quarta-feira, 7 de julho de 2010

Tread Lightly Program Coordinator

Company Description:
TakingITGlobal is an international organization lead by youth, empowered by technology. TakingITGlobal (TIG) connects youth from around the world to find inspiration, information and get involved in improving their local, regional and global communities. TakingITGlobal’s mission is to provide opportunities for learning, capacity building, cross-cultural awareness, and self-development through the use of Information and Communication Technologies. Its key strategic initiatives include; providing a virtual space for cross-cultural expression, dialogue, networking and collaboration among youth, supporting youth action and understanding around global issues, developing rich interactive, global education experiences, and facilitating the development of local content, multilingualism and skills training. TakingITGlobal has approximately 20 staff based in Toronto and an additional 20 staff who work part-time in different parts of Canada and around the world as well as hundreds of volunteers. Supporters include RBC Financial Group, Microsoft, the Government of Canada, the McConnell Foundation and Gordon Foundation. Please visit www.tigweb.org/about for further information.
Language Skills: French [ Fluent ], English [ Fluent ]

Job Type: Contract/Temp Region: Toronto - ON

Position: Tread Lightly Program Coordinator
Number of Positions Available: 1
Position Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Details: 12 Months, 35 hours per week
Start Date: August 16, 2010
Application Deadline: Ongoing

Please note: Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and interviews may commence before the closing date. Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply early.

About Tread Lightly
Tread Lightly is a free climate change education and engagement initiative offered by TakingITGlobal which seeks to empower youth to minimize their ecological footprints and take action on climate change. It comprises secondary school lesson plans, an accompanying online classroom, an art contest, and ecological footprint challenges.

About the Position
Working closely with the Online Community Animator and Multilingual Community Manager, and overseeing an international team of Language and Engagement Coordinators, the Program Coordinator will support the ongoing development, implementation, and promotion of the program in multiple languages and countries.

Roles and Responsibilities

Program Development
• Work with team to update, edit, and develop materials in multiple languages
• Co-coordinate translations of materials into French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
• Oversee the creation of online classrooms in multiple languages

Program Coordination
• Work closely with team members to update, edit and develop content
• Provide support to the schools implementing the program
• Collect and organize statistics and metrics for evaluation and reporting purposes
• Organize and build the program’s contacts database
• Lead the art contest judging process and the purchase and distribution of prizes
• Assist with donor relations, communications and reporting
• Oversee the training and progress of Language and Engagement Coordinators
• Work closely with program partners to plan and deliver video conferences
• Keep staff updated as to weekly achievements and objectives

Outreach & Promotions
• Promote the program in English and French through Twitter, blogs, email distribution and websites
• Support Language and Engagement Coordinators with international promotions
• Work with team members to build a database of promotional events, media outlets, and websites in each of the target countries
• Develop and deliver presentations and workshops in English and French
• Represent the program and TIG in interviews and at conferences and events

• Develop a strategy to gain media global exposure for the program
• Respond to emails sent to info@treadlightly.me
• Work with team members to translate and distribute press releases

• Studies in a related field (e.g. Education, Environmental Studies, Communications, Marketing, Project/Program Management, etc.)
• Fluent in English and French, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated interest in education, youth engagement and/or activism, especially with respect to climate change and other environmental issues
• High level of media literacy and an understanding of the uses of web 2.0 tools
• Proficient in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software, online software, and internet-based research
• Detail oriented, organized, with strong time management skills
• Able to work independently and to lead a team of virtual staff

• Experience working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector
• Leadership skills and workshop facilitation experience
• Experience with the TIG platform

Important Details

Applicants must be able to commit to a 12-month placement, from August 2010 to August 2011, with a commitment of 35 hours per week. Interns will be remunerated at a rate of $30,000 per annum.

To apply, qualified individuals should submit a resume along with two cover letters (1 in English and 1 in French) by July 30th 2010 at 5pm EST to jobs@takingitglobal.org. Please include the title of the position in the subject line of the email, as well as in the cover letter.

To learn more, please visit www.tigweb.org and www.treadlightly.me.

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