Summer Student Community Development Worker

We are currently looking for a temporary summer student Community Development Worker (35 hours per week), for an 8-week contract, starting July 11, 2022 and ending September 2, 2022.

Reporting to the Community Connector, the Community Development worker will need to be committed to social justice, familiar with the issues of food insecurity, and able to work collaboratively with the staff team and volunteers of The Local.    Highly organized, they will have knowledge of a community-driven model.  Experience managing multiple tasks and working within a chaotic environment will be a definite asset. Demonstrated problem-solving skills are essential.

Main duties will include research, project development and support, and contributing to evolving approaches to programming, communications and organizational development that are anti-oppressive/anti-racist, trauma-informed and body positive.

The position is best suited to a student interested in exploring a career in social justice and advocacy. To qualify, you must be:

  1. Between the ages of 15 – 30 years
  2. A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee status has been conferred, and be legally entitled to work according to the relevant legislation and regulations.

The Local is strongly committed to equity and inclusion. We especially welcome applications from members of racialized groups, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with our community. We are committed to achieving full accessibility for persons with disabilities by arranging for any necessary accommodations.

Interested individuals should send a resume and cover letter via email by
June 15, 2022

Student Community Development Worker Job Description Full[pdf]