United Way – Community Development Assistant
This position is 35 hours per week for 17 weeks commencing May 2012. The ideal candidate will be confident, outgoing and have a desire to learn more about their community. They must have event planning and project management knowledge and experience. Must be a student returning to school in the fall of 2012.
They will have outstanding organizational and planning skills. They must have their own transportation and will be reimbursed mileage. They must be able to lift 20 lbs.
Tasks & Responsibilities:
1. Promote and represent United Way in the community by communicating the work they do to support the community in their three focus areas.
2. Co-ordinate Days of Caring projects. Match community organizations with businesses on a project, coordinate an orientation meeting, prepare supplies for day-of, attend day of event, and follow up with participants.
3. Coordinate “Community Carnival” for local non-profits in July. Work with community agencies, and other event participants i.e. downtown BIA. Work with community partners to plan and execute the event. Liaise with Youth Engagement/Campus Liaison for support.
4. Assist in the execution of BC Youth Week including volunteer events for youth, Youth Day of Caring, partner events and a United Way speaking engagement for youth.
5. Participate in and support other community events during the summer as needed e.g. Brain Injury Awareness Days.
6. Updating of Access Kamloops, Facebook, Twitter and United Way blog for Community Development events and projects.
7. Provide ongoing support for United Way’s Youth Engagement with the Youth Engagement/Campus Liaison.
8. Provide networking opportunities for other summer student employees to facilitate collaboration, learning and increased job performance.
9. Perform general office duties as required by the Office Manager (i.e. mail-out packages, database management).
10. Other duties as required (example: assisting with the Kamloops Homelessness Action Plan)
Mentoring & Supervision:
1. Work with the Youth Engagement/Campus Liaison and the Community Development Coordinator during your orientation period and be supervised by the Youth Engagement/Campus Liaison thereafter.
2. Develop clear, comprehensive and achievable work plan with clear objectives and timelines. The Youth Engagement/Campus Liaison will guide student through the process and lead by example.
3. Working independently is encouraged.
4. Attend and participate in regular, weekly staff meetings.
5. Plan and prepare for weekly reporting/updating meetings.
Employability Skills Required:
Working in a team environment
Working with volunteers
An overall understanding of the non-profit sector in the Thompson, Nicola, Cariboo Region
Computer skills and experience with office equipment
United Way is an equal opportunity employer. Students with disabilities, Aboriginal students, and students who are members of a visible minority are strongly encouraged to apply.
March 11, 2012. Please send your resume and cover letter to Danalee@unitedwaytnc.ca
Employer: THOMPSON NICOLA CARIBOO UNITED WAY (Kamloops, BC)
Name: Ms. Danalee Baker
Title: Community Development Coordinator
Address: 177 Victoria St