Free the Children – Youth Programming Coordinator in Toronto!

Posted on October 14, 2010

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Today’s position is a great one for all of you seeking to gain practical experience working for an international charity; their mandate is to lift children out of poverty and remove the barriers that surround education: Free the Children is seeking a Youth Programming Coordinator for its Toronto office!

Free The Children seeks a dynamic Youth Programming Coordinator who will help to manage its Youth in Action groups, administer awareness-raising and fundraising campaigns, and serve as an ambassador for the organization.

Responsibilities: develop and manage a portfolio of Free The Children’s Youth in Action Groups across North America (primarily by phone and email); general office and administrative work relating to work with contacts (e.g. updating databases, preparing packages, etc.); assist in the development of new resources, such as fact sheets and action guides; assist in the organization of special events and coordinate the attendance of youth at the events; seek out new/improved ways to engage youth effectively in Free The Children’s youth programming, as well as work to streamline key systems and processes; deliver public speeches and workshops to local schools and youth groups (when applicable).

What they’re looking for: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Political Science, Economics, International Development/Relations or another relevant field; passion for social change and a demonstrated ability to engage others in a compelling fashion (fundraising or marketing experience an asset); experience mentoring or working with youth an asset; experience working with Microsoft Office Suites and knowledge of databases; proactive attitude, drive and enthusiasm to carry out projects to conclusion; ability to engage others with excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines; excellent organizational, administrative and inter-personal skills; sound understanding of human and children’s rights issues at local, national and international level.

They’re looking for someone that can make a 2 year commitment to the position. The compensation is $1,250 base salary per month, which goes up to $1,350 after three months. In addition, after the initial three month period, a health plan including dental is offered. Interested in this opportunity to make a difference? You can apply by sending you CV and cover letter to rann@freethechildren.com. The position is set to begin as soon as possible, so apply today!

Also, be sure to check out the Free the Children job database for other positions! (link below)

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the links:

http://www.freethechildren.com/aboutus/jobs/docs/toronto/Youth%20Programming%20Coordinator.pdf

http://www.freethechildren.com/aboutus/jobs/

http://www.freethechildren.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_the_Children

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