Posted: January 19, 2010 in JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!
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Educational Attainment West

Youth Engagement Coordinator

Location: Toronto

Term: Full-time (hours are flexible), 6 Month Contract (with possibility of extension)

Salary: $18,019 (for 6 months)

Preferred start date: February 15, 2010

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 by 5:00pm

Educational Attainment West (EAW) is a new initiative in Toronto that is looking to hire a full-time Youth Engagement Coordinator. This person will help EAW engage with youth, organizations, and schools across Toronto’s West-end neighbourhoods to create supports for youth who are having problems with the education system.

The Youth Engagement position is an excellent opportunity for your voice to be heard and for you to make real change in improving the experiences of youth in the City. This is a learning and development opportunity where you will be trained and will gain experience and knowledge about a variety of issues.

EAW is looking for a young person, between 18-25 years, who lives in one of the following neighbourhoods: Jane-Finch, Jamestown, Westminster-Branson, Weston-Mt. Dennis, or Lawrence Heights.

To qualify for this position with EAW you must have these characteristics:

  • Have personally experienced problems in the education system and/or have an understanding of the challenges youth face with the system
  • A desire to develop solutions that will help youth who have, or are having, problems in the education system
  • An interest in better understanding the experiences and issues facing racialized, criminalized, and newcomer youth in the City
  • Be a creative thinker who is willing to develop innovative ways to engage youth

If this opportunity is of interest to you please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Attention: Educational Attainment West Hiring Committee


Fax: 416.323.3522

Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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