YOUTH AMBASSADOR TEAM LEAD

This is a three-month contract from January to March 31, 2020. The successful applicant must be available to stay with Youth Ambassadors in Whitehorse from March 10 to March 25. Contract is approximately 400 hours at $26/hour.

BYTE Empowering Youth Society is working together with Yukon Government and the 2020 Arctic Winter Games Host Society to offer a Yukon Youth Ambassador program. Modeled after the NWT Youth Ambassador Program that has been in operation for more than 10 years, the Yukon Youth Ambassador Program will provide youth with an opportunity to develop leadership, job and life skills through participation in special events and volunteer opportunities.

As a Yukon Youth Ambassador, youth will have the opportunity to:
– Represent their community and the Yukon at the 2020 Arctic Winter Games
– Support Ministers, Deputy Ministers and other Sport and Recreation staff at the Federal, Provincial and Municipal Meetings for the Ministers Responsible for Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation
– Build leadership and life skills through specialized training
– Meet other youth ambassadors from Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut
– Travel to Whitehorse to participate in the 2020 Arctic Winter Games as an youth ambassador

We are currently hiring for a Youth Ambassador (YA) Team Leader. The YA Team Leader is responsible for organizing and implementing the Youth Ambassador program. This includes working with the BYTE team to organize a two-day leadership training, plan travel and logistics for 6 youth ambassadors, maintain a project budget and supporting youth ambassadors throughout their stay in Whitehorse. This is a new program at BYTE so there is lots of room for fun and creativity in this role!  

Please note: While we welcome all applications, given the context in which BYTE works, preference will be given to applicants from Northern communities and/or Indigenous youth

Core Duties

Pre-Orientation and Games

  • Assist with the screening and selection of Youth Ambassadors
  • Support successful applicants’ youth in completing all the required documents for participation
  • Participate in program planning meetings with partner organizations such as Sport Yukon, AWG 2020 Host Society and the Nunavut and NWT Youth Ambassador program
  • Work with BYTE team to design workshops and programming for the two-day leadership training and debrief sessions
  • Organize an online pre-orientation session for successful applicants
  • Develop personal and program goals with the Youth Ambassadors
  • Arrange travel logistic for youth ambassadors (this includes transportation, accommodation, etc.)

 Orientation

  • Coordinate logistics of travel and accommodation for Youth Ambassadors
  • Implement a two-day leadership training that prepares Youth Ambassadors to assist at the Meetings for the Ministers Responsible for Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation and for their volunteer roles at AWG 2020. This includes communicating with guest facilitators, ensuring youth attend all sessions, facilitating sessions where necessary, etc.

 Ministers of Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Meetings

  • Pair youth with Youth Ambassadors from NWT and Nunavut, Youth Ambassadors will assist delegations from other provinces, territories and municipalities during the meetings
  • Be familiar with and help the Youth Ambassadors familiarize themselves with the delegations they will be assisting (i.e. their jurisdiction, their mandate, their goals, etc.)
  • Support Youth Ambassadors during the Meetings for the Ministers Responsible for Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation on March 13 and 14
  • Assist youth in transportation to and from the Meetings
  • Conduct debriefs with Youth Ambassadors at the end of each day
  • Plan evening activities for Youth Ambassadors

2020 Arctic Winter Games  

  • Attend AWG 2020 Volunteer Orientation and Accreditation sessions with Youth Ambassadors
  • Drive Youth Ambassador’s to early morning shifts and pick up those doing late shifts
  • Support Team Yukon athletes by attending their competitions with Youth Ambassadors when time allows
  • Check in with Youth Ambassadors throughout the day and provide additional support where necessary

 Debrief and Wrap-Up

  • Assist Youth Ambassadors with the travel back to their communities
  • Assist with writing final reports for the project
  • Perform any other duties as necessary

Ongoing Duties

  • Ensure safety of Youth Ambassadors at all times
  • Abide by the rules of the Youth Ambassador Code of Conduct
  • Check in with Youth Ambassadors throughout the day
  • Conduct room checks at curfew to ensure all Youth Ambassadors are accounted for
  • Address Youth Ambassador infractions as they arise
  • Participate in disciplinary procedures if required
  • Perform any other duties as necessary

 
Education and Experience:

– Experience in facilitating accessible and engaging experiential workshops
– Experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds
– Clear Vulnerable Sector Check
– Valid Driver’s License
– Standard First Aid & CPR an asset
– Familiarity of BYTE and its work in the North
– Familiarity with Yukon and Northern Indigenous populations
– Familiarity with the Arctic Winter Games an asset

Skills and Attributes:

– Organized, detail-oriented and efficient worker with ability to time manage and prioritize work requirements
– Strong verbal and written communication skills
– Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Internet applications
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced setting
– Self-starter, takes initiative and can work with minimal supervision
– Willingness to learn and ability to follow direction and structure 
– Ability to interact tactfully, respectfully and non-judgementally with everyone (colleagues, youth, general public)
– Strong interest in building rapport with youth, youth issues and youth empowerment

Please send your resume and cover letter to Shelby at ed@nullyukonyouth.com by January 12, 2020.