Bilingual Curriculum Developer, Online Platforms, Youth Cannabis Awareness Program (YCAP) - YMCA of Greater Toronto

Sep 24, 2020
Toronto, Ontario

YMCA of Greater Toronto

POSITION VACANCY 

Bilingual Curriculum Developer, Online Platforms

Youth Cannabis Awareness Program (YCAP)

Grade: 12

Starting Salary: $50,405 - $52,500

We would like to advise our applicants that this position is being recruited between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range based on experience and qualifications.

Effective Date: Immediately

Reports to: Bilingual Associate Manager, Youth Cannabis Awareness Program                           

Location: National and Provincial Programs, Greater Toronto Area

Why work for our Y?

YMCA of Greater Toronto aspires to be a great work place through an environment that embraces diversity and social inclusion, valuing differences and supporting full participation by all employees.  The YMCA provides almost 6,000 employees with meaningful jobs and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities.  The YMCA works to build healthy communities.  This is achieved through a shared culture and values.  We recognize the contributions of our staff through innovative practices, great benefits and growth opportunities.

Nature & Scope:

Youth Cannabis Awareness Program (YCAP) is a national education prevention initiative funded by Health Canada and lead and delivered by YMCA of Greater Toronto across Canada. This project will address a gap that exists in cannabis harm reduction and education initiatives for youth aged 12 to 24 as well as adults (parents/guardians and professionals) involved in youth’s lives. The YCAP will be designed to reduce and prevent cannabis use, improve help-seeking behaviours, and enhance skills and abilities to have conversations about cannabis use and develop knowledge among each of the target populations. Program activities include but are not limited to providing developmentally appropriate workshops/webinars in French and English, online self-guided educational modules, Youth Engagement and Community Involvement projects, as well as providing school and parent engagement opportunities.

The Bilingual Curriculum Developer will be responsible for development, implementation, and maintenance of YCAP online courses targeted to youth and adults (parents/guardians and professionals) involved in youth’s lives.

Responsibilities:

  • Researches, develops, and implements YCAP online courses, the Cannabis online knowledge hub, webinar content as well as YCAP’s website content in French and English
  • Develops Cannabis Awareness course curriculum and self-guided modules for youth, parents and professionals working with youth as well as an online resource hub for the aforementioned target groups
  • Develops and delivers quality lessons that meet the requirements of the Ministry of Education (and adapts materials as needed to provincial standards) learning goals and outcomes (i.e. Mental Health Literacy) and the expectations of Youth Cannabis Awareness Program
  • Implements assigned quality and impact evaluation measures into course development and creates validation activities to measure learning attainment of course objectives
  • Develops course content in a meaningful and interactive way/ adapted for diverse types of learners & stakeholders
  • Design, develop, and maintain course materials across various products and delivery channels
  • Liaises and coordinates with YMCA’s IT and Communications departments in all development phases of YCAP’s online platforms
  • Facilitate courses as required both in person and online
  • Prepares Executive Summaries for YCAP as needed to brief stakeholders
  • Support other YMCA Education and Prevention initiatives as required, in a collaborative and engaged manner
  • Demonstrates appropriate behaviours in line with our Mission, Vision and Values as reflected in our YMCA competencies; takes a member focused approach to increase their understanding of programs offered across the Association.  Represents the YMCA and the Association in a professional manner.
  • Ensures the health, safety and well-being of all children, youth and vulnerable people in YMCA programs. Commits to the professional responsibility of maintaining knowledge of legislation, policies and procedures, child and youth development and best practices to best serve and protect children, youth, and vulnerable people. 
  • Understands the legal responsibilities and moral imperative to report suspected child abuse to Child Protection Services.
  • Understands the importance of the volunteer staff partnership and integrates the value of philanthropy and volunteerism in dealings with members, volunteers, donors and staff.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Technical Communications, English, Education, Computer Science, Instructional Design or equivalent field or relevant education & experience
  • Experience designing, developing, and maintaining training programs
  • Excellent verbal and written fluency and communication skills in both French and English
  • Excellent research, analytical and writing skills with a demonstrated aptitude for creating instructional content for user audience (different age groups youth & adults)
  • Proven ability to work effectively with subject matter experts and stakeholders
  • Self-learner, detail oriented, flexible, collaborative, team-oriented individual who shows initiative and holds themselves accountable.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and project management skills
  • Background in Prevention Education programs including but not limited to Youth Cannabis Awareness curriculum an asset
  • Excellent understanding of remote learning principles for fostering inclusive pedagogy
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers
  • Commitment to working in a socially inclusive environment responding with sensitivity and personal awareness to the diverse needs of members including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications, common Learning Management Systems, modern web applications, webinar/online presentation platforms and multi-media technologies
  • The position requires the following Association [and/or Leadership] Competencies: Superior competence in: relationship building & partnering, being results focused; planning & initiative,  strategic orientation & change management;  advanced competence in: effective interpersonal communication; ethics & self-management; being member focused; teamwork & collaboration; valuing diversity & social inclusion; people management; leadership; fundamental competence in: association management & stewardship; building community relationships and resources; cross functional integration.

Please send cover letter and résumé quoting

job posting #0065 by September 24th, 2020 to:

Mina Hazar

National Programs Manager

Mina.hazar@ymcagta.org

Job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check. Within the first four months and every three years thereafter, a Vulnerable Police Records Check is required. 

The YMCA of Greater Toronto values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association.

We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation at any stage during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.

About the YMCA of Greater Toronto:

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a dynamic charity offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. Our 2010-2020 strategic plans Strong Start Great Future calls upon our Association to invest in young people across their life stages to deliver on our vision of ensuring our communities will be home to the healthiest children, teens and young adults. This community health strategy includes a significant role for adults and older adults.

Mirroring the region’s diversity, the YMCA offers a variety of programs responding to the needs of the community, including employment and essential skills, education, newcomer programs, youth outreach and intervention, fitness, sports and aquatics, international programs, child care and camps. 

When you support the YMCA of Greater Toronto’s Annual Giving, you help us ensure more children, youth and young adults have the chance to be healthy… and so much more. We believe that by providing our children with a strong start, they will have a great future. And, ultimately, strong, healthy children mean strong, healthy communities in the GTA for the years to come.  www.ymcagta.org

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