Summer Job: Community Outreach and Events Coordinator

Overview

Nia Centre is hiring for three summer positions! We invite you to work alongside our team in planning and implementing an amazing lineup of summer programming including youth camps, workshops, art projects and events!

join our team to help reach and engage youth in arts-based workshops in the Oakwood area and surrounding neighbourhood over the summer.

This is a 8-week contract beginning on July 2 and ending on August 30, for 35/hours a week. The role is generously supported by the Canada Summer Jobs program.

Responsibilities

  • Reach out and engage youth in arts-based workshops in the Oakwood area and surrounding neighbourhood

  • Plan and facilitate weekly programs for our creative connect mentorship program,

  • Act as an advocate, and mentor and counsel youth to encourage social inclusion and reduce unhealthy behaviour

  • Attend community meetings and effectively liaise and network with various community organizations  in order to refer and promote opportunities for young people

  • Provide youth with information, contacts, referral services and supports as needed to facilitate access to programs, services and opportunities 

  • Complete administrative documentation accurately and on a timely basis

  • Work with the team to plan and implement local community events to help raise visibility and awareness

Qualifications

  • Experience delivering arts-based and skill development programming with Black youth and youth from racialize communities;

  • A strengths-based, anti-racism/anti-oppression, peer positive, approach to youth engagement;

  • Ability to provide outreach and service in culturally appropriate, community-based ways that are responsive to the needs of youth and families;

  • Self-starter, ability to work well independently as well as in a team;

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings in order to meet program needs;

  • Proficient in working with technology including G Suite

  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, including report writing and presentation skills.



Eligibility

To be eligible for these positions, applicants must be:

  • 15-30 years of age at the time of hiring

  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been granted under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment

  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial legislation and regulations

How to Apply

  • Please email your resume and cover letter to recruitment@niacentre.org.

  • The deadline to apply for all positions is Friday, June 14 at 5PM.

  • Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • Interviews will take place week of June 24.

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