Head of Youth Program / Host of the youth team (Agent (e) Project) – Katimavik

Are you a natural leader and creative in problem solving?
Want to give back to the community?
You like to inspire others
Conversations and tough times don’t scare you because you know it will create long-term benefits for you and others in your care?
Do you want to establish your own schedule, according to the needs of the work?
Katimavik is looking for open-minded and resourceful people to lead development projects. This challenging and rewarding position aims to guide up to 11 young people at a time through an experience of volunteering, learning, development and responsibility. The project officer shares a house with the group of volunteers.

Since 1977, Katimavik has facilitated youth development initiatives across Canada. Our approach is based on developing long-term and mutually beneficial relationships between young volunteers and local communities. Our programs aim to provide hands-on learning opportunities that enable young people to acquire social and professional skills that help them thrive in today’s world. Our vision includes the participation of young people in the process of truth and reconciliation with indigenous peoples and the promotion of inclusive and tolerant communities, made up of people of all origins, ethnicities, cultures and religions. This vision includes working with other organizations to foster understanding,

Oversees the ongoing development and program activities of a project, including the supervision of participating youth and community partnerships.
Facilitates group learning by offering Katimavik skills-based learning modules, tools and resources, and by facilitating group discussions, activities and reflective exercises.
Fosters meaningful partnerships with local Indigenous communities and organizations to facilitate learning and truth and reconciliation activities.
Facilitates relations with alumni, supports recruitment initiatives and implements program initiatives within the framework of the project.
Supports the National Experience program in reporting and executing advancement strategies for organizational growth.

Previous leadership experience working directly with youth.
Experience in crisis management and direct support to young people with neurodivergences and risky behaviors.
Knowledge of equity issues and the ability to support people from historically underserved communities, including Indigenous communities, newcomers and the 2SLGBTQ + community.
Open minded and respectful who welcomes diversity and adapts to individual needs and interests Strong written and oral communication skills in French and English and the ability to communicate in both official languages.
Ability to manage the house and its inventory, financial resources and various administrative tasks.
A driving license.
A positive and pleasant attitude.
The salary is $ 34,000 per year, accommodation and food (rent, food and transport at the start and end of the project). 40 hour work week. The project officers will reside with the group in the Katimavik house and will be responsible for establishing their own work schedule according to the needs of the project.

Please send your cover letter and curriculum vitae to jobs@katimavik.org .
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