CAREERS AT NYCH

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Civic Engagement Worker


Position Title: Civic Engagement Worker
Start Date: May 2018
Hourly rate of pay: $25/hour
Reports To: Manager, Community Programs
Hours: Part-time (14 hours/week)
Location: Various NYCH locations

POSITION SUMMARY

This position will work with the Civic Engagement Team at North York Community House to support civic literacy and civic engagement activities both within and outside the organization. This position will work to increase voter turnout, connecting residents to their larger communities, and supporting democracy in action. The Civic Engagement Worker will use the existing Democracy Fun-damentals and Democracy Talks (DT) curriculums to strengthen participants’ voices and their understanding of politics in Canada. We believe a strong, representative democracy is an essential part of integrating individuals from diverse communities into Canadian society and affecting the change needed to improve their own lives and communities. Participants in NYCH programs include newcomers to Canada, youth, low income and other key target communities from priority neighbourhoods in the North West part of the Toronto. The Civic Engagement Worker will also train NYCH staff and staff from other organizations on the Democracy Talks curriculum (an independently evaluated and successful program developed by Samara Canada) and support them to feel comfortable promoting and using these resources.

Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement strong outreach strategies to conduct outreach to residents and staff to engage in Democracy Talks and Democracy Fun-damental workshops
  • Ensure successful implementation of the Democracy Talks and Democracy Fun-damentals workshop series including coordinating  guest presenters and facilitating the workshop series appropriately adjusting content and materials for the various audiences
  • Coordinate all logistics for the smooth flow of all workshop sessions and activities including space set-up, clean-up, etc.
  • Partner with relevant organizations and networks for information sharing, promotion of the project and exploring possible partnerships for future initiatives. 
  • Support NYCH’s “Get Out the Vote” campaigns, including leading and implementing various activities to promote voter engagement in key neighbourhoods
  • Support residents and staff in their work related to  advocacy  and help residents connect with related networks & resources
  • Promote an environment of team work, possibility, and social change
  • Participate and support NYCH’s Civic Engagement and Leadership Training Program as well as other new initiatives identified by the Civic Engagement Team
  • Promote NYCH’s Civic Engagement and Community Development programs to various stakeholder groups
  • Update and maintain program records, clients file and service information
  • Conduct program evaluations, analyze data and produce reports 
  • Attend agency and community meetings
  • Other duties, as required

Required Qualifications:
Education
The minimum level of education preferred is an undergraduate degree in social science, political science, or a related area, or a diploma/certificate in adult education.

Experience and Skills

  • Strong knowledge of Canadian democratic systems and processes
  • Demonstrated experience in program design and implementation
  • Good understanding and ability to work from an adult education framework and within a community development approach
  • Proven experience in training and facilitation
  • Familiarity  with social justice issues relevant to  immigrants, refugees, low-income and racialized communities
  • Good research skills and proven ability to connect with existing networks and social justice movements
  • Excellent time management, attention to detail, and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English
  • Experience working with diverse communities, and strong understanding of issues facing low-income, people of colour, and newcomers
  • Ability to manage a number of individual initiatives, work independently, and part of a team

Other Requirements: 

  • Work schedule will be determined with supervisor based on program needs. This position will require some evening/weekend work, and travel required within the GTA.  
  • A successful clearance of criminal record verification will be required for the position.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit cover letter and resume by: Thursday April 26, 2018 at 5:00pm
Civic Engagement Worker – Hiring Committee, North York Community House
700 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 226, Toronto, ON  M6A 3B4
Email: employment@nych.ca; Fax:  416-784-2042

NYCH welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

No phone calls please – only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Youth Leadership & Community Engagement Worker


Position Title: Youth Leadership & Community Engagement Worker
Start Date: May 2018
Annual Salary : $44,000 - $47,000
Reports To: Manager, Community Programs
Hours: 35 hours/week
Location: Various locations in North York

POSITION SUMMARY

The Youth Leadership & Engagement Worker will be responsible for working with diverse youth to develop their community and civic engagement skills.  This position will engage and train youth participants to work toward collective and transformative change at the individual, community, and systemic levels. The Youth Leadership and Community Engagement Worker will design and deliver activity-based programs and trainings that identify opportunities and prepare youth to participate in, and contribute to, their communities.   

Main responsibilities:

  • Conducts outreach to newcomer/racialized youth
  • Works with newcomer/racialized youth to develop a strong understanding of issues affecting them and their communities
  • Designs and delivers trainings for youth that build critical thinking, civic literacy, community engagement, and leadership skills, as well as cross-cultural connections, and volunteer and systems change opportunities
  • Develops and maintains positive working relations with partner organizations and other organizations to collaborate on service provision
  • Prepares youth to participate in and contribute to their community,  including through volunteer opportunities, accessing community resources, forums, and other events throughout Toronto
  • Provides connections to networks, campaigns, grants, and opportunities for collective action initiatives, and supports youth to build networks and connections 
  • Researches and identifies appropriate resources; and manages these resources in an efficient and effective manner
  • Works with youth to develop and coordinate a youth leadership committee 
  • Follows-up regularly to monitor progress and determine next steps
  • Facilitates mentorship opportunities for youth
  • Conducts evaluations of groups and collects data for further program development
  • Tracks program spending and submits advance requests, receipts and program expenses
  • Inputs data into appropriate forms, reports, and databases and produces monthly reports
  • Supports youth grants and acts as liaison between NYCH as trustee agency and youth groups
  • Attends workshops and training design for staff development and growth

Required Qualifications:
Education
The minimum level of education preferred is a degree in social work, social sciences, humanities or related field.

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience engaging and working with newcomer and/or racialized youth 
  • Excellent program development and group facilitation and training skills, and understanding of youth-friendly approaches to adult education
  • Demonstrated experience in civic engagement and community development, with strong understanding of government systems and steps for taking collective action
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining effective relationships with youth 
  • Excellent knowledge of issues facing youth, particularly newcomer and racialized youth 
  • Strong ability to guide youth in developing critical thinking and analysis, civic participation and leadership skills
  • Experience in developing and maintaining relationships with partners and other stakeholders
  • Experience using basic software programs (MS Office) and various social media platforms
  • Excellent judgement and decision-making skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills and understanding of anti-oppressive practices

Other Requirements:
Requires flexibility around schedule to work occasional evenings and weekends. Requires some regular travel within North York/Northwest Toronto.

A successful clearance of criminal record verification will be required when necessary for the position.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit cover letter and resume by Wednesday May 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. to:
Youth Leadership & Engagement Worker – Hiring Committee, North York Community House
700 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 226, Toronto, ON M6A 3B4
Email:  employment@nych.ca
Fax:  416-784-2042

NYCH welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

No phone calls please – only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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