5 positions: Youth Leadership Specialist - Wild Outside
Organization: Canadian Wildlife Federation
Locations: Saskatoon, Regina, Moncton, St. John’s, Charlottetown, or willing to relocate at your own expense (work from the community and from home in one of these five cities)
As one of Canada’s largest not for profit leaders in wildlife conservation, research, and advocacy, we are seeking to fill the following position…
In support of the Wild Outside program, CWF is hiring Youth Leadership Specialists in communities across Canada. This program, which is supported by the Canada Service Corps, combines outdoor experience with service learning as 15-18 year olds plan and execute service projects across Canada.
Supporting the Wild Outside Manager, the Wild Outside Youth Leadership Specialist will:
Ensure that participants are prepared for full participation in programs.
Coordinate and facilitate programming in their assigned communities and maintain a network of partners to support delivery of the program.
Assist with the recruitment of Youth wishing to participate in the program. Ensure that program participants assigned to them are connected with CWF’s programming and programming connected with other program partners.
Experience in the development and oversight of experiential education programming for 15 to 18 year olds.
Relevant Diploma’s, Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
First aid or similar – Standard first aid or higher
Bilingual (English/French) would be an asset.
Recruiting program participants to reflect Canada’s diversity and helping to prepare them for the Program.
They oversee the development and maintenance of relationships with key sector partners.
It is their responsibility to ensure facilities and venues for programs are appropriate.
They will supervise program participants assigned to them
Ensuring that all CWF and partner policies and procedures are adhered to.
Facilitating, monitoring, anticipating problems and tracking results of the planning progress and delivery of the program
coordinating ‘to do’ lists, identifying conflicts and complementarities among multiple partners
managing contact coordinates, maintaining good lines of communications
attending and convening meetings (in person and remote), documenting and tracking action items
Travelling to assigned programs for on-site support and facilitation of delivery
could include assisting with on-site media relations
could include assisting educators/specialists to deliver programming
Co-creating program material and resources
Soliciting and reviewing best practices for partner organizations and programming, packaging such material into a resource for program partners
could include assisting work with design and communications staff
could include assisting in the monitoring production timelines
Contributing as a member of a youth service community of practice, including face to face meetings across Canada.
Writing internal memos, updates, assisting with results reports, preparing information spreadsheets
Supporting website and social media content: tracking supply of items, updates, working with CWF web design & social media teams
Supporting the Communications & Marketing Plan
Tracking arrangements, logging budget items and results measurable, managing related spreadsheets
Other Duties as assigned
Specific Work Activities
Represent the best of CWF brand including the wearing of corporate dress as required.
Active participation and contribution to specific event and program planning committees
Manage, maintain and evaluate programs.
Daily communication with CWF staff and partners.
Monitor staff and partner performance to ensure that risk management procedures are being followed.
Purchase supplies or services from outside vendors, such as educational products and services with approval from education management.
Collect record and reconcile program income and expenditures.
Review programs on a regular basis to gather information and monitor effectiveness
Communicate with Supervisor, Education Team and CWF colleagues
General oversight of best practice and industry trends in youth engagement
Contribute to ongoing training and development for CWF Education Team
Flexible schedule, including ability to travel to both rural and urban areas throughout Canada, and work nights and weekends when needed to achieve positive objectives
Employee must have a driver’s license and access to a vehicle and on field trips, must be legally able to rent a vehicle.
Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and under direct supervision.
Be able to work from the community, and home as required. Home based work environments.
Well organized, detail oriented, and highly professional.
People-oriented, having the ability to work well with volunteers, community and business leaders, and representatives of other organizations while being culturally competent.
Usually work a 37.5 hour week.
This position requires a Police Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search clear of convictions.
Physical Demands – Moderate
Job Hazard – Moderate due to travel and outdoor activities
Mental Stress – Moderate
Human Relation Skills – Influential
Independent Working – Broad
Impact on End Results - Primary
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 16, 2020
Location: This is a work from home position.
This is a contract position with an end date of March 31, 2021 with possibility of extension.
HOW TO APPLY:
Cover letter and resume should be forwarded by October 16, 2020. Please quote position title and City that you are applying for in the subject line of your email, to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Only the candidates who meet the qualifications and experience for the position will be contacted for an interview. We thank you for your interest in the Canadian Wildlife Federation.
AODA Statement for Offer of Employment
Canadian Wildlife Federation “CWF” is committed to accessibility and to protecting the human rights of its employees. In support of this aim, CWF has implemented an accommodation process that provides accommodations for employees with disabilities. CWF will accommodate employees with disabilities up to the point of undue hardship.
The accommodation supports available to employees are laid out in our Accommodation Policy. If your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Offer of Employment necessitates a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please contact the Human Resources Department. This ensures that the appropriate accommodations are in place before you begin your employment. Do not hesitate to reach out to the Human Resources Department if you require an accommodation related to a disability or a medical condition at any point during your employment with CWF.
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