Community Outreach Worker

Job Title: Community Outreach Worker
Reports to: Project Manager

Background

The African Canadian Resource Network Inc. (ACRN) is a non-profit organization founded in 2014. Our mission is to support the capacity development of Canadians of African descent in Saskatchewan in strategic areas such as public and business leadership. We also work to enhance social and cultural connections within and outside our community, with a view to facilitating the successful integration of our members into our province.

The ACRN Inter-Action Project is a community initiative funded by Canadian Heritage against Racism, Sexism & Oppression based on Religious Differences. This project is a 2.5-year initiative that will identify, expose and address the human, socio and economic cost of the intersection of racism, sexism and oppression based on religious differences experienced within and by Canadian communities of African descent. It will engage in public education, awareness, empower individuals, community organizations and institution towards positive change.

Key Responsibilities

The Inter-Action Project Community Outreach Worker will work in collaboration with the Project Manager to drive the successful implementation of Inter-Action’s project. Below are the key responsibilities:

  • Serve as a point of contact for all community mobilization activities such as community liaison, follow-up management and data gathering
  • Work closely with and support community facilitators / volunteers to ensure they carry out their duties professionally
  • Mobilize and educate members of specific communities on the objectives of the Inter-Action project and the need or benefits of participating in the community initiative throughout the project life cycle
  • Participate in the data collection related to the Inter-Action Project
  • Follow-up with community discussion participants in a specific community group on any information the research team may require post community discussions
  • Link the Inter-Action research team to the communities
  • Carry out assessments as and when required, and contribute to analysis of assessment results and provide recommendation for future program activities
  • Participate in supporting the Inter-Action project activities in the specific community assigned in the context of ensuring they are implemented according to work plan and time
  • Work closely with and support volunteers to ensure they carry out their duties professionally for distributions, training, and data gathering
  • Actively participate in team meetings and any external meetings as designated by line management
  • Deliver any other responsibility assigned by the line manager

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree or a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience and on-the job training
  • Demonstrated experience in event coordination
  • Demonstrated facilitation experience with a variety of audiences (including adults and youth) and methodologies on topics such as cultural diversity, intercultural communications, anti-racism and equity
  • Experience in non-profit or community-based organizations an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills with a demonstrated welcoming, respectful approach to interactions
  • Familiarity with the Saskatchewan multicultural community, the issues it faces, the benefits of diversity is a significant asset
  • Excellent computer skills (word processing, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Demonstrate a proven track record of working harmoniously within teams
  • Be an independent, energetic, analytical, self-starting and responsible worker, driven by successful, punctual and quality outcomes
  • Be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • The Community Outreach Worker will be evaluated based on the following
  • The number of community meetings held
  • The number of participants in each forum from a specific group assigned to the Outreach Worker
  • The quality of information gathered by the Community Outreach Worker to help the research team based on the researcher’s feedback

The ACRN Inter-Action Project Community Outreach Worker is a temporary part-time position with flexible hours, beginning immediately until March 31, 2018. ACRN appreciates all responses to this competition, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We are committed to workplace diversity. Please make any inquiries and submit cover letter and resume electronically by February 22, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

To: Kiumbura Githinji, Executive Director, ACRN Sask Inc., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Volunteer

Download, complete and submit the volunteer application form.

For any inquiries related to volunteer opportunities, please contact us at:

Email: volunteer@acrnsask.ca
Phone: +1 306-359-8227

 

Location

Suite #310-2505 11th Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 0K6 Canada

Email: info@acrnsask.ca
Phone: 1-306-359-8227