Youth and Family Engagement Specialist

WE - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Company Overview

WE is a movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. Our vision is to shift the world from "me" to "we." Our mission is to empower all people to change the world, locally and globally, achieving transformative outcomes for themselves and others.

WE- Making good, doable.

Job Summary

WE seeks a Youth and Family Engagement Specialist to join its Executive Office. The Youth and Family Engagement Specialist will act as ambassadors to the organization, managing a portfolio of youth and their families, mentoring the youth and ensuring increased involvement from year-to-year.

This individual must be passionate and committed to the core beliefs of the organization—the WE.org Philosophy.

The position is based out of WE's office in Toronto (339 Queen Street East).

Responsibilities and Duties

The Youth and Family Engagement Specialist will report to, and consult with, the Manager of Youth and Family Engagement, as well as the Chief of Staff and Co-Founder. Core accountabilities include (but are not limited to):

Manage a portfolio of youth and their families within the network of the Co-Founders, serving as an advisor and mentor to youth, as well as providing them with resources and support to activate their passions
Become an expert on WE Schools curriculum and WE Families resources in order to best support youth and their families
Inform your portfolio of youth about, and encourage their participation in, new contests, campaigns and activities
Occasionally attend and contribute to the planning and organization of conferences, events and speaking engagements, as well as Youth Committee meetings
Analyze stakeholder behavior for improvement opportunities
Liaise with key individuals in relevant WE Charity and ME to WE departments to develop cross-organizational growth opportunities
Manage and enter data meticulously in order to cultivate and capture the best information and evidence of work happening in the field
Work closely with the Correspondence and Communications teams in the Executive Office to hone and monitor an ongoing relationship management with key stakeholder families
Prepare and provide regular reports on the status of your portfolio and activities to the Manager of Youth and Family Engagement, as well as the Chief of Staff and CoFounder, when relevant.

Qualifications and Skills

Three years+ of relevant professional experience
Strong project management and time-management skills
Strong skills in interpersonal communication – written and oral - and relationship management
Attention to detail, and high-level of accountability for the quality and timely completion of projects.
Exude flexibility and a "can-do" attitude
Able and willing to travel and work outside regular business hours
Ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines
Ability to time-manage and multi-task in a demanding and fast-paced work environment
Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion
Positive and professional attitude, ability to work as a team player
Experience working with Microsoft Office Suites (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher)
Possess a Bachelor's degree, diploma or certificate. A background in education is an asset.
Possessing a valid G driver's license is an asset

What makes us unique...

WE is a family of organizations making doing good, doable. WE Charity empowers domestic and international change. ME to WE is a social enterprise that creates socially conscious products and experiences to help support the charity. And WE Day fills stadiums around the world with the greatest celebration of social good. WE enables youth and families to better the world – supporting 2,500+ local and global causes by volunteering millions of hours of service, shopping daily with an impact, and raising millions of dollars that directly benefit their local communities and the world. Globally, our teams in Asia, Africa, and Latin America have provided more than 1 million people with clean water, built 1,000 schools and schoolrooms overseas, and empowered more than 200,000 children with access to education. WE was founded more than 20 years ago by social entrepreneurs, brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger. Join the movement today at WE.org.

WE is more than just a workplace – check out the WE Global Learning Center: https://wecharityglobalcenter.com/

Meet our Founders: https://www.we.org/about-we/our-founders/

Learn more about ME to WE: https://www.metowe.com/about-us/our-story/

Learn more about WE Charity's fight against child labor: https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/13/opinions/craig-kielburger-young-people-end-child-labor/index.html

Follow us on:
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wemovement/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/wemovement

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WEmovement/

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/WEMOVEMENT

WE values diversity in its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Applicants requiring a disability-related accommodation at any stage of WE’s recruitment process should contact the People Operations and Culture Department by email at hr@we.org. As required by applicable legislation, WE will consult with applicants requesting such an accommodation to ensure that WE’s recruitment process takes into account their accessibility needs, including in relation to the materials or processes to be used by WE.

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