Provincial Youth Ambassador Project Coordinator
PROVINCIAL YOUTH AMBASSADOR PROJECT COORDINATOR
FULL-TIME, WORK-FROM-HOME - 1 YEAR CONTRACT
- 1 position in Northern Ontario
- 1 position in GTHA (Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area), with preference given to candidates with lived experience in suburban/rural spaces
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the PYAP Coordinators will lead the Provincial Youth Ambassador Project, supporting youth ambassadors to ensure they have the skills and supports necessary to deliver the project goals.
About Provincial Youth Ambassador Project
The Provincial Youth Ambassador Project will foster leadership and engagement of 15 2SLGBTQ youth, across Ontario, to increase visibility and awareness of 2SLGBTQ needs and challenges, while creating resources for their local communities. Majority of the youth will be Indigenous, Black or youth of colour with priority given to trans youth.
About LGBT Youth Line
The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line is a Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit youth-led organization that affirms and supports the experiences of youth (29 & under) across Ontario. We do this by:
- Providing anonymous peer support & referrals;
- Training youth to provide support to other youth; &
- Providing resources so youth can make informed decisions.
Compensation: $40,000 - $44,000 per year plus health benefits (after probation period)
- Select and support 15 2SLGBTQ youth, in different parts of Ontario; includes hosting one-on-one and small group virtual meetings on an ongoing basis.
- Organize and facilitate a two-day leadership retreat for YA’s, in Toronto, includes coordination of travel, food and agenda.
- Identify and build relationships with local service providers that can support YA’s in their local regions.
- Support YA’s to create and conduct a community-based needs assessment, including facilitation of focus groups.
- Support YA’s to identify, create, and develop projects for their local communities.
- Encourage continual learning and mutual support between YA’s, ensuring that they are able to make decisions and feel connected.
- Support YA’s to plan and host community launches to disseminate needs assessment and local project outcomes.
- Organize a closing retreat for YA’s.
- Manage project budget, evaluation, and reporting, on an ongoing basis.
- Participate in Youth Line meetings and events, as requested.
Required Skills (for both positions)
- Work and/or educational experience/skills in program management, youth work, social services, humanities, education or related field.
- Knowledgeable and comfortable with the diverse issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, two-spirit, queer, asexual and questioning youth across Ontario.
- Understands and supports anti-oppression and anti-racism, through lived, theoretical and practical methods.
- Experience fostering relationships and trust with Indigenous groups and Two-Spirit youth.
- Experience and commitment to supporting and working with youth, centering learning and growth.
- Understanding or experience with supporting youth in suburban/rural settings
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Strong organizational, interpersonal, problem solving and planning skills.
- Ability to address and manage conflict effectively and constructively.
- Demonstrated ability to work both in a team environment as well as independently.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and all its applications.
- Experience in evaluation and reporting, and managing budgets.
Between the two positions, we are looking for these skills:
- Experience developing and coordinating outreach, through various online and offline mediums.
- Experience in group facilitation and training, ideally on topics related to 2SLGBTQ youth communities.
- Experience with event planning and coordinating community-based events.
- Experience supporting or conducting community-based research.
Work Environment and Expectations
- 37.5 hours per week with flexible balance required in scheduling of work (based on deliverables required).
- Both positions work-from-home and are expected to have access to stable internet; Youth Line will provide laptops.
- Travel: Both positions require travel regionally and to different parts of Ontario to support YA’s. A Drivers’ License is required; access to a car, is an asset.
- Youth Line office is in an accessible venue in central Toronto. All other Youth Line staff work from central Toronto.
- The position is supervised by the Executive Director.
Application for consideration
The LGBT Youth Line only considers applicants that identify as part of the LGBTTIQQ2SA community. Grounded in principles of Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression, we recognize and encourage applications from communities that are further marginalized in employment opportunities, including: Indigenous, Black and people of colour, Trans-feminine people, Disabled people, people with experiences of migration, and people who have experiences of poverty. We particularly welcome applicants from these communities who are youth (under the age of 29). Applicants are strongly encouraged to self-identify in their cover letters, which will be kept confidential.
Submit your resume and cover letter focusing on demonstrated skills and examples of relevant experience. Please clearly identify what region you live in and if you have a Drivers’ License. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please send applications by Sunday, February 17th, 2018 at 11:59 pm to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: Application for PYAP Coordinator.