Educator

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What YouthLink is Hiring for:

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Education Team Lead, YouthLink Educators are responsible for the delivery of our grade six one day school programs, our camp programming (summer and PD Days) and may be required on occasion to assist with police school programming and other public programming (such as special events). Educators must have exceptional front-line, interpersonal communication skills and experience in facilitation and program delivery to a variety of audiences. YouthLink Educators will be trained to deliver programming focused on numerous topics including policing, crime prevention (gangs, healthy relationships, bullying, online safety and drugs), and forensic science.

YouthLink Educators must ensure that program participants have an experience that is engaging, fun, but also meaningful. Educators will need to be able respond to participants around sensitive issues, as well as connect them with relevant supports and resources in CPS and in the community. YouthLink Educators will be responsible for understanding, providing feedback and helping improve programs and their delivery. They will be responsible for collecting participation data and supporting program evaluation.

Flexibility, excellent people skills, strong problem-solving abilities, high energy, and passion are vital to this role. YouthLink Educators serve as important, positive and strong ambassadors for YouthLink Calgary and the Calgary Police Service and should strive to endorse both organizations’ missions and mandates. All members of the Education Team must maintain supportive and collaborative working relationships with all YouthLink staff and volunteers.

As a front-line staff member, the person in this position must be prepared to work weekends and evenings occasionally and may be asked to attend external presentations and events as part of YouthLink outreach. 

 

Qualifications

·         A University or College degree (may include education, museum studies/interpretation, arts, or social work). An education, humanities, social science, forensic science or science degree is an asset.

·         Experience with school program delivery and/or working with children/youth within a museum or community non-profit organization (may include pertinent volunteer/community work).

·         Experience designing programming for and working in a summer camp/children’s camp setting would be considered an asset.

·         Public speaking and presentation experience.

·         Comfortable working with a wide variety of visitors of various ages.

·         Interpersonal skills: effective communication (verbal and written); non-judgmental listening skills; ability to deal with people from diverse backgrounds and identities, must be able to work as part of a team; must show initiative.

·         Time management and problem-solving skills: Must be able to adapt and solve problems/make decisions as they arise, whether with colleagues or visiting school groups and teachers.

·         Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite.

·         Passionate about being a member of a dynamic team developing new initiatives and programs.

 

Application Process:

Please submit your cover letter and resume directly to:

Laura Haugseth, Education Team Lead – lhaugseth@calgarypolice.ca  by Friday, October 22, 2021

 

Please note that resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.

 

Location / region:

This Full-time, Temporary/Contract/Project listing from YouthLink is available in Calgary.

About YouthLink:

YouthLink operates in partnership with the Calgary Police Service to deliver relevant and meaningful content to Calgary youth and adults. Our museum and programs engage visitors and focus on crime prevention, forensic science, and the Calgary Police Service’s history and current role in our community. 


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