Employment Opportunities

COMMUNITY SCHOOL PROGRAM COORDINATOR                                                                

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Programming

  • Oversee development, management, delivery and supervision of afterschool activities including recreational, toddler drop-in and school-based support programs
  • Assist other Island cultural, social and recreational organizations in planning and delivering services to all school age groups in the community
  • Assist school staff in improving school/community relations and identify community resources
  • Initiate and deliver special programs as determined by community needs.
  • Evaluate programs in order to meet the goals of HIES.

Management and Administration

  • Train, support and supervise programs staff, instructors and volunteers including Program Coordinators, Teen Event staff, Parent and Toddler Drop-in, etc.
  • Support the HIES Child, Youth & Community School Program committee.
  • Create, supervise, or assist in the organization of special events and advertising.
  • Prepare monthly and year-end reports to HIES board and year-end reports to School District 71.
  • General office procedure, organisation, collecting stats and recording data for file management.

Fundraising and Financial Management

  • Identify funding sources and prepare and submit grant applications and reports.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with other Hornby community organizations.
  • Co-management of core funding and budget with HIES Administrator
  • Monitor yearly budget with finance committee and meet with C,Y & CSP chair on regular basis.
  • Liaise with SD71 representative as required, and submit financial requests of yearly budgets.

Communication

  • Liaise effectively with community groups and the School community
  • Communicate with Program Coordinators, support staff, volunteers and community members respectfully and ensure any conflicts are dealt with in an effective manner.
  • Maintain effective communication between community programs staff, school principal, school staff and HIES chairperson to ensure a cooperative working relationship.
  • Advocate for community school vision, support goals and philosophy of community education.
  • Regular meetings with Child, Youth & Community School Program chair, HIES board representative and the School Principal
  • Attendance at HIES Board meeting upon requested.

Summary of Qualifications and Experience:

HIES seeks an individual who will be a good fit for the organization and is committed to community education on Hornby Island.  The successful candidate will have some combination of the following:

  • At least 3 years of experience working in the not-for-profit sector or equivalent experience working in a leadership position, preferably in an educational setting
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically on financial management  issues                                          
  • Well-developed writing skills and experience in grant writing and fundraising
  • Direct experience managing a team of staff or volunteers
  • Well-developed organizational skills and ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, as well as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, develop, coordinate and supervise a wide variety of activities and programs
  • Knowledge of the concepts of community education including community schools and integrated services models
  • Strong knowledge of  Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, and various social media platforms 

Wage: $ 25./hour.                                                                                                                                           

Position: Ten months @ 20 hours per week September 2021 through May 2022                                   

Closing date: September 12, 2021 @ noon                                                                                                              

Email resume and cover letter to: hiesboard@gmail.com

Please note, this position could possibly be combined with the Literacy Outreach Coordinator position.

LITERARY OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Position Description

The role of the Literacy Outreach Coordinator, LOC, is to work in conjunction with a local Literacy Task Group to identify the Hornby community’s literacy needs, to facilitate collaboration among various groups and to create and implement a literacy plan.

Overall goal of the position is to facilitate and sustain the literacy programming that results from collaborative community planning. This position is for 5 hours per week September – April. HIES seeks an individual who will be a good fit for the organization and is committed to community education on Hornby Island. The specific LOC objectives are as follows:

Job Description:

  • Identify literacy needs within our community
  • Create awareness and understanding about literacy
  • Develop and strengthen partnerships and communication between community organizations
  • Be a part of province-wide community of literacy practice

Job Qualifications

  • Relevant post-secondary education or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of literacy issues and learning challenges
  • Proven ability to facilitate groups, organize and manage projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Community development experience  

Responsibilities:

  • To identify needs of the adult learners in the community and to coordinate meetings with local groups
  • To oversee development and implementation of the ‘Raise a Reader’ program
  • Work and develop Life Long Learning opportunities within the community as identified by Literacy Task Group and community survey
  • To create community awareness of the different forms of literacy
  • To recruit and support volunteer tutors
  • To organize literacy programs in small group sessions
  • Support literacy instructions in other services such as community kitchen or employment skills program
  • General office procedure, organization, collecting stats and recording data for file management.

Position funded by Decoda Literacy Solutions

Wage: $ 25./hour.

Position is for 5 hours per week September 2021 through April 2022

Closing date: September 12, 2021 @ noon

Email resume and cover letter to: hiesboard@gmail.com

Please note, this position could possibly be combined with the Community School Program Coordinator position.

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