Job Posting 72017

Youth Program Facilitator
Next Gen Men
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 6 days ago (Fri, 18 Jun)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $20.00/hour

Youth Program Facilitator


35 hours per week, $20/hr

The Government of Canada has helped fund this job for up to 8 weeks to a maximum of 280 hours through the Canada Summer Jobs program.

You must be aged between 15-30, be legally entitled to work in Canada, and be based in Edmonton OR Vancouver. Work is fully remote. International students are not eligible.


Posting closes Friday, June 18th!


About Next Gen Men

Next Gen Men is working towards a future where boys & men feel less pain, and cause less harm by promoting positive masculinities, mental wellbeing, healthy relationships, and gender equity in schools, communities, and workplaces across Canada. This role supports each of our programmatic focuses, as well as the overall organization's image and voice.

Our values include:

Curiosity — To learn and unlearn
Empathy — To build bridges
Courage — To take action
Equity — To remove barriers

At Next Gen Men, we:

  • Are a small and dynamic team that doesn’t subscribe to 9-5 office work outside of program hours and use tools like Google Apps and Basecamp to get things done with geographically dispersed colleagues

  • Will be 7 years old this fall and are still learning every day—you get to be a part of that! We need someone willing to look at it with a critical eye and give us constructive feedback on how we can improve as an organization

  • Are very much a ‘start-up’ grassroots organization, which means we all wear a lot of hats and have to roll up our sleeves to get the necessary work done—above and beyond the job description sometimes


The Role


To engage with and support the wellbeing of boys and nonbinary youth in Grades 7-9 by coordinating and facilitating virtual activities, workshops, events and hangouts on Next Gen Men’s youth-serving Discord server, NGM Boys Club


Sustain the ongoing programming of NGM Boys Club:
  • Facilitate daily engagement activities that are relevant to youth’s passions and interests, including but not limited to workshops, conversations spaces, video games
  • Respond to youth who communicate in text channels and ensure that youth feel like their participation is valued
  • Create educational spaces for youth to exploring topics relating to equity and positive masculinity
Supervise and maintain the safety of NGM Boys Club:
  • Support with the onboarding of new youth to the Discord server
  • Moderate the server to uphold the rules and community norms, including but not limited to offensive language, inappropriate memes, negative conversations
  • Check in with youth who post content or have statuses about their mental wellbeing, and communicate about any needs
Support the further development of outreach for future engagement:
  • Research potential community partnerships and collaboration for Next Gen Men
  • Develop a needs assessment for youth involved in NGM Boys Club
  • Create a report of the current status of the youth on the Discord server, discussing successes, challenges, and opportunities for growth in the fall

While facilitating NGM’s youth programming, you will:

  • Facilitate digital activities, hangouts and discussions with youth ranging from Grade 7-10

  • Take care of an online community of youth, understanding their interests, needs and challenges in providing opportunities for connection and support through Discord

  • Facilitate engaging sessions based on Next Gen Men’s youth program resources that encourage learning, sharing, and critical reflection on topics related to positive masculinity such as gender roles and stereotypes, mental health and stress, or respectful relationships

  • Collect qualitative feedback (e.g. screen shots, anecdotes, etc.) and write weekly reflections on learnings, engagement and impact

  • Provide administrative support to programs and internal teams

  • Draft and edit communications to youth and parents (e.g. program updates, website content, etc.) that are reflective of Next Gen Men’s goals, mission, and values

  • Update administrative databases and media lists

  • Report back about your work with the rest of the Next Gen Men team

When not facilitating the youth program, you might be:

  • Communicating with parents/guardians of participants about our program and their child’s participation

  • Assisting Next Gen Men colleagues with other projects and initiatives

  • Researching potential partners among community organizations and schools

  • Participating in ongoing learning and professional development


Ideal Candidate


  • Have a university/college education or equivalent experience in youth education, health promotion, gender studies, social work, international development, teaching, or other related fields

  • Are interested in understanding how gender and masculinity affect the health and development of adolescents and youth

  • Have a passion/interest in program/activity facilitation with youth and creative in coming up with new ideas and resilient in trying them out

  • Have experience and/or familiarity with Discord, including best practices in channel maintenance, role assignment, and virtual engagement

  • Have a foundational understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion

  • Are a self-starter comfortable checking in with the team online frequently 

  • Have strong virtual written and verbal communication skills so that you can connect with adolescents and youth on the Discord server and share your learnings with the team

  • Are generally proficient with a range of different technologies and platforms, especially G-Suite, and are able and eager to learn some new platforms and technologies too

You might:

  • Have experience facilitating group education sessions with adolescents and youth, including boys and young men

  • Be familiar and comfortable with diversity in terms of ethnocultural, immigrant/newcomer, and socioeconomic backgrounds 

  • Have a desire to learn about the field of masculinities and gender—we have lots of resources!

  • Become an ambassador and represent the organization and program as required within the community including agency partners, donors, volunteers, schools, clients and family members

  • Understand and explore your own identity and culture in relation to others, and be interested in identifying and challenging systemic barriers to equality and inclusiveness

Next Gen Men is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race/ethnicity, nationality, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital/family status, or disability.

We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees, in accordance with Provincially and Federally legislated protected grounds.

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