3200 Kempt Road, Suite 202

B3K 4X1, Halifax NS


Position Title: Youth Engagement officer, Summer Position

Summary of Job Description

The Youth Program Assistant is responsible for assisting in the implementation, coordination and evaluation of youth summer programming. He/She will be responsible for the development, coordination and evaluation of activities in association with the ADAM Youth Exchange Program in conjunction with the program group leaders. The incumbent will manage the day-to-day operation of the program, handle multiple activities within a fast paced environment and develop and maintain positive working relationships with the youth and external partners (i.e. twin group, YMCA and vendors).


Duties & Responsibilities

  • -          Assist in the planning and implementing the 2017 ADAM youth exchange that include
  •        Program logistical support during hosting of twin group (i.e. coordinating meals, and  
  •       Transportation); organize and lead weekly leadership development meeting with the
  •       ADAM Youth Exchange Group; oversee and organize fundraising activities with the
  •       ADAM Youth Exchange Group; maintain regular communication with the YMCA
  •       Regional Coordinator, Twin Group Leaders and act as the main point of contact for hosting Of the twin group.


  • -          Assist in the planning and implementing the 2017 ADAM and SOAR summer camp
  • -          Engage youth in ADAM’s mentorship and tutoring programs
  • -          Recruit and manage volunteer staff as required.
  • -          Perform various duties that may arise in support of any ongoing ADAM initiative.



-          Must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution majoring in relevant field in social science, community development or recreational and leisure studies and be returning to full-time studies in the fall 2017.

-          Must be between the ages of 15 -30

-          Must be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person who refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigrant and Refugee Protection Act.

-          Must be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/ territorial legislations and regulations.


Required Skills:

-          Experience working with youth between the ages of 12-18

-          Experience working within a community-based organization or non for profit setting.

-          Experience facilitating projects and programs.

-          Excellent verbal and written communication skills

-          Must be able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks, complete assignments in an accurate and timely manner.

-          Ability to work in both independent and team settings

-         Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications and Outlook


Position Package:

-          10-Week contract June 19th– August 26th, 2017

-          35 hours per week at $10.85 per hour.

Date Posted:  May 15th, 2017                                     Closing Date:  May 26th, 2017

Position Start Date:  June 19th, 2017

Please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of:

Selection Committee

African Diaspora Association of the Maritime

Physical address:

3200 Kempt Road

Suite 202

Mailing Address:

B3K  4X1 Halifax, NS

Phone: 1(902) 404-3670

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Assistant Vice-President, Human Resources

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 18,500 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, poised to celebrate 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.

Dalhousie students and faculty engage in learning and discovery across our 12 faculties — whether in the classroom or in the more than $135 million in research we conduct each year with hospitals, industry, governments, non-profit agencies and universities around the globe. Whether it’s our passion for teaching and learning, our commitment to the highest levels of research, our priority for diversity and inclusiveness, or our dedication to serving local, national and international needs, the Dalhousie community is united in our quest to make a lasting impact on our world.

Dalhousie’s Assistant Vice-President, Human Resources (AVP, HR) leads, plans and directs the full range of HR functions and services including HR information and analysis, payroll, insured benefits and pension administration, compensation, employee relations, academic staff relations, and talent management, including recruitment, organizational health, and training and development. Reporting to the Vice-President, Finance and Administration and a key member of the senior administrative team, the AVP, HR is a strategic HR advisor to leaders across the University and a role model for Dalhousie’s values. Accountable for ensuring that HR strategy and service is aligned with the University’s strategic objectives and supportive of the academic mission, the AVP, HR works in collaborative partnership with academic, administrative and HR leaders across the University. In pursuit of excellent customer service, efficiency and contemporary HR practice, the AVP, HR promotes the identification and supports the introduction of new and enhanced policies, systems and practices and fosters the development of capacity and capability of the HR team.

As the ideal candidate, you bring leadership experience and understanding of the broad range of HR functions, ideally from within a post-secondary or a similarly large, complex, unionized environment. You have a deep understanding and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. You are conversant in contemporary HR practices and trends and have led the introduction of new policies, systems and processes to support recruitment, engagement, development and performance of talent. You are a valued advisor, able to successfully build cooperative relationships with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and areas. You are a skilled mentor, coach and facilitator whose demeanor and attitude earn the respect and set the tone for those around you.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, contact Anna Stuart or Shauna Smith at 902-425-2148, or submit your application online at: 11368.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.