Job Posting: Youth Coordinator
OUTSaskatoon is pleased to offer a position for a community-minded, compassionate, trauma-informed, and eager individual to fill our position of Youth Coordinator. If you agree with the following statements, we want you to apply:
You enjoy working with community and providing frontline support to youth
- You are friendly, engaging, and enjoy providing support to people of all ages, but particularly youth
- You are non-judgmental and compassionate
- You are quick on your feet, not intimidated by problems, and like helping people find solutions
You enjoy planning programming
- You like brainstorming activities
- You’re able to hold space for others
- You have some experience facilitating groups
You love teamwork
- You are open minded to more than one way of doing things
- You aren’t afraid of collaboration
- You believe that when multiple minds are brought together, the best solutions will be found
About the Position
Hours: 15 hours per week
Job Term: This is a year term until June 2023
The Youth Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and facilitating OUTSaskatoon’s Youth-centred programs, events, and activities.
OUTSaskatoon is dedicated to building an organization that reflects the diversity of all we serve. This includes prioritizing applicants that are diverse in gender, 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.
1. Plan and implement OUTSaskatoon’s youth programming; including educational, social justice-oriented, harm-reduction minded, anti-oppressive practices and capacity-building activities as fundamental to ongoing youth programming.
2. Identify the on-going needs of queer youth through processes basesd in youth engagement.
3. Plan, organize, implement, and supervise events, programs and services for queer and ally youth (e.g. Rainbow Coffee, Queer Youth Committee, Pink Prom, and other youth events).
4. Monthly statistical record-keeping, reporting and performance of other duties as assigned. Case management through notes, documenting attendance, and incidents during programming.
5. Responsible for providing on-going peer support to youth, including discussing topics such as schooling, homophobic and transphobic violence, racism, bullying, mental health struggles, self-harm, healthy relationships, etc.
6. Work in close partnership with OUTSaskatoon’s counselling team in order to provide support to youth in need of ongoing support.
7. Provide minor support to Gay/Queer-Straight Alliances, as requested by youth, and with support from the fYrefly Saskatchewan Coordinator.
8. Participate in key events put on by OUTSaskatoon (Pride, AIDS walk, etc.)
Lived experience is preferred. Experience working with and supporting youth. Completion of a youth-based educational program is an asset, but not mandatory. Deep understanding of Two Spirit, Trans, and Queer issues is essential. Knowledge of anti-racism, anti-oppressive, harm reduction, and trauma-informed principles. Driver’s license and access to a vehicle is an asset, but not mandatory.
Working Conditions: The incumbent will work from home until Covid-19 guidelines reflect otherwise.
Deadline: Friday May 20th, at 5:00 pm.
To Apply, please submit the following:
Detailed cover letter (applicants that do not include a cover letter will not be considered)
Resume highlighting relevant education and work experience
Email ATTN: Mandolyn Gales (she/her)
Support Services Manager