[Sust-mar] ACIC Job Posting- Program Officer closing date July 15

Janelle Frail pe at acic-caci.org
Mon Jul 7 15:25:20 EDT 2014

JOB POSTING: Program Officer www.acic-caci.org/jobs  

Term: 8 month contract, full-time 40 hours/week (with possibility of
Salary: $38,000 + benefits
Location: Halifax, NS	
Deadline: July 15, 2014 4:00 pm AST
Interviews: July 21, 2014
Beginning: July 28, 2014


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. For more information, please refer to our website at

Reporting to the Acting Executive Director, the Program Officer will work
closely with ACIC staff, youth volunteers, members and other stakeholders in
the planning, coordination and delivery of public engagement programming,
with a particular focus on children and youth. The ideal candidate will have
experience facilitating public engagement activities and managing projects
with diverse stakeholders. S/he will have effective facilitation skills
(particularly with youth audiences), creative ideas, strong communication
and writing skills, and knowledge of international development issues. As a
key member of a small staff team, s/he must be able to work independently on
a variety of tasks, and to motivate others to participate.

Scope of Work:
Primary responsibilities include:
.	Encouraging and facilitating broad-based participation in ACIC's
public engagement activities, including annual Move Your World youth
conference http://www.acic-caci.org/our-work/move-your-world.html and ACT 4
Global Change www.act4globalchange.ca, and International Development Week
.	Assisting in project coordination and administration of Move Your
World Youth Conference (October 10-13th, 2014) in conjunction with other
ACIC staff and conference volunteers, including outreach, volunteer
management, conference coordination and logistics
.	Supporting/coordinating the ACT 4 Global Change call for nominations
and selection process for youth ambassadors (one per Atlantic Province)
.	Assisting in planning, organizing and implementing training for
selected ACT 4 Global Change Youth Ambassadors 
.	Contributing to the overall project strategy and content development
for the ACT 4 Global Change program, including campaign development marking
International Development Week
.	In conjunction with ACIC communications staff, conducting outreach
work for programming, including but not limited to: outreach with ACIC
members, schools, school boards, departments of education, youth groups,
universities, media outlets, relevant organizations, community newspapers,
etc. across the Atlantic Provinces 
.	Conducting specific outreach within the francophone
communities/schools in the Atlantic region
.	Assisting in developing an overall youth engagement strategy for
ACIC, including helping to establish and provide support to a regional youth
networking group
.	Providing appropriate leadership, support and feedback to ACIC staff
and Provincial Coordinators in NB, PEI and NL to support public engagement
.	Ensuring program activities are completed according to the intended
outcomes, budget and timelines established
.	Ensuring monitoring and evaluation processes are undertaken to
assess the effectiveness of each activity
.	Synthesizing data, preparing qualitative, quantitative and financial
reporting items, as necessary
.	Documenting and reporting good practices and lessons learned

The Program Officer is also responsible for:
.	Actively participating in staff meetings and providing input towards
the development of other organizational activities
.	Providing administrative support, as requested
.	Representing ACIC at events or external meetings, when requested
.	Responding to general telephone and email inquiries
.	Other duties, as assigned

Desired Qualifications:
.	Post-secondary credential, related to the job requirements
.	A minimum of three years recent and related experience, preferably
within international cooperation, not-for-profit or public engagement
.	Knowledge of global development issues
.	Significant experience with program development and management,
including demonstrated logistics management, budgeting, monitoring,
evaluation, and reporting for results
.	Strong interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to work
effectively with diverse groups
.	Commitment to open communication and collaboration in a team
.	Demonstrated skills in experiential learning, as well as knowledge
of or experience working in the formal education sector in Atlantic Canada
.	Excellent presentation and facilitation skills 
.	Clear, engaging and effective written communications skills and an
ability to adapt to various audiences
.	Demonstrated good judgment and discretion, particularly when working
with youth
.	Demonstrated ability to organize work, set priorities, meet
deadlines, monitor progress towards goals, and track information
.	Demonstrated initiative and creativity
.	Ability to communicate in both official languages an asset

Application Details:
Please submit your resume, cover letter and the names and contact
information of three references in one document, by e-mail to
hiring at acic-caci.org by 4:00 pm AST on July 15th, 2014.  Please ensure that
you indicate the job title in your subject line. Thank you for applying.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted to arrange for an interview.

As an equity seeking organization, ACIC encourages applications from
individuals that represent the full diversity of communities in Canada,
including complexities of intersecting identities such as ability, age,
class, gender, race and sexual orientation.

Janelle Frail 
Public Engagement Coordinator
Atlantic Council for International Cooperation 
210-2099 Gottingen St., Halifax, NS B3K 3B2
(t) 902.431.2311 (f) 431.3216 
(w) www.acic-caci.org    

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