RISE Project Coordinator - Halifax

Application deadline: October 5, 2020

Starting date: November 3, 2020

Position Type: Full time (35 hours a week)

Wage: $22-24/hr as well as a generous benefits package

Location: Halifax

To APPLY: Send a resume, cover letter, and 2 references to Kell Gerlings, RISE Program Manager (East), at apply@apathyisboring.com

We thank everyone for applying but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Cause

Founded in 2004, Apathy is Boring is a national, youth-led non-partisan, charitable organization that supports and educates youth to be active and contributing citizens in Canada’s democracy.

Job Description

The Halifax RISE Project Coordinator will report to the RISE Programs Manager, East and oversee 40 youth volunteers to create, implement and evaluate a local community project. The Halifax RISE Project Coordinator will oversee the local hub, lead and facilitate weekly meetings, coordinate volunteer schedules, support youth in co-creating, delivering and evaluating their community project and build relationships with local community organizations. This role will require someone who is an excellent facilitator, can multi-task in a fast-paced environment, has a strong work ethic, is strongly connected to the community and has a background in building partnerships. The person for this position has to be available to work some evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities

Ambassador and Volunteer support (30%)

  • Work with a group of youth volunteers (Ambassadors and Organizers) between the ages of 18 and 30 years old
  • Recruit Ambassadors and Organizers, assist in training, co-prepare duties and timelines, and track Ambassador and Volunteer hours
  • Support Ambassadors and Organizers, to plan, prepare, manage and implement a community project
  • Prepare and conduct outreach activities
  • Create and maintain relationships with community partners

Hub Coordination & Facilitation (30%)

  • Assist in creating a space that is welcoming and accommodating to Ambassadors and Volunteers
  • Manage files, record systems, office supplies and inventory in line with internal policies and procedures
  • Keep up to date with other tasks and responsibilities outside of hub meetings
  • Coordinate logistics for weekly gatherings including food, childcare if needed and community partners to support full participation from youth volunteers
  • Lead, prepare and facilitate in-person and or virtual weekly meetings

Budget Coordination (20%)

  • Manage budget for community project
  • Manage budget for office supplies, program materials, food orders, as well as
  • Track and file purchase receipts
  • Work closely with the Finance team to ensure budget deadlines and procedures are met and implemented

Communications Coordination (20%)

  • Manage social media accounts (FB, IG)
  • Work closely with the Communications team to ensure communications deadlines and procedures are met and implemented

Skills/Experience

  • Strong knowledge of local youth issues and aware of community needs
  • Experience with volunteer coordination or management
  • Well versed in anti-oppressive practices and creating brave spaces
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities  
  • Respectful of youth’s varying needs and lived experiences
  • Remains calm under pressure and can thoughtfully and efficiently work through problems as they arise
  • Well developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport
  • Excellent written and oral English skills
  • Knowledge of French an asset
  • Effective communication skills including verbal and written skills  
  • Degree in Social Work, Counselling, Social Sciences or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent knowledge of computer and spreadsheet/word processing software including G Suite and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proven ability to work effectively both independently and in a team based environment
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude