Founded in 1899, Frontier College is a national, non-profit literacy organization that partners with a variety of community-based organizations to deliver volunteer-run programs across Canada. We work with children, teens, adults and families to improve their literacy skills and increase their opportunities.
Frontier College is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Toronto Community Team. The Volunteer Coordinator/Research Assistant will screen and manage volunteers who tutor children and youth, provide administrative support to the Toronto Community Team, and provide support to the Frontier College research team. Frontier College is able to provide this position through the Investing in Neighbourhoods initiative of Toronto Employment and Social Services.
This position will report to the Community Coordinator in charge of our North York, St. Jamestown and Regent Park Programs. The Volunteer Coordinator/Research Assistant will work 20 hours per week. The Volunteer Coordinator/Research Assistant has a balance of volunteer management, program and administrative responsibilities as detailed below.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Skills and Attributes
- Work with the Toronto Community Team to identify volunteer needs and how to better support volunteer tutors
- Create volunteer advertisements and promote volunteer opportunities, especially at York University. Identify new sources for volunteers
- Maintain volunteer postings and receive inquiries from interested candidates
- Maintain volunteer records and database information
- Work with the Community Coordinator to properly screen, train and place all Frontier College volunteer applicants
- Assess volunteer needs at Frontier College programs run in partnership with corporations and community organizations.
- Assist the Community Coordinator with organizing volunteer recognition events and program celebrations
- Provide continuous ongoing support to volunteers as needed including program resources.
- Provide support to the Frontier College research team. Duties will include data entry and analysis, and report writing
- Lead a research project in collaboration with the Regional Manager
- This role may change throughout the year depending on the key priorities of the Toronto Community Team
- Experience and demonstrated ability in working with volunteers and developing volunteer programs is essential
- Excellent computer skills including email, word processing and spreadsheets
- Ability to maintain the utmost in confidentiality
- Strong knowledge of social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter)
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong networking skills
- Ability to work independently, take initiative and follow directions
- Research experience
- University degree or equivalent background/experience
- Reliable and flexible
- Excellent organizational skills
Training and Compensation
- Knowledgeable of the Regent Park, St. Jamestown and/or Jane and Finch communities
: Hourly wage plus 4% vacation pay.
Interested candidates must be eligible to participate in the Investing in Neighbourhoods program and should submit both resumé and covering letter through the Toronto Employment Opportunities System (EOS): www.toronto.ca/eos
(select Investing in Neighbourhoods
For the access code to EOS please contact your nearest Employment Centre: http://app.toronto.ca/ECPortal/locations.jsp
or call (416) 397-1788.
: August 8, 2016
For more information about Frontier College visit www.frontiercollege.ca
You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview. We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from diverse individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code
. We are committed to integration and maintaining the independence of individuals and removing barriers to accessibility in the workplace. We are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code,
the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act,
the Occupational Health and Safety Act,
and all other applicable legislation. We invite applicants to request accommodation, as required, throughout the application and hiring process.