JOB: Project X Coordinator

Job TitleProject X Coordinator
Type of PositionPart-Time (25 hours/week)
Contract (June 1 2020 – March 31 2021)
Hourly Salary$18.00/hr
Benefits15 days vacation Health days
Application DeadlineMay 30th 2020 at 10:00am

Mission

Head & Hands envisions a society where all youth are participants and are inspired by the endless possibilities available to them. Our mission is to work with youth to promote their physical and mental well being. Our approach is preventative, non-judgmental, and holistic with a fundamental commitment to providing an environment that welcomes youth without discrimination. We facilitate social change and the empowerment of youth based on their current needs within our community and society at large.

About Head & Hands and the Legal Team

Since 1970, Head & Hands has been helping youth harness their potential to create healthy, vibrant, and caring communities.  We envision a society in which all young people are full participants, inspired by the endless possibilities available to them.

Head & Hands’ legal services support people in Montreal, and youth in particular, by providing them with the information and tools to make empowering decisions about their own situation. Our legal team holds legal clinics twice a week at which clients may consult a lawyer at no charge. We also provide workshops on topics like tenancy rights, age of consent, bullying & cyberbullying, cannabis legalization and employment law. Another initiative is Project X, which documents the experiences of youth with racial profiling.

About Project X Coordinator Position

As an integrated part of Head and Hands myriad free services, Project X Mtl was launched in 2007, our mandate is to support youth by helping them find creative ways to survive the effects of institutional racism, racial and social profiling. To provide access to justice to youth, and inform and provide a safe space for communication and expression. 

An important component of this program is education: “best practices” for keeping oneself safe, offering tools, on how to report racial profiling incident(s) and doing it in a way without having to incriminate themselves. Offering a safe space to BIPOC youth for sharing their experiences.

Sharing voices amongst peers and helping to break isolation. Building solidarity between racially oppressed groups. Collect and publish youth testimonies on Head & Hands website and social media platforms.

Duties: 

  • Create informative and educative content to be put on the Head & Hands website
  • Research, collect, assess, analyse and edit youth testimonies as needed, compile statistics
  • Build comprehensive racial profiling workshops and/or pamphlets as needed
  • (Co-)present workshops and focus on knowledge sharing to BIPOC and their allies
  • Recruit and train volunteers as needed
  • Evaluate workshops on an ongoing basis via surveys and evaluation forms. 
  • Research for programs offering legal training and/or professional development opportunity pertinent to Project X
  • Encouraged to work collaboratively with H&H street workers, to build outreach strategy as needed
  • Maintain a presence at Jeunesse 2000 Teen Drop-in Centre to build and forge relationships of trust with youth
  • Create a outreach strategy, establish contact in the community, forge relationships and  partnerships with key members of other organizations while promoting Project X MTL and Head & Hands legal services, as needed

Requirements & Assets

Requirements:

  • Bilingual French & English
  • A commitment to harm reduction and anti-oppression
  • Two years of post-secondary education and/or experience in law or legal-related fields (ex. advocacy)
  • Excellent time management skills, personal organization and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Active listening skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Experience working in a collaborative team setting
  • Deep understanding of the chronic strain or stress of being marginalized, including: racism, homophobia, transphobia, poverty, living with disability, transmisogyny 

Assets:

  • Experience with youth or marginalized groups
  • Experience in the non-profit sector or in a community organization
  • Program coordination or administrative experience
  • Connections to or background with NDG and its communities
  • Experience in animation
  • Experience working in a collective structure
  • Experience in peer supervision
  • Experience in training of interns and volunteers

Application Process

Please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter to legal@headandhands.ca, and including “Attn: Project X” in the subject line. Applications can also be submitted in person at 3465 Benny Avenue. Guidelines for preparing your CV and cover letter are available on our website. No incomplete applications will be accepted.

As an organization that works to facilitate social change and the empowerment of diverse communities of youth, Head & Hands recognizes that experiencing marginalization and oppression often brings both challenges and valuable skills and perspectives.

 We recognize that these skills are often undervalued and unacknowledged in professional settings, despite being highly transferable to the work we do. If you have questions about representing non-traditional skills and experience within your application, please get in touch for support in framing what you have to offer in a way that’s identifiable within the Qualifications and Assets described above. 

People of color, people with disabilities, women, two-spirited and queer people, trans people and other candidates who experience marginalization are strongly encouraged to apply and to self-identify in your cover letter. We are committed to creating a workplace as diverse as the communities we serve, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.


Applications are due before 10:00 am on May 30th 2020. All candidates will be sent a confirmation that their application was received, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further.