Program Coordinator
Healthy Start for Active Kids/NBAFRC
Fredericton, NB

Project Background / Accountability:

  • The Healthy Start for Active Kids (HSAK) is a provincial and bilingual early years’ health promotion initiative, funded in part by the Public Health Agency of Canada the Wellness Branch (Social Development). The project’s goal is to increase opportunities for regular physical activity and healthy eating in early learning and childcare settings, including family resource The Healthy Start / Départ Santé project is delivered in French and in English in New Brunswick.
  • The NBAFRC represents thirteen Family Resource Centres, funded through the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC), and Education & Early Childhood Development (EECD) operate in New Brunswick. They are governed by community Board of Directors. The Centre’s programs cover the province through a network of more than 90 outreach sites, many in isolated rural areas.

Family Resource Centres offer a variety of free programs and activities for parents and their children ages 0 – 6, including drop-ins, parent education and support groups, collective kitchens, prenatal & postnatal nutrition programs, toy and resource-lending libraries and programs to promote parent-child communication and bonding, family literacy and child development and safety.

The Centres work with several partners including Active Kids, HEPAC, literacy, education, and family and health organizations.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Actively pursue opportunities for sustainability of the Association
  • Proposal/ Grant Writing
  • Promotion of Provincial Family Resource Centre – promo materials, copy writing, website
  • Regular communication with members – i.e. Newsletters (our NLs are quarterly)
  • Facilitation of training of health and wellness workshops (training provided)
  • General Administrative Duties – budgeting. Keeping financial records, translation, planning meetings, taking and sharing minutes
  • Networking – partnership engagement

Work Location

  • Moncton or Fredericton

Work environment

To excel in this position you must be:

  • Highly motivated,
  • Quick Learner
  • Quality oriented,
  • Independent worker
  • Take on initiative

We are looking for candidates who possess and demonstrate experience in:

  • Director/ Program Management Experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Delivering Training and workshops; Adult education
  • Mandatory travel for provincial/regional delivery of workshops in French and English
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekend as required
  • Strategic thinker, Problem-solving skills with the ability to recognize and plan for detail
  • Goal-oriented individual with sound judgement and integrity, as well as a high level of energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to the mission and goals of the organization
  • Participative work style with the ability to positively give and receive feedback
  • Proven ability to thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines
  • Experience with administrative duties- budgeting, grant writing and reporting
  • Experience with community-based organizations and in engaging community partnerships
  • Health and wellness experience an asset but not essential
  • Bilingualism essential


Communication (Oral in French and English)
Communication (Written in French and English)
Critical thinking Skills
Diagnostic Information Gathering
Interpersonal Skills


Successful completion of two (2) years post-secondary education from a recognized educational institution (e.g. community college, CEGEP, university) or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience


Application procedures: Please send your curriculum vitae with a cover letter to the following coordinates:

  • Attention: Carla Hitchcock-Smythe
  • Title of email message: Director/Program coordinator
  • By email with “Program Coordinator” in the subject line
  • Submission deadline: Friday, November 9th, 2018

We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applications will be accepted ONLY until the end of regular business hours on the closing date.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract


  • French (Required)
  • English (Required)

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $15.00 to $20.00 /hour


  • Secondary School (Preferred)


  • French (Required)
  • English (Required)