Canada Summer Jobs 2020

Research and Indigenous Engagement Coordinator

Image Credit: Indigenous Graduate Reception, February 2017, University of the Fraser Valley (University of the Fraser Valley CC BY 2.0)

Salary $17/hr for 20 hours per week (16 weeks part time) Language Requirement: English

Start Date: September 2020 – Dec  2020

The Research and Indigenous Engagement Coordinator  will work with 10C staff and board of directors to revisit the 10C Theory of Change using the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) recommendations as a guide. The goal of this position is to engage both internally with 10C staff, volunteers and Board of Directors as well as externally with the local First Nations, Metis and Inuit Communities and Indigenous organizations to explore ways that we can work together practically and in the spirit of reconciliation.

The responsibilities of the research and Indigenous Engagement Coordinator are:

  • Review the Truth and Reconciliation Commission documents as well as other relevant materials to provide recommendation for 10C staff and Board to review/revise 10C’s Theory of Change
  • Review 10C programs including member programming, events and arts programming to reflect indigenouns methodologies and an indigenous lens
  • Recommend resources (books, videos, workshops) that can be used to build a resource library for 10C to engage and educate 10C staff, members and volunteers
  • Through research and engagement with the FNMIC and Indigenous organizations, provide recommendations/insights that will enable 10C to address decolonization and the TRC recommendations. Insights can include but are not limited to; living land acknowledgement, building relationships, organizational structure and cultural sensitivity

Outcomes/Expectations: the CSJ participant will produce a series of recommendations, short and long term goals and establish relationships with Indigenous organizations to involve the local FNMIC in steering 10C towards decolonization.

Supervision Plan: 10C’s staff team (3FT individuals Executive Director, Community Animator and Harvest Impact Development Lead) and (3 part time individuals, including, Events Activator, Accounts Manager and Kitchen Manager) will provide orientation, training and supervision and evaluation. The 10C workplace is active and supportive with a variety of collaborative experiences and learnings possible. The CSJ participant will participate in the weekly team meeting, to review completed project work, set goals and timelines and resolve any issues or questions that arise. The supervision and work within the team will also focus on helping to develop specific skills and interests indicated by the participants as their areas of development. 

Mentoring Plan: On a day-to-day basis, the Research and Indigenous Engagement Coordinator will be mentored one-on-one by the 10C team members that most directly reflect their job roles and responsibilities. The CSJ participant will be able to work directly with their mentors to develop a workplan, identify goals, participate in ongoing job evaluation, identify personal growth and skills development. The CSJ participant and mentors will meet virtually on a regular basis to address any challenges and learning opportunities. The mentors will work in particular in identifying with the CSJ participant skills developed during service that can be broadly applied to future work. If learning opportunities arise over the work period e.g. online course, workshops, seminars the mentor will try to provide the opportunity for the Research and Indigenous Engagement Coordinator to participate and will review the learning in the context of the current and potential future job. 

Teamwork: The CSJ participants will work in an active team environment. They will learn to be familiar with the work of all team members in order to fill in when needed and problem solve as a group. This will teach collaboration skills. 

Communication: The Research and Indigenous Engagement Coordinator will learn interpersonal communication skills that are essential in small team environments and inter-organizational skills required for building partnerships. They will also learn public facing communication skills including online engagement, managing social media, producing materials for promotion and event management. Cultural sensitivity and diversity will be of the highest priority for this position. Appropriate methods for communicating and building partnerships with local FNMIC will be reviewed and updated through the duration of the CSJ position.

Digital Skills: The Research and Indigenous Engagement Coordinator  will learn to use various social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), contact and project management software (e.g. Keela, Mailchimp) as well as software used for managing events (Eventbrite). 

Leadership: The work of the Research and Indigenous Engagement Coordinator involves identifying changes that are needed at 10C Shared Space in response to the TRC both in relation to program and policy development and Theory of Change. This will require leadership in decision making and in directing others to address issues appropriately. The Research and Indigenous Engagement Coordinator will work closely with 10C staff and Board and will lead the conversation about TRC and indigenous relationships at 10C Shared Space. 

Other Skills Development: The CSJ participant will be involved in community engagement with the First Nations Inuit and Métis community in Guelph. The CSJ participant will have experience with and the opportunity to learn qualitative research skills including interviews, focus groups, document reviews and reporting. They will also learn deep listening skills and develop empathy as part of this experience. 

NOTE: Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 30 and meet eligibility criteria for the 2019 Canada Summer Jobs program. Preference will be given to applicants who are enrolled in or have completed a post-secondary program with a focus on: Community Development and Indigenous Studies with experience of online community engagement, online facilitation. 

Hours will be divided between at-home work and on-site hands-on work.

