Springtide is Hiring! Canada Summer Jobs Position!

Hey folks, are you or do you know a socially minded individual? Do you have great plans and ideas on how you can help bring about a more equitable society? Well Springtide is hiring! We are looking to fill a student position for the summer and we would love to hear from you! Take a look at the position listed below and send us your resume at abrittain@springtideresources.org

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Job Posting 

Summer Project Coordinator, Springtide Resources 

Springtide Resources is a not-for-profit organization committed to ending gender-based violence and oppression through resource development, education, and training. 

Our Youth Program has received Canada Summer Jobs funding to hire a summer student. We are inviting applications from aspiring community organizers and activists who have creative ideas for how to engage their peers in better understanding, challenging and/or healing from issues of gender-based violence and oppression. 

The Summer Project Coordinator is a summer contract position for 8 weeks for 30 hours per week at a pay rate of $16 per hour. The start date is flexible, however the project must be completed by Friday August 28th, 2015. 

You bring: 

A specific and realistic idea for a project (see below for application details) that has a beginning and an end and that engages other young people as participants or informants 

A commitment to social justice 

A basic understanding of gender-based violence and oppression 

An ability to work on your own and with a team 

Excellent organization and time-management skills 

Strong verbal and written communication skills 

Some experience with public speaking or facilitating groups would be an asset

Some experience with project coordination would be an asset 

We will provide: 

A feminist, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, queer and trans positive, disability positive, physically accessible workplace 

Mentorship, supervision, training, and support executing your idea 

Funding for your project (not a lot, but some!)

Opportunities to shadow and participate in other agency and sector activities as time permits 

To apply: Canada Summer Jobs program is open to students between the ages of 15 and 30 who are currently full-time students and who are returning to school full-time in September. 

Application details: 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a project proposal that is 1-2 pages. The project proposal much include one paragraph on each of the following: 

Project summary 

Outline of the need for the project 

Explanation of how the project connects to gender-based violence and oppression 

Description of the goals of the project 

Outline of the main activities you will carry out to reach those goals 

Description of materials you will need to carry out the project 

What key skills, knowledge, or support you will need to carry out the project

 Please note: this can be a project that you are already working on! 

Application submission: please submit your application via email to Ainsley Brittain at abrittain@springtideresources.org with the subject line Summer Project Coordinator by Friday May 22, 2015 at noon. Interviews will be held the week of May 25, 2015. 

A note about gender-based violence and oppression: Our understanding of gender-based violence and oppression is very broad and includes interpersonal and larger societal forms. 

Examples of interpersonal gender-based violence include: dating violence, partner abuse, (cyber)bullying, assault, harassment, family violence, and so much more. 

Examples of systemic gender-based violence and oppression include: rape culture; racist, fatphobic, homophobic, ableist, transphobic, sexist standards for who is worthy of love, respect, health benefits, etc; homophobia; transphobia; underfunded childcare systems; underfunded shelters systems; colonialism; and so much more. 

Possible project ideas include: 

Creating a print or online resource 

Researching and writing an article to publish online 

Developing and delivering a workshop (or several) 

Creating an app 

Doing a needs assessment 

Conducting a series of focus groups 

Planning an event 

Hosting a learning day 

Planning a protest or demonstration 

Hosting a series of skill shares or knowledge exchanges 

Organizing a speakers series 

Springtide Resources centres the voices of those most affected by violence and oppression. We especially encourage applications for people with lived experience of gender-based violence and oppression, as well as other forms of oppression including (but not limited to) racism, shadeism, xenophobia, islamophobia, anti-semitism, anti-black racism, colonialism, homophobia, transphobia, femmephobia, transmisogyny, heterosexsim, ableism, audism, fatphobia, and/or classism.