Youth Engagement Facilitator

Core · Toronto, Ontario
Department Core
Employment Type Contract
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Youth Engagement Facilitator


(While we encourage all qualified individuals to apply, preference will be given to Indigenous Youth between ages of 18 – 24)


The OFIFC is an award winning leader in culture-based management providing innovative research, policy, training and community development to 28 Friendship Centres and other urban Indigenous service providers across Ontario.  Located in downtown Toronto, the OFIFC engages all levels of government and mainstream agencies.                                          


OFIFC is a purpose-driven organisation which offers unique and challenging work.  A rewarding and enriching career awaits if you are skilled at critical thinking, building relationships, take personal accountability for getting things done and enjoy working as part of a team to collaboratively solve problems.


RESPONSIBILITIES


To provide leadership and support the OFIFC Indigenous Youth Council (OIYC), including developing communication, programming, and engagement strategies with urban Indigenous youth between the ages of 16 to 24.  The Youth Engagement Facilitator acts as a youth liaison to the Friendship Centres. 


KNOWLEDGE


Core Competencies:


Culture - Takes personal responsibility to increase sensitivity, awareness and implementation of OFIFC’s Neha (bundle) including foundational teachings and organisational practices in both professional conduct and work-related deliverables.


Accountability - Takes personal ownership and responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work commitments.


Critical Thinking - Applies systematic, logical reasoning when addressing problems or situations in order to arrive at an appropriate solution or outcome.


Building Relationships and Strategic Partnerships - Builds, develops and sustains business relationships / strategic partnerships which are mutually beneficial, reciprocal and grounded in trust and respect.  It is recognising we are all interdependent and working towards the common good of the organisation.


Results Orientation - Accomplishes established goals, delivers the outcomes required and achieves the results.  It includes the efficient and effective use of all resources (time, financial, people and technology).


Teamwork and Collaboration - Works collaboratively with others and addresses conflict in a win-win productive manner.  This includes a mindset of “sharing” with others whether it is knowledge, recognition, information and skills.  Working towards a common purpose for the good of OFIFC and the communities of people it serves.


Communication - Effectively delivers information in a transparent, honest and clear manner.  It includes actively listening, comprehending and responding appropriately when interacting with people.  It is about being respectful when expressing opinions and points of view.


Technical Competencies:


  • Knowledge of youth engagement strategies
  • Awareness of current issues that urban Indigenous youth may be facing
  • Experience with Social Media marketing including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other sources;
  • Organisational skills (includes time, space and task management);
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc.);
  • Valid Driver’s License;


Behavioural Competencies:                              


  • Proactive / Takes initiative
  • Detail oriented
  • Creative / Innovative
  • Problem Solving                   


Education/Work Experience:


  • High school diploma/GED
  • Working towards post-secondary education in Social Science, or related discipline
  • Experience working within an Indigenous community


OTHER:


Work Environment:


Works in a safe and suitable office environment with moderate computer use.


Working Hours:


Flexible 40 hour work week. Regular travel between the Friendship Centres which may include evenings and weekends as required for youth outreach programs.  Travel timing is flexible and planned in advance. Contract employment which may be changed to full-time in future.


Scope:


To support the vision of the OIYC by implementing strategies that raises awareness of OFIFC youth programming and encourages involvement by urban Indigenous youth through Friendship Centres.


Key Contacts/Relationships:


Internal


Communicates with the OIYC members and Friendship Centres.


External


Communicates with youth, elders, and other community provincial or municipal agencies.  The Youth Engagement Facilitator acts as a youth liaison to Friendship Centres.


Key Responsibilities:


Leadership and Support (55%):


  • Ability to build relationships with urban Indigenous youth at Friendship Centres;
  • Establishes and maintains youth membership list;
  • Acts as a resource to the Friendship Centres in relation to positive youth engagement by providing insight and guidance on youth related matters and ideas on how to best meet the needs of urban Indigenous youth in the community;
  • Facilitates OIYC activities related to their aims and objectives including council meetings and annual youth forum;
  • Designs, develops, and implements activities that attract and engage urban Indigenous youth;
  • Provides ongoing support, guidance, and coaching to urban Indigenous youth engaged in opportunities and programming, both internal to OFIFC and external as required;
  • Connecting youth to other community supports/resources as needed;
  • Prepares and formats a variety of word documents, spreadsheets and presentations as required including OIYC minutes, electronic decisions, reports and proposal calls;
  • Assists with identifying priority areas for development;


Communication and Engagement Strategies (40%):


  • Provides active social media outreach to urban Indigenous youth;
  • Provides ongoing input, information, and materials that support internal and external communication efforts about the progress at each Friendship Centre;
  • Develops reports, briefings, and strategies;
  • Coordinates workshop and travel arrangements through preferred travel agency (Includes registrations, reconciliations, materials, hotels, caterers, flights, transfers, etc.);


Other (5%):


  • Promotes a healthy, safe work environment; and
  • Performs other duties, related to the position, as assigned by the Executive Director or designate.

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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
    Core
  • Employment Type
    Contract
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level