CBU is committed to increasing the participation of indigenous youth at the university. This initiative is university wide and will involve faculty, students and staff working with community partners and First Nations. The program to develop a youth overnight camp in 2016 is being developed as part of the overall strategy for more summer programs for youth ages 13 and up through our CBU EdVenture Camps.
The Youth Camps Coordinator will:
- Environmental Scan: a review of the existing aboriginal youth programs on Unama’ki territory.
- Summer Program Pilot: develop a 2 day residential camp at CBU with faculty and staff in partnership with interested Unama’ki communities, In community students and funders.
- Promotion: coordinate efforts to raise awareness of programs for youth at CBU EdVenture Camps.
Job Description – pending funding approval
The Co-op Youth Coordinator’s primary responsibility will be implementing various components of the research strategy, namely the environmental scan and pilot program coordination and execution. The Coordinator will perform the following duties under the direction of the Youth Engagement Committee and Student Services:
- Participate in creation of an environmental scan;
- Develop pilot curricula with CBU summer program partners.
- On campus work includes creation of administration and partnerships for programs.
- Other duties as assigned by CBU.
The applicant must be a returning student who has completed first year, has a minimum 70% average and is attending CBU full-time. The applicant should demonstrate:
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work independently.
- Ability to keep accurate and detailed documentation of work.
- Basic knowledge of aboriginal cultures in Atlantic Canada
- Knowledge or experience in developing youth programs with partner agencies an asset
- Familiarity with managing and coordination of student staff and volunteers.
Wages and Benefits – student must be eligible for co-op program
Wages: $15.00/hr maximum/week (for 15 weeks)
Work Term : May to August, 2016
Benefits: EI, CPP, vacation pay and Workers’ Compensation.
To apply: contact Chantal Phillips, Student Placement Officer
By April 18th, 2016