Position Title: Program Officer
Term: 1 year (April/May 2021 - April 2022), Full time (37.5 hours per week)
Salary: $50,980 + health benefits/matching RRSP contributions (after probationary period) + 3 weeks annual vacation
Location: Halifax, but remote work from anywhere in Atlantic Canada will be considered (please state your preferred work location in your cover letter)
Reporting to: Youth Program Manager
Overview of Organization:
ACIC is a coalition of individuals, organizations, and institutions working in the Atlantic region, which are committed to achieving global sustainability in a peaceful and healthy environment, with social justice, human dignity, and participation for all.
ACIC supports its members in international cooperation and education through collective leadership, networking, information, training, and coordination, and represents their interests when dealing with government and others.
Overview of Position:
ACIC is seeking a Program Officer, who will be responsible for the oversight of the Indigenous Youth for the Sustainable Development Goals: Our Communities, Our Voices program.
The Program Officer will work closely with and report to a Program Manager based in Nova Scotia. Both positions are supervised by senior level management at ACIC, but as a key member of a small staff team, they must be able to work independently on a variety of tasks, and to motivate others to participate.
Overview of Program:
This program will engage Indigenous youth in dialogue and learning about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and provide space and opportunities for them to share this learning and build further awareness of the SDGs with their communities.
Twenty-four (24) Indigenous youth from the four Atlantic provinces (NS, NL, PEI, NB) will be selected to participate in the program, which will integrate learning about the SDGs using social media tools as a medium to tell stories and create change. Through this process they will engage in dialogue around what part of 2030 Agenda matters to them, and how to best engage other Indigenous youth on these topics. Youth participants will learn how to create social media campaigns around that SDGs that will engage their communities/peers.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead the coordination of the program, including the following activities:
The Program Officer position is also responsible for:
· Actively participating in staff meetings and providing input towards the development of other organizational activities, operational practices and policies as required;
· Providing general administrative support;
· Representing ACIC at events or external meetings, when requested;
· Responding to general inquiries;
· Other duties, as deemed necessary.
· An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (international development, education etc.) or equivalent experience;
· 2+ years related experience, preferably within international cooperation, not-for-profit or public engagement spheres;
· Experience using social media platforms as a way to engage communities, specifically youth, and to create educational awareness campaigns;
· Experience working in partnership with multiple stakeholders;
· Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the realities of Indigenous youth and communities in Atlantic Canada, as well as Indigenous languages, cultures, identities, traditional practices and land-based relationships;
· Demonstrated knowledge of youth-serving and/or Indigenous organizations within the Atlantic region;
· Strong interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups;
· Commitment to open communication and collaboration in a remote team environment;
· Clear, engaging and effective written communications skills and an ability to adapt to various audiences;
· Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
· Demonstrated good judgment and discretion, particularly when working with youth;
· Experience using social media and web platforms (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, SquareSpace, Zoom);
· Experience creating promotional materials with Canva or other platforms an asset;
· Demonstrated initiative and creativity;
· Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Adobe, internet, e-mail);
· Ability to handle stress and complexity;
· Ability to meet deadlines and objectives;
· Knowledge of an Indigenous language an asset and/or ability to communicate in both official languages an asset.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume, in one merged document, by 11:59pm ADT April 18, 2021 to . Please put the position title in the subject line. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
ACIC is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of Canadian communities. Due to the nature of the program we will give preference to people with Indigenous ancestry. Please be sure to self-identify.
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