Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Coordinator will create a detailed map of current services, programs, and groups supporting 2SLGBTQ+ youth in Ontario. Working with YouthLine’s informal networks, the Coordinator will develop a structure to support the development of five networks (Indigenous youth, Trans youth, Racialized Youth, and two Regional Networks in Northern Ontario) focused on sharing resources and knowledge, and building relationships to collaborate so we can better support 2SLGBTQ+ youth in Ontario.
Closing Date: Jan 10, 2021
The ideal candidate is excited about building new relationships and enjoys conversations conducted through phone and video platforms. They have a strong awareness of 2SLGBTQ+ youth services throughout Ontario and are eager to create and support service provider networks. The individual excels at facilitating online meeting spaces and delivering presentations. They are a fast learner who enjoys taking on varied roles and tasks and is able to effectively manage and prioritize their work. The candidate has a personal and professional commitment to anti-oppression, anti-racism, and accessibility.
$42,000 – $46,000 per year (Commensurate with experience)
3 weeks’ Vacation and additional Sick days
Health benefits (after completion of 3-month probation)
Remote, home-based position from anywhere in Ontario.
Community Mapping and Knowledge Mobilization (45%)
Conduct a scan of 2SLGBTQ+ youth-serving organizations throughout Ontario, focused on deepening YouthLine’s understanding of local/regional programs and groups.
Build relationships and partnerships with 2SLGBTQ+ youth-serving organizations and other various stakeholders.
Create an internal process for documenting and sharing information with program staff and community partners.
Update and maintain the resource database to better support referrals through the HelpLine.
Support other YouthLine staff in improving reach and knowledge of rural, non-urban, and Northern Ontario.
Networking and Building Service Provider Networks (45%)
Conduct a provincial scan of existing service provider networks throughout Ontario that overlap with YouthLine’s work.
Research best practices for the creation and implementation of networks from an anti-oppressive, anti-racist lens.
Prepare and facilitate presentations about YouthLine services to youth groups, service providers, and other stakeholders.
Liaise with various stakeholders to create the framework and structure of five 2SLGBTQ+ youth-serving service provider networks.
Advertise and recruit members for five 2SLGBTQ+ youth-serving service provider networks.
Coordinate all logistics of service provider network meetings, including meeting times, dates, invitations, technology needs, creation of agendas, and other duties as required to host online meetings.
Create and coordinate information sharing and evaluation processes for service provider networks.
Prepare narrative and statistical reports on an ongoing basis.
Contribute to program and organizational planning, including work plans, budgets, and reports to funders.
Participate in YouthLine meetings and events, as requested.
Other duties as assigned.
Work and/or educational experience/skills in program management, child and youth work, social services, humanities, education, or any related field.
Knowledgeable and comfortable with the diverse issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, two-spirit, queer, asexual, and questioning youth.
Understands and supports anti-oppression and anti-racism through lived, theoretical, and practical methods.
Extensive experience in facilitating online meetings and events.
Experience conducting community and resource mapping.
Knowledge of programs and services for 2SLGBTQ+ youth throughout Ontario.
Demonstrated experience with partnership development, stakeholder engagement, and relationship management.
Strong written and oral communication skills in English; knowledge of additional languages is considered an asset.
Strong organizational, interpersonal, problem solving, and planning skills.
Ability to address and manage conflict effectively and constructively.
Demonstrated ability to work both in a team environment as well as independently.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and all its applications.
Experience working with CRMs or databases is considered an asset.
Experience in evaluation and reporting.
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week.
Flexible balance required in the scheduling of work (based on deliverables required). Daily work is within normal office conditions, but evening and weekend work may be required.
Location: Remote, home-based position. Access to reliable internet is required.
The position is supervised by the Executive Director.
Application for consideration
LGBT YouthLine only considers applicants that identify as part of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and will strongly prioritize applicants living in Northern Ontario. Grounded in Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression principles, we recognize and encourage applications from communities that are further marginalized in employment opportunities, including Black, Indigenous, and people of colour, Trans-feminine people, Disabled people, people with experiences of migration, and people who have experiences of poverty. We particularly welcome applicants from these communities who are youth (under the age of 29). Applicants are strongly encouraged to self-identify in their cover letters, which will be kept confidential.
Submit your resume and cover letter focusing on demonstrated skills and examples of relevant experience, why the position appeals to you, and what you can bring to YouthLine. Interviews will be held remotely through Zoom.
We’d like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position and value the time you have put into applying. Due to limited resources and time constraints, only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.
Please send applications by January 10, 2021, to email@example.com with the subject line: Application for Provincial Networks Coordinator.