Prince Edward Island - Volunteer Coordinator
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British Columbia - Volunteer Youth Engagement Coordinator Creating Local Connections (CLC) Canada Project Background Creating Local Connections (CLC) Canada is a collaborative initiative aimed at promoting and supporting youth participation in Canada. CLC Canada is a three-year program (2006-2009) of TakingITGlobal with a goal of inspiring, informing, and involving youth as engaged participants in Canadian society through: awareness and access, collaboration and communication, and capacity building initiatives. The project is implemented in partnership with the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. For more information on the program, please visit http://projects.takingitglobal.org/clccanada. Core CLC Canada Team The coordinating team is comprised of: CLC Canada National Project Coordinator, CLC Communications Coordinator; CLC Regional Online Community Connectors (5); Aboriginal Youth Engagement Coordinator; Francophone Youth Engagement Coordinator; and Provincial and Territorial Volunteer Youth Engagement Coordinators (13). This core team is ultimately responsible for the implementation and delivery of the CLC Canada program. CLC Canada – British Columbia Youth Engagement Volunteer Coordinators: • The Provincial and Territorial Youth Engagement Coordinators are representatives of their respective youth communities, aimed at strengthening and supporting the CLC reach through local outreach initiatives. • Each Volunteer Youth Engagement Coordinator will be well supported by the CLC National Coordination Team. • Position will be partially based at partner organization in British Columbia • Volunteer position with monthly stipend, ranging from 200-400/mth, 10 - 15h/w • Nine month contract – Sept. 2008 to May 2009 • Ability to travel within British Columbia Core Responsibilities Core Responsibilities Offline Engagement: • Work closely and co-facilitate with the Host Organization, the Alberta Youth Volunteer Organization • Represent TakingITGlobal and CLC Canada at 1 event/conference per month • Facilitate 3-5 workshops/year (i.e., Climate Change, Change That Clicks) • Facilitate 2 meetings with organizations/TIG members/youth groups • Coordinate and facilitate Open Forums on relevant local issues in schools, community centres, libraries and other relevant venues in conjunction with partner organizations Team Communications: • Maintain communications with CLC team, and submit progress reports on a monthly basis. • Be an active TIG member and share CLC experiences with other TIG members on a monthly basis • Must take part in monthly team conference calls and one-on-one check-ins with the CLC National Project Coordinator. Related Skills and Experiences • Strong interest and experience in youth community development • An understanding of key youth issues in British Columbia • Understanding of and experience using online community tools • Experience (or great interest in) liaising with youth organizations • Ability to take initiative, respect accountability to leadership staff, and work well in team setting • Advanced presentation and facilitation skills • Self-motivated and highly organized Application Procedure • Please write position title in email subject heading • Application will be reviewed immediately after submission, early applicants will be given priority - Submission Deadline: July 15, 2008 • Please submit a resume and cover letter to clccanada@TakingITGlobal.org • This position is open only to Canadian citizens and permanent residents • For more information please contact: Mai Ngo at Mai@takingitglobal.org or (416) 977- 9363 ext. 332. About TakingITGlobal: TakingITGlobal is an international organization - led by youth and empowered by technology. TakingITGlobal inspires, informs and involves young people around the world to create positive change in their local and global communities. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with a growing worldwide presence, the organization's flagship program is TakingITGlobal.org, the most popular online community for young people interested in connecting across cultures and making a difference, with hundreds of thousands of visitors each month. TakingITGlobal also works with partners – from UN agencies, to major companies and youth organizations –to build the capacity of youth as leaders and stakeholders in their communities; to facilitate cross cultural dialogue and understanding; and to increase action and awareness among youth around global issues. We achieve this through supporting youth artistic expression through multi-media, working to create more engaging formal education, and involving young people in global decision-making.