[Sust-mar] Social Justice Youth Camp Coordinator, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia

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Title: Social Justice Youth Camp Coordinator
Organization: Tatamagouche Centre 
Web: http://www.tatacentre.ca/index.php/programs/details/1744
Location: by distance & in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia

Role: Ensure the overall facilitation of the camp, specifically supporting Camp Facilitators in their dynamics with participants.

Supervisors: Social Transformation Program Coordinator (supported by the Social Justice Youth Camp Advisory committee)

We are seeking a fun, responsible, spontaneous, energetic person to join the coordination team for the Social Justice Youth Camp at the Tatamagouche Centre, August 20-24th. Our successful team member will join an organized, detail-oriented and ridiculous duo to co-coordinate a life-changing, eye-opening and heart-filling youth camp, supporting a team of outstanding young facilitators.

Primary Responsibilities

• Lead the recruitment, screening and hiring of the Facilitation Team.
• Participate in the recruitment of camp participants.
• Participate in regular teleconferences of the SJYC Advisory Committee.
• Provide information to Social Transformation Program Coordinator for reports and proposals as available and necessary
• To act as a liaison between the facilitation team, the Tatamagouche Centre and the SJYC advisory committee

• Design and Facilitate SJYCamp training prior to camp.
• Provide leadership in the planning of the structure of the camp.
• Support Facilitators in the implementation of group learning activities.
• Participate directly in the implementation of group learning experiences, as necessary.
• Provide reflection and evaluation processes for camp facilitators
• Participate in the evaluation of group activities.
• Contribute to the group debriefing session following the camp.

Group Dynamics:
• Ensure there is a conducive, safe, creative and fun environment for participants and facilitators.
• Foster, facilitate and maintain an environment of emotional safety that encourages group living and exploration.
• Support Facilitators in their roles as leaders.
• Provide guidance and support to facilitation team.
• Apply community standards when and where necessary.
• Monitor the global functioning of the camp, and facilitate interventions as appropriate, to ensure that the camp responds to participants' needs and strengths.
• Take the lead in and manage any emergency or crisis situations that may occur during the camp.

• Familiarity and experience with the Tatamagouche Model of Education, Design and Leadership.
• Demonstrated ability with group facilitation.
• Experience with program coordination and delivery.
• Experience working with, and leading, youth and young adults.
• Professional, or volunteer, background in Social Justice, Social Transformation and Environmental issues.
• Dedicated to challenging oppressions of all forms with some understanding of the ways power and privilege play out in the lives of individuals and the world around us
• Must be available for the following specific dates
- Training: May 31st to June 3rd;
- Pre-camp planning: one weekend mid-July (to be determined); and
- Camp: August 19th (set up & prep) -- 24th

Send a letter stating your interest in the position along with a resume of your related qualifications to Rena and Andrew at tata.sjyc at gmail.com by 4pm on March 23th.

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