Part Time Project Manager

Position Description: We’re looking for youth who are passionate about equity-centred work to take the reins on our upcoming project, Voices of the Greenbelt. The manager will plan, organize and execute this project 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 youth who live within the Greenbelt, however we are also accepting applications from other BIPOC youth.



Time commitment: 10 hrs/week, $22.50/hr from Monday, July 26th, 2021 to Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 - 35 weeks



Application deadline: until filled



Start Date: Monday, July 26th



What is the Voices of the Greenbelt Project?

This is an effort to increase awareness and public education, specifically of youth, of the importance, activities and natural solutions of the Greenbelt. This project consists of the creation of 5 podcast episodes and 2 Indigenous-led events on land-based stewardship to amplify Indigenous voices and support their environmental stewardship of the land, while increasing visits to environmentally and culturally significant sites in the Greenbelt.



Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and facilitate the organization of our Voices of the Greenbelt Project occurring from July 1, 2021 to March 1, 2022

  • Overseeing project deadlines and budget management

  • This person will be responsible for planning, finding, confirming, and communicating with podcast hosts in addition to researching podcast topics. Opportunity to co-host the podcast episodes will also be available.

  • Editing podcast recordings

  • Outreach and communications with Indigenous workshop facilitators and planning logistics of events (communicating with social media team for event promotion, confirming speakers, creating registration platforms, outreach to interested organizations, etc.)

  • Communicating with the Greenbelt Foundation for material approval

  • 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


Qualifications:

  • Must be between the ages of 15-30 years old as of July 26th and be based in what is currently Canada, with preference for those residing within Ontario’s Greenbelt.

  • Must identify as being a racialized and/or Indigenous person.

  • Experience communicating with professionalism, ability to maintain confidentiality, and organizational skills are required.

  • Due to the nature of this project, this role will be preferentially given to an Indigenous youth who holds Traditional Knowledge and is passionate about sharing Indigenous ecological knowledge.

  • 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).