Employment Opportunity: Initiative Manager Implementation Phase
EDUCATION ATTAINMENT WEST
Initiative Manager Implementation Phase
Deadline - September 12, 2012 - 5 p.m.
Employer: Education Attainment West
Term: 1 year contract, with possibility of extension
Salary: $50,000 - $60,000 per year (commensurate with experience) + extended
Health care and dental benefits package after a 3 month probationary period
Education Attainment West is a legacy initiative of the Youth Challenge Fund. This initiative is based on the Four Pillars that guide all Youth Challenge Fund work: Youth led; Community based; Collaborative partnerships, and Systemic change.
SUMMARY OF INITIATIVE
Education Attainment West (EAW) is a catalyst in creating community collaborations that better serve the educational needs of Afro-diasporic and other racialized youth, 17 -24 yrs old, who did not complete their education and who face barriers in reconnecting
with their education. The initiative has completed its Development Phase. We are seeking an experienced systems thinker who will be responsible for the Implementation Phase. The Initiative Manager will oversee community service coordination strategies that enable youth to reconnect to their education with improved accessibility and support. The work will be carried out in accordance with EAW's Strategic Directions and Logic Model.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
EAW's Initiative Manager will interface with existing stakeholders in west end communities including but not limited to: local youth led/serving organizations; TDSB; TCDSB; colleges and universities, employment, mental health and housing services to develop greater community capacity to respond to the educational challenges of youth 17-24 years old who wish to reconnect to their education. The position will collaborate with key stakeholders to advocate systemically for the needs of these youth and their value to society. Under the direction of the EAW Steering Committee, the Initiative Manager will operate with respect in the spirit of collaboration and inclusiveness.
The successful Initiative Manager will have responsibility for the overall direction, leadership and management of the initiative. He/she will operationalize the EAW
Strategic Plan and Logic Model:
• Support local youth led/ serving organizations with existing education programs to plan, develop and evaluate a multi-faceted youth program for skill building and transitioning back to education
• Provide leadership in improving and forming collaborative community service coordination strategies.
• Follow key literature and developments about best practices in transitioning older, Afro-diasporic youth back to their education
Work with local youth led/serving organizations to negotiate the creation of points of access where youth can access information, resources and transition support
• Build and maintain partnerships with strategic thinkers and planners of large educational and social service institutions
• Further develop and support an active Youth Advisory Council that provides a voice for youths' educational needs and barriers, and provides input into EAW's directions
• Create and manage a comprehensive evaluation plan, in consultation with evaluation specialists and best practices in community collaborations and youth development
• Collaborate with community stakeholders to advocate for the needs of the target group, with large educational institutions and policy makers
• Foster relationships with corporate partners and other funding streams to ensure sustainability of the coordination effort
• Create and manage budgets
• Write comprehensive reports and submit to relevant stakeholders
• Manage at least one other staff
• Provide collaborative training and support to other staff and volunteers
In your cover letter, please refer briefly to your experience with the following:
• management and administration
• financial management experience
• service coordination experience
• community relations and development experience in the Toronto Priority
•Neighbourhoods for Investment
• collaborations and partnerships
• youth development and youth-led projects
• concretizing and operationalizing a strategic vision
• Working in situations of uncertainty that require flexibility
• systemic change
Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Attention: EAW Hiring Committee
email: EducationalAttainmentWest2012@gmail.com or If you wish to send your application by FAX, please call (416-656-8613) for directions.
Application Deadline: September 12 by 5 p.m.
We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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