Seeking mentors for the Alberta's Future Leaders summer program

Date: Feb 18, 2020

Deadline: Mar 15, 2020 - 11:45 pm

Summer Employment Opportunity
Make a Difference This Summer - Be a Mentor

The Alberta's Future Leaders (AFL) Program collaborates with Indigenous communities in Alberta to provide a multi-summer youth program. Youth are engaged through sport, arts, recreation, leadership, and cultural activities facilitated by mentors living and working in the community. Host Communities share their unique culture and history to guide the development of relevant and meaningful experiences for their youth.

As a Mentor, you will:

  • Be employed by an Indigenous host community in Alberta from May 3 to August 20, 2020
  • Organize and coordinate daily sport, arts, recreation, leadership and cultural activities with a fellow mentor
  • Deliver engaging and purposeful programming that responds to community needs
  • Fulfill AFL program requirements and host community expectations while navigating complex relationships
  • Promote active and creative lifestyles • Build strong relationships with youth and community

Mentor Wages

  • Mentors are contract employees of the host community and will be paid a hourly wage of $20 for the summer based on 40 hours a week
  • Mentors will be provided housing for the summer while in the host community

Mentor Qualifications

Mandatory Requirements

  • Full, non-GDL Class 5 License
  • Standard First Aid and CPR Certification
  • A criminal record check with vulnerable sector check

Skills and Attributes:

  • Experience working with Indigenous youth and/or communities
  • Experience planning, organizing, and implementing sport, arts, recreation, leadership or cultural programs
  • Experience creating safe and welcoming environments
  • Experience working as part of a team
  • Demonstrate strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Creative, adaptive and flexible problem solving skills
  • Experience with conflict resolution and working in demanding situations
  • Knowledge of self-care strategies and healthy coping mechanisms

Assets:

  • Enrollment in a relevant post-secondary program: Native Studies, Physical Education, Visual and Performing Arts, Recreation, Education, Social Work, Child/Youth Care, or related fields
  • Class IV Driver’s License
  • Personal Vehicle
  • National Coaching Certification Program training
  • Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Suicide Awareness Training

For more information and to apply online visit albertasport.ca/programs/future-leaders-program/mentor

Application Closing Date: March 1, 2020

All applicants are thanked in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted with interviews taking place in early March.