Position Title: Facilitator
Department: Community Innovation
Reports to: Director, Community Innovation
Contract Dates: June 2022 – March 2023 (Contract renewal subject to funding)
The Facilitator is responsible for developing and hosting gatherings that explore anti-racism education for both youth and adults, creating anti-racism resources for newcomers and im/migrants and building opportunities that foster social connections in the community through facilitating dialogues and community engagement activities. The ideal candidate is someone who is a thoughtful communicator that thrives on bringing people together to explore complex conversations.
Specific activities include co-designing an arts-based event, community dialogues, youth diversity workshops and resource creation.
- Researches, develops and writes curriculum for anti-racism education and youth diversity workshops
- Designs, coordinates and facilitates anti-racism workshops for newcomers, im/migrants and community members, including dialogues and educational sessions (virtual and in-person)
- Creates shareable resources, including, but not limited to, fact sheets, posters, pamphlets and social media content
- Delivering informational sessions/workshops on EDI material created by Impact North Shore to internal and external partners, as needed
- Establishes supportive, inclusive and culturally appropriate accessible spaces for newcomers, im/migrants and community members to explore complex topics
- Ensures trauma support and education on how to tackle and respond to racist incidents is available during workshops for participants
- Collaborates with staff teams across internal areas of work to ensure workshop and resource content addresses current needs of im/migrants and newcomers
- Remains up-to-date on industry news and trends related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, particularly as it relates to im/migrant inclusion
- Develops and maintains relationships with a diverse range of community partners
- Supports learning and action through anti-oppression and intersectional lens
- Actively participates in internal EDI committee meetings, North Shore Immigrant Inclusion Partnership (NSIIP) events, North Shore Anti-Racism Network activities and reconciliation actions, as well as team and All Staff meetings
- Other related duties, as required
- Education/experience in developing content on topics, including and related to diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and decolonization
- Experience in workshop facilitation, including both adult and youth facilitation
- Experience working with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds
- Strong communicating, writing, editing, presenting and interpersonal skills
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Proven record of achieving and measuring results
- Strong analytical and solution-finding skills that include the ability to develop and propose creative solutions and approaches
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative, step outside of your comfort zone and embrace learning through action
- Comfortable working with a variety of computer software applications and has the ability to learn and adapt to new technologies, as needed
- Ability to identify barriers to access and inclusion for a diverse population and have an understanding of internal, interpersonal and systemic racism
- Ability to develop/ maintain positive relationships among diverse internal/external partners
- Ability to speak multiple languages is considered an asset
- Familiarity of and/or lived experience related to the position, is considered a strong asset
- Values. Demonstrates clear personal values that complement Impact North Shore’s values of excellence, diversity, and respect.
- Integrity & Ethics. Ensures integrity in personal and organizational practices. Builds a respectful and client-centered workplace.
- Innovation. Thinks creatively; is open to new ideas and technologies. Is committed to developing effective and new approaches to service excellence. Is flexible and adaptable to meeting changing demands of clients, funders, and other stakeholders.
- Accountability. Accepts and creates a culture of accountability; fosters personal growth; takes personal ownership. Is self-aware and demonstrates a commitment to ongoing learning and continual improvement. Assesses risk and develops risk mitigation strategies.
- Engagement. Shows passion for the job and the mission of the Impact North Shore. Engages people, organizations, and partners in developing goals, executing plans, and in delivering results.
- Effective Communication. Fosters open communication, listens to others, speaks effectively, and prepares written communication so that messages are clearly understood.
- Organized & Efficient. Plans ahead and works in a systematic and organized way. Follows directions and procedures and ensures deliverables are met on time and according to agreed standards.
- Strategic Thinking. Has a vision for the future, builds plans, and makes decisions to get there. Aligns program policy and delivery with the strategic directions of Impact North Shore and champions organizational change.
- Building the Team. Recognizes that the leader alone cannot get the job done; coaches staff and volunteers to meet the mission of Impact North Shore. Builds successful relationships with clients, staff, volunteers, and partners.
- Results Focused. Action-oriented. Maximizes organizational effectiveness and sustainability. Aligns people, work, and systems to meet organizational objectives.
Hours: 28 - 35 hours / week
Salary Range: $25 - 31 per hour
Contract Role: June 2022 – March 2023 (Contract renewal subject to funding)
Please note: This is a Hybrid position