Job Posting 62523

Youth Project Facilitator
Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 5 days (Sat, 6 Jun)
part time - term / contract  •  $25 hr @ 20hrs week

The Truth and Reconciliation Matters project works to engage, educate, and empower a team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth to come together in a sustainable and meaningful way to review, strategize, and pursue recommendations for youth service providers and government contained within a policy document.

The Youth Project Facilitator is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and execution of the Truth & Reconciliation Matters project agreement consistent with the mission and mandate of ALIVE and in accordance with the funding contract agreement. 

The Project Facilitator will work from a decolonizing perspective and within an anti-oppression framework.

Programming:  Plans, organizes and implements cultural, educational, and team building workshops; seeks out training opportunities for indigenous youth that are culturally informed and safe; and recruits and supports the Youth Implementation Committee (YIC) to carry out its role including recruiting program participants

Outreach and Liaison:  Outreach to community, Indigenous, and social service organizations to inform of and distribute policy document and on-going project description; develops partnerships and liaise with community groups which offer culturally informed and safe skills development opportunities for program participants; and promote Youth Led Inclusion and Capacity Building Training within community and social services.

Event Planning:  Plans and organizes events including Inclusion and Capacity Building Training for community service providers and Forum for Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth

Administration:  Works with the Executive Director supporting the development of the YIC’s  positions, roles, and responsibilities; Steering Committee and YIC Memorandum of Understanding; and a work and communication plan; ensures progress reports; and produces communications

Required Qualifications:

Work and/or volunteer experience within the non-profit sector

Working knowledge and analysis of the issues impacting Indigenous youth including poverty, racism, mental health, homelessness, and addictions

Must work from a decolonizing perspective and within an anti-oppression framework

Experience developing and facilitating programs and event organizing experience

Understanding of trauma informed care response when working with youth

Efficient organizational skills including record keeping, scheduling, and problem-solving abilities

Demonstrated administrative skills, including report writing, computer and IT aptitude

Conflict resolution skills and practice

Excellent communication skills required, including the ability to work in a respectful and cooperative manner with co-workers and committee members.

Indigenous (Status, Non-Status, Metis, Inuit) applicants ONLY will be considered

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