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Kinoomaadziwin Education Body

YOUTH COMMUNICATIONS Assistant

Employment Opportunity (Contract until February 2024)

SUMMARY

The Youth Communications Assistant position will create an opportunity to work with Anishinabek Education System (AES) youth and build mentorship skills in the process. The ambassador will lead engagement opportunities with the AES Youth Council and other AES youth through events, communications, and social media, with the purpose of collecting student voices related to education priorities.  Information collected through the ambassador will be shared within the AES and with various partners to inform system-wide planning.

Responsibilities of the Youth Communications Assistant include:

Support planning and coordination of youth engagement activities for the AES.
Engage with youth to enhance representation at various events within the AES and with AES partners.
Engage with youth across the Regional Education Councils at various events, modelling leadership skills and mentoring other youth.
Collect input from youth on various education priorities through surveys, roundtables, information sharing, etc.
Identify and recommend strategies for addressing youth priorities to the KEB management team.
Advocate for youth and provide input to AES staff at various tables.
Support the implementation of youth-related goals within the AES five-year strategic plan.
Collaborate with the KEB’s Strategic Initiatives Coordinator to support AES Youth Council meetings and initiatives.
Develop and implement a youth-focused social media plan to promote the work of the AES and Youth Council initiatives.
Support overall communications needs for the organization, as needed.
Track and measure the outcome of youth initiatives.
Other duties, as required.

REQUIREMENTS

This position requires an individual with the following knowledge, skills, and personal characteristics:

Must be a First Nation or Inuit youth between the ages of 15 and 30 years (inclusive) at the start of employment
Must be a youth who is not in school, who is unemployed or underemployed
Must be a youth who is ordinarily resident on reserve or in recognized communities or on community lands
Must not have previously participated in the First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy program
Some education or experience in the field of communications
Some knowledge of website maintenance, social media platforms,
 Ability to work in a close team environment with others
Ability to work in a team and take independently
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Computer literacy (Microsoft 365, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Canva)
Dependability, reliability, and ability to travel
Creativity and innovation
Valid driver’s license
Satisfactory criminal records check and vulnerable sector screening
Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

OTHER DETAILS

This is a temporary contract position supported by the First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy, for 35 hours per week, until February 2024, at $30.00 per hour.  This is a remote/hybrid position that will function on a rotating schedule of days at a home office location and days at the KEB head office on Nipissing First Nation.

CLOSING DATE

Applications for this position will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2023.

Interviews for this position will take place on Thursday, August 24, 2023.

Please submit your covering letter, resume, and three references to:

Andrea Crawford

Senior Operations Manager

Kinoomaadziwin Education Body

Suite 100-132 Osprey Miikan

North Bay, ON P1B 8G5

kebhr@a-e-s.ca

705-477-4149

Preference will be given to members of the Participating First Nations of the Anishinabek Education System.

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