Position: Operations and Special Projects Lead
Location: Metro Vancouver, BC
Are you passionate about building strong organizational systems and processes? Do you want to be a core team member shaping a young, impact-driven organization as it grows? Are you looking for a unique role that balances operations and administration as well as youth engagement and programming? We’re looking for you!
CityHive works on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories. We're a Metro Vancouver-based non-profit organization on a mission to transform the way that young people are engaged in shaping their cities: in city planning, decision-making processes and urban sustainability issues. As a youth-led and youth-run non-profit, we harness the energy, experiences, and perspectives of youth to create projects and solutions to make our cities more sustainable, just and resilient. We work with civic institutions to make their youth engagement more meaningful and inclusive.
Our programming areas include:
In just over four years, CityHive has run dozens of youth-centred programs and projects that have shifted youth engagement practices and offered opportunities for youth to become more civically engaged. CityHive partners with many organizations and institutions across Metro Vancouver to make our programming meaningful. Our work centres around building youth’s capacity, connections and skills to tackle complex, systemic challenges from climate change to housing to civic engagement to the energy transition.
This role is a unique blend of overseeing internal operations and supporting the delivery of youth engagement projects. To date, all of the operations and HR & administrative functions of the organization have been the responsibility of the Executive Director, and this role presents an exciting era for CityHive to build out strong internal operations that are also in alignment with our organizational values. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Operations & Special Projects Lead will oversee CityHive’s operations, administrative systems, and team development as the organization’s work and impact grows. The Operations & Special Projects Lead will also support other CityHive program areas as needed, which may include scoping out new projects and opportunities for youth engagement in Metro Vancouver, fund development support, program design and facilitation. This role is perfect for someone who is looking to be the core part of a small team at a key time of organizational growth; someone who has a strong propensity to project management, organization, operations and team culture; someone with strong value alignment with JEDDI (justice, equity, diversity, decolonization and inclusion) principles; and who is also looking to be hands-on with supporting some on-the-ground youth engagement programming and strengthening youth engagement practices across Metro Vancouver.
Administrative systems (15%)
*Note: If you have similar experiences, but do not meet these requirements exactly, we encourage you to go ahead and apply and elaborate in your cover letter. If you’ve recently taken time off to tend to loved ones or for other reasons, please do apply and feel free to elaborate in your cover letter— any related gaps on your resume will not impact our evaluation of your application.
CityHive is committed to supporting the development of our staff team and will support you in learning on the job. We look forward to reading your application!
What we stand for:
CityHive is committed to creating a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace. We value the leadership of people who have been historically and systemically marginalized and strongly encourage racialized, Indigenous, persons with disabilities and LGBTQA12+ candidates to apply for the role.
Here are our organizational guiding principles:
CityHive is just over four years young. As a relatively new, young, growing organization, you will be working closely in a small dynamic, nimble team. As such, each person on the team is valued and takes on leadership roles in different capacities. We are highly invested in each team member and creating opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are accustomed to learning as we go, being flexible and open, and having fun while doing important work! Some work on evenings and weekends is expected depending on program schedules. With current provincial health orders in light of COVID-19, our team is working entirely remotely.
In light of COVID-19 and potentially shifting recommendations from health authorities, work environment, start date and other details will be discussed at length at the interview stage.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Apr 4 2021 ID: 59351