PROVINCIAL YOUTH AMBASSADOR PROJECT COORDINATORS
FULL-TIME (5-days per week) – REMOTE (Ontario Based Positions)
1 YEAR CONTRACT, with possibility of extension (dependent on funding)
Two Positions Available
Applications from candidates living across Northern Ontario will be prioritized.
About LGBT YouthLine
LGBT YouthLine is a Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit youth-led organization that affirms and supports the experiences of youth (29 and under) across Ontario. We do this by:
- Providing anonymous peer support and referrals;
- Training youth to provide support to other youth; and
- Providing resources so youth can make informed decisions.
Our Values and Strategic Plan can be found at www.youthline.ca.
About the Provincial Youth Ambassador Project
The Provincial Youth Ambassador Project (PYAP) brings together 2SLGBTQ+ youth (Youth Ambassadors, or YAs) from across Ontario to increase 2SLGBTQ+ programming and supports in local regions,
strengthen leadership skills, and build networks amongst 2SLGBTQ+ youth. The majority of the YA’s will be from Northern regions across Ontario, and will be Indigenous, Black, and/or youth of colour, and/or trans, gender diverse, and/or Two Spirit.
For more information about the project, visit www.youthline.ca/pyap/
Under the direction and support from the Manager of Leadership Programs, the Coordinators will work together to support 20 2SLGBTQ+ youth to ensure they have the skills, support, and connections necessary to deliver project goals.
The ideal candidates are demonstrated self-starters with an ability to identify areas for growth. You have experience coordinating youth-based projects, and are committed to centering youth leadership, growth, and development. You are excited about the use of online media platforms for engagement, and are eager to support youth in dreaming of different possibilities using online communications. You have knowledge and skills to facilitate trainings and meetings for 2SLGBTQ+ youth in online environments. You have a strong understanding and ability to support issues and challenges faced by 2SLGBTQ+ youth, particularly those who are coming from Northern, suburban, and/or rural communities, and those who identify as racialized, Indigenous, and/or gender diverse. You have a personal and professional commitment to anti-oppression, anti-racism, and accessibility, and work well as a part of a team.
$42,000 – $46,000 per year plus health benefits (after completion of 3–month probation).
15 vacation days + additional sick days.
- Select and support 20 2SLGBTQ+ youth, majority from Northern regions across Ontario; includes hosting one-on-one and small group virtual meetings on an ongoing basis.
- Coordinate and deliver intentional and ongoing virtual spaces for YA’s to connect and build community.
- Develop and facilitate a virtual learning curriculum to meet the ongoing training needs of YA’s.
- Encourage continual learning and mutual support between YA’s, ensuring that they are able to make decisions and feel connected.
- Identify and build relationships with service providers that can support YA’s, and also be included in the YouthLine Resource Database.
- Support YA’s to identify, create, develop and lead 3-5 media-based projects in small groups.
- Manage project budget, evaluation, and reporting, on an ongoing basis.
- Support other YouthLine programs as needed.
- Participate in YouthLine meetings and events, as requested.
- Other duties as assigned.
Required Skills (for both positions):
- Work and/or educational experience/skills in project coordination, youth work, social services, humanities, education or related field.
- Knowledgeable and comfortable with the diverse issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, Two-Spirit, queer, asexual and questioning youth across Ontario.
- Understands and supports anti-oppression and anti-racism, through lived, theoretical and practical methods.
- Experience fostering relationships and trust with Indigenous Two Spirit LGBTQ+ youth.
- Experience and commitment to supporting and working with youth, centering learning, and growth.
- Understanding or experience with supporting youth in suburban, rural, and/or northern communities.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Strong organizational, interpersonal, problem solving, and planning skills.
- Ability to address and manage conflict effectively and constructively.
- Demonstrated ability to work both in a team environment as well as independently.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and all its applications.
Skills required for the project, shared between the two positions:
- Professional or personal experience developing and implementing digital media projects or campaigns.
- Knowledge and expertise in using an array of digital media platforms, including but not limited to social media, radio, and videography, among others.
- Experience developing and coordinating outreach, through various online and offline mediums.
- Experience in group facilitation and training, ideally on topics related to 2SLGBTQ+ youth communities.
Work Environment for each position:
- Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week.
- Location: Remote positions. Access to reliable internet is required. YouthLine will provide laptops.
- Travel: Occasional travel throughout Ontario (Covid dependent); a driver’s license and access to a car is considered an asset.
- Flexible balance required in scheduling of work (based on deliverables required). Daily work is within normal office conditions with regular evening work. Some weekend work may be required.
- Positions are supervised by the Manager of Leadership Programs.
Application for Consideration
LGBT YouthLine only considers applicants that identify as part of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.
Grounded in principles of Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression, we recognize and encourage applications from communities that are further marginalized in employment opportunities, including: Black, Indigenous and people of colour, Trans-feminine people, Disabled people, people with experiences of migration, and people who have experiences of poverty. We particularly welcome applicants from these communities who are youth (under the age of 29). Applicants are strongly encouraged to self-identify in their cover letters, which will be kept confidential.
Applications from candidates who live in Northern regions across Ontario will be prioritized.
Submit your resume and cover letter focusing on demonstrated skills and examples of relevant experience, why the position appeals to you, and what you can bring to YouthLine.
We’d like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position and value the time you have put into applying. Due to limited resources and time constraints, only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.
Please send applications by Sunday May 2nd at 11:59pm EST to email@example.com with subject line: Application for PYAP Coordinator.