Posted: April 20, 2010 in JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!, Summer Jobs/Internships

Young Women’s Program, Youth Leader

Springtide Resources (formerly Education Wife Assault) is an organization committed to ending violence against women through education and training.

Springtide is inviting applications from young activists who have creative ideas about how to engage their peers and raise awareness about issues of violence and oppression of young women.   We are looking for interesting and innovative ideas.

You bring:

  • an idea for a project;
  • enthusiasm, energy and a desire for social justice;
  • understanding of interpersonal relationship violence and systemic oppression;
  • an ability to work on your own and with a team;
  • strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • an ability to be organized and manage your time well;
  • some experience public speaking or facilitating groups would be an asset.

We will provide:

  • women who are actively pursuing an end to violence against women in our communities, who would be co-workers and mentors;
  • years of experience in community development and social justice;
  • funding for your project;
  • a supportive, feminist, queer positive work environment.

The Youth Leader is a contract position for $16.00/hr, 35 hours per week for 12 weeks.

To Apply

You must be a young person who identifies as a woman/trans woman, and between the ages of 17 to 25 and up to 29 years for a young woman/trans woman with disabilities.

Send us your resume and a letter that describes your project in detail; including why it is different and innovative.  The interview committee will choose 3 to 5 applicants to come in and make a small presentation of their idea.

You can send your application by email, snail mail or fax.  We appreciate your interest, however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Posting closes: 5:00 pm , Friday, April 23, 2010

Contact Information

Young Women’s Program Hiring Committee

215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 220

Toronto, ON  M5T 2C7

Email: lparas@womanabusepr evention. com

Fax: 416-968-2026

Please make sure you review the attached sheet for information about the criteria for project ideas.

Young Women’s Program 2010

Criteria for Project

  1. The project must address the issue of violence against women.  Violence against women for the purpose of this project encompasses issues of systemic oppression and interpersonal relationship violence.
    • Systemic oppression and violence – body image, racism, war, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, etc.
    • interpersonal relationship violence – intimate partner violence including sexual violence, partner abuse, dating violence, etc.
  1. The project should include diverse perspectives and lived experiences.  For example if your idea is to address homophobia, ensure that the lives of diverse queer youth are represented.
  1. The project has to have a beginning and an end.  The organization does not have the resources to fund an ongoing program.
  1. The project must involve engaging youth in the community. This can be through things like: visual art, music, communication media, sports teams, clubs, popular culture events, media events, etc.

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