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Youth Leadership Program: In-Field Intern

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Right To Play
Location: Various First Nations Communities across Canada
Last Date: August 30, 2011
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Right To Play
Look After Yourself, Look After One Another
 

 


JOB POSTING: “Youth Leadership Program: In-Field Intern” CLOSING DATE: August 30th, 2011

 

Organization: Right To Play International
Department/Division: Canadian National Office
Work location: Various First Nations Communities across Canada
Authorized to Work in: Canada (i.e., Canadian citizen or permanent resident)

Background: Right To Play is an international development organization that uses specially-designed sport and play programs to improve health, build life skills, and foster peace for children and communities affected by war, poverty and disease. Working in both the humanitarian and development context, Right To Play has projects in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America. Right To Play is a global-scale implementer of Sport for Development and Peace programs and takes an active role in driving research and policy development in this area and in supporting children’s rights. Job Summary: The In-Field Intern will be responsible for supporting Community Mentors in implementing the Youth Leadership Program in various First Nations communities throughout Ontario. The In-Field Intern will report directly to the Program Officer at Right To Play and a designated supervisor within assigned First Nations communities. Your overall goal as an In-Field Intern will be to support and facilitate a successful youth leadership training program that will improve the life skills of youth in various First Nations communities in Ontario. This internship is an opportunity to learn and enhance facilitation skills and to gain a wide range of experience working with children and youth in First Nation communities. This internship is suitable for someone who is eager to travel frequently and spend intensive periods of time living in 5-10 different First Nation communities in Ontario.

For more information on Right To Play’s Youth Leadership Program in First Nation communities, please refer to www.righttoplay.com/PLAYProgram .

 

Responsibilities:

 

1. PARTICIPATE IN YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAIN-THE-TRAINER WORKSHOP (% of Time: 5%): The In-Field Intern will be responsible for learning the Right To Play Youth leadership modules and supporting the local Community Mentor(s) in delivering sessions to youth.
 Attend mandatory one-week training in Toronto (October 2011) to learn how to facilitate the Youth Leadership Program modules.
 Demonstrate strong facilitation skills and an ability to collaborate well with First Nation partners.

2. SUPPORT AND COLLABORATE WITH COMMUNITY MENTOR(S) TO FACILITATE YOUTH WORKSHOPS (% of Time 40%): The In-Field Intern will support Community Mentor(s) in planning, leading and assessing training workshops for youth (each 2 days in lengths) in various First Nations communities.
 Work with Community Mentors to:
o Establish strategic partnerships within the community that can help to enhance the success of the Youth Leadership Program.
o Organize all logistics for Youth Leadership workshops: this includes registration of youth, securing venues, organizing refreshments, and preparing for facilitation.
o Co-facilitate Youth Leadership Workshops in various First Nation communities.
o Assess the success of workshops through questionnaires and interviews.
o Write summary reports on each workshop facilitated that include all relevant information (qualitative and quantitative) as described in reporting templates.


3. SUPPORT YOUTH AS THEY PLAN, LEAD AND ASSESS COMMUNITY BASED EVENTS (% of Time 40%): All youth who participate in each Youth Leadership workshop will work with a small team to plan, lead and assess a community event.
 Work with Community Mentors to:
o Support small teams of youth as they plan and implement their community events.
o Collect data and feedback from community members who participate in youth-led events (photos, interviews, surveys).
o Coordinate and facilitate debrief discussions with youth after events are completed to collectively assess the strengths and areas for improvement regarding their event.
o Write summary reports on youth-led events that include all relevant information (qualitative and quantitative) as described in reporting templates.
o Submit reports to Program Officers in a timely fashion.
 

4. SUPPORT AND COLLABORATE WITH COMMUNITY MENTOR(S) TO FACILITATE INTER- GENERATIONAL SPORT TOURNAMENTS (% of Time: 15%): The In-Field Intern will support Community Mentor(s) in planning, leading and assessing inter-generational sport tournaments in various First Nations communities.
 Work with Community Mentors to:
o Identify sports that community members of all ages are enthusiastic about and would benefit from participating in.
o Plan and facilitate inter-generational tournaments (this includes booking venue, advertising, organizing the structure, registering participants, etc.)
o Collect data and feedback from community members who participate in inter-generational tournaments (photos, interviews, surveys).
o Write summary reports on inter-generational tournaments that include all relevant information (qualitative and quantitative) as described in reporting templates.
o Submit reports to Program Officers in a timely fashion.
 

MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
 Minimum College Diploma, ongoing or complete in the any of the following areas: Community Services (Child &Youth Worker; Recreation & Leisure; Social Service Worker; ECE);
 Aboriginal specific programs (Community advocacy, education, family and child services); Aboriginal studies; Studies in teaching and education; International Development.
 Trained or willing to be trained in how to effectively facilitate workshop sessions for young people aged 10-30 years old.
 Suggested skills: workshop and/or other facilitation experience, experience working with children and youth in leadership capacity, community development experience.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE:
 2-3 years experience facilitating workshops for groups of 10 or more.
 2-3 years experience in working with youth and children in recreation, arts, and culture programming.
 1-2 years experience in coordinating large events for 50+ people.
 

COMPETENCIES:
 Highly motivated and committed to program success.
 Strong verbal and written communication skills.
 Good team work ethic, and also capable of working independently.
 Able to work under pressure.
 Accurate and timely reporting.
 Coaching and mentoring skills.
 Strong planning and coordination skills.
 Decision making skills.
 Interested in being part of community development.


IT/SOFTWARE/TECHNICAL SKILLS:
 Knowledge of Microsoft programs.
 Able to navigate internet and email use.
 Familiar with office equipment.
 Attention to detail in planning large events.
 Knowledge of completing program reports and collecting various program statistics.
 

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Speaking, reading, and writing fluency in English.

 

Salary: Unpaid

Employment Start Date: October 1, 2011

Contract Duration: Three (3) month contract, with possibility of extension

 

Contact:
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to: hr5@righttoplay.com and kindly quote “Youth Leadership Program: In-Field Intern” in the subject line.


While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

Right To Play - Human Resources Philosophy

Right To Play is an international humanitarian organization that uses the power of sport and play to improve the lives of children in the most disadvantaged areas of the world. We believe that all children have the right to play.

Right To Play’s human resources philosophy reflects the spirit that drives the organization. The philosophy influences the kind of people who are interested in working for us, the kind of people we recruit and how we treat our people.

Right To Play’s culture is entrepreneurial, where employees are encouraged and empowered to perform in the context of rapid international growth, and to aim for the highest quality and adopt global best practices in delivering our programs.

Our employees are global citizens who are passionate about improving the world we live in through value-based grassroots activities. We work on the ground with and through people in the communities we serve to improve the lives of their children. By having a constant presence in these communities and helping them develop the resources and skills they need to help themselves, we aim for sustainable, long-term development.

To translate our vision into action, our philosophy for delivering our programs is “LOOK AFTER YOURSELF, LOOK AFTER ONE ANOTHER”. Our employees are the backbone of this delivery, and the philosophy supports them by defining the desired outcomes of our human resources philosophy. This means that we pay competitive salaries, provide comprehensive benefits, encourage employee social events, provide development opportunities and a great work environment.

We measure the success of this philosophy by indicators such as employee satisfaction surveys and staff turnover rate, as well as the overall success of Right To Play.

 

 


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