Exciting Job Opportunity!
Posting Title: YouthLink Community Educator
Unit/Section: YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre
Location: CPS Westwinds Campus, 5111 – 47th St NE
Position(s): Contract Position (12 months)
Start Dates: July 1, 2017 (flexible)
Compensation: $40,000 to $50,000 based on experience
Hours of Work: 35 hour work week. Evening or weekend work required.
YouthLink Calgary is an independent charitable organization that operates in partnership with the Calgary Police Service to deliver relevant and meaningful content to youth and adults in our school and public programs. In our programs we impart knowledge, tools, strategies and resources through experiential learning exhibits at the Centre, interactive and engaging resources, and curriculum-based programming.
Our programs and exhibits engage visitors and foster discussion and learning centred around crime prevention, forensic science, and the Calgary Police Service’s important role in our community. In our crime prevention programming, our mission is to empower youth to make confident and positive life choices surrounding some of the greatest challenges they face – namely substance abuse, online safety, domestic and interpersonal violence, bullying, and gangs.
Reporting to the School, Public, and Police School Managers, YouthLink Educators will be responsible for the delivery of our Grade 6 School programs, our public programs (including summer camp programming), and may be required to assist with police school programming. Educators must have exceptional front-line, interpersonal communication skills and experience in facilitation and program delivery to diverse audiences. Our community educators must be well-informed about policing and be prepared to deliver core crime prevention topic areas (which include decision-making, gangs, healthy relationships, bullying, online safety and drugs), as well as the forensic science content.
Our educators must ensure that our visitors and program participants have an experience that is engaging, fun, but also meaningful. Educators will need to be able respond to participants around sensitive issues, as well as connect them with relevant supports and resources in CPS and in the community. YouthLink educators will be responsible for understanding, providing feedback and helping improve our programs and their delivery as well as the prepared program lessons and materials before, during and after field trip visits. This team will be responsible for collecting participation data and information as well as supporting program evaluation and assessment. Our educators will play an important role in updating and the development of new and innovative programming.
YouthLink Educators serve as important, positive and strong ambassadors for YouthLink Calgary and the Calgary Police Service, and should strive to endorse both organizations’ missions and mandates. YouthLink Educators must be willing to be part of a positive team environment and maintain supportive and collaborative working relationships with all YouthLink staff and volunteers.
As a front-line staff member, the person in this position must be prepared to work some weekends and evenings, and may attend external presentations and events as part of YouthLink outreach.
- A University or College degree (may include education, museum studies/interpretation, arts, or social work). An education, humanities, social science, forensic science or science degree is an asset.
- Experience with school program delivery and/or working with children/youth within a museum or community non-profit organization (may include pertinent volunteer/community work).
- Experience in camp program development and delivery is an asset.
- Public Speaking/Presentation experience.
- Comfortable working with a wide variety of visitors of various ages.
- Interpersonal skills: effective communication (verbal and written); non-judgmental listening skills; ability to deal with people from diverse backgrounds and identities, while demonstrating sensitivity and empathy; must be able to work as part of a team; must show initiative.
- Time-Management and Problem-solving skills: Must be able to adapt and solve problems/make decisions as they arise, whether with colleagues or visiting school groups and teachers.
- Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite.
- Passionate about being a member of a dynamic team developing new initiatives and programs.
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following competencies: critical and analytical thinking, strong communication and public speaking skills, teamwork and teambuilding, problem-solving, relationship building, planning and prioritizing.
- An enhanced security clearance will be conducted for this position.
Application Instructions (*must be followed for the application to be considered)
- Please submit your cover letter and resume - saved together in one file with your name and the position title in the file name: ie. “nickmoore yl educator.doc(x) or .pdf”
- Please submit your application directly to Nick Moore at email@example.com no later than March 2, 2018.