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Available Position: Program Director

Application closing date: Thursday September 7, 2017 at 12pm PST

Organization Overview

Founded in 1993, Leave Out Violence (LOVE) BC is an award winning grassroots youth organization with branches in Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver, and Halifax. LOVE works to reduce violence in the lives of youth and in our communities by building a team of youth leaders who communicate a message of anti-violence. LOVE BC was founded in 2000.

Position Overview

LOVE BC is a small, dynamic, youth-driven organization that supports young people, using an anti-oppressive lens to deliver our media arts, leadership, and violence prevention programs. We are seeking a full-time Program Director (PD) to lead the program team and to continue to build and expand on our successful programs.

The PD position is critical to the success of LOVE. The person must have a strong anti-oppression analysis; understand the intersectionality of privilege and oppression; and be able to connect particularly with Aboriginal, newcomer, youth of colour and LGBTQ2S /or non-binary youth, to ensure they feel safe, included and connected to the LOVE space and programs. The PD must be highly organized and excellent at networking and building connections in the community. The PD needs to have proven strong youth facilitation skills, particularly working with marginalized youth/youth facing multiple barriers, and extensive experience supporting and training other facilitators (both youth and adult). The PD also needs to have excellent program planning, implementation, and evaluation skills.

Working with LOVE is more than just a job; it’s a commitment to supporting young people – meeting them where they are at and facilitating their personal growth (as defined by them). The hours can be irregular and may sometimes require weekend or holiday work, and often include afternoon or evening work. While we strive for a 37.5 hours per week, days can be variable and often require flexibility.

LOVE staffs are passionate about supporting youth get where they want to go and building a more compassionate world.

If you think this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply.

Note: LOVE BC’s hiring practices reflect the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous people, people of colour and others facing systemic barriers to employment.

The Program Director is accountable to the Executive Director and the LOVE BC Board of Directors

Required Qualifications/Experience 

  • A degree or diploma in a related field (ex. Arts, Social Services) or relevant experience.
  • A minimum of 2 years previous experience successfully and respectfully managing other staff
  • A strong understanding of anti-oppression frameworks and how to create safe and inclusive spaces for all, particularly for youth who face multiple systemic barriers
  • A solid understanding of using a strengths-based approach and its numerous applications
  • A minimum of 4 years practical experience in facilitation and training others in facilitation
  • Documented experience with curriculum development/modification, implementation and evaluation
  • Strong planning and time management skills
  • Peer-support/counseling training and experience
  • Extensive experience working with youth facing multiple barriers
  • Able to connect with and be a role-model for youth, particularly Aboriginal, newcomer, youth of colour, LGBTQ2S /or non-binary youth to ensure they feel safe, included and connected to the LOVE space and programs
  • Able to work week days and/or weekends in either the morning and/or evening
  • Valid First Aid/CPR certification and ASSIT or Non Violence Crisis Intervention Certification

Asset Qualifications

  • Direct experience collaborating with members of different cultural communities 
  • Strong technical media skills (e.g., photography, journalism, film, etc.)
  • A solid understanding and experience with motivational interviewing
  • Attention to detail
  • A valid Class 5 (or 4) driver’s license

Areas of Responsibility

Priority Area of Responsibility:

  • Support youth through crisis/difficult transitions and experiences; connecting particularly youth who identify as Aboriginal, newcomer, or youth of colour; and creating a safe and inclusive space for young people.
  • Manage the Program Team, and support them using collaborative models through training, problem solving, scheduling, visioning, etc.
  • Network with community partners for the purpose of program expansion, gaining referrals, finding co-funding opportunities, etc.

Programming:

  • Create and/or modify/update, within the constructs and guidelines of the LOVE brand, all programming
  • Responsible for the management and delivery of all LOVE BC programming.
  • Recruit and manage program staff
  • Primary contact and supervisor for all the youth 
  • Collaborate with Executive Director to create programming budget
  • Follow the Program Budget as requested by the Executive Director
  • Maintain communication with all programming and project partners
  • Maintain active relationships with youth in LOVE programs (e.g., MAP, MAP-INC, and Leadership Programs)

Fundraising/Community Development/Public Relations:·

  • Act, along with LOVE youth representatives, as the “face” and spokesperson of LOVE BC
  • Establish new relationships with potential donors and youth
  • Provide outreaches to the community and to funders
  • Share potential leads with the Executive Director and attend meetings
  • Ensure youth have adequate training to do outreaches and/or media interviews

Reporting:

  • Maintain accurate records for all programming and help develop and implement effective monitoring/evaluation methods
  • Maintain accurate records and reporting for all youth
  • Provide budget and expense information and recommendations

Staff Management:

  • Responsible for the management of all program staff in consultation with the Executive Director. This includes organizing program staff meetings, seeking feedback from staff, evaluation of staff, communication of expectations (e.g., submission of staff hours/invoices and expenses), and identifying appropriate new hires.  

