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We’re Hiring: Black Youth Mentorship Program Coordinators

Mar 6, 2023

Employer Description:

Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion is a charitable organization that mobilizes community to build
a more inclusive and welcoming city. We offer civic engagement and youth programming to
build leaders of today and tomorrow. HCCI has undertaken an extensive number of initiatives
that have made a measurable impact toward the vision of building a united community that
respects diversity, practices equity, and speaks out against discrimination. To achieve this, the
organization engages with partners and supporters and works hard to be both proactive and
responsive as society evolves and new challenges emerge.

Position Description:

Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI) is looking to hire 2 Black Youth Mentorship Program
Coordinators. The program delivers one-to-one mentorship and group mentorship opportunities,
targeting Black youth aged 12-25 through a collective impact and Cultural Identity approach.
The Black Youth Mentorship Program Coordinators will mainly work from HCCI’s office at 423
King St E, Hamilton, ON. However, the role will require occasional travel to fulfill the
responsibilities of the role, such as visits to schools. As such, a G2 licence or above is an asset.


  • This is a 27 hrs/week, 1-year position. Hours are flexible. Work during evenings is expected.
  • This position will be available immediately.
  • Compensation: $27/hr.
  • Benefits: Health and Dental.


  • Post-secondary education in a Social Science, and/or a minimum of 3 years of experience in program coordination, community engagement, outreach, and youth development.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with youth (12- 25 yrs) and adults from diverse communities, especially Black communities in Hamilton.
  • French language communication is a strong asset and priority.
  • Experience in a non-profit setting is an asset.
  • Experience working with volunteers, and with equity-deserving groups/communities.
  • Experience in program coordination, implementation and consensus/collective approaches to problem-solving.
  • Deep understanding of anti-racism and anti-oppression framework.
  • Good presentation and group facilitation skills.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Deep understanding of issues of anti-Black racism, strong Black cultural awareness and demonstrated commitment to working with marginalized communities and promoting inclusion.
  • Some knowledge of the Black communities and resources in Hamilton.
  • Good understanding and/or experience with community-based initiatives.
  • Teamwork, organizational and coordination skills.
  • Able to work with a minimal amount of supervision.
  • Computer word-processing, database, and Internet skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and verbal.


Recruitment, Outreach and Promotion

  • Conduct outreach and produce promotional material to recruit and attract youth participants, targeting Black youth aged 12-25.
  • Conduct outreach to recruit adult and peer mentors;
  • Use appropriate traditional and digital engagement and outreach strategies and tools.

Program Coordination, Record Keeping and Reporting

  • Oversee and coordinate specialized mentor and mentee training and orientation sessions.
  • Coordinate mentor/mentee matching process following appropriate policies and procedures in place;
  • Keep accurate, current records of participants;
  • Support mentees to articulate their own program outcomes to maintain and track progress towards goals;
  • Coordinate youth groups and engagement sessions with BYMP participants;
  • Utilize positive youth development and youth organizing principles to guide the work, using an anti-Black racism framework;
  • Address and report any concerns about mentor/mentee conduct or conflict;
  • Provide regular updates to senior staff;
  • Oversee and coordinate regular outings and activities for BYMP participants;
  • Maintain and expand relationships with partner organizations;
  • Maintain and report program metrics in accordance with the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services’ requirements by implementing and executing program evaluations and meeting all deliverables.

Collaboration and partnerships

  • Participate in team meetings with program staff;
  • Refer youth to external resources as needed;
  • Collaborate with program staff and other partners to identify resources for the needs of youth in the program.

Other Responsibilities

  • Participate in the coordination of all logistical aspects of the youth mentorship program;
  • Identifying and maintaining relationships with organizations that further the mission of the mentorship program and partnerships;
  • Oversee the Black Youth Mentorship Podcast.

Application Guidelines

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by March 31st, 2023 to Koubra Haggar at We thank all candidates for their interest in this position, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

HCCI is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and a work environment. HCCI seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, anti-racism and anti-oppression. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, immigrants/refugees, disabled
persons, Black persons, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, other racialized individuals, and Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ persons.