Position: Program Officer (Youth Programs)
Location: Halifax, NS
Remuneration: 51,999 + comprehensive health benefits, 3 weeks annual leave
Application deadline: Sunday, August 14, 2022 (11:59 pm Atlantic)
Start time: Early September
The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (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.
ACIC also takes a leadership role in engaging Atlantic Canadians around issues relating to international development, global sustainability, and social justice. Through our public engagement work, ACIC strives to give Atlantic Canadians the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to become active global citizens.
We currently have over 70 members, including national organizations and grassroots organizations from across the Atlantic Provinces. www.acic-caci.org.
ACIC is currently seeking a Program Officer to support ACIC youth programs, with a focus on the PhotoVoice program. The Program Officer will work with ACIC staff to develop, implement, and highlight ACIC youth programs. This will include the planning, coordination, and overall delivery of a variety of engaging, youth-driven events, programs, and activities.
This position is a great opportunity for someone to gain experience working with a non-profit organization in Atlantic Canada and to learn more about the international cooperation sector in Atlantic Canada.
The Program Officer will work with ACIC staff responsible for the areas of programming and communications and will:
Participate in PhotoVoice program development meetings with partners and communications meetings with the communications team.
Hold weekly online sessions for youth participants participating in the PhotoVoice program. These will include group teambuilding, sharing photovoice techniques (and/or supporting external facilitators to do so), hosting critical discussions, and debriefing assignments.
Developing project materials and curriculum, including a Photovoice Guide, weekly assignments, and support materials.
Curate an online photo gallery of program images from the PhotoVoice program that captures the program participant's learnings and reflections.
Produce final project report to share with program funders and partners
Provide logistical, training, and administrative support to ACIC’s programs, which may include, but is not limited to: ACIC youth programs and projects (Community of Practice, IDW Youth Funding, Global Citizenship Certificate, etc.), training and public engagement activities, and membership and stakeholder relations.
Work with program staff to develop and deliver training and workshops to ACIC members and/or youth audiences.
Develop resource materials related to ACIC’s mandate, programs, and objectives (compile resources, information, and activities).
Support ACIC’s commitment to ensuring youth programs are equitable, accessible, and free of barriers for youth.
Support maintenance of social media presence across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Assist with marketing, communications, and public engagement activities.
Other activities, as required.
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 organizing logistics for workshops, conferences, and other events.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Commitment to centering equity, accessibility, and social justice in program development and implementation.
Ability to work independently, as well as evenings and weekends at times.
Experience using social media and web platforms (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Eventbrite, etc.) as an asset.
Experience creating promotional materials with Canva or other platforms as an asset.
Experience using ArcGIS for creation of online photo gallery.
Knowledge of and interest in non-government organizations (NGO), international development, youth engagement, and community groups in the Atlantic.
Experience conducting interviews and facilitating workshops.
Passion for engaging in programs that center youth voices.
Knowledge of an additional language, other than English, will be considered an asset.
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