Summer Student Job Posting – Project Assistant – Youth LEAD (Leadership for Equity and Anti-Racism in Durham)
Summer Student Job Posting
Project Assistant – Youth LEAD (Leadership for Equity and Anti-Racism in Durham)
Are you passionate about social justice work? Are you energetic and excited about engaging youth?
Harmony Movement (www.harmony.ca) is a leading provider of diversity education in Ontario. We are a non-profit organization that addresses equity issues and promotes inclusion by educating and empowering youth and adults in schools, communities and workplaces to be agents of social change. Harmony Movement is hiring for a summer position that will support the Youth LEAD (Leadership in Equity and Anti-Racism in Durham) project. The project is providing experiential learning, skill-building and leadership development opportunities for youth in Durham, enabling them to work on projects that promote equity and racial justice. The successful candidate has an understanding of the issues impacting Black, racialized and Indigenous communities through direct experience, is familiar with the Durham through volunteering, work or lived experience, and is passionate about empowering youth to be agents of change. This position reports to the Youth LEAD Project Manager.
- Conducting outreach to increase youth participation in project activities through community meetings, social media, and other methods;
- Supporting the project Youth Advisory Council through member recruitment, meeting facilitating, and other related tasks;
- Facilitating youth groups and activities focused on leadership and life skill development;
- Ensuring the program is accessible to youth who may face multiple barriers to participation including financial hardship and/or systemic marginalization;
- Providing mentorship and coaching to Black, racialized, Indigenous participants;
- Completing administrative tasks and maintaining relationships with project collaborators;
- Supports project evaluation and data collection activities such as administering and collecting feedback surveys and summarizing findings in report;
- Assist with other Harmony Movement equity and diversity education programs including workshops, summer camps and outreach in the community.
- Pursuing a diploma in community and social services, child and youth work, recreation or leisure services, communications, or a related field;
- Demonstrated experience engaging and motivating youth to participate in community projects;
- Demonstrated interest in social justice and ability to engage youth in conversations to promote equity and inclusion;
- Strong communication skills (verbal and written) and research skills;
- Knowledge of Microsoft office and social media applications;
- Ability to work in diverse environments within an anti-oppression, client-centered framework;
- This position requires flexible hours including evenings and some weekends, with frequent travel within the Durham region;
- Required: Clearance from a Vulnerable Sector Police Screening.
- Asset: Additional languages spoken within Durham Region communities;
- Asset: Experience facilitating workshops for youth;
- Asset: Experience living, volunteering or working in the Durham Region;
We are filling one full-time position summer position. Candidates must be full-time students returning to University or College in the fall and be between the ages of 18-30.
The role is 30 hours per week for 16 weeks commencing May 7th ending on August 24th, 2018.
If you are interested, please submit your resume, together with a cover letter (PDF or Word format) of no longer than one-page, summarizing why you are passionate about diversity education and why you would be an excellent candidate for this position. Please send in your application by Friday, April 27th at 5pm.
Harmony Movement is committed to fostering a workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we work with. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous people, Black and racialized people, people with disabilities, people from diverse faith communities, and members of LGBTIQ2S communities.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation.
This position has been made possible by the Government of Canada – Canada Summers Jobs Program.
Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Only applicants that are shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.