[Sust-mar] Halifax Coordinator - Youth Action Gathering, 9-weeks, Halifax NS

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Position: Community Youth Action Gathering -- Halifax Coordinator

Organization: Sierra Youth Coalition http://www.syc-cjs.org/yag

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

* Job Classification: 10 weeks contract, 35h/week

* Deadline for application: Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

* Starting date: June 7th, 2010

* Wage: $8.80-$12.00/hour

* Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

About the Sierra Youth Coalition

Sierra Youth Coalition is a Canada-wide, diverse non-profit

organization, run by youth for youth, and serves as the

youth arm of the Sierra Club of Canada. Through grassroots

action, Sierra Youth Coalition aims to address environmental

and social sustainability, by focusing on environmental

integrity, social equity and economic prosperity. Our

organisation reflects the belief that all things are interconnected.

Sierra Youth Coalition formed in 1996 with a vision of

involving Canadian youth in pressing environmental issues.

Since then, it has grown into a national youth environmental

coalition with members and volunteers across all regions of

Canada, and local groups operating out of schools,

universities, and communities across the country.

Project description

The mission of the Community Youth Action Project is to

create and support an inclusive and respectful community of

empowered youth. CYAP provides youth with the skills,

resources, and support they need to develop critical

thinking skills and a unique way of applying them to their

passions. The project brings together youth from diverse

backgrounds to a safe space that promotes and embodies

environmental and social consciousness and encourages

healthy and sustainable individuals and communities. The

project also emphasizes the importance of acknowledging and

accepting local circumstances and realities (i.e. gauging

the social and environmental). Youth leave the program

infused with the ability to develop grassroots actions that

affect and include the greater community.

Part of the way we do this is through our Youth Action

Gatherings: weeklong skills and leadership building camps

which aim to increase understanding of environmental and

social justice issues, offer trainings on the skills

necessary to take action on these issues, and build a

connected network of empowered youth.

This position will largely focus around developing, planning

and coordinating the Halifax gathering in 2010 for rural and

urban youth.

The main roles of the YAG Halifax Coordinator are to:

* Develop, plan, organize and coordinate the Summer Halifax

Youth Action Gathering; and

* Work with the SYC staff to ensure the national vision and

goals for the project are being met.

Job Requirements

1. Plan and coordinate the Summer Youth Action Gathering.

This includes:

* Gathering outreach and registration;

* Planning gathering content (workshops and schedule);

* Organizing logistics (food, travel, insurance, etc.);

* Fundraising for the event to meet its financial

requirements; and

* Coordinating summer volunteers to assist with the

gathering (if needed); and

* Regularly checking in with the YAG National coordinator to


Preferred Qualifications

* Experience with project management

* Fundraising experience

* Experience in event planning and building youth leadership

* Posses skills and experience working with diverse and

marginalized communities

* Preferred past involvement with the Sierra Youth Coalition

* Bilingualism an asset

* Excellent people skills and enthusiasm

* Strong organizational and writing skills

* Understanding of the youth environmental and

sustainability movement

Please send complete application -- resume, cover letter --

and writing sample answering the following question "What

does meaningful youth engagement mean to you?" Please

include the name and contacts of three references to

jobs at syc-cjs.org, with the email subject "YAG -- Halifax

coordinator candidacy".

SYC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages

applications from individuals of marginalized populations

and minority groups. If you would like to be considered for

employment equity please indicate this in your letter.


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