[Sust-mar] ACIC Job Opportunity - Community Engagement Coordinator

ACIC - Jessica Dubelaar director at acic-caci.org
Sat Aug 16 22:06:48 EDT 2008

Community Engagement Coordinator
The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) is a coalition
of individuals, organizations, and institutions working in the Atlantic
region, which are committed to achieving global sustainability in a
peaceful and healthy environment, with social justice, human dignity,
and participation for all. ACIC supports its members in international
cooperation and education through collective leadership, networking,
information, training and coordination, and represents their interests
when dealing with government and others. 

ACIC also takes a leadership role in engaging Atlantic Canadians around
issues relating to international development, global sustainability, and
social justice. Through our public engagement work, ACIC strives to give
Atlantic Canadians the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to become
active global citizens. 

Position Description:
ACIC is looking for a responsible, experienced person to fill the
position of Community Engagement Coordinator.
The primary focus of the Community Engagement Coordinator will be to
support Phase 3 of our First Voices project. The project engages
Atlantic Canadian youth on the theme of solidarity between Aboriginal
groups in the North and the South and seeks to create strong, confident
leaders with a solid understanding of global citizenship. Using the
principles of asset-based community development, participants from
indigenous communities in Atlantic Canada and Botswana will communicate
the strengths of their communities through music at a series of speaking
engagements, presentations, performances, and workshops across Atlantic

Key responsibilities include: 
. Liaising with project partners including First Nations communities and
organisations, youth groups, and music industry professionals. 
. Coordinating logistics for community engagement tour of First Voices
participants. Focus of tour will be outreach to First Nations youth and
. Developing workshops for project participants on storytelling through
music, public speaking, and the business of making music.
. Working with participants to plan cross-cultural events to share
important aspects of First Nations culture, history, and community with
indigenous participants from Botswana.
. Leading media and communications strategy to ensure message of the
project reaches a broad audience. 
. Developing educational resources to accompany the CD created by the
. Conducting a project evaluation using a participatory approach to
document successes, areas for improvement, and lessons learned. 

In addition to the First Voices project, the Community Engagement
Coordinator will also contribute to other public engagement projects
addressing such cross-cutting themes as environmental sustainability,
food security, and rural livelihoods. Activities would include: project
concept development, project planning, partnership development,
community outreach, evaluation, and reporting. 

Desired Experience, Skills and Qualifications:
. University/college degree with a background in international
development or equivalent
. Previous experience working with in a non-profit setting
. Knowledge of First Nations communities and international development
organisations in the Atlantic
. Project management experience - designing & implementing project plans
. Previous experience organizing events
. Previous experience working with youth
. Excellent communications skills - oral & written
. Experience in public engagement
. Excellent interpersonal skills
. Demonstrated report writing skills
. Excellent organizational and time management skills
. Demonstrated ability to work as a team player
. Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Publisher, internet,
e-mail, web publishing packages)


To be eligible to participate in a Career Focus work experience
placement, individuals must:
. between the ages of 15 and 30 inclusively at the time of selection
. a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or a protected person within
the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
. legally entitled to work in Canada
. legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial and/or
territorial legislation and regulations
. out-of-school
. a post-secondary college or university graduate
. not receiving Employment Insurance benefits
. can demonstrate a lack of labour market attachment to field of study
(under-employed or unemployed)
. can demonstrate that working in the field of community economic
development is a career goal
. has not previously participated in a Career Focus work experience

Location:  The position will be based at ACIC's office in Halifax.

Salary:  $15.00/hour for a 24-week contract (Sept. 8, 2008 - Feb. 20,
2009), 35 hours per week

Application deadline:  August 22, 2008  

Interviews: Tentatively scheduled for September 3, 2008

Start date:  September 8, 2008

Please submit your resume, cover letter and the names and contact
information of three references, by e-mail at hiring at acic-caci.org by
August 22, 2008.

Thank you for applying.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
to arrange for an interview.
ACIC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring
individuals who reflect the diversity of Canadian communities. As such,
we strongly encourage First Nations people and people of colour to

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