Literacy Outreach Coordinator

The Coastal Family Resource Coalition (CFRC), in partnership with the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust (CBT), is seeking a part time employee to work an average of 8 hours per week dependant on funding from Decoda Literacy Solutions to support the Coastal Family Resource Coalitions implementation of the Dual Language Literacy Plan.

 

This is a capacity building position and the successful candidate will work with the CFRC team to develop a capacity building plan based on their own abilities and goals and be mentored for 6 to 8 months. The successful candidate must be available on the first Wednesday of every month for the regular Coalition Meeting and meet on a regular mutually determined day with members of the CFRC team (4 hours per week). The remaining hours can be determined based on availability.

 

All activities will reflect the unique strengths of Central Region communities and will be grounded in culture, respect, and collaborative practices. The employees will also be responsible for meeting the requirements of the funder Decoda Literacy Solutions. Communities to be served are Hot Springs, Ahousaht, Opitsaht, Tofino, Ty-histanis, Esowista, Hitacu, Macoah, and Ucluelet.

 

About The CFRC

The CFRC is a regional network coordinated and administered by the CBT and guided by an ad-hoc committee of the CBT.

The CFRC is an interdisciplinary network of service providers that develops capacity to address the needs of children, youth, families, and communities, and to improve communications between service providers, agencies, communities, and funders.

Monthly meetings are held from September until June in alternating communities to provide an opportunity to network, share resources, and reduce service delivery duplication. The CFRC’s goal is to improve the overall health in our communities.

The coalition serves all west coast communities and contributes to building strong and united cultures. It helps the CBT achieve its mission by facilitating the local sharing and exchange of knowledge and experience that promotes social and cultural sustainable development.

Roles and Responsibilities:

 

Roles and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working with the Language Committee to move forward in a coordinated fashion on the priorities outlined in the literacy plan.
  • Building community awareness around Nuu-chah-nulth and English literacy and language development.
  • Working with partners in all West Coast communities to move forward the literacy plan initiatives.
  • Utilizing the various literacy days and events throughout the year to promote literacy (Raise-a-Reader, Family Literacy Day, and National Indigenous Peoples Day).
  • Promoting literacy skills and development in both Nuu-chah-nulth and English, in all West Coast communities.
  • Attending and participating in relevant community meetings throughout the region.
  • Promoting and support literacy and life-long learning throughout the participating communities.
  • Contributing to writing funding proposals to support literacy activities and initiatives throughout the region.
  • Providing information to Decoda Literacy and additional government agencies when required.
  • Complete Literacy activities as identified in the yearly work plan
  • Developing literacy networks within the participating communities and build the capacity of each community to deliver and sustain local literacy initiatives.
  • Providing monthly reports/up-dates at the Coastal Family Resource Coalition meetings.
  • Recording and typing monthly Coastal Family Resource Coalition minutes and assisting with hosting and logistics of all monthly meetings.

Candidate qualifications and key competencies

  • Knowledge of Nuu-chah-nulth culture and local communities.
  • Interest in program development.
  • Ability to work through conflict and diversity of thought.
  • Ability to work in collaboration with multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to create and cultivate partnerships.
  • Flexibility, Empathy, Resilience, Integrity, Compassion, Good Judgement, Creativity.
  • Communication, Learning, Being Cutting-Edge, Perseverance to Deliver, Respect, Joy.
  • Drivers licence and vehicle required to attend meeting through out the region.

Company: 

Clayoquot Biosphere Trust

Location: 

Tofino

Contact Info: 

The CBT is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects our region. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups (Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, women) when you apply.

 

Application procedure

Applicants are requested to submit a resume and a cover letter describing how their skills and experience meet the requirements of the role. Please also include the name and contact details for two references. The closing date for applications is September 18 2020, 23.59 PST. Interviews will be held online as necessary. Please submit completed applications to literacy@coastalcoalition.ca.

 

Please contact Brooke Wood if you have any questions or to discuss the position, 250-725-8227 or brooke@clayoquotbiosphere.ca.

 

Only qualified candidates living within the Clayoquot Biosphere Region will be considered.