Please send your Cover Letter and Resume to [email protected] Please indicate the position you are applying for and your name in the title of the document (e.g. Community Animator Lite LastName FirstName) 

Application Deadline August 31st @ 5pm

 


Community Animator Lite

Salary $17/hr for 20 hours per week (16 weeks part time

Language Requirement: English

Start Date: August 2020

Working within 10C’s busy social innovation centre, which offers coworking, community event space and connecting services, the Community Animator Lite CSJ participant will serve as a community host. Over the past 3 years, 10C has expanded from 3000 sq ft to 15,000 sq ft of fully accessible, inclusive space and is a busy hub of activity. This position is ideal for an outgoing and enthusiastic communicator and has the following responsibilities: 

  • Manage online member engagement with coworkers, and the 10C community 
  • Answer questions, provide tours and prepare event spaces for meetings (these tasks will reflect current public health and safety guidelines set out by the province and government of Canada)
  • Develop new outreach ideas to focus on diverse populations including members that service newcomers, Indigenous communities and people with disabilities. 
  • Assist with administrative tasks to create workflow efficiencies 
  • Provide support for social media and communication tasks to increase engagement in 10C’s projects, initiatives, and events 
  • Collaborate with 10C team and volunteers to participate in events inside 10C and within the community of Guelph including event planning and coordination 
  • Develop individual relationships, and contribute to a lively and well-used community space 

The ideal candidate values inclusivity, practices empathy and will strive to make everyone feel welcome. They will be comfortable interacting with the public, work well in a diverse and fluid environment, be able to problem solve quickly and show attention to detail. As a social innovation hub, 10C is a platform for EVERYONE to connect to work on change. In 2020, this position will increase community animation services and inclusive conversations helping connect with newcomers, those new to Canada, Guelph and to 10C. We are fully accessible with nearby public transit.

Supervision Plan: 10C’s staff team (3FT individuals Executive Director, Community Animator and Harvest Impact Development Lead) and (3 part time individuals, including, Events Activator, Accounts Manager and Kitchen Manager) will provide orientation, training and supervision and evaluation. The 10C workplace is active and supportive with a variety of collaborative experiences and learnings possible. The CSJ participant will participate in the weekly team meeting, to review completed project work, set goals and timelines and resolve any issues or questions that arise. The supervision and work within the team will also focus on helping to develop specific skills and interests indicated by the participants as their areas of development. 

Mentoring Plan: On a day-to-day basis, the CSJ participant will be mentored one-on-one by the 10C team members that most directly reflect their job roles and responsibilities. The Community Animator Lite will work directly with the Community Animator on daily tasks and longer term priorities. The CSJ participant will be able to work directly with their mentor to develop a work plan, identify goals, participate in ongoing job evaluation, identify personal growth and skills development. The CSJ participant and mentor will meet on a regular basis to address any challenges and learning opportunities. The mentor will work in particular in identifying with CSJ participant skills developed during service that can be broadly applied to future work. If learning opportunities arise over the work period e.g. online course, workshops, seminars the mentor will try to provide the opportunity for the Community Animator Lite to participate and will review the learning in the context of the current and potential future job.

Client Service: 10C ‘clients’ are our members and community visitors. The Community Animator Lite will learn to interact on a professional level with others, scheduling, event/meeting organization and problem solving through online platforms. The Community Animator Lite will be one of the first points of contact for the public and will learn to communicate clearly and casually to visitors. 

Teamwork: The CSJ participant will work in an active team environment. They will learn to be familiar with the work of all team members in order to fill in when needed and problem solve as a group. This will teach collaboration skills. 

Communication: The CSJ participant will learn interpersonal communication skills that are essential in small team environments and will also learn public facing communication skills including engaging visitors, managing social media, producing materials for promotion and event management. 

Digital Media Skills: The CSJ Community Animator Lite will learn to use various social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), contact and project management software (e.g. Keela, Mailchimp) as well as software used for managing contract and space use (Office R and D) and events (Eventbrite). How to use these platforms will be enhanced with an understanding of communication through digital media, for example accessibility requirements for social media posts. WordPress content entry and basic design skills will also be relevant to this position, the CSJ participant may have the opportunity to learn how to complete basic tasks in these areas. 

Leadership: The work of the Community Animator Lite involves identifying problems and being a problem solver. This will require leadership in decision making and in directing others to address issues as they arise. The Community Animator Lite works closely with 10C volunteers and will direct volunteer tasks and activities as needed.

NOTE: Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 30 and meet eligibility criteria for the 2019 Canada Summer Jobs program. Preference will be given to applicants who are enrolled in or have completed a post-secondary program with a focus on: Community Development with experience of online community engagement, online facilitation. 

Hours will be divided between at-home work and on-site hands-on work.

