Community Outreach Coordinator

 

Job Description

This is an exciting and diverse role that allows for a lot of creativity and fun. BYTE’s Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for co-designing and implementing programming in and outside of Whitehorse. The core function of this person is to organize and lead BYTE’s experiential workshops and other programming in rural Yukon, Northwest Territories and some areas of Northern BC. This includes planning travel logistics, applying for funding, maintaining project/tour budgets, developing and adapting workshop content, and offering support through consistent communication with to community contacts.The Community Outreach Coordinator also has the opportunity to work on a number of other special projects throughout the year, such as our Leaders-in-Training Conference, our “MOVE! Youth Ending Violence” program and events such as Battle of the Bands, etc.

This job is based out of our Whitehorse office with regular travel to communities. This is a full-time position and hours of work are typically Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 5:00 pm. Wage for this position starts at $22/hour for 35 hours per week. This position includes 4 weeks of paid vacation and modest self-directed health benefits. 

 

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

Community Outreach
  • Liaise and build strong relationships with rural community contacts including schools, recreation directors, youth workers and First Nation governments
  • Inform community contacts on workshop offerings
  • Work with the Community Outreach Manager to tailor and/or design workshops from BYTE’s suite of offerings to meet the needs of a specific community
  • Prepare quotes and invoices for communities, help communities find funding sources when possible and/or necessary
  • Book community tours, including travel, logistics and facilitators
  • Travel to communities to facilitate BYTE’s experiential workshops, lead post-workshop reflections, and gain feedback from youth and the community
  • Take and post photos from Community
  • Tours regularly
  • Perform post-tour duties including writing final reports, evaluation date input and analysis, closing invoices and submitting tour budgets and expenses
  • Work with the Community Outreach Manager to develop new programming and keep current programming up to date and relevant
Communications
  • Create and distribute BYTE promotional materials (posters, brochures, etc.)
  • Produce stories for BYTE website and blog
  • Assist in managing social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Assist in the creation of multimedia content for BYTE
Office Duties and Responsibilities
  • Help with and/or attend BYTE events or meetings
  • Contribute to daily office operations such as answering the phone, photocopying, faxing, and responding to public inquiries, etc.
  • Ensuring a clean work environment – participation in the rotation of chores, water plants, take out garbage, organize workspace as needed.

Qualifications

 

Education and Experience
  • Successful completion of post-secondary schooling in a related field will be considered an asset
  • 1+ year experience in facilitating accessible and engaging experiential workshops
  • Experience in project management (budgets, accountability, community relationships, etc.) an asset
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Standard First Aid & CPR
  • Mental Health First Aid and ASIST an asset
  • Familiarity of BYTE and it’s work in the Northern Regions
  • Familiarity of Yukon’s First Nation’s and Northern Indigenous peoples
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
  • Strong networking skills
  • 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
  • Willingness to learn an anti-oppressive approach and social justice principles

Please send your resume and cover letter to Shelby at ed@nullyukonyouth.com by June 3.