The Youth Project is a youth driven, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing support and services to youth around issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. Education is one of the key activities we undertake in working towards our mission to make Nova Scotia a safer, healthier, and happier place for LGBTQ2+ youth.
As part of an expansion of our education work, we are currently seeking a passionate and committed Community Educator. Based in Halifax, this is a full time contract position (35 hours per week) running from February until the end of June. Depending on funding, there is the possibility that the position will be extended. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
The ideal candidate will be able to have complex and nuanced discussions around gender and sexuality. They will also understand the issues faced by LGBTQ2+ youth and the way various identities intersect with one another to create layered experiences and a unique set of needs for each youth. Furthermore, the ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of social justice issues and be able to apply this knowledge in a way that is open, welcoming, and cognizant of the need to create safer and affirming environments.
This position reports to the Education Coordinator.
As an organization serving youth dealing with issues of sexual orientation and gender identity, the Youth Project recognizes and values lived experiences of oppression and discrimination. If you are Black, Indigenous, a person of colour, a member of the LGBTQ2+ community, and/or a member of other groups facing discrimination, we welcome you to include this in your application.
To apply please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of Hari Eswaran, Education Coordinator, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Application deadline is Tuesday February 20th, 2018. Confidentiality is assured.