Raven Tales Revival Project Coordinator with Change Makers Education Society (Full Time)

Company

Change Makers’ Education Society

Description

Change Makers’ Education Society is a grassroots literacy and experiential learning, purpose driven non-profit. We have a mission to help people acquire the skills, knowledge and confidence to take part in developing a healthy community and live a fulfilling life. We work to empower members of our community with the knowledge and resources that they need to succeed and take action in their lives.  We started Raven Tales Revival with funding from Canada Youth Services to develop meaningful service opportunities for youth between the ages of 15-30 to explore Truth and Reconciliation through storytelling. This project was further supported by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.  Through our project we are working with youth to create meaningful dialogue while documenting and archiving the experience; youth will have the opportunity to develop and share skills in reading, writing, communication, teamwork, critical thinking and technology.

The Raven Tale Revival Project Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating meaningful programming for young adults in our community with the assistance of our executive director, literacy practitioners, filmmakers, theatre facilitator, artisans, mentors, and elders.
  • Building relationships, recruiting, supervising, and mentoring youth participating in the project.
  • Helping to maintain website, blog and update social media accounts.
  • Assisting with project administration, filing, reporting, and data management.
  • Coordinating storytelling, theatre, documentary filming events, and outreach activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Understand and appreciate the Indigenous experience and Canada’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation. Willingness to work with diverse populations to create authentic dialogue, increase cultural understanding, and explore ideas for achieving reconciliation.
  • Knowledge of First Nations cultures and history, an understanding of how these unique cultures have been impacted by colonialism and a willingness to honor and support traditional wisdom.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; fluent in English while knowledge of other languages is an asset.  You possess a great sense of storytelling with an ability to integrate different knowledge and ideas to create a narrative.
  • Experience with camera and sound equipment and Adobe Suite (Adobe Premier Elements, and Adobe Creative Cloud Applications) or a willingness to learn.
  • Excellent computer skills: proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).  Ability to use a number of social media platforms to reach youth including: You tube, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.
  • Capable of working a flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends, excellent time-management skills.  Able to work under pressure while maintaining a flexibility and adaptableness.  Experience with planning, scheduling and logistics including coordinating venues, players, actors, facilitators, and supports.

Activities and Deliverables

  • Help youth to create and edit weekly short videos and final documentary, maintaining focus on their experience and understanding of the truth and impacts of colonialism and their hopes and ideas for achieving reconciliation.
  • Work with youth to advocate for justice and take their message on the local stage, making it relevant and accessible to a global audience through story, art, video and social media.
  • Work with youth to workshop and create play, other storytelling message, volunteer activities that promote a message of Truth and Reconciliation and share the message through different platforms.  These activities may happen on site, at an outdoor location, in collaboration with another organization or through zoom or online platforms as appropriate.
  • Keep accurate records and participant files that reflect the activities and use the information to help prepare reports as needed.
  • Work with the executive director to apply for additional funding programs around cultural preservation, arts and literacy programs, on behalf of the Society.
  • Work collaboratively with Change Makers to advance understanding of Truth and Reconciliation.
  • Participate in the collective responsibility of ensuring the programming space is properly maintained, cleaned, and remains safe for fellow staff and participants.
  • Follow all policies and procedures as directed.  Complete other duties and tasks as assigned.

Desired Skills and Capabilities

  • You exhibit an energetic and creative spirit, ethical approach to work, and willingness to try new ideas.
  • You are able to collaborate and work together as part of a team to accomplish identified goals and recognize new and existing opportunities for collaboration and engagement.
  • You believe that we have the power to change our community and world, and you want to contribute your skills and talent to making that happen.
  • You have strong leadership, organizational and time-management skills, are capable of taking initiative, working with a timeline.
  • You are confident, exude positivity and enthusiasm, you approach work with a positive attitude and are capable of motivating and inspiring others.
  • Must be willing to undertake a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Please apply by sending your Resume and Cover Letter which detail your relevant skills and experience to ChangeMakersEducation@outlook.com