Who we are:
Project 10 works to promote the personal, social, sexual, and mental well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersex, and questioning youth and adults 14-25. Through advocacy and education, using a harm reduction approach, Project 10 aims to facilitate the empowerment of youth at individual, community, and institutional levels with a particular emphasis on supporting individuals and groups who experience multiple and intersecting oppressions. Services are free of charge, confidential and anonymous, and are offered in English and French.
Who we’re looking for:
Project 10 is looking for 2 bilingual, self-directed, motivated, and enthusiastic students to organize and animate our summer activities. These positions are funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program. To be eligible you must be 18-30 years old, and have been a full-time student during the 2016-2017 academic year and be returning to school full-time in the fall. Unfortunately, current or recent P10 service users are not eligible to be hired.
Project 10 conducts hiring on the basis of employment equity. Employment equity is designed to compensate for the non-existence of a level playing field with regards to people’s experiences and job qualifications, given the structural injustices that affect marginalized groups. These groups include but are not limited to: Black, Indigenous, racialized, People of Colour, mixed-race, migrant, trans, gender nonconforming, people with (dis)ability/ies*, working class, HIV+, women, LGBTQ, and asexual identities.
If you wish to be considered for employment equity, include the following sentence in your cover letter: “I would like to be considered for employment equity.” We do not require applicants to specify the basis on which they are applying for employment equity; you do not need to disclose your reasons if you do not wish to do so.
*Please note that Project 10 is not located in a fully wheelchair accessible space. For a full accessibility audit of our space, click here. Feel free to contact us with any other concerns or questions regarding accessibility!
Important tasks for the Summer Event Coordinators include:
Animating drop-in on Thursday nights to meet youth participants and assess the needs of this population
Collaborating with the team to support and maintain the safer space environment
Planning an inclusive and participative 3 day camp for LGBTIQ+ youth
Liasing with other youth focused groups to plan and coordinate P10’s Pride related activities
Required Skills & Experience:
Significant experience planning and coordinating summer camps or related activities
Significant experience providing support to youth (active listening, peer support, etc.)
Ability to function in both English and French (written, spoken)
Knowledge of local LGBTIQ+ youth realities, as well as harm reduction and anti-oppression
Experience working autonomously and collaboratively with a small team
The contract will take place in July and August and pays a total remuneration of $2757. Please contact us for more information about salary and schedule.
Please send your cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, May 28, 2017 at 6pm (only electronic applications will be accepted). Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.