Job  Posting   Position:  City  of  Victoria  Youth  Council  Coordinator   Hours:  10-­‐15  hours  per  week     Rate:  $16  -­‐$18  per  hour  (commensurate  with  experience)   Position  Overview   The  City  of  Victoria  Youth  Council  (CVYC)  is  a  youth-­‐driven,  grassroots  project  that  offers  opportunities   for  civic  engagement  to  youth  14-­‐24  years  old  who  live,  work,  hang  out  or  go  to  school  in  the  City  of   Victoria.  In  the  past  few  years,  the  CVYC  has  hosted  a  major  Youth  Leadership  and  Action  Summit,  a   Youth  Arts  Festival,  an  Employability  Skills  Fair  and  more.  We  take  on  projects  and  activities  that   respond  to  youth  issues  and  needs  in  our  community.  The  CVYC  is  hosted  by  BC  Healthy  Communities   Society  (BCHC)  in  partnership  with  the  City  of  Victoria.  In  this  position  you  will  be  working  with  and   receiving  support  from  BCHC  staff.       Responsibilities   As  the  City  of  Victoria  Youth  Council  (CVYC)  Coordinator,  you  will  provide  a  range  of  supports  such  as   strategic   planning,   event   and   project   coordination   and   administrative   support,   as   needed.   You   will   act   as  an  ally  and  support  to  the  members  of  the  CVYC  by:   •

Overseeing   the   recruitment,   intake   and   orientation   of   new   CVYC   members   in   late   summer/fall,   including  planning  a  retreat  to  welcome  new  members  



Providing   strategic   direction   and   advice   to   current   CVYC   members,   including   helping   to   evaluate   projects  and  opportunities  presented  to  the  CVYC  



Coordinating   training   and   learning   opportunities   for   CVYC   members,   and   identifying   external   opportunities  for  CVYC  members  (e.g.  conferences,  learning  sessions)  



Organizing  executive  member  meetings  and  attend,  help  to  schedule,  facilitate,  and  minute  other   CVYC  meetings  and  presentations  as  needed  



Facilitating  communications  between  and  amongst  CVYC  members,  BCHC  and  the  City  of  Victoria   and  responding  to  general  enquiries  



Assisting  with  the  development,  planning,  implementation,  administration  and  evaluation  of  CVYC   projects    



Working  closely  with  BCHC’s  Special  Projects  Coordinator  to  oversee  and  manage  the  CVYC  project   budget  and  other  administrative  details  



Completing   the   City   of   Victoria   annual   grant   requirements   such   as   writing   the   grant   application,   preparing   the   annual   presentation   to   City   Council   and   writing   the   annual   report.   Pursuing   other   grant  opportunities  and  reporting  as  available  and  needed.  



Liaising  and  building  relationships  with  key  stakeholders  including;  City  Council  (liaison),  funders,   youth   and   community   organizations   and   local   government   staff   to   raise   the   profile   of   the   CVYC   and  youth  engagement  in  the  Capital  Region.  Acting  as  an  ambassador  and  public  representative   of  the  CVYC  in  the  community.   BCHC  is  a  committed  equal  opportunity  employer.     We  strongly  encourage  people  of  colour,  differently  abled  folks,  Indigenous  folks,  LGBTQ  and     people  from  all  socio-­‐economic  and  ethnic  backgrounds  to  apply.  

 

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Responsible  for  outreach  and  communications  activities  such  as  regular  updates  on  the  CVYC  and   partner   websites,   posts   on   Facebook   and   Twitter   and   other   written   communications   such   as   articles  and  media  releases.  



Providing  regular  CVYC  updates  to  BCHC  and  participating  in  BCHC  activities  such  as  monthly  team   check-­‐ins  and  learning  calls  and  writing  CVYC  updates  and  articles  for  the  BCHC  Newsletter  

Qualifications   •

Comfortable  working  from  a  youth  engagement  and  empowerment  perspective  



Ability  to  work  independently,  manage  multiple  priorities  and  meet  deadlines  



Passionate  about  youth  and  civic  engagement  



Extremely  professional  and  comfortable  working  in  public  settings,  including  outreach  for  project   involvement  with  youth  and  adults  alike  



Experience  working  with  diverse  youth  



Knowledge   and   experience   facilitating   youth   engagement   processes   and   strategies   and   youth   driven  initiatives  /  projects  /  philosophies  



Strong  facilitation  skills  and  conflict  resolution  skills  



Strong  project  management  and  writing  skills  



Excellent  interpersonal  and  communication  skills,  ability  to  build  relationships  across  sectors  and   demographics  



Experience  working  with  local  government  and  existing  relationships  with  youth  service  providers   in  the  Greater  Victoria  region  is  an  asset  

Other  Details  to  Know  About   This  position  is  subject  to  a  criminal  record  check.   This  position  requires  a  flexible  schedule,   including  primarily  evening  and  weekend  work.  You  must  be   willing   to   work   from   a   home   office,   travel   locally,   and   be   comfortable   with   a   lot   of   project   meetings   in   different  locations  in  the  Greater  Victoria  region.     There  is  a  three-­‐month  probationary  period  for  this  position.   Application  Process   If  you  would  like  to  join  our  team  please  email  us   your  resume  and  a  letter  outlining  why  you  are  the   best  fit  for  this  position.  We  thank  all  applicants  for  their  interest.  Only  those  selected  for  an  interview   will  be  contacted.   Deadline  for  applications:  Friday,  July  4th  2014      12:00  PM  noon   Send  applications  to  the  attention  of  Claudia  de  Haan:  [email protected]   Please  title  the  subject  line  of  your  email:  CVYC  Application_  

BCHC  is  a  committed  equal  opportunity  employer.     We  strongly  encourage  people  of  colour,  differently  abled  folks,  Indigenous  folks,  LGBTQ  and     people  from  all  socio-­‐economic  and  ethnic  backgrounds  to  apply.    

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Job Posting - BC Healthy Communities

Jul 4, 2014 - check-‐ins and learning calls and writing CVYC updates and articles for the BCHC Newsletter ... with local government and existing relationships with youth service providers ... If you would like to join our team please email us your resume and a letter outlining why you are the best fit for this position.

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