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Cultural and Project Coordinator

37.5 Hours per week
$21.00 per hour

We are looking for a community-minded, compassionate, and knowledgeable individual to fill the position of Cultural Coordinator for our new Youth Sexual Health Project in partnership with Saskatoon Sexual Health Centre. The project is called “A Culturally Appropriate HIV, Hep C, and other STBBIs Prevention Intervention for Youth and Young Adults.” The Cultural Coordinator is responsible for delivering capacity building activities, coordinating project programs, and events, as well as developing and providing educational sessions and workshops, primarily to healthcare providers, businesses, and other CBOs. The Cultural Cooridnator will also be responsible for engaging and supporting the Youth Action Team, ensuring that annual targets are met, as well as ensuring that the evaluation strategy is carried out and integrated with the project as a whole.  

OUTSaskatoon is dedicated to building an organization that reflects the diversity of all we serve. This includes prioritizing applicants that are diverse in gender identity, sexuality, culture, and race. Please use your cover letter to tell us about yourself and your interest in working with OUTSaskatoon. Preferential consideration will be given to First Nations, Metis, and Two Spirit applicants. We rely on section 48 of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code for this measure.

Tasks:

  1. Oversee all work related to the Youth Sexual Health Project: A Culturally Appropriate HIV, Hep C, and other STBBIs Prevention Intervention for Youth and Young Adults
  2. Provide education and workshops to healthcare providers, businesses, and CBOs on the topics of queer sexual health, cultural: gender and sexual diversity as they relate to the particular audience (for example, navigating a high-school environment versus a workplace); Queer sexual health, including HIV and STIs; queer issues in healthcare; and diversity training as it relates to creating safe and accepting environments.
  3. Work to build relations with our Indigenous community members and partners
  4. Coordinate Two Spirit programming including storytelling, crafting, and other activities.
  5. Plan and run Solstice and Equinox ceremonies
  6. Work with community partners to put on the 3rd and 4th annual AIDS Memorial Feast and Two Spirit Round Dance.
  7. Implement and carry out evaluation activities measuring and tracking OUTSaskatoon and 5-year PHAC project, in consultation with the external evaluator
  8. Work with OUTSaskatoon’s Youth Coordinator to oversee programs and services for queer and ally youth (e.g. Rainbow Coffee, Queer Youth Committee, Youth Action Team, Pink Prom, and other youth events)
  9. Work collaboratively to plan and deliver the annual GSA Summit.
  10. Monthly statistical record-keeping and reporting and performance of other duties as Assigned.

 Qualifications: 

  • A relevant undergraduate degree and one to two years of experience working in community-based organizations.
  • Knowledge of queer and Indigenous communities and issues is essential. Knowledge of harm reduction, anti-oppression, and anti-racism approaches to community service delivery an asset.
  • Experience working for community-based organizations and/or working in the queer community an asset.
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Independent decision making regarding day-to-day operations and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability and self-reflexivity to work in a team environment.
  • Organization and time management skills (able to multi-task and re-assess priorities).
  • Experience with standard office equipment, computing, and a variety of AV equipment.
  • Experience with basic programs including word, excel, powerpoint, and publisher.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

 Working Conditions: The incumbent works in an office environment. Shift and week-end work may be required. 

 Job Term: This is permanent, full-time position at 37.5 hours per week.

To Apply: Please submit a detailed cover letter (applicants that do not include a cover letter will not be considered), a resume highlighting relevant education and work experience, and three references by email, mail, or fax to:

 

ATTN:    Rachel Loewen Walker
              director@outsaskatoon.ca
              306-665-1224
              Fax: 306-665-1280
              201-320 21st St W
              Saskatoon, SK S7M 4E6

 Deadline: Friday, June 2nd, 2017 by noon

 

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