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|Youth to Youth Program Coordinator, Canada Programs, RIGHT TO PLAY

OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE TO ABORIGINAL CANDIDATES ONLY ; funding made possible through Miziwe Biik under the Aboriginal Skills & Employment Strategy (ASETS)

Background; Right to Play is a global organization committed to improving the lives of children & youth affected by conflict, disease and poverty . Established in 2000, Right to Play has pioneered a unique play-based approach to learning and development which focuses on quality education, life skills, health, gender equality, child protection & building peaceful communities, With programming in over 20 countries, Right to Play transforms the lives of more than 1 million children each week using play & sports, both inside |&| outside  of the classroom. In addition to our work with children, Right To Play advocates with parents, local communities, and governments to advance the fundamental rights of all children.

Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

 

Visit us at www.righttoplay.com

JOB SUMMARY:

Right To Play has been implementing the Youth To Youth Program in Toronto since 2010. The Youth To Youth program is an educational mentorship program that provides enriching educational opportunities for children and youth in Toronto’s model schools using the power of play. Youth To Youth empowers youth to become change-makers in their own community by harnessing their leadership potential to deliver quality youth-led programming to younger children.

Reporting to the Program Manager, Youth To Youth, the Youth To Youth Program Coordinator will support program delivery, develop and nurture new school-based partnerships and assess the program’s impact.

The ideal candidate will possess considerable experience working with youth in an urban setting, or specifically within priority neighbourhoods of Toronto. The candidate will also have a strong understanding of the challenges facing children and youth living in priority neighbourhoods of Toronto, and a genuine commitment to social justice.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Job Responsibility #1: Program Implementation (80% of Time):

• Support teachers in the early phases of program implementation at their school, including assemblies, outreach and youth training

• Conduct regular trainings for youth and teachers to help enhance their understanding, skills and awareness of the program outcomes and methodology

• Support the facilitation of large youth events

• Work with principals and teachers on a regular basis to ensure that programming is well-supported and effective

• Conduct regular site visits to support children, youth and teachers as they implement the programs

• Manage existing program partners and seek out local implementing partnerships that enhance or complement programs

• Support youth and teachers in using program tools and resources

• Support program development by providing input into programmatic decisions on program design and measurement

Job Responsibility #2: Monitoring, Evaluation and Communications (15% of Time):

• Support the implementation a monitoring and evaluation framework that clearly assesses the impact of Youth To Youth programming from the perspective of participants, teachers, administrators and the community at large

• Implement tools to regularly assess the impact of the program and make adjustments as necessary

• Distribute and collect monitoring and evaluation tools as well as assisting in data analysis and reporting

Job Responsibility #3: Finance and Administration (5% of Time):

• Track all expenditures and submit all financial reports in a timely manner

• Draft monthly progress reports

• Work with Youth To Youth Program Officer to complete grant applications essential for sustaining the program

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (must have):

EDUCATION/TRAINING/CERTIFICATION:

• College Diploma, ongoing or complete in the any of the following areas: Education, Social Science (e.g. Sociology, Psychology), Community Services

 

EXPERIENCE:

• Minimum 1 year of experience working with children and youth in priority neighbourhoods and schools

• Experience in designing and facilitating dynamic and innovative workshops for children and youth in priority neighbourhoods

• Demonstrated ability to establish a team-like environment in which staff, students, parents and teachers feel motivated to contribute to a project

• Experience with stakeholder relations and partnership development

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

• Strong coordination skills with a demonstrated track record of successful program development

• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

• Analytical and written skills, including research and writing of proposals and reports

• Attention to detail in planning large events

• Ability to manage budgets

• Knowledge of completing program reports

• Able to use data collection tools for program reporting and evaluation

COMPETENCIES/PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

• Proactive, engaged and a self-starter with an ability to thrive in an environment of change

• Good team work ethic, and also capable of working independently

• Highly motivated and committed to program success

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Good organizational skills and demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks

• Able to work under pressure

• Keen attention to detail

• Interested in being part of community development

• Cross-cultural sensitivity and experience working with a variety of stakeholders

LANGUAGES:

• Fluency in oral and written English

Compensation:   We offer a competitive salary

Employment Start Date:  May, 2017

Contract Duration:   One year contract with possibility of renewal

HOW TO APPLY:

(Must be registered and working with an employment counsellor at Miziwe Biik)

Please send your resume and cover letter to: mjudd@righttoplay.com and kindly include “Youth To Youth Program Coordinator” and your name in the subject line. Please indicate your salary expectations in the cover lletter.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Right To Play is a child-centered organization.  Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory police record check as a condition of employment.

All applicants are notified that, where needed, accommodation for disabilities will be provided on request.  This includes accommodation for attending interviews and assessment tests.

To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at www.righttoplay.com.

 

Government Relations Assistant (Full-time for 44 weeks)

Indspire is an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. With the support of its funding partners, Indspire disburses financial awards, delivers programs, and shares resources with the goal of closing the gap in Indigenous education. Through the Indspire Institute, it provides resources to educators, communities, and other stakeholders who are committed to improving kindergarten to grade 12 success for Indigenous youth. Since its inception in 1985, Indspire has disbursed more than $79 million through 25,000 scholarships and bursaries to Indigenous students, making it the largest funder of Indigenous education outside the federal government. Each year, the organization presents the Indspire Awards, a gala celebration of the successes achieved by Indigenous people that is broadcast nationally.

 

Position Purpose

To provide an eligible candidate (one who is Indigenous and registered with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training) with valuable experience in the field of government relations, public policy, proposal writing and government reporting.  Training for the successful candidate will be provided by our Director of Government Relations, Mr. Puneet Luthra. Training will include: prospect research, basic database training, report submission, proposal writing, government affairs strategies and tactics, and various administrative tasks.

The Role

• Develop greater prospect research of potential public sector partners at the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government across Canada;

• Create various briefing notes and prospect lists;

• Research and create public sector partner reports; updating partner records and briefing notes

• Assist with public sector reporting requirements;

• Gather required information from Education, Development and Finance teams to complete reports

• Develop timeline for gathering required reporting information;

• Respond to government requests for more information as needed; and

• Assist with internal database entry and administration

Qualifications

Must be registered with Miziwe Biik;

• Academic background in public policy, political science or public administration is desirable

• Prior experience in researching and writing government funding applications; preparing reports for government funders; researching government funding opportunities

• Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite;

• Ability to multi-task and Knowledge of the Indigenous community an asset.

The duties within this job description can be amended from time to time.

How to Apply

To apply, please send us your résumé with a brief cover letter by email to:

Mr. Puneet Luthra

Director of Government Relations

pluthra@indspire.ca

We appreciate all interest and will directly contact qualified applicants. No agency calls please.

Contract Period

May 29, 2017 – March 31, 2018

Deadline for Applications

Monday, May 15, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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