Growth Planning:

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director on the program goals and needs for the future
  • Evaluate programming and put forward recommendations to Executive Director and Board of Directors for future directions and changes

Working Conditions 

Open (shared) office, casual working environment, team approach, flexible hours to accommodate attendance at weekend and evening events

Salary

$42,900 – 43,900 (based on experience) plus benefits for 37.5 hours a week.

Criminal Record Check

As an organization working with youth, the successful candidate’s position will be conditional on an acceptable criminal records check.

Anticipated Start Date

Monday September 25, 2017

To Apply
Please forward a PDF version of your resume and cover letter to jobs.lovebc@gmail.com with the subject line “Program Director Position”.

Application closing date: Thursday September 7, 2017 at 12pm PT.

Due to the volume of applicants, only individuals selected for interviews will be notified. Interviews will be held on Friday September 14, 2017. Please do not contact LOVE BC to inquire about the status of your application.

LOVE BC’s hiring practices reflect the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous people, people of colour and others facing systemic barriers to employment.

See the posting in PDF format here.

Available Position: Part –Time Program Facilitator

Organization Overview

Founded in 1993, Leave Out Violence (LOVE) BC is an award winning grassroots youth organization with branches in Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver, and Halifax. LOVE works to reduce violence in the lives of young people and in our communities by building a team of youth leaders who communicate a message of anti-violence.

Position Overview

LOVE BC is a small and dynamic charity. We are seeking a part-time Program Facilitator (PF) to work in our Media Arts Program (MAP), Outreach and Violence Prevention work.

The role of the PF is to support youth during times of crisis and transition as well as deliver quality programming to multi-barriered youth. The PF will work with Program Dirtector and Leadership youth to co-facilitate a thirty week Media Arts Program as well as community outreaches on violence prevention/intervention and coordinate 3-8 week long Violence Prevention Committees. One of the key roles for this position is for the PF to connect with and be a role-model model for youth, particularly Aboriginal, newcomer, and youth of colour, and ensure they feel safe, included and connected to the LOVE space and programs.

The PF must be self-motivated, adaptable, a strong and energetic facilitator, and trained in anti-oppression models/theory. The PF must also be flexible, able to work irregular hours, and enjoy the challenge and excitement of working in the non-profit sector.

If you think this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply.

The Program Facilitator is accountable to the Program Director, Executive Director, and the LOVE Board of Directors

Required Qualifications/Experience 

A minimum of 2 years experience in facilitation

Peer-support/counseling training and experience

Extensive experience working with at-risk/multi-barriered youth

A strong understanding of anti-oppression frameworks and creating safe and inclusive spaces

Valid First Aid/CPR certification

Asset Qualifications

Direct experience collaborating with members of different cultural communities 

Strong technical media skills (e.g., photography, journalism, film, spoken word, visual arts etc.)

Non Violence Crisis Intervention Certificatrion and /or ASSIT Certification

A Class 5 or 4 driver’s license (valid in BC)

Areas of Responsibility

Priority Area of Responsibility

Supporting youth through crisis/difficult transitions and experiences; connecting with youth, particularly youth who identify as Aboriginal, newcomer, or youth of colour, LGBTQ2S; and creating a safe and inclusive space for young people.

Programming

Manage and deliver programming, both alone and as a team, as supervised by the Program Director, including supporting youth in media making; supervise and support youth; deliver outreaches and lead Violence Prevention Committees in tandem with youth leaders, supporting their development as facilitators; attend LOVE camp as staff; and assist with events.

Fundraising/Community Development/Public Relations

Act, along with youth, as the “face” and spokesperson of LOVE BC; establish new relationships with potential donors and youth; provide outreaches to the community and to funders; and ensure youth have adequate training to do outreaches or media interviews

Reporting

Maintain accurate records for programming; maintain accurate records and reporting for youth; and provide budget and expense information and recommendations

Working Conditions 

Open (shared) office, casual working environment, team approach, flexible hours to accommodate attendance at weekend and evening events

Salary

$15,500/year for 15 hours a week (with the possibility of increased hours dependent on funding)

Criminal Record Check

As an organization working with youth, the successful candidate’s position will be conditional on an acceptable criminal records check.

Anticipated Start Date

Monday September 25, 2017

To Apply
Please forward your PDF or Word format resume and cover letter to jobs.lovebc@gmail.com (with subject line “Program Facilitator Position”).

