Reaching Home Program Officer

Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition
Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition
509 Hanson, Whitehorse, Yukon (Whitehorse, YT)
Full time
Hours / week:
35 hours/week
Wage / Salary:
Not Disclosed
Date posted:
Closing date:


The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition is looking for a full time Reaching Home Program Officer.

Summary Description:

Reporting to the Executive Director of YAPC, the Reaching Home Program Officer delivers administrative and coordination services for project and program recipients of the Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy funding. The Reaching Home Program Officer is responsible for a range of coordinating, supporting and administrating functions including; the appropriate and timely distribution of funds to projects; submission of reports to ESDC; the coordination and support to the Yukon Community Advisory Board (CAB); and supporting and developing the capacity of projects and program recipients as appropriate.    

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and managing solicitation and screening processes for applications under the Reaching Home fund as directed by the Reaching Home Funding Sub-Committee (RHFS)
  • Coordinating and managing communications with funding recipients as recommended by the RHFS
  • Financial administration of contracts with project funding recipients including: ensuring budget submissions and financial spending complies with Reaching Home directives; ensuring cashflow forms are submitted; and following up with projects throughout the fiscal year to ensure that spending is on track and appropriate
  • Writing and submitting Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition administration work plans to ESDC
  • Developing and administering program recipient and ESDC monitoring strategies
  • Administrating and monitoring financial and activity reports of sub-project agreements
  • Synthesizing activity reports across multiple projects and reporting to ESDC
  • Supporting the CAB in the development and review of the Community Plan
  • Facilitating service delivery coordination
  • Ensuring federal reporting requirements are met and liaising with local ESDC representative
  • Supporting project agreement holders to complete results reporting and conducting site visits
  • Supporting the meetings of the CAB and its co-chairs: scheduling, setting agenda, minutes and following up on action items
  • Providing presentations to the CAB as necessary
  • Providing administrative and coordination support to rural Yukon and First Nations communities to build capacity where appropriate


Exceptional communication skills both written and verbal

  • Experience in project coordination and/or project execution
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a desire to build collaborative relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to work with, support, and connect with multiple diverse populations
  • Ability to manage conflict, competing points of view, to exercise sound judgement and discretion
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to lead where appropriate
  • Knowledge of financial administration tools such as budgets, cashflow forms, and revenues/expenditures
  • Ability to support project recipients in financial reporting
  • Strong proof-reading skills with an attention to detail
  • Demonstrated understanding of office systems and computer software, willingness to learn Federal government housing administration software (HEREIN, HIFIS)
  • Post-secondary education or equivalent experience in a related discipline e.g. community development, administration, planning or financial/office management, social services
  • Working knowledge of community issues related to homelessness and systems change
  • Collaborative, creative and passionate about working in the homelessness and social justice sector

Conditions of Employment:

  • Some travel to rural Yukon communities
  • Access to personal vehicle

The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition is committed to employment equity and strongly encourages all qualified applicants to apply. Given the over-representation of Indigenous community members across Yukon’s homeless population, strong consideration will be given to Indigenous applicants.

We offer meaningful work, generous compensation ($28 to $32/hour) and a flexible work environment. If you’re a Program Officer with a passion for making a difference, please submit your resume and cover letter via email to Kristina Craig, Executive Director, Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition
Application Deadline: June 26, 2020

We appreciate your application however only qualified applicants will be notified.
The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition (YAPC) is the Yukon’s administrator for the federal government’s Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy funding.  The Reaching Home funding is used to help ensure that citizens who are homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless are adequately supported through quality and culturally appropriate programs and services.

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