POSITION Project Leader (Live-In Position)
DURATION One-year contract, renewable for successive one-year terms. 40-hour work week.
SALARY The salary is $34,000 per year. Katimavik will cover living expenses (rent, groceries, cell phone, utilities, travel at the beginning and end of the project, travel home at Christmas).
LOCATION This is a live-in position. The Project Leader resides with a group of youth Participants in one of Katimavik’s project houses across Canada.
WHO ARE YOU
• Extroverted leader with an adventurous attitude?
• Enjoy dealing positively with change and finding creative new solutions?
• Eager to travel and live in a new community?
• Do you like to inspire young people to do more, learn more, and become more?
• Do you have a sense of purpose? Do you want to create a positive change by giving back to other people and communities?
• Are you emotionally intelligent and good at resolving conflicts?
• Do you want to develop a greater self-awareness and a tolerance for differences?
WHAT YOU’LL DO
• Assess, develop, implement, and evaluate goal-directed interventions.
• Enhance the quality of life for youth.
• Work in an evolving and expanding profession.
• Build career networking relationships.
• Help youth with physical, mental, intellectual, neurological, emotional, and behavioural issues.
• Inspire and challenge youth to create a positive change in communities through group volunteering.
• Promote and support the “learn by doing” (experiential learning) process to equip youth with new skills and competences.
• Create and build strong community partnerships with municipal authorities, local non-profits, charities, community organizations, etc.
• Foster meaningful relationship with local Indigenous communities and organizations to facilitate Truth and Reconciliation learning and activities.
• Cultivate active, informed, and reflective citizenship in youth.
• Oversee program schedules and day-to-day housekeeping activities for a group of 11 diverse youth. The group rotates once within one six-month project term.
• Perform administrative duties (including, but not limited to, budgeting and expense tracking).
WHAT YOU NEED TO BE A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE
• Emotional intelligence, people (interpersonal), and conflict resolution skills.
• Adaptability and flexibility.
• A high degree of open-mindedness and tolerance, a strong understanding of equity, equality, and diversity principles.
• Previous experience working directly with youth.
• Crisis management skills.
• Strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to communicate fluently in both official languages.
• The ability to manage a house and the house inventory, keep track of a budget, and perform various administrative duties.
• A driver’s license is required.
HOW TO APPLY
Send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate all those who apply but will be contacting only those who are moving forward in the selection process.