Applications due by Thursday September 7th, 2017 at 12pm (noon) Pacific Time

Due to the volume of applicants, only individuals selected for interviews will be notified. Interviews will be held on September 14, 2017.

LOVE BC’s hiring practices reflect the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous people, people of colour and others facing systemic barriers to employment.

See the posting in PDF format here.

Available Position: Youth Alumni Co-facilitator

LOVE BC’s hiring practices reflect the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from indigenous people, people of colour, LGBTQ2S, and youth facing systemic barriers to employment. LOVE is committed to creating and maintaining an anti-oppressive workplace.

Organization Overview

Founded in 1993, Leave Out Violence (LOVE) is an award winning grassroots youth organization with branches in Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax. LOVE works to reduce violence in the lives of young people and in our communities by building a team of youth leaders who communicate a message of anti-violence through media arts and various forms of creative expressions. LOVE BC was founded in 2000.

Youth Alumni Co-facilitator position overview:

LOVE BC is a small and dynamic charity seeking 2 Youth Alumni Co-facilitators for MAP (Media Arts Program).

The role of the Youth Alumni Co-facilitator is to support the lead facilitators and to deliver LOVE’s Media Arts after school programming. This position is an opportunity to learn new facilitation tools and techniques. The program lead facilitators will guide the Youth Co-facilitator through the process of facilitation. As the youth co-facilitator you will be supporting the lead facilitators with the creation of the agenda, delivering activities, check-in with the youth and daily logistical preparations.

The Youth Alumni Co-facilitator must be self-motivated, adaptable, a strong and energetic facilitator, and has an understanding or willing to learn anti-oppression models/theory. The Youth Alumni Co-facilitator must enjoy working with youth from all different backgrounds; accept challenges and being part of a small team.

LOVE uses inclusive, youth-driven, strengths-based and harm reduction approaches, and is guided by an anti-oppression practice.

Youth Alumni Co-Facilitator is accountable to the Program Lead Facilitators and may work closely with the Program Director and/or Executive Director.

Required Qualifications/Experience 

  • Graduated at least one year ago from the LOVE Leadership program. 
  • Under employed or unemployed. 
  • An understanding of Anti-Oppression frameworks.
  • Strong understanding of creating a safer and inclusive space for everyone.
  • Able to commit two of the following days: 

       Tuesday – Thursday 3pm-7pm (prepping and closing included)

Asset Qualifications

  • Completion of secondary school and/or currently enrolled in school.
  • Direct experience working or collaborating with different communities.
  • Strong media, creative skills (e.g. Photography, writing, drawing, paintings, film, poetry etc.)

Areas of Responsibility

  • Co-facilitate and be present at all required MAP sessions.
  • Contact the lead facilitator a day prior to an absence and provide the reason for your absence.
  • Support lead facilitator with logistical preparations for the session.
  • Keep track/record of hours and meet invoice deadlines.
  • Support lead facilitator with youth attendance for MAP.
  • Support lead facilitator during one on one check-ins with youth.
  • Clearly communicate and bring forward any concerns or conflicts to the lead facilitator and/or to the PD (Program Director).
  • Communicate needed support to lead facilitator and/to the PD.
  • Attend all required check-in meetings with the lead facilitator and/or with the PD.
  • Complete the PR (Performance Review) with the lead facilitator and with the PD at the end of the programming cycles.

To Apply
Please forward a PDF of your resume and cover letter to jobs.lovebc@gmail.com with subject line “Youth Alumni Co-facilitator Position”.

Applications deadline by: Friday September 1st 2017, 5pm.

Please Note: Due to the volume of applicants, only individuals selected for interviews will be notified.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday September 12, 2017.

Expected start date: week of Sep 18 or 25th, 2017

See the posting in PDF format here.

Join the Board!

Call for Board Members and Organization Overview

Are you community-minded, enthusiastic and passionate about making an impact in the lives of young people? Leave Out Violence (LOVE) BC has a spot for you with our Board of Directors. 

Founded in 1993, Leave Out Violence (LOVE) Society is an award-winning grassroots youth organization with branches in Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver, and Halifax. LOVE works to reduce violence in the lives of youth and in our communities by building a team of youth leaders.  

Since 2000, LOVE BC has been delivering youth-driven media arts-based violence prevention and intervention programming to youth who face multiple barriers. LOVE BC youth use media arts to document their experiences and share their views of the world, and build leadership skills to break the cycle of violence in their lives and communities. They publish magazines, write poetry, take photos, and produce films that take on big themes like racism, sexism and homophobia.

