Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI), in partnership with African Canadian Caribbean Association (ACCA), is launching the Together We Can Youth Mentorship Program. The program delivers one-to-one mentorship and in-school group mentorship opportunities, targeting black youth aged 13-18 through a collective impact and Cultural Identity approach. We are hiring a Youth Mentorship Program Coordinator who will coordinate the one-to-one mentorship program.
The Youth Mentorship Program Coordinator will mainly work from ACCA location in collaboration with HCCI program staff and Afro Canadian Caribbean Association administration.
Recruitment, Outreach and Promotion
- Conduct outreach to recruit and attract youth participants, targeting black youth aged 13-18.
- Conduct outreach to recruit adult/peer mentors
- Use appropriate traditional and digital engagement and outreach strategies and tools.Program Coordination, Record Keeping and Reporting
- Screen all potential mentor candidates through background checks and interviews
- 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
- Supervise on-going mentor/mentee relationship, including management of mentee reporting and providing mentor support
- Utilize positive youth development and youth organizing principles to guide the work, using an anti-black racism framework.
- Address any concerns about mentor/mentee conduct or conflict
- Plan and execute regular mentor continuing education and support meetings
- Provide updates to Project Advisory Group
- Oversee coordinated monthly outings and celebrations
- Maintain and expand relationships with referring agencies
- Maintain and report program metrics to leadership team at ACCA and HCCI
- Implement and execute program evaluations
- Meet all program deliverablesCollaboration and partnerships
- Participate in team meetings with mentor, mentee, and referring agency and program staff
- Referrals to external resources for youth participants
- Collaboration with program staff and other partners to identify resources for the needs of youth in the program
- Participate in 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.
- Post-secondary education in Social Sciences, or a minimum of 3 years of experience in program coordination, community engagement, outreach, youth development.
- Demonstrated capacity to work with youth (13- 18 yrs.) and adults from diverse communities, specially, black communities in Hamilton
- Experience in a non-profit setting, working with volunteers and with diverse multi-ethnic equity-seeking 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 ant- black racism, Strong Black cultural awareness and demonstrated commitment to working with diverse communities and promoting inclusion
- 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.
- French language is an asset.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- This is a 30 hrs/week contract position.
- This position is available immediately
- Salary- $22/hr
Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume by August 22, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, immigrants/refugees, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons.