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Current Postings

Leadership Coordinator
Full-Time Role (1) & Part-Time Role (1)

We’re hiring!

Leadership Coordinator
Two positions - Full time or Part Time Available

 

Love meeting new folks and maintaining connections?

Enjoy working in a supportive team environment?

Enjoy gathering people together, socially or professionally?

Want to take action on issues facing women and gender diverse people in the trades or technology sectors?

Want to see a diverse, equitable, and inclusive skilled trades industry in the territory?

  • Salary: $30-32.00/hr plus benefits and 3 weeks paid vacation

  • Full Time: 32 hours a week at 40 hours of pay (YWITT operates on a progressive, four day work week model)

  • Part Time: 12-16 Hours a week

  • Duration: Flexible Start Date between June 3rd and 17th -September 30, 2025 with possibility of extension

  • Job Posting Closes May 26th, 2024

  • Location: Whitehorse

  • Admissibility:

    • All applicants must be comfortable in a space that centralizes a feminist model.

    • Hiring Preference: Yukon First Nations ancestry and Canadian Indigenous Ancestry.

 

WHO IS YWITT?

YWITT is located on the territory of the self-governing Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwatch’an Council. Since its incorporation in August 2000, YWITT has been working as a feminist, community non-profit organization based in Whitehorse, Yukon to advance equality in trades and technology careers. YWITT works alongside community partners and runs programs and initiatives. This includes experiential workshops, advocacy support, community-led research and policy work.
 

WHAT IS THE JOB?

75% of this position is the organizational lead on YWITT’s new emerging Leadership Program. The Leadership Coordinator will be directing the inaugural cohort of this program, and facilitating the work start to finish. The Leadership Coordinator (LC) will work in collaboration with the Executive Director and the existing LC on this project to recruit participants, support participants, facilitate discussions, deliver workshops and work directly with the 10 community participants of the training.

 

25% of this position will involve additional ongoing community support to adult tradespeople and people in tech in the form of individualized case management through referral to services, career advice, connection to mentors, training and potential employers.

 

This is an exciting and dynamic position with opportunities for professional development and creative program development.

 

About the Leadership Cohort:

Leadership is defined in many ways and involves the guiding, influencing, motivating and challenging individuals, groups or organizations to achieve outcomes and goals that can not be done individually. We see this in many ways in the skilled trades, peer to peer, apprentice to journeyperson, companies to employees.

The leadership cohort is a program designed to provide individuals in the skilled trades with the necessary skills and knowledge to become confident and effective leaders in their field. This cohort will explore practical learning in leadership qualities such as effective communication, decision making, conflict and team management. The Leadership Coordinator(s) will provide the cohort with formal and informal support, mentorship opportunities and the chance to learn from other professionals. This cohort gives people a chance to work on their own personal professional development, to support and empower tradespeople to not just excel in their technical skills but to also thrive as leaders who can guide and grow cultural change for those in their communities.

The Leadership Coordinators will be facilitating a monthly meeting of the Cohort, time and day TBD depending on the successful applicant's schedule

 

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Assessed through Resume/Cover Letter and Interview process):

  • Experience working in leadership training, as a leadership program participant or equivalent lived experience

  • Experience working in trades, technology or industry is an asset

  • Experience working in a non-profit setting is an asset

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically

  • Experience working with, managing and fostering collaboration in community

  • Excellent time management and ability to manage multiple priorities in a context of change and ambiguity and an ability to adapt to these changing needs

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Familiarity with Yukon First Nations and Northern Indigenous peoples

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Add to design and lead training opportunities for community members

  • Attend and facilitate group conversations and discussion during regular meetups

  • Develop and nurture relationships with community members

  • Respond to requests from educational and employer partners for inclusion resources for staff, engage in training and workshops with the goal of becoming a facilitator and integrating these into policies and new programs for YWITT

  • Develop and nurture relationships with and between critical community partners such as with service providers, business partners, First Nations partners, municipal and territorial partners with the support other programming staff

  • Booking programming spaces and purchasing and transporting supplies when necessary

  • Conducting debriefs, evaluations and writing reports

  • Event management

  • Willingness to work in a team environment and support team projects and/or events as needed

Administrative Support

  • Working with a budget and cash flow

  • General record retention and documentation

  • Writing, editing and preparing reports

  • Reply to information requests with referrals, and accurate information,

  • Provide administration support to management and other staff including: responding to public inquiries and maintaining office equipment etc

  • Facilitating group meetings, focus group discussions, and/or individual interviews, independently and/or with support

  • Starting and/or supporting new project(s) with interested community members, workplaces, and/or organizations

  • Taking notes at or after meetings and documenting ongoing work using words, pictures, video, or other creative means

  • Soliciting oral and/or written feedback from different people about our activities and events

  • Sharing your ideas, ongoing feedback, and reflections as part of our learning and team process

 

Working Conditions​

The Leadership Coordinator reports to and is supervised by the Executive Director.

This position is located in an open office environment and may involve travel to communities throughout Yukon. Additionally, this position must work collaboratively with many community partners including our program partners

Our office is based out of Whitehorse, though we are open for some of this work to be done remotely. For those with capacity and availability, this work may include visiting communities, so it’s a big plus for us if you are connected to other towns and nations outside Whitehorse.

Conditions of Employment

  • Mandatory confidentiality is a condition of employment of all personnel.

  • A Class 5 Drivers License is required

To apply, send a resume and a cover letter to jodie@yukonwitt.org: Please feel free to email, call, or text (867) 667-4441 if you have any questions related to this post, or require any support to get your application to us

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