JOB POSTING: Indigenous & LGBTQ+ Project Coordinator

Sorry, this competition is closed!

Contract Length: Feb 10th 2017 – March 31st 2017 (with possibility of extension)

Contract Bid Closes: February 7th 2017 at 12:00pm (noon)

Responsible to: Executive Director, President

Compensation: $3,850.00: Based on 25 hours/week for 6 weeks at $25.33/hour

Hours: Part time; 25 Flexible Hours a Week; From Feb 10th – March 31st 2017

Job Summary

The Indigenous & LGBTQ+ Project Coordinator (ILP Coordinator) of the Rainbow Coalition is mainly responsible for designing, coordinating and implementing projects during the contract period. The ILP Coordinator will also be responsible for staffing the Rainbow Youth Centre two days a week and to facilitate a discussion group over the course of these 6 weeks. The successful candidate will be required to provide a criminal record check and vulnerable sector check prior to employment.

The ILP Coordinator will work with the Indigenous Director on our Board of Directors to put together projects that support the following goals:

  •  To provide an opportunity for Indigenous queer, trans or Two-Spirit youth to have access to knowledge from people who share this identity; and
  • To support the health, wellbeing, and growth of Indigenous queer, trans or Two-Spirit youth in and around Yellowknife.

This is a contract position, however funding is currently being requested to be able to maintain this position on a more permanent basis.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Upholds and maintains the sentiment of a youth organization, driven and governed by youth themselves
  • Acts as the spokesperson on projects to any media or communications request
  • Attends board meetings
  • Ensures the safety of the youth who access the Rainbow Youth Centre the Rainbow Youth Centre two days a week (3:30pm – 8:00pm)
  • Facilitates a weekly discussion group on a topic to be decided

To apply for this position, please e-mail a resume, a short list of possible projects that you would like to implement over the 6 weeks and a letter outlining why you’re interested in this contract to info@rainbowcoalitionyk.org.

Qualifications:

The Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife is an organization governed by mostly youth, and therefore are prioritizing hiring people who our organization recognizes as youth (people under 30).

Experience:

  • Personal, lived understanding of LGBTQ+ identity
  • Personal, lived understanding of Northern Indigenous identity
  • Experience managing a youth project
  • Experience working in youth-centred spaces or organizations
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to engage with and interact with youth in a non-patronizing way
  • Comfortable speaking or presenting in front of small and large groups

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of intersectionality and concepts of marginalization, oppression, power and privilege are a must
  • Committed to ending or working to end heterosexism, cissexism, monosexism, homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia
  • Committed to ending or working to end colonialism and violence against Indigenous people
  • Knowledge of another official language of the NWT is considered an asset

The Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife supports an affirmative action hiring process for people who have lived with marginalized identities. In your application, please include any information you wish to share about your own lived experience of any of the following:

  • Queer or trans identity
  • Indigenous: First Nations, Metis or Inuit
  • Disability
  • Mental Health Experiences
  • Poverty
  • Homelessness
  • Addiction
  • Racism
  • Womanhood, or femininity
  • Being a part of a religious minority
  • Fatphobia and sizeism
  • Domestic or intimate partner violence

 

JOB POSTING: Rainbow Youth Centre Support Worker – Summer Student

Job Posting Closes: May 9th 2018

Responsible to: Executive Director

Compensation: $13.46/hour / 40 hours per week

Hours: 12:00pm – 8:00pm (Flex), Monday – Friday (subject to change to include occasional weekends)

Job Summary

The Rainbow Youth Centre (RYC) Support Worker of the Rainbow Coalition is mainly responsible for supporting queer, trans and allied youth who access the Rainbow Youth Centre. The successful candidate will be required to provide a criminal record check and vulnerable sector check prior to employment.

This is a summer student position funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program. All applicants are required to have been enrolled in full-time schooling the year prior to employment, and confirmation that they will be returning to full-time schooling in the fall of 2018. This includes secondary, post-secondary and tradeschooling.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Upholds and maintains the sentiment of a youth organization, driven and governed by youth themselves
  • Writes daily reports on RYC use
  • Ensures the safety of the youth who access the Rainbow Youth Centre
  • Creates and facilitates programs, activities, events and discussion groups
  • Provides peer support to queer and trans identified young people, their allies and their families, when requested
  • To help create and find resources touching on LGBTQ2S+ identities and issues.

To apply for this position, please e-mail a resume and cover letter to vicepresident@rainbowcoalitionyk.org.

Qualifications:

The Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife is an organization governed by mostly youth, and therefore are prioritizing hiring people who our organization recognizes as youth (people under 30).

Experience:

  • Personal, lived understanding of LGBTQ+ identity is preferred but not required
  • Experience working in youth-centred spaces or organizations
  • Experience with facilitating discussion groups or workshops
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite
  • Possesses adequate interpersonal and communication skills

Knowledge in the following areas is considered an asset:

  • Knowledge of intersectionality and concepts of marginalization, oppression, power and privilege
  • Committed to ending or working to end heterosexism, cissexism, monosexism, homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia
  • Knowledge of another official language of the NWT is considered an asset

The Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife supports an affirmative action hiring process for people who have lived with marginalized identities. In your application, please include any information you wish to share about your own lived experience of any of the following:

  • Queer or trans identity
  • Indigenous: First Nations, Metis or Inuit
  • Disability
  • Mental Health Experiences
  • Poverty
  • Homelessness
  • Addiction
  • Racism
  • Womanhood, or femininity
  • Being a part of a religious minority
  • Fatphobia and sizeism
  • Domestic or intimate partner violence

Call for Proposals: LGBTQ+ Performing Artists to co-facilitate a 5-day youth performing arts and social justice camp

YELLOWKNIFE, NT (January 22, 2017) – The Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife (RCYK) is excited to be working with Folk on the Rocks (FOTR) in organizing a 5-day youth performing arts and social justice camp leading up to the 2017 Folk on the Rocks festival. Up to 10 youth will be selected to participate in a 5-day camp that will teach them about expressing social and queer justice through their performing art.

RCYK is looking for NWT-based performing artists or artistic groups who identify as queer, trans or Two-Spirit who would be interested in working with a Southern performing artist to provide youth with 5-days of artistic and performance coaching, as well as social and queer justice workshops. This camp will take place from July 9th – 13th 2017 in Yellowknife. Musicians, bands, singers, spoken word artists and storytellers living in any community in the Northwest Territories are invited to apply.

Criteria for participation as an artist includes the following:

  • Identify as LGBTQ+, Two-Spirit, queer or trans
  • Be available to participate in the full 5-day camp
  • Have experience working with youth in an arts/performing context or in a social/queer justice context
  • Be living or have roots in the NWT

To apply, please visit the Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife online at https://rainbowcoalitionyk.org/queercamp

For Inquiries, please contact:
Jacq Brasseur, Executive Director
(pronouns: they/them)
867-445-5878 • jacq@rainbowcoalitionyk.org
www.rainbowcoalitionyk.org

Callout for Artists : Days of Pink

Throughout our Days of Pink initiative from April 11th – April 17th 2016, we’re hosting an artistic celebration and fundraiser on April 15th 2016 at the Fat Fox.

We’re looking for LGBTQ+ and allied artists, musicians, and performers for an artistic celebration & fundraiser!

If you’re a visual artist, performance artist or musical artist, please contact us to see if you’d be interested!

We’re looking for any and all forms of art. Painting, drawing, sculpting, dance, music, song-writing, poetry, storytelling, graphic design… anything!

Artists will be paid.

For more information, contact us.