Job Posting 64805

Program Facilitator
Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy
WORK FROM HOME (Telecommute)
closing today (Mon, 21 Sep)
full time - term / contract

Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) is an independent grassroots network of chapters made up of youth and students who are concerned about the negative impact current drug policies have on individuals and communities. CSSDP considers problematic drug use a health issue rather than a criminal justice issue, and advocates for appropriate government and agency responses to reduce and prevent harm from drug use. CSSDP provides education and resources to empower young people to make informed decisions about illicit substances, while simultaneously creating a compassionate and non-judgmental space for discussion.CSSDP mobilizes its members to participate in the political process at all levels and to push for government policies grounded on evidence which will help Canada achieve a safer and more just future. 

 

PROJECT SUMMARY

CSSDP is launching a two year national cannabis education project to engage young people across Canada in sensible, evidence informed cannabis education and support. Building from an extensive, evidence-based resource titled “Sensible Cannabis Education: A Toolkit for Educating Youth”, which aims to guide educators and parents in having non-stigmatizing, informative, and mutually beneficial conversations with young people about cannabis, this two year project will engage English and French speaking young people aged 17-25 through a series of workshops and other engagement activities. We also seek to expand the assets related to the dissemination and utility of the toolkit (e.g. social media messaging, posters, pamphlets, etc.), and provide a platform to hear, learn from and educate young people across the country. Additionally, CSSDP is looking  to update and translate the toolkit into languages other than French and English, as well as host an additional seminar series to engage relevant stakeholders such as parents and teachers. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY 

    • In collaboration with the Program Manager, CSSDP Board of Directors and other employees, design and implement workshops (in-person or virtually as the situation allows) across Canada, including outreach to youth organizations in select cities, coordinating online or in person logistics,  drafting questions and guided discussion, moderating discussion and analyzing and reporting on discussion and insights. 
  • Responsible for recruitment and training of peer leaders and volunteers across Canada for the workshop series.
  • Write, edit, and format project-related documents, including preliminary, supplemental, and final reports to project sponsors and stakeholders. 
  • Create content such as blog posts, newsletter updates and social media shareables.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with community partners, organizations and stakeholders in co-creating workshops - including youth organizations, post-secondary groups, and CSSDP chapters. 
  • Function with high degree of autonomy while able to work in a team setting. 
  • Travel throughout Canada to host workshops and other in-person activity (note: depending on state of travel in Canada, there is a potential for this role to be travel heavy - up to two weeks per month - during the duration of the project. Must be able to travel; activities may be adapted online).
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience designing and facilitating group discussion in a professional and organized manner.
  • Experience with training, leading and organizing teams and/or coordinating and training volunteers.
  • Excellent English and French communications skills - both written and verbal.
  • Ability to create information in approachable, youth-friendly and effective ways. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people of diverse abilities, backgrounds, and viewpoints. 
  • A reliable and capable team player with the ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrate a particular interest in working towards drug policy reform, grassroots social change movement, and youth organizing.
  • Experience working with youth and young people; networks with youth and post-secondary organizations. Networks and prior organizational relationships are an asset. 
  • Familiarity with CSSDP’s Cannabis Education Toolkit and organization.
  • Successful completion of post-secondary degree or diploma in public health, social sciences or another applicable field. Masters degree is an asset.
  • Computer proficiency required (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to travel.
  • Experience working on a national project is considered an asset. 

 

This is a two-year,  full-time contract position. Salary range is $55-60,000 per annum, to be assessed depending on experience. 

 

CSSDP is an anti-oppression based organization that values diversity. We encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, trans people, people of colour, people who use drugs, queer folks and youth with other identities that are often marginalized. CSSDP is committed to being an accessible employer. Please let us know of any accommodations you might require throughout the application process or while working at CSSDP.

 

How to apply: 

Please send your resume and cover letter to by September 21st, 2020. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by email. Thank you for your interest in this position. 

 

 

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