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Community Engagement Assistant (North-Western Ontario)

REMOTE POSITION – SHORT-TERM CONTRACT (240 hours total – flexibility of 18-30 hours/week)

This position is for a 2SLGBTQ+ youth (Under 30) living in North-Western Ontario (Thunder Bay Area or further north).

 

Under direction and support from the Manager, Provincial Engagement, the Community Engagement Assistant will research, and build connections with 2SLGBTQ+ and/or youth-serving groups in North-Western Ontario. The ideal candidate is a 2SLGBTQyouth living in North-Western Ontario (Thunder Bay or further north) with previous knowledge of or passion towards increasing connections to support 2SLGBTQ youth, especially Indigenous, Black, and racialized youth. 

About YouthLine: 

The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans YouthLine is a 2SLGBTQ+ youth-led organization that affirms and supports the experiences of youth (29 & under) across Ontario. We do this by: 

  • Providing anonymous peer support & referrals; 
  • Training youth to provide support to other youth; & 
  • Providing resources so youth can make informed decisions. 

 

Compensation: $17.40/hour + 4% Vacation Pay; additional pro-rated paid sick time

Location: Remote, home-based position. Access to reliable internet and laptop is required (monthly stipend available).

Ideal Start Date: Week of October 5, 2020 

Responsibilities: 

  • Research and contact various 2SLGBTQ+ youth-serving groups to raise awareness about YouthLine programs while adding new programs/services to our referral database 
  • Conduct outreach to promote YouthLine programs directly to youth
  • Attend youth programs and events, on behalf of YouthLine, to promote our services 
  • Provide other program support, as required 

 

Required Skills 

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both in a team environment as well as independently
  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office and all its applications 
  • Experience in research and information compilation and organization
  • Strong working knowledge of anti-oppression. 
  • Applicant must be: 15-30 years old. 

 

Work Environment 

  • Hours of Work18-30 hours week (flexible based on applicants schedule); 240 hours must be completed within 12 weeks. 
  • Location: Remote, home-based position. Access to reliable internet and laptop is required (monthly stipend available). 
  • Schedule: Flexibility in scheduling, with at least one day/week during office hours (ideally Tuesdays)
  • The position is supervised by the Manager, Provincial Engagement

 

LGBT YouthLine only considers applicants that identify as part of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.  This position is only open  to applicants who are youth (29 and under) with lived experience in North-Western Ontario (Thunder Bay Area or further north). 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. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify in their application, which will be kept confidential.

 

Submit your resume along with answers to the following questions: What aspects of this role most interest you? What is your connection to 2SLGBTQ youth communities in North-Western Ontario? How would you outreach and network with 2SLGBTQ-service groups, and youth? Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Please send applications by Thursday, October 1st  at 11:59 pm to jobs@youthline.ca with subject line: Application for CEA (North-Western Ontario)