Part-time Workshop Facilitator in Alberta: Creating Sustainable Dialogue Around Elections Initiative

Application deadline: Monday January 16th, 2017 

Title: Workshop Facilitator 

Starting date: February 1st 2017 

Position Type: 10 hrs/wk February 1st, 2017 – May 31st, 2017 Flexible working hours and possibility to renew

Wage: $17/hr 

Location: Edmonton or Calgary (Working from a virtual office) 


To APPLY: Send a resume, cover letter, and 2 references to Caro Loutfi, Executive Director, to

**We thank everyone for applying but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.**

Job Description: 

Working virtually with the Apathy is Boring team in Montreal, the Workshop Facilitator will be responsible for overseeing and presenting between 12 and 15 workshops in community organizations across Alberta. Supported by and in partnership with Elections Alberta, the objective of this initiative is to engage the community sector across Alberta in better supporting 16-24 year olds in electoral participation. This includes, but is not limited to: conducting workshops for youth between the ages of 16 to 24 years old, building sustainable relationships with participants, community members and Apathy is Boring staff, compiling data and feedback forms, and synthesizing findings towards the production of a final report for dissemination with project stakeholders. 


Workshop Facilitation 75%: 

 ● Facilitate 12-15 civic engagement workshops for youth aged between 16 and 24 

 ● Maintain management of approx. 10-20 participants per workshop 

 ● Use presentation planned and developed by Elections Alberta and Apathy is Boring 

 ● Collect self-assessment information after every workshop 

 ● Build positive and professional relationships with workshop participants

 ● Attend required training sessions


Community Outreach 10%: 

 ● Engage with a diverse group of community organizations that reach an audience of 16-24 year olds 

 ● Gather feedback from local community organizations on materials developed for electoral mobilization 

 ● Maintain ongoing communication with community agencies throughout the project 


 Project Management 10%: 

 ● Submit monthly activity reports to project coordinator for review 

 ● Engage in weekly calls with the Montreal-based Apathy is Boring team over Skype 

 ● Ensure the achievement of expected timelines and deliverables, and the efficient use of human and practical resources 

● Tracking project impact measurement metrics 


 Budget Management 5%: 

 ● Adhere to financial guidelines and procedures set by Apathy is Boring 

 ● Implement and maintain the program budget 



 ● Post-secondary education in Political Science, Journalism, Communications, Non-Profit Management or related field (ongoing or completed) 

 ● Excellent communication skills including verbal, written and presentation skills 

 ● Well developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with organizational staff and participants 

 ● Strong analytical skills with an ability to anticipate problems and develop appropriate solutions 

 ● Knowledge of computer and database/spreadsheet/word processing software 

 ● Proven ability to work effectively both independently and in a team based environment

 ● Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities 

 ● Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills 

 ● Knowledge of the nonprofit sector is an asset