Career Opportunity

CBYF Project Lead

Competition #: 2022-01
Posting Period: June 13, 2022 
to June 30, 2022
Position Title : CBYF Project LeadReports To : Director Marketing & EngagementEmployment Term : Full-time, Two-year Term PositionStart Date : To be negotiatedWage Range : $50,000 to $62,000 per annumTo Apply : For consideration for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter and salary expectations no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30th, 2022. We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only those being considered will be contacted.

Position Summary and Responsibilities:

United Way is Canada’s leading network of local community builders empowering people to make lasting social change in their community. Our vision is that everyone in every community has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We bring together the voices, the expertise and the resources to define, articulate and implement a common agenda to create long-term, sustainable community improvement.

General Summary:

Serving as the backbone of the Community Building Youth Futures Initiative (CBYF), United Way Regina (UWR) is hiring a Project Lead to implement CBYF in Regina. CBYF is led nationally by Tamarack Institute and funded through the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES). The goal of CBYF is to remove barriers to educational success for youth, increase high school graduation rates, and successfully transition youth to either continued education or employment.

The CBYF Project Lead will be guided by the CBYF Leadership Table and will report to the UWR Director of Marketing and Engagement. The Project Lead will head the development and implementation of an ongoing effort to provide a comprehensive collaborative community response in identifying, understanding, and addressing gaps for youth in Regina. The initiative will focus on areas such as education, employment, cultural connection, and other relevant areas.

The Project Lead will perform key leadership functions and provide the connection among community partners involved in the Leadership Table and Community Action Tables. As the backbone organization in a collective impact approach, the successful candidate will lead or co-lead a committed group of stakeholders from different sectors towards a shared goal. To be successful, community members will be authentically engaged in the process. The role requires a strong leader who can engage in difficult conversations, shifting the focus from reactive problem solving to co-creating solutions for the future.

Essential Functions:

  • Plans, organizes, implements, and evaluates community-based efforts for the Tamarack Community Building Youth Futures initiative, as well as anchor partners, committees, teams and volunteers in all aspects of scheduling, programming and administration.
  • Facilitates school, business, non-profit, and community efforts to identify barriers youth are facing and develop innovative solutions to addressing those barriers.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders of the Tamarack CBYF Initiative.
  • Encourages and facilitates partner participation in the initiative.
  • Identify and engage with youth in the community to build awareness and connections to this initiative and encourage youth participation and leadership.
  • Completes all mandatory learning requirements.
  • Providing regular reporting to key stakeholders and funders.
  • Manage CBYF Backbone staff team including youth internship positions (2-3 part-time positions)

 

Qualifications:

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Related University Degree and/or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience working with youth.
  • Experience working collaboratively with local community partners.
  • Knowledge of community issues and organizations that involve youth.
  • Experience or knowledge of working with collective impact strategies an asset.
  • Experience in trauma-informed practices an asset.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous and newcomer experiences an asset.

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be people oriented, outgoing and resourceful.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as comfort with public speaking.
  • Strong administrative skills, highly organized and efficient in task completion.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Effective facilitation and community engagement skills.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

The successful candidate will have the responsibility of supervising, mentoring and delegating tasks to youth project staff. This may also include setting performance targets and goals, managing volunteers, monitoring productivity, meeting deadlines as well as presenting information to and accountable to the Leadership Table and supporting the Community Action Tables.

Location:

Position is based in Regina, working out of the United Way Regina office with the potential opportunity for hybrid work model.

Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position (37.5 hours/week). Typical hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This position may require long hours and/or weekend work, particularly for youth engagement.

Travel:

Frequent local travel is required. Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance. Out-of-town travel is not typically required for this role however may be necessary at times.

This position is subject to a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

United Way Regina hires based on merit and is strongly committed to diversity and equity within its community and to providing a welcoming and inclusive workplace. It especially welcomes applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, women, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. It can be expected that duties, responsibilities and activities may change over time as needs evolve with or without notice.

Interdepartmental Dependencies and Interaction

All United Way staff must work in partnership and alignment to develop impact products, excite donors and individuals to volunteer and donate to United Way. It is essential that the individual in this position is able to bring people together in a structured way to create a common agenda and understand achievement of share measurements and activities requires continuous communication between and amongst teams.

United Way Core Competencies for All Staff

  • Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations.
  • Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
  • Collaborator: Understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
  • Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
  • Brand Steward: Steward of the United Way brand and understands their role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.
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