a wide variety of positions 

  • Must provide a current Criminal Record check or willingness to obtain 

  • Must be able to work from a feminist, anti-racist/anti-oppressive perspective 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

  • Bilingual English/French or other languages an asset 

  • A valid clear criminal record check (including working with vulnerable populations) is required.  

  • The YWCA Metro Vancouver’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination from COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the YWCA deem it necessary to reintroduce such policy, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be eligible to continue performing your duties. 

What we offer:  We offer our eligible employees the following benefits as part of their total compensation package: 

  • extended medical and dental benefits  

  • a defined benefit pension plan 

  • flexible working arrangements for applicable positions 

  • Employee Family Assistance Program, a confidential and voluntary support service for employees and their eligible family members 

  • free membership to our Health + Fitness Centre, discounts at our YWCA Hotel and priority in YWCA Child Care centres 

  • a workplace that prioritizes employee health, safety and wellbeing, including many learning and growth opportunities such as our staff mentorship program and three equity committees who help to support our goals towards achieving meaningful equity and inclusion. 

How to Apply

This is an exciting time for the YWCA. Join us and be part of an inclusive, dedicated and impactful workplace! Candidates are invited to send cover letters and resumes by May 31st 2023 to: 


Rochelle Rezansoff, Business Development Manager/Advisor, PowerUp  

535 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 2E8 



We are committed to ensuring that the application and interview processes are accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations in submitting your application, or have other questions, please contact the hiring manager as listed.  All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, transferrable skills, lived experience, and business need. We thank all who apply, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about this and other YWCA Metro Vancouver career opportunities, please visit