Job Posting: Participant Achievement Coach

Northern Youth Abroad (NYA) is a registered charity that’s offers youth aged 15 to 22 living in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories opportunities to acquire skills and training, hands on work experience, and high school credits through cross cultural work and learning experiences in southern Canada and abroad. Through our Programs NYA seeks to foster cross-cultural awareness, individual career goals, and global citizenship in Northern youth and promotes leadership development, healthy self-confidence and self-esteem by providing life-changing experiences.

NYA is currently seeking an energetic and dedicated individual to serve as a full-time Participant Achievement Coach for a 12-week contract June-August 2018.


  • The Participant Achievement Coach will work with Participants in the NYA Next program both one-on-one and as a team, in support of creating, and facilitating opportunities for each Participant to explore, set and achieve their personal, educational and career goals.
  • Attend training sessions to support instructors and Participants, promote learning, and identify and address any barriers to success.
  • Work with Participants to complete assignments, and develop individualized goals and plans.
  • Facilitate career exploration with each Participant providing a guided experience that allows them to determine their career goals and interests, gain exposure to and explore a broad spectrum of opportunities, and gain the skills and understanding necessary to navigate their desired path
  • Work with Group Leaders to accomplish NYA’s learning objectives, plan activities and support Participants in a harmonious and rich atmosphere.
  • Assess and identify Participant needs, and then work in collaboration with the Participant and others to identify and access appropriate supports and opportunities.
  • Research, identify and arrange opportunities for Participants to volunteer, job shadow, take part in leadership and skill development, and cultural and recreation activities.
  • Engage with and build relationships with partner organizations and multiple stakeholders to achieve results.
  • Assist with planning, reporting and evaluation of the project and its activities.
  • Liaise with and take direction from the Executive Director.
  • Attend NYA Orientation (8 day) and Reorientation 3 day) and assist with tasks and activities as required.

Qualifications include:

  • Experience working with youth in a supportive role, and comfortable providing mentorship, guidance and encouragement in a positive and encouraging way. Previous experience in assessing needs, counselling, and education are all assets.
  • Prior experience working with Northern Canada and/or Indigenous youth is a highly desired asset, as is knowledge of the issues affecting youth living in the Canadian north.
  • A background in career counselling and/or education
  • A self starter who is comfortable in a role that requires initiative, creativity and resourcefulness to leverage the resources available in a way that provides the richest experience possible to Participants.
  • Great time management and organization
  • Able to work cooperatively and collaboratively in a small team environment, and to pitch in as necessary when help is needed by other staff, or volunteers.
  • Strong communication, research and organizational skills.
  • The ability to work flexible hours including evening and weekend work at times.

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter below or by email to
Applications are to be submitted by March 15th, 2018.