If the mission of Leave Out Violence resonates with you and you have skills, experience or expertise that you believe will assist the Board of Directors in supporting the organization in its mission, we welcome you to join us.

LOVE BC Board Overview & Requirements

LOVE BC’s Board is an operational board, involved in the overall visioning and direction of the organization.  Ultimately, the purpose of the Board is to ensure that the organization is meeting its mission and mandate. Board members contribute to such areas as: fundraising, event organizing, financial tasks, marketing efforts, and more, based on individual interests and skill sets.

Becoming a board member means you have agreed to the following:

  1. Fiduciary responsibility for the organization;
  2. Stewardship of the health and integrity of the organization;
  3. Commitment to supporting youth and amplifying youth voices through leadership, engagement and strength-based programs. 

To support LOVE BC in this manner, board members are required to do the following:

  1. Criminal Record Check
  2. Financial Commitment

LOVE asks that all board members commit to our fundraising efforts by supporting ongoing initiatives and spreading the word through their personal networks. 

  1. Terms of Services

Board positions run on two-year terms to a maximum of six years. 

  1. Assist or Lead a Committee

Committees are working groups with specific goals including marketing, evaluation and fundraising.  Certain projects or tasks may require smaller group meetings outside of board meetings and/or recruitment of skilled volunteers who are not part of the board of directors. 

  1. Youth Outreach

All board members are encouraged to attend programming and accompany LOVE BC staff and youth to an outreach session.

Meetings

We support a work/life balance and want to ensure our staff and board members enjoy the experience of being of service to LOVE BC. Therefore, there are a maximum of seven board meetings per year. One of these is an AGM, which takes place in September, another is a review and approval of the budget, which takes place in March. Board members may call additional Special Meetings to address projects, opportunities or concerns.

To find out more information, please contact board co-chairs Heather Stoutenburg and Krista Sheppard at board@leaveoutviolence.org

See the posting in PDF format: here.

Volunteer with Us!

Volunteer positions:

Please let us know if you are interested in any or all of the following positions. Often volunteers like to combine the food preparation position with the session support positions for a total of 5 weekly volunteer hours:

  1. Food preparation
  2. MAP and Leadership session support to the Lead Facilitators
  3. Facilitating creative workshops with LOVE youth (Film, Photography, Spoken Word, Painting etc.)
  4. Event Support
  1. Food Prep 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Helping the Broadway Youth Resource Centre kitchen Manager/staff with preparing food for Leadership team.

Starting January 9 2017 (Mondays) LEADERSHIP
Leadership sessions take place at the Broadway Youth Resource Centre (2455 Fraser St) every Monday 4:30pm-7:00pm

Starting February 7 2017 (Tuesdays) MAP
MAP Vancouver sessions take place at the Broadway Youth Resource Centre (2455 Fraser St) every Tuesday 4:00pm-6:30pm

  1. Program support

Leadership (Mondays) 4:30pm – 7:00pm and/or MAP (Tuesdays) 4:30pm-6:30pm at the Broadway Youth Resource Centre (2455 Fraser St)

This will include helping the Lead Facilitator/s with prepping for the session, getting all materials organized and help support to set up and clean up. Volunteers are welcome to take part in activities during the session.

  1. Creative workshop Art/Media

If you are skilled in Photography, Art, Poetry, Spoken words, Film productions, Graphic Design etc. and would like to volunteer your time to run workshops please contact us!

  1. Event Support

Support us during our public community events. There will be a wide range of tasks including setting up gallery space, helping with food prep, and welcoming guests.

Program Description

MAP
MAP is the program for young people entering their first year of LOVE. Young people spend the sessions making connections with each other and LOVE staff, they develop media arts skills, and are introduced to ideas and concepts on Anti-Violence, Anti-Oppression and Non-Violent Communications. Young people must complete 70% of the program before graduating on to Leadership. At the end of the programming year, young folks will showcase their work in an art exhibition. (details to be determined with young folks and facilitator).

Leadership
Leadership Programs build on the themes, concepts, and skills introduced in MAP and open to young people who have successfully completed/graduated from MAP. In addition to the media arts skills developed through MAP, young people develop facilitation skills and lead workshops and Violence Prevention Committees in community. Young people often spend about 2-3 years in the program, increasingly developing youth-driven projects/initiatives and working toward graduating and transitioning out of LOVE as young leaders already connected and engaged in communities.

If volunteers cannot stay for the full length of programming please let the Lead Facilitator or the Program Director know ahead of time.

Interested in Volunteering? Call (604-709-5728) or email Jennifer Sarkar at jennifer@leaveoutviolence.org