Position Description: We’re looking for youth who are passionate about equity-centred work to support the delivery of our new initative, Rest, Recovery and Resistance (3RS): BIPOC Community Organizers Fellowship Program. The Coordinator will budget, organize and execute this initaitve to completion with the support of our amazing volunteer team at Shake Up the Establishment. No prior project management experience is required, but the best candidate will be someone who is organized, self-motivated and eager to learn and engage with their community. Due to the equity-based nature of this project, we are prioritizing the hiring of Indigenous, Black, racially and ethnically-minoritized youth who live within the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area (GTHA).
Time commitment: 5 hrs/week, 16 weeks $22.00/hr from May-August, 2022
Application deadline: until filled
Start Date: First week of May
What is the 3RS Inatiative?
Shake Up The Establishment’s latest initiative, Rest, Recovery and Resistance (3Rs) is a fellowship program dedicated towards investing in the growth and wellbeing of climate justice activists and organizers within the GTHA. This four-month long program aims to centre rest, promote recovery and celebrate the resistance; all critical steps towards actively addressing and mitigating burnout and eco-grief but also, proactively centring a decolonized approach to mental health via community care.
Managing a budget to organize and facilitate adventures between May-August 2022 based on input from the team and participants
Design accessible adventures with input from participants’ interests and their own land-based knowledge
Work with participants and team to address equipment, travel and accessibility needs
Document adventures (e.g, photography, videography) to be shared via our media communications
Attending the Active Learning Club (ALC), which is a monthly meeting (mandatory for all members of Shake Up The Establishment) where we continue one's on-going education on climate and social justice issues in our society, to consistently decolonize our activism and strive to practice better allyship. The structure of the ALC is 1 hour of individual reading/viewing material per month, followed by a monthly meeting to discuss the past month of material
Must be between the ages of 15-30 years old as of May 1st, 2022
Must be based in what is currently the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area, Ontario.
Experience communicating with professionalism, ability to maintain confidentiality, and organizational skills are required.
Excellent communication and time management skills.
Previous experience as a community organizer, working with registered non-profits and/or community groups is highly valued.
Any academic background is welcome, but must be technologically proficient (or a quick learner).