Job Application Deadline: July 9, 2023
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: CreateAction Program Coordinator
ABOUT THE CANADIAN CED NETWORK
CCEDNet is a values-based, non-profit association committed to connecting people and ideas for action that builds local economies, strengthens communities, and benefits everyone. We have members throughout Canada, including organizations, networks, and individuals who are strengthening sustainable and equitable local economies. Members are active across many sectors such as community development, social enterprise, rural development, co-operative development, employment development, and housing.
We are committed to the values of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Dignity, Self-Determination, Solidarity, and Local Control. Together, we are working towards sustainable and inclusive communities directing their own social, environmental, and economic futures through our Theory of Change.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The CreateAction program provides paid-work experiences and career-relevant learning opportunities for young people not in education, employment, or training (NEET) and who are facing systemic barriers to employment. The main goals of the program are to promote pathways to meaningful employment and to improve youth wellbeing. The program is delivered in partnership with the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) and the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC).
The CreateAction Program Coordinator will support the Program and Engagement Manager in the delivery of the program through online youth engagement activities, effective communication, participation in regular calls with youth and with program partners, research of additional resources when needed, supporting youth in the next steps of their career, and the implementation of evaluation activities and other administrative duties.
Success in this position will include positive outcomes for the youth (i.e. finding quality employment or returning to school after their placements and improvements in overall well-being between the start of the program and the end – as demonstrated through evaluation results) and continued improvements made to the program and the supports we’re able to provide to youth and employers.
Join a dynamic program within a dynamic organization! CreateAction is a truly unique work experience program, focussing on both boosting up youth professionally/personally and actively tackling the systemic barriers to employment that might exist within the workplace. If you’re interested in working with youth who are early in their careers or coming back into the workforce after being involuntarily NEET this is a great opportunity for you. If you’d also like to work with an organization that is actively engaging in community empowerment and economic justice in Canada, then this position is doubly a good fit for you.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Engage with youth in the program to support their navigation of the world of work and their ongoing learning
- Manage program data, ensuring all forms are filed appropriately and databases are updated
- Assist with the implementation of evaluation activities for youth and employers, making sure to follow up with participants who haven’t completed surveys
- Assist with program promotional activities, including collecting testimonials, sharing evaluation findings, and circulating resources coming out of the program through social media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook), email campaigns (MailChimp) and website content posting
- Support employer engagement and the ongoing development of employer supports
- Take notes/minutes of meetings and, when needed, step in to facilitate partner meetings and/or youth circles
- Support the Program Manager by monitoring emails received through a shared generic email account, asking questions, tracking data, and engaging in regular check-ins
- Assist with youth supports in transitioning out of their placements
- Assist with the preparation of quarterly reports for our funder
- Support the development of a new funding proposal for the program
TEAM & ENVIRONMENT
The CreateAction Program Coordinator will work closely with the CreateAction Program and Engagement Manager and will be joining the CreateAction partnership team. Additional support will be available from the Director of Engagement and the Director of Innovation and Learning. We engage in regular videoconference meetings (all staff calls, small team calls and one-on-one calls) and stay connected via email and Google chat. On top of project specific work-related meetings we also regularly engage in conversations to continue to expand our understanding and approach to social, environmental and economic justice.
This position can be fully remote. Or if you are located where we currently have team offices in Victoriaville (Québec), Winnipeg, Toronto or Ottawa you may choose to work hybrid or full-time in the office.
We welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates who are legally able to work in Canada and can accommodate a flexible working schedule to meet the needs of working across all Canadian time zones. There’s potential that this position may require some evening, weekend and/or overtime hours. Some domestic travel will also be required.
You are bilingual, with strong written and oral French, to be able to engage with francophone youth and employers participating in the program.
You have knowledge of, and more importantly, a desire to keep learning about the challenges youth face in pursuing and maintaining employment as well as how employers and programs like CreateAction can support youth in building self-confidence and accessing the resources they need to continue to grow. You have an awareness of and a sensitivity to the unique experiences of youth across different intersections of identity.
You want to work for an organization that aligns with your personal values and commitment to gender equity, poverty reduction, reconciliation, anti-racism / anti-oppression, diversity, and inclusion. You are aware of your own lived experience of systemic barriers or privilege, and how that shapes your unique contribution to strategic social change.
You are a convenor and connector and the thought of supporting youth employment and skills development is motivating, exciting, and exactly how you want to be spending your time.
Within 1 month, you will have:
- been oriented fully to the CreateAction program, including the program partners and the participating youth and employers
- participated in peer learning activities with the youth in the program
- been introduced to the full CCEDNet staff team and oriented to our organization’s Theory of Change and policies and procedures
Within 6 months, you will have:
- facilitated informal youth circles with youth
- supported youth in transitioning out of their placements
- implemented the evaluation activities for youth and employers
- prepared 2 quarterly reports for our funder
- supported the development of a new funding proposal
In your cover letter, please answer the following questions:
- What knowledge and experience are you excited to bring to this role?
- What are your skills and strengths you will apply to this position?
- What are you most curious to learn in this position?
CCEDNet provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with stated needs. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.
We appreciate all applications. After a notice that the application has been received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
This is a full-time term position working 37.5 hours / week starting as soon as possible, and ending March 29, 2024.
We support our employees by offering salaries that reflect regional variances in cost of living. Employment offers are made between the minimum and midpoint of our salary bands and are determined by knowledge, experience and internal equity.
If you are located in Victoriaville, Quebec, our hourly hiring wage range is $22.47-$24.40
If you are located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, our hourly hiring wage range is $22.75-$24.73
If you are located in Toronto, Ontario, our hiring hourly wage is range is $26.23-$28.51
If you are located in another region of Canada, your wage will reflect the specific cost of living for your region.
We are happy to discuss the starting salary range for your region during the job offer process.
We also offer:
- A flexible work schedule and supportive work environment
- RRSP contributions
- Paid time off that includes 3 weeks of vacation to start, an office closure from December 25 – January 1, sick time, and personal obligation days
- Professional development opportunities
WHY JOIN THE CCEDNET TEAM?
We are a team of convenors, connectors, facilitators, advocates and partners dedicated to community empowerment and economic justice. We challenge the status quo and build alternatives using intersection, intersectoral, and collaborative approaches. Our depth and breadth of experience, knowledge, and commitment to learning can be seen in the results we achieve. We care about our work and we care about each other.