Technical Instructor – Constructing the Future Program

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Position: Technical Instructor – Constructing the Future Program
Location: Various
Type: Full-Time Permanent
Preferred start date: Monday, Apr 19, 2021
Closing date: Sunday, Apr 18, 2021


As one of the largest charitable community service organizations in Canada, the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region responds to critical social needs in the community and works to provide solutions. Serving more than 90,000 children, youth, and adults across our region annually, we are committed to promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility within the community. This position requires a commitment to the Y mission and core values of responsibility, honesty, caring, and respect, which form the foundation of all Y programs and services.


Nature and Scope

The Green Building Technical Instructor (will be referred as Instructor in the rest of the document) will work as part of the team that provides employment services and technical training to individuals seeking skills training and employment in the Green Building and Construction sector in Ontario.  Reporting to the Director and the Senior Director of Employment & Newcomer Services, the Instructor is responsible for the planning and delivery of the technical curriculum relative to the Green Building program that includes notions pertinent to the main occupations of the field: Carpentry, Drywall Finishing & Plastering, Painting, Tile & Marble Setting, and Flooring (specifics to Green Building will be taught by an external partner). As part of a team, the Instructor will assist in meeting the strategic achievement of all desired outcomes and targets by providing the students with the skills they need to be successful in this field.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a personal commitment to and understanding of the Y’s mission, vision, values, and participant outcomes.



  • High level of interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; ability to communicate information to groups of people in English – proficiency in other languages is an asset
  • Ability to work with clients with diverse backgrounds and skill levels
  • Minimum 3 years experience in Home Renovation and/or Carpentry and/or Green Building Construction and/or appropriate technical training
  • Knowledge and mastery of the Home Renovation Trades in Ontario, specifically Carpentry; Red Seal qualification is an asset
  • Familiar with the Ontario College of Trades and relative policy and procedures including Training Standards, apprenticeship process, and pathway
  • Able to order and ensure stock of class material including transportation of material when needed
  • Experience and aptitude in teaching and/or training others within the aforementioned skills



  • Position requires bending and stooping to grasp objects and climb ladders
  • Requires lifting of heavy loads (up to 50 lbs)
  • Requires ability to repetitively use hands for grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation
  • Requires safety knowledge and ability to work with power tools
  • Applicants must already have a valid permit to work in Canada.
  • Must provide a Criminal Reference Check, as per Association policy
  • Must have access to transportation


 Core Competencies

  • Organizational Awareness and Understanding: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the vision, mission, and values of the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region.
  • Planning and Organization: Ability to establish a clearly defined and effective course of action for self and others to accomplish short and long-term work goals.
  • Problem Solving: Ability to identify and issue, gather and process relevant information, determine possible solutions, select appropriate responses and implement and evaluate them.
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Ability to speak, write, listen and secure information in a variety of settings.  Ability to cooperate with others to achieve results.  Ability to create and build relationships inside and outside the organization.
  • Teamwork: Participates actively in a team for program quality and effectiveness


 How to Apply

Applications must be submitted no later than the closing date to the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region, Attn: Melanie Vaughan, hiring manager:


Please use the position title as the subject line in your application e-mail.

All internal applicants must inform their supervisors of their intention to apply for the position.

The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please advise in advance if you require any accommodation during the application or selection process.  We believe all people have the right to live free from discrimination or harassment of any kind.  Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.


The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is committed to providing a safe environment for children.  Candidates will be thoroughly screened using background checks and a review process.

Thank you for your interest.  Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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