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Community Coordinator

Title
Community Coordinator
Duration
Part-time (21 hours per week)
Start
August 10
End
Monday, July 6
Location
Toronto, Ontario

Description
Frontier College is a national, non-profit literacy organization that was founded in 1899. We work with children, teens, adults and families who need help to improve their literacy skills. We work with a variety of partner organizations to deliver volunteer-run, community-based programs across Canada. Frontier College is accredited under the Imagine Canada Standards program. The person in this position will be part of the Toronto Community Team and the Southern Ontario Regional Team. These teams work with a network of volunteers and community partners across the province to deliver tutoring programs, summer learning programs, parent workshops, and community capacity-building activities.

We are seeking an effective and creative part-time Community Coordinator who will work with volunteers and partners to manage local programming activities, primarily in Scarborough. This individual will work closely with volunteer tutors (primarily from U of T Scarborough) to help children, youth, and adults improve their literacy and numeracy skills. Travel within the GTA is required.

Overall Accountability
The Community Coordinator is a member of the Southern Ontario program staff team and works both independently and collaboratively to carry out and promote the work of Frontier College in the community. The Community Coordinator has direct responsibility for volunteers and interns. This person will work directly with the Toronto Community Team and will report to the Regional Manager for Southern Ontario.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinate and lead Frontier College community programs in consultation with Supervisor
  • Apply volunteer management policies and practices to create a strong volunteer network.
  • Mobilize, train, supervise and support volunteers to work in the community and provide online tutoring support.
  • Develop, sustain, monitor and evaluate partnerships, and pilot projects.
  • Recruit and supervise volunteer organizational teams and paid interns.
  • Coordinate community-based summer programs.
  • Design, deliver and evaluate tutor training, workshops and presentations.
  • Strengthen and develop programs through program planning, evaluation, and innovation.
  • Manage program budgets and report regularly on program results.
  • Represent Frontier College in the Toronto area.
Skills and Attributes
  • Knowledge of how to develop, implement and evaluate effective non-formal education programs.
  • Minimum of three years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience with volunteers, with community settings, and diverse populations.
  • Skills in volunteer management, community outreach, partnership development, project management, and team building.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills.
  • Ability to build leadership skills in university students.
  • Ability to facilitate workshops.
  • Energetic, resourceful, and flexible.
  • Ability to think critically, solve problems and manage details.
  • Works well independently and as part of a team.
  • Organized, able to manage multiple tasks and deal with stress.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication and public speaking skills.
  • Computer skills (MS Word, Outlook, Power Point, Excel and Internet).
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required.
  • University degree or equivalent experience.
Additional Assets
  • Knowledge of online educational programming
  • Background in education and/or non-formal education.
  • Knowledge of the Scarborough community.
Compensation: We offer an attractive compensation package, excellent benefits and a chance to work in a supportive environment.

Interested candidates should send resumé and covering letter to:
Maureen Anglin
Regional Manager for Southern Ontario
Email: manglin@frontiercollege.ca

Closing date: Monday, July 6th, 2020
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Volunteers are the reason for our success! In 2016, 2,697 volunteers gave over 55,000 hours to improving literacy in Canada.

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