Frontier College is a national, non-profit literacy organization that 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 partner organizations to deliver volunteer-run, community-based programs across Canada. Frontier College is accredited under the Imagine Canada Standards program.
Since 2005, Frontier College has been partnering with Indigenous communities across Canada – particularly those in remote locations – to offer Summer Literacy Camps for local children and youth. The camps aim to provide summer learning enrichment opportunities for the children and youth, promote a love of reading and learning, as well as parent and community engagement.
We are currently seeking an Intern to assist with a variety of administrative and logistical activities related to the Indigenous Summer Literacy Camps program, and other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will receive valuable hands-on experience, training and mentorship, and professional development in a friendly and positive environment.
This position is based in Toronto, and reports to the National Programs Support Manager.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Skills and Attributes
- Procurement, inventory management, packing, and shipping of materials and supplies to northern communities across Canada
- Recruitment and coordination of short-term staff and volunteers to assist with packing of materials and supplies
- Archiving and analysis of program records
- Creating programming/curriculum resources
- Must be 18-29 years old
- Strong organizational and time-management skills
- Strong initiative and problem-solving skills
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Able to work independently and within a team
- Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities
- Detail-oriented, comfortable with large volumes of data
- Knowledge of Windows, and MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
- Must be able to lift medium to heavy boxes
- Possess a G2 or G driver’s license
- Access to a vehicle, when needed
- Prior experience with Frontier College and/or the literacy field
- Relevant studies in social work, social studies or the humanities
Interested candidates should send resumé and covering letter to
- Approximately 7 hours/week from March and April, with bulk of hours taking place in May and mid-June, for a total of 165-170 hours.
- Successful candidates will be paid on a biweekly basis
Cory Kane, National Programs Support Manager
: 4 March 2019
For more information about Frontier College visit www.frontiercollege.ca
We encourage applications that reflect the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds we serve at Frontier College. In keeping with our ongoing efforts to promote equity and reflect the diversity of our organization, we encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.
Furthermore, we welcome applications from 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.
You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.