Position: Maritimes & Intern Coordinator
Organization: Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network
Location: from home, anywhere in the Maritimes (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI)
Application Deadline: October 2, 2017
Start Date: November 27, 2017
Terms and Hours: $2700/120 hours per month – possibility to increase to full time in 2018; Permanent Position (pending funding); Extended Health Benefits & 5 weeks annual vacation
Breaking the Silence (BTS) is a voluntary network of people in the Maritimes who began to organize in 1988 to support the efforts of Guatemalans struggling for political, social, and economic justice. We recognize that injustice is connected to structural inequalities both within and between countries, and BTS is committed to supporting structural transformation both in Guatemala and in Canada.
In order to carry out this work, we are seeking a creative and thoughtful Maritimes & Intern Coordinator. This person will be flexible and self-motivated with strong facilitation and time-management skills, excellent interpersonal communications skills and a demonstrated interest in community engagement.
The successful candidate will have a strong working relationship with the BTS Guatemala Coordinator and take the lead on coordinating BTS’s priority areas of work in Canada, including:
Duties & Responsibilities
The Maritimes & Intern Coordinator will:
Take the lead on guiding the outreach and advocacy of the BTS network. They will do this by:
Take the lead in coordinating all aspects of the BTS International Youth Internships in Coordination with Guatemalan Host Organizations, BTS Community Council, Atlantic Council for International Cooperation and Tatamagouche Centre. They will do this by:
Take the lead on communications with the network. They will do this by:
Promote cross-cultural learning and opportunities to deepen solidarity relationships through delegations to Guatemala and Canada. They will do this by:
Skills, Knowledge & Experience
The candidate will:
In general, the successful candidate should:
Conditions: The Maritimes & Intern Coordinator will work remotely from the Maritimes. The successful candidate will participate in a minimum three-month probation period before a permanent position is offered. BTS requires staff to participate in self and peer evaluations bi-annually. The successful candidate must have a willingness to give and receive feedback.
Reporting: The Maritimes & Intern Coordinator reports to the Breaking the Silence Community Council.
Deadline to apply is Monday, October 2, 2017 (position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found). Your application should be sent to:
The application package should include:
Interviews will take place by phone or in person the weeks of October 2 & 9.
Ideally, the successful candidate will begin on Monday, November 27, 2017.
We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Read more about the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network at www.breakingthesilenceblog.com
Breaking the Silence encourages people from diverse race, gender, ethnic group, age, personality, cognitive style, abilities, education, and backgrounds to apply. If your life experiences and skills differ from what is in this posting but you think you are the right person for the position, please apply!
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GoodWork ID: 42561 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Sep 14 2017