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SLYE Project Facilitator

Job Type: 
Full Time
Application Deadline: 
Thursday 1 April 2021

Job Title: SLYE Project Facilitator

Full-Time Contract position (35 hours per week), benefits after 6 months

Contract Start date: ASAP; Contract End date: December 31, 2021

Reports to: Manager, Youth & Safety Initiatives

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Thursday, April 1, 2021

 

Background

ACSA is a non-profit, multi-service agency addressing needs and empowering children, youth, newcomers, homeless, and otherwise underserved communities. Our core programs include housing and outreach programs, food security programs, newcomer services, youth outreach programs, child and family programs, early years’ programs, computer access programs and community engagement. SLYE is a project under the trusteeship of ACSA and is supported by a Steering Committee.

 

The Student Leadership & Youth Empowerment (SLYE) Network is a grassroots, cross-sector collaboration (inclusive of partners from government, non-government, faith and cultural groups, schools, community initiatives and private businesses) that works towards increasing community engagement and equitable access to services for all youth in Toronto. SLYE conducts monthly network meetings, ongoing peer-to-peer trainings and community resources fairs (Roadshows) throughout the year; and supports a youth council to provide platforms for youth leadership opportunities while connecting youth who are furthest away from opportunities. Youth Leadership Trainings and Roadshows aim to engage youth between the ages of 12-25 by connecting them with a broad spectrum of free supports available in their local communities. SLYE believes in the social and economic inclusion of all youth in matters that affect their lives and strives to support them in shaping their local communities and society as a whole.

 

Summary of Job Functions

ACSA is currently seeking a SLYE Project Facilitator (up to the age of 29). Reporting to the Manager of Community Development and SLYE Project Coordinator, this position is a hybrid role which involves hands-on frontline work, facilitation, and administrative duties. The successful incumbent is the lead member responsible for the facilitation of SLYE Peer-to-Peer Leadership Trainings and implementation of each unique set of characteristics and activities with youth leaders at Roadshows. Partially based out of Chester Le Community Corner, the Facilitator is the lead staff responsible for connecting with schools, community spaces and organizations to book Leadership Trainings, and will receive support from the Coordinator to book Roadshows. This Facilitator will also work out of the L’Amoreaux Community Recreation Centre to oversee the activities and events of the SLYE Youth Council. Both SLYE members must work collaboratively to support one another’s deliverables, overall SLYE project objectives and work plan, and seasonal student interns. Other duties are as listed below.

 

Youth Training and Outreach

  • Facilitate Peer-to-Peer Leadership Training workshops with youth from schools, youth groups, and communities to provide mentorship in hosting Roadshows and events;
  • Organize Roadshow events in schools, community centres, libraries, community festivals, community BBQs and other community and youth events throughout Toronto;
  • Coordinate not-for-profit organizations, community agencies, employment agencies, educational institutions, and grassroots initiatives to support and attend Roadshows;
  • Research and connect with different community venues to build Roadshow portfolio and advocate for Roadshow bookings;
  • Oversee Roadshow event logistics and risk management (Including, but not limited to: site-specific arrangement of Roadshow, Youth Leaders’ duties, set up of SLYE information tables and resources, set up of technical equipment, check-in of attending Network partners);

 

Youth Engagement and Advocacy

  • Oversee and support youth leadership at weekly SLYE Youth Council meetings;
  • Foster an inclusive and supportive environment respective of the diversity among youth;
  • Build capacity of youth to implement special projects and events for their community;
  • Support youth leaders to write micro-grants and community grants for their own initiatives;
  • Consult and share youth perspectives with SLYE Network and stakeholders;
  • Collaborate with the SLYE Project Coordinator to work with the SLYE Network and youth to identify service gaps;
  • Support other Steeles-L’Amoreaux youth group activities and events with community partners.

 

Network and Partnership Development

  • Coordinate with the SLYE Project Coordinator to present updates on SLYE Peer-to-Peer Trainings and Roadshows;
  • Collaborate with the SLYE Project Coordinator to promote SLYE Network and Roadshow through marketing strategies, partnerships, animations and events;
  • Support the collaboration with other communities and networks to expand the Roadshow model; and actively share community and youth information/resources;
  • Support SLYE Project Coordinator in identifying external service agencies and networks to build relationships and increase SLYE’s profile within the broader community.

 

Administrative

  • Implementation of annual work plan (Peer-to-Peer Trainings, Roadshow and Knowledge Exchange) at least two months prior to the commencement of the next year;
  • Support effective communications at all levels within the SLYE Project (Coordinator, Trustee, Steering Committee, stakeholders);
  • Collect Peer-to-Peer Training and Roadshow data (number of attendees, attending partners, contact information, feedback, etc.) to ensure work plan deliverables are documented and met;
  • Assist in grant writing research for future SLYE grants;
  • Work with SLYE Project Coordinator to input and record SLYE financial details;
  • Provide mentorship and supervision to seasonal student interns and project volunteers;
  • Lead or support other elements of SLYE project if the SLYE Project Coordinator is sick or unavailable;
  • Actively support team development, relationship building and professional development with SLYE and ACSA colleagues, youth groups, and network partners;
  • Ongoing evaluation of Peer-to-Peer Trainings and Roadshow impact and deliverables; communication of this information to stakeholders;
  • Work with the Students Commissions of Canada to outreach to SLYE’s participating youth to complete annual evaluation;
  • Maintain strong working relationship with ACSA and support weekly coverage for Chester Le CC.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A passion for the work ACSA does, and an ability to use that passion to motivate the work of others;
  • A degree and/or diploma in a social services or education-related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience working with youth and community;
  • Knowledge and familiarity working with the public sector and social services in the Greater Toronto Area;
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience including administration, event coordination and youth engagement;
  • Demonstrated ability to work co-operatively and negotiate effectively within a multi-disciplinary team of stakeholders (including but not limited to school administration and staff, community service providers, parents, residents, youth);
  • Demonstrated experience implementing community development and community engagement strategies;
  • Ability to effectively and professionally under pressure;
  • Excellent oral and written presentation and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, Social Media, and presentation tools;
  • Flexibility and willingness to alter work schedules and regular duties, including working evenings and weekends;
  • Valid Ontario G-class driver’s license and clean drivers abstract. Access to a vehicle is an must;
  • Current First-Aid and CPR Certification is an asset;
  • Food safety and handling certification is an asset;
  • Valid Vulnerable Sector Screening prior to starting employment.

 

Please apply via email (cover letter & resume in one attachment) to: hr@agincourtcommunityservices.com. Please quote SLYE Project Facilitator in the subject line of email.

 

No phone calls please.

 

ACSA is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and/or persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

We thank all applicants for their interest in the position. However, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. 

If you are contacted by ACSA regarding a job opportunity and need accommodation throughout a hiring process, please contact Yelena Galochkina, HR Generalist at gyelena@agincourtcommunityservices.com. This address is for accommodation inquiries ONLY. Job applications sent to it will not be considered.

 

 

 

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