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Operations Coordinator

YMCA Brisbane
  • $36.62  to $39.40 per hour + super

The YMCA operates a number of services including Child Care, health and fitness, education and training, outdoor education and camping, accommodation and hospitality along with benevolent activities including the YMCA Youth and Community Centres, Vocational School and the Schools' Breakfast program.


The primary purpose of each YMCA Community Centre is support people to find a greater level of connection in their community.  

This is achieved by the provision of high quality programs into the community, targeting families with young children, youth and the general community.

In the Moreton Bay area, the YMCA operates one Community Centre at present, located at Northlakes, with a second Centre to be openend this year at Mango Hill. 

Under this brief, it is the intention of the YMCA of Brisbane to provide the following: 

  • A variety of programs and events that welcome and actively engage young people and communities in arts, cultural and recreational activities;
  • Support, advocacy and referral services; 
  • Facilitate and develop youth and whole of community development pathways;
  • Direct support services, training and/or activities to young people and community members at risk.


The role of Operations Coordinator is critical to the operation of the Community and Youth spaces.   

The major tasks associated with the role include:

  • Community Centre Management and Improvement;
  • Community Engagement and Development;
  • People Management;
  • Impact, Innovation and Change.


To be successful in the role you will have the following demonstrated experience:

  • Diploma qualified or minimum 3 years’ completed of a relevant degree and working towards completion or completed Bachelor of Human Services, Social Work, Psychology or a related field, with a minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience;
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of community centre environments and knowledge of relevant government legislation;
  • Two years' of experience within a community centre environment;
  • Demonstrated staff management, training and development skills;
  • Proven ability to develop and manage customer relationships;
  • Strong organisational and time management skills; 
  • Ability to manage, conflict, complaints and any difficult situations, which may arise;
  • Willingness and available to work flexible hours as determined by business requirements;
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills including proven ability to write reports, and communicate effectively with diverse groups
  • Current Open Queensland Drivers Licence;
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certificates or willingness to obtain;
  • Possess or willingness to obtain a Blue Card and a National Criminal History check prior to commencement of employment.


If successful, you will be rewarded with excellent working conditions including support from a management team with experience in the field, professional development and an extremely rewarding working environment as well as competitive salary packaging options.

Interested? Apply Now!

To obtain a position description please contact YMCA Human Resources on email: hr@ymcabrisbane.org using the subject line: Operations Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

To find out more about the YMCA, please visit our website or contact Bec Andlèmac, Community Services Managers on ph:  0467 083 495.

To apply, please submit a covering letter detailing your experience against the selection criteria as outlined in the advertisement and a resume.

You must have working rights in Australia to be able to apply for this position.

YMCA, including Boards of Directors, is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework. YMCA requires that all applicants undergo satisfactory screening prior to commencement, including but not limited to: 

•    a national criminal history check;
•    an international criminal history check where applicants have worked overseas;
•    holding or obtaining a Working with Children Clearance/ equivalent in accordance with state/ territory laws.

Any successfully appointed applicant will be required to adhere to the Safeguarding Children and Young People framework, which includes a thorough safeguarding children and young people induction and committing to upholding the safety and wellbeing of children and young people throughout their engagement with YMCA.

The YMCA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding children and young people.

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Candidates must have the right to work in Australia.

The YMCA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding children and young people.

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