Leadership and Aboriginal Program Facilitator
Me to We - Toronto, ON

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Position Available: Leadership and Aboriginal Program Facilitator

Are you a person who enjoys challenges and making a difference in the world?

Me to We is an innovative social enterprise that provides people with better choices for a better world. Through socially conscious and environmentally friendly products and life-changing experiences, Me to We measures the bottom line, not by dollars earned, but by the number of lives we change and the positive social and environmental impact we make. In addition, half of Me to We's net profit is donated to Free The Children, our best friend and charity partner who was recently named a Top Employer for Young People and the other half is reinvested to grow Me to We.

Me to We Leadership seeks a dynamic individual to empower thousands of youth with positive messages of social justice and action. There are a number of different Me to We Leadership positions available – all roles require candidates to be skilled facilitators and confident public speakers.

This position is to be filled by a passionate, organized and confident individual to act in both administrative and frontline roles for multiple youth leadership programs delivered through Me to We
The position will also include facilitating Me to We’s signature Aboriginal focused programs for self-identified Aboriginal and non-aboriginal youth. This will require candidates have a deep understanding
and broad knowledge of knowledge about Canadian Aboriginal traditions and culture. Candidates should
have experience working in and collaborating with Aboriginal communities, while also possessing the
skills to act in both administrative and frontline roles for multiple youth leadership programs delivered by
Me to We.

These programs use a youth-centered approach to charter education, service learning and fostering
global citizenship. Delivered to elementary, junior and high school students, workshops support students
in becoming leadership ambassadors and acquiring the skills and knowledge they need to engage their
peers and communities in making their community and the world a better place. We use fun and lively
experiential education teaching techniques to engage young people with social issues, leadership skills
and action planning.

A minimum two-year commitment is required and there are two streams of compensation for our entry level coordinator roles:

  • Housing option (available only in Vancouver and Toronto)
  • Non-housing option

The Housing option compensation offers a base salary

  • Year 1: $20,000 plus shared accommodation included
  • Year 2: $22,000 plus shared accommodation included

The Non-Housing option compensation offers a base salary

  • Year 1: $27, 500
  • Year 2: $29, 500

There is a six (6) month probationary period, upon reaching the three (3) month period, all staff members are offered a health plan including dental and Employee Assistant Program. The position is based out of Me to We’s office in Toronto (225 Carlton Street). This role is perfect for a new graduate who is looking to grow and work hard for two years. You love big goals and surpassing expectations.

While resumes are important, we want to know what makes you a great fit for our team and culture. We will consider resumes on a rolling basis and would like the right person to join us as soon as possible.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborating with Aboriginal community leaders to develop meaningful programming
  • Developing Aboriginal programming to meet the needs of Canada’s Aboriginal communities
  • Facilitating Aboriginal leadership workshops with 15-30 people for 2-8 hours at a time
  • Outreach and coordination of workshops with communities and schools
  • Developing many unique and inspiring leadership workshops, speeches and presentations pertaining to social action
  • Knowledgeable about current local and global issues – ability to teach others about these issues
  • Preparing, distributing and explaining materials (promotional, program, youth resources, and other)
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in accordance with Me to We’s safety policies and trip SOP while leading groups of 30 youth on international service trips overseas
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with youth, educators and parents using organizational CRM tools and constant contact follow-up
  • Ability to engage youth and educators in Me to We programming (like Trips and Camp)
  • Assisting with monitoring and evaluation procedures to measure program’s impact
  • Educated on all Me to We youth programming opportunities, ability to engage youth, educators and parents in more Me to We opportunities
  • Highly adaptable and flexible candidates are who are okay with schedules changing, working with multiple people to deliver quality programming
  • Working knowledge of two or more languages
  • Writing, playing and/or performing music, art, drama, spoken word etc.
  • Travel experience, willingness to travel, valid passport
  • Valid G class Driver’s license

Skills and Qualifications:

Public Speaking Skills

  • Ability to research, write and deliver speeches and presentations focused on social justice issues (local and global) and themes of youth empowerment and leadership.
  • Candidates must be dynamic, engaging speakers and facilitators with the ability to interact effectively with a variety of people from different backgrounds and ages.
  • Ability to use story telling or a skill set to connect youth to an altruistic lifestyle.

Excellent Facilitation Skills

  • Ability to plan, create and deliver leadership focused workshops, where participants learn through experiential education techniques
  • Ability to work well individually, in a partnership and within a team
  • Charisma when working with youth, and a passion for youth leadership skill development
  • Past experience working in youth programming such as: summer camp, afterschool programs, coaching sports, tutoring and/or teaching, involvement with post-secondary education student government, clubs, teams etc.

Knowledge of social justice issues

  • Knowledge of different Aboriginal cultures, traditions and perspectives
  • A passionate interest in social justice issues and the motivation to continue their interests in learning more about social justice issues.

Engagement Skills

  • Ability to build rapport with youth and educators and a variety of other stakeholders.
  • Ability build an understanding of the different Me to We products and experiences and engage stakeholders in the these opportunities.

Administrative Skills

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities within tight deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Positive, flexible and enthusiastic

  • Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced and challenging work environment while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Open to a flexible work schedule
  • Exercises good judgment when working with youth and is a positive role model for young people

What makes Me to We unique…

Me to We is filled with passionate, driven, hardworking, entrepreneurial, shameless idealists, this means we work late, set high goals and exceed them, and then push hard the following year to beat and exceed last year’s goals of empowering youth to change the world.

If you are looking for a predictable 9-5 work environment, this won’t be the right fit.

If you are inspired and excited by collaboration, making friendships with the most incredible people, unique additional responsibilities like working on our We Days and your personal values align with our core values, we would love to hear from you.

Me to We sincerely thanks all those who apply, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.


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