CORE Canada Program Coordinator
Do you love working with and engaging youth and young adults in meaningful opportunities? Do you have experience in public relations? If so, we may have an opportunity for you! World Renew has a full time opening for a Program Coordinator for World Renew’s Global Engagement Opportunities (GEO) program, based in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
Implement an effective Global Engagement Opportunities (GEO) program in Canada, organize Connections Tours and inspire and engage youth and young adults particularly in the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) in global thinking and kingdom action.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Coordinate the Canadian Global Engagement Program by:
- Building support for World Renew and for fields and field staff, in particular by engaging the church community and other constituency groups (e.g. schools and so forth) to maintain existing, and acquire new, global engagements through regular interaction
- Developing and growing the Global Engagement Opportunities (GEO) and goals, including intensifying existing, and finding new opportunities for engagement in CRCs, non-CRCs and schools,
- Finding, offering and maintaining specific (short-term) project partnerships for churches and schools.
- With US GEO staff, planning Connection Tours and other forms of individual staff engagement schedules to maximize the number of churches/groups who receive regular visits from agency staff,
- Developing and maintaining an articulated communication plan of the program, such that it promotes and educates constituents (churches and schools), including youth and young adults, in building a deeper relationship with World Renew and its programs
- Developing and maintaining a fundraising component of the program through the training of staff and the development of resources and tools, in collaboration with the other CORE team members
- Reviewing and developing the annual Global Engagement Canada budget and manage expenses related to field staff Connection Tours and other forms of staff engagement in Canada
- Assigning Connection Tours dates for assigned field staff and others via active communication with the field staff, their supervisors and the agency’s Human Resources department
- Providing resources and guidance to field staff and others to ensure quality presentations to constituents
- Ensuring that churches and schools in partnership with World Renew receive updates from the field
- Preparing and ensuring the printing, updating and distributing of profile cards, brochures, photographs and other media
2. Promote agency and external collaboration by:
- Participating in, and contributing to, the strategic development of World Renew’s communication with its constituency to increase knowledge, involvement, prayer and financial support
- Collaborating and participating with CRC agencies, committees and taskforces to communicate a united message to constituents, upon request
- Collaborating with partners and alliances for mutual benefit to increase World Renew’s exposure to a broader constituency
3. Develop and implement the Youth and Young Adult Program (YYAE) by:
- Developing, implementing and marketing youth and young adult engagement programs in part to enable reciprocal relationships and implementing a coordinated, cooperative and multi-faceted program of youth engagement, in support of World Renew ministries
- Developing and assisting with the agency’s relationships with youth- and young adult-focused organizations and actively participating at events, programs and conferences to increase agency interest and engagement
- Connecting with and motivating church youth pastors and youth leaders, and campus chaplains to engage youth in World Renew’s current and developing programs and activities
- Connecting directly with youth, young adults and congregations through speaking and teaching opportunities, as applicable
- Collaborate with other members and sub-teams of CORE
4. Perform other duties as assigned
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
- Able to respect and support the mission, vision and values of the CRCNA
- Committed to Christ and able to recognize this position as one that contributes to the work of God’s Kingdom
- Committed to working towards gender equality in all aspects of our programming, plans, policies and organizational structure
- Demonstrated commitment to promote a work environment that values diversity and equality, as well as have respectful relationships with others
- Good knowledge of the CRCNA constituency
- Proven ability to relate cross-culturally
- Professional, cooperative demeanor
- Willing and able to work in a team-based organization
- Disciplined, self-motivated work style; able to function competently and productively with little supervision
- Excellent active listening, verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to effectively manage multiple detailed tasks within deadlines
- Demonstrated advanced computer knowledge of the entire MS Office and Google Suite products including database management/utilization and interface programs
- Creatively problem solve related engagement matters for a mutually satisfying outcome among a diverse group of stakeholders
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree required in business, management, human services or another related field; specialization in youth education, theological education is a definite asset
- At least two years of work experience is required, in public relations and/or marketing particularly with international and/or not for profit organizations is preferred
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- This position may require travel to an international destination and travel within Canada and the US for overnight meetings.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Occasional international travel may occur to destinations with rough terrain, unreliable access to water and electricity and increased exposure to illness.