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Job Posting: Youth Program Coordinator & Facilitator

External Job Posting -Youth Program Coordinator & Facilitator Posting_Jul 2017
Position title Youth Program Coordinator & Facilitator
Organization Egale Canada Human Rights Trust
Department Community Engagement
Reports to Program Manager, Community Engagement
Posting type External
Term Full time, Contract (Subject to 3 months probationary period)
Level | Salary range Level 4 | Band 3
Location 185 Carlton St, Toronto
Application deadline 5pm EST Friday, August 4th, 2017
Apply by Cover letter and resume to jobs@egale.ca

 

 

Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (Egale) is Canada’s only national charity promoting human rights based on sexual orientation and gender identity through research, education and community engagement. Egale’s vision is a Canada, and ultimately a world, without homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and all other forms of oppression, so that every person can achieve their full potential, free from hatred and bias.

Department Description

The Community Engagement Department promotes and fosters the human rights and equitable inclusion of LGBTQI2S people in community, schools, and work through education, consultation, community engagement, training and resource development.  Our program streams include:

  • Safer Schools
  • Safer Campuses
  • Safer Workplaces
  • Safer Communities
  • Safer Sport

Egale recognizes the intersectional nature of identity and that a person can experience discrimination in multiple ways based on various aspects of their identity; thus, an intersectional approach is central to the delivery of our mandate.

Job Description

Reporting to the Manager, Community Engagement, the Youth Program Coordinator & Facilitator plans and coordinates Egale LGBTQI2S youth programming and initiatives. Coordination responsibilities encompass a wide range of duties around the planning, implementation, and tracking of LGBTQI2S youth-specific projects in collaboration with relevant internal and external stakeholders. This role involves delivering workshops and presentations on LGBTQI2S youth issues consulting on youth related issues, and facilitating Egale workshops. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Roles and Responsibilities

Program Coordination (70%)

  • Lead on mygsa.ca website, ensuring current resource listing, interactive learning, information sharing and networking components, and resource and event promotion.
  • Provide support to exiting youth programs, networks, events, Gay Straight Alliances and LGBTQI2S youth leaders and allies across Canada.
  •  Maintain external relationships and build collaborative activities with community-based organizations serving LGBTQI2S youth.
  • Foster a national LGBTQI2S youth network.
  • Create youth engagement opportunities.
  • Provide support to schools in LGBTQI2S youth safer space and inclusion.
  • Lead the Egale biennial national GSA Summit OUTShine.
  • Promote Egale resources, services, events and training.
  • Represent Egale at LGBTQI2S youth events and on relevant committees.
  • Participant in the recruitment of and coordinate youth volunteers.
  • Participate in the development of LGBTQI2S youth specific resources.
  • Participate in the development of project evaluation outcomes and indicators and tracking systems for effective evaluation and reporting.
  • Monitor & report on progress of projects. Provide or contribute to reports, statistics, written narratives and other administrative documentation as required for funding and organizational reports and materials.
  • Build and maintain relationships with training clients to support future training opportunities.
  •  Attend staff meetings, supervision meetings, and other meetings as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager of Community Engagement.

 

 

Training Delivery (30%)

  • Source opportunities and deliver presentations at conferences, workshops and symposia to showcase work of Egale and LGBTQI2S issues.
  • Provide ongoing professional development, training and consultative services to educators and other professionals throughout the public and private sector.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Degree in relevant field (i.e. Adult education, social sciences, program coordination, business) or equivalent work experience
  • Strong group facilitation and presentation skills
  • Strong organizational, planning and project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship building and conflict resolution skills
  • A passion for empowering and supporting youth
  • Creative problem solving skills and sound judgment
  • Excellent oral, written, analytical and technical skills
  • Ability to determine priorities, be self-directed and work with minimal supervision
  • Works well independently and as part of a team
  • Strong team-oriented skills
  • Ability to flex and adapt quickly based on multiple channels of feedback
  • Must be flexible and able to manage multiple priorities
  • Must have ability to effectively manage a project from its initiation to delivery
  • Member of the LGBTQI2S community
  • Familiarity with LGBTQI2S human rights issues
  • Able to travel
  • Experience working in a not-for-profit, LGBTQI2S community and/or social justice environment
  • Understanding of intersectionality and commitment to working within an anti-oppression/anti-racism framework
  • Proficient in a variety of computer applications (e.g. MS Office Suite, Google applications)
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Written and Oral proficiency in French is preferred

Application Process

Interested candidates must submit a cove letter and resume by email to jobs@egale.ca by 5 PM on Friday, August 4th 2017.

Employment Equity and Diversity

Egale Canada Human Rights Trust is committed to ensuring that members of traditionally marginalized groups, from a broad range of communities, feel empowered to apply for positions within the organization. We encourage qualified applicants to consider work and volunteer opportunities with Egale as we recognize that a diverse work force and volunteer base are critical to accomplishing our mission. The organization is dedicated to taking proactive steps to overcome historical patterns of discrimination in our society which have created barriers of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, language, class, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression for some individuals and have resulted in the denial of their full participation in society.