Please send your Cover Letter and Resume to [email protected] Please indicate the position you are applying for and your name in the title of the document (e.g. Community Animator Lite LastName FirstName) 

Application Deadline August 11th 5pm


Urban Agriculture and Container Garden Program Assistant

Salary $17/hr for 20 hours per week (16 weeks part time)

Language Requirement: English

Start Date: July 15 – November 15 2020

10C has established an ongoing seasonal Container Garden Educational Program. This program will bring container gardens to animate our outdoor space in downtown Guelph. The CSJ participant should have knowledge of gardening (seed saving, vegetables, edible flowers and pollinators) with some hands-on garden experience, understanding of basic principles of container gardens, and be ready to engage with the public through on-line platforms. 

The responsibilities of the Urban Agriculture and Container Garden Program Assistant are: 

  • Assist in current food security initiatives
  • Maintain the 10C container gardens outside on the seasonal patio on Carden Street, growing seasonal vegetables, herbs and edible flowers 
  • Work with Kitchen Manager to direct garden produce to 10C kitchen for use
  • Support the creation of online tools that education the public about container gardens including: soil requirements, pests, plant choices, cleaning and sanitization
  • Seek to engage upwards of 400 people through online interactions
  • Develop outreach (e.g. through social media) and follow up emails focused on container gardening to continue to engage public in container gardening 
  • Help our team animate the 10C patio as an urban garden destination, a stop for people to look, learn and be inspired with a takeaway, whether this is an idea, a skill, a postcard, a resource connection or a healthy landscape package 
  • Research and seek out content to showcase types of container gardens (slideshow, talk with a local guest speaker, short-film, etc. with a focus on online engagement and programming)
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull, move product, equipment and supplies up to fifty (50) pounds. Ideally the candidate would hold a valid drivers licence. 

As a social innovation hub, 10C is a platform for EVERYONE to connect to work on change. This position will increase education about food and agriculture, introducing newcomers, those new to Canada, Guelph and to 10C to food we can grow right here. We are fully accessible with nearby public transit. 

Supervision Plan: 10C’s staff team (3FT individuals Executive Director, Community Animator and Harvest Impact Development Lead) and (3 part time individuals, including, Events Activator, Accounts Manager and Kitchen Manager) will provide orientation, training and supervision and evaluation. The 10C workplace is active and supportive with a variety of collaborative experiences and learnings possible. The CSJ participant will participate in the weekly team meeting, to review completed project work, set goals and timelines and resolve any issues or questions that arise. The supervision and work within the team will also focus on helping to develop specific skills and interests indicated by the participants as their areas of development. 

Mentoring Plan: On a weekly basis, the CSJ  will be mentored one-on-one by the 10C team members that most directly reflect their job roles and responsibilities. The CSJ participant will be able to work directly with their mentors to develop a workplan, identify goals, participate in ongoing job evaluation, identify personal growth and skills development. The CSJ participant and mentors will meet virtually on a regular basis to address any challenges and learning opportunities. The mentors will work in particular in identifying with the CSJ participant skills developed during service that can be broadly applied to future work. If learning opportunities arise over the work period e.g. online course, workshops, seminars the mentor will try to provide the opportunity for the employee to participate and will review the learning in the context of the current and potential future job. 

Skills:

Communication: The Urban Agriculture and Container Garden Education Assistant will be required to create e bulletins and newsletter content to engage the public and provide education and outreach on subjects including but not limited to; container gardens, water conservation in the garden, pollination/pollinators, garden pest and soil health.

Digital Skills: The CSJ participant will learn to use various social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), contact and project management software (e.g. Keela, Mailchimp) as well as software used for managing contract and space use (Office R and D) and events (Eventbrite). 

How to use these platforms will be enhanced with an understanding of communication through digital media, for example accessibility requirements for social media posts.

WordPress content entry and basic design skills will also be relevant to this position, the CSJ participant may have the opportunity to learn how to complete basic tasks in these areas. 

Leadership: The Urban Agriculture and Container Garden Program Assistant will have an opportunity to deliver workshop content and digitally engage with the public. The CSJ participant may have volunteers under their management that will assist with gardening tasks. For this the CSJ participant will need to provide direction and support to volunteers. 

 

NOTE: Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 30 and meet eligibility criteria for the 2019 Canada Summer Jobs program. Preference will be given to applicants who are enrolled in or have completed a post-secondary program with a focus on: sustainability, urban planning, horticulture, environmental studies, food studies, etc. Students in other fields and high school students who have gardening knowledge and experience and interest in community gardening may also be favourably considered.

Hours will be divided between at-home work and on-site hands-on work.

Please send your Cover Letter and Resume to [email protected], please include the position you are applying for.