Are you passionate about creating welcoming and safer schools for LGBTQ students?
Are you interested in helping all youth become allies to LGBTQ youth?
Do you want to have ridiculously fun and exciting conversations about gender, sexuality and intersectional experiences with youth?
Then you should apply to be an Out in Schools Facilitator! Successful candidates will be responsible for delivering presentations to BC high school students and will lead facilitated discussions related to LGBTQ issues with as many as 500 students or as few as 10 students. Through media critique and analysis, discussions around homophobia/transphobia, facilitators will build empathy and disrupt assumptions in high schools and communities. The incumbent will be no more than 30 years of age and will have previous experience working with youth. Self-motivated and organized, the candidate will liaise and build connections with educators, school administration and students.
This is a part-time contract opportunity. Facilitators will commit to facilitating a minimum of 10 workshops per term, with flexible hours, and will report to the Out in Schools Program Coordinator.
Prepare and update film and Powerpoint/Prezi programs in advance of classroom presentations
Facilitate Out in Schools film-based dialogues on LGBTQ issues with high school and middle school-aged youth in presentations and workshops
Share reflections and learning assessments after each presentation in the facilitator feedback survey
Be a positive resource and role model for LGBTQ and allied communities
Liaise with educators and school administration
Be available for regular training and professional development
Assist with program evaluation
Participate at Out in Schools special events and fundraisers
Minimum 2 years experience working with youth and/or organizations that support youth
Confident and experienced public speaker and facilitator
Basic presentation setup/teardown; comfortable with technology and software, including projectors, sound, Macbook, Prezi
Responsible, communicative, and reliable
Teaching or other relevant experience working in the field of education
LGBTQ and community-based social profit sector work experience
Knowledge of film and media analysis
Must be comfortable using basic presentation technology and software, including projectors, Prezi, presentation setup/teardown
Additional languages spoken is an asset
Valid Class 5 Driver's License (or willingness to obtain)
As an organization working with youth, the successful candidate's position will be conditional on an acceptable criminal records check.
This is a year-round, contract position based on number of workshops per school term, from October 24, 2014 to June 30, 2015.
Anticipated Start Date: October 24, 2014
Candidates should be between the ages of 20-30, as of the application deadline
Successful candidates must be flexible to work during school hours (8am - 4pm) at a minimum of 2 days a week
Commit to facilitating a minimum of 10 workshops per school term, with flexible hours
Willing to travel throughout Metro Vancouver and British Columbia
Email cover letter and resume to Jen Sung, Out in Schools Program Coordinator, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5PM Friday, October 10, 2014. Please indicate "OIS Facilitator Position- YOUR NAME" in the subject line. Apply early.
Out On Screen strives for meaningful employment from all communities that reflect the diversity of our LGBTQ lives. First Nations people, people of colour, trans* people and persons with dis/abilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
We thank all candidates for applying, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please look to our website for employment updates.
Presented by Out On Screen Film and Video Society, the Out in Schools program harnesses the power of film to engage youth and educators on issues related to homophobia and bullying.
Since 2004, Out in Schools has reached more than 50,000 young people across BC through our classroom workshops and film presentations. Our team of experienced facilitators are passionate about making a positive impact in our schools and communities.