Job Description: Location: Toronto, Canada
Contract Length: 2 years, renewable
Commitment: Full time, 37.5 hours/week
Compensation: $60,000 annually + benefits
Vacation: 3 weeks starting
Start Date: May 8, 2023
About Youth Challenge International (YCI)
YCI is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive change. Together with our partners we create market ready solutions that catapult youth around the world to succeed and prosper; we are driven by youth and their potential to affect positive change in the world. Our solutions are focused – always keeping the young people we are designing for and with at the center of the conversation. Our approach is rooted in creativity and constantly evolving to respond to changing needs and market realities. YCI is an organization where diversity and talent come together to shape a better future for youth around the world.
HerStart: Innovate the Future
HerStart Innovate the Future is an initiative developed by Youth Challenge International to foster and create innovative solutions for a more equitable and prosperous economy within Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda.
The program includes training and support for aspiring women entrepreneurs in social enterprise, gender responsive business planning, the measurement of social impact, and access to finance. Canadian volunteers are engaged in providing human capital support for activities through on-site placements and capacity building initiatives with partner organizations. Within HerStart, an entrepreneurial ecosystem is catalyzed to identify and reduce gendered barriers, which fosters more enabling environments for young women entrepreneurs. This funding mechanism also provides programmatic support for partner organizations to more effectively deliver gender-responsive activities that drive sustainable business ventures.
The HerStart Fellowship program provides meaningful volunteer opportunities for Canadians. These opportunities are3 and 6-month professional volunteerism placements collaborating with YCI staff and global partners to advance gender equality and sustainable development. International fellows gain hands-on professional international development experience, expand their impact-driven networks, and engage in high quality training from experts in critical topics such as social entrepreneurship, climate action and gender equality.
Reporting to YCI’s International Programs Manager, we are seeking a passionate, skilled, and creative candidate to propel the volunteer mobilization and public engagement components of HerStart forward. The Program Engagement Coordinator will amplify YCI’s capacity to effectively engage both HerStart Fellows and the Canadian public. We are looking for people to join our team who believe in youth as powerful agents of change and are passionate about contributing to women’s empowerment through the advancement of global gender equality agendas and the engagement of the Canadian public.
Volunteer Recruitment, Training and Coordination (60%):
Public Engagement Coordination (30%):
Support to Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives (10%):
Skills and Experience:
Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
YCI recognizes the unequal power dynamics inherent in international development work and our responsibility to protect the human rights of the communities we serve and provide an environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse. Youth Challenge International (YCI) commits to a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA).
Link to application can be found here: https://airtable.com/shr3OEsCAw7aTbm9S
Please submit your CV as a single PDF document, maximum 4 pages, saved in the following format: “First Name Last Name_ Program Engagement Coordinator”.
Deadline to apply is 11:59 EST on April 2, 2023, however applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage early submissions.
Youth Challenge International provides equal employment opportunities regardless of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status. As such, we encourage groups who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply for positions at Youth Challenge International.
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