Frontier College is a national, non-profit literacy organization which was founded in 1899. We work with children, teens, adults and families who need help to improve their literacy skills. We work with a variety of community-based organizations to deliver volunteer-run, community-based programs across Canada.
In Thunder Bay,
Frontier College offers homework clubs and tutoring programs in a variety of schools and community organizations for children, youth and families. In the summer months, we oversee the Lieutenant Governor’s Summer Reading Camp Program in 30 First Nations throughout Northwestern Ontario as well as take part in community initiative like “Summers in the Park” providing Reading Tents.
The Community Program Assistant will work with the regional team to set up and deliver all aspects of year-long community programming by implementing all aspects of the volunteer management policies, recruit and train volunteers, achieve and report on deliverables.
The Community Program Assistant requires strong communication, facilitation and training skills, superior organizational skills, excellent technical skills as well as a strong customer-service orientation with a positive attitude in a demanding and dynamic work environment. The position requires flexibility and willingness to juggle many different things over the course of the day, while also maintaining a high degree of attention to detail.
The Community Program Assistant is an integral part of the Thunder Bay team and reports directly to the Regional Manager. This position works closely with the Community & Catalyst Coordinator, Summer Staff and Interns.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Skills and Attributes
- Recruitment, screening, training and scheduling of volunteers
- Support all programming by assisting with program set-up, delivery, evaluation and recruitment of intern & summer staff.
- Assist with regional logistics related to summer literacy camps and other programming including travel, training, food, housing, materials, shipping, etc.
- Support program evaluation and reporting by receiving, compiling and submitting results.
- Assist with conferences, workshops and special events
- Coordinate book donation programs as needed (some lifting required)
- Other duties as assigned.
- Proven volunteer recruitment abilities
- Highly organized and great attention to detail
- Welcoming, friendly and helpful
- Ability to work effectively in fast-paced, lively and changing environment
- Excellent skill set with MS suite of office tools/document layout and design/research
- Experience working with volunteers/public
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with a focus on community engagement
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Understanding that extended and weekend hours are necessary on occasion with notice
- Respectful of diversity
- Minimum 1 year of experience in a similar role
Interested candidates should send resumé and covering letter to
- Proficiency with MS Suites of Office tools
- Respect for diversity
- Valid Driver’s License and access to a vehicle.
Cathy Mehagan (email@example.com)
: 4 pm, Wednesday, August 24th
For more information about Frontier College visit www.frontiercollege.ca
Frontier College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.