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Outreach and Community Coordinator


Job Type: Permanent/Full time (35 hours a week)
Compensation: $22/hr
​Employment Term: 1 year contracts
Application ​​Closing Date: July 26th, 2024 

Who ARTSJUNKTION mb is ...


​ArtsJunktion mb Inc. is a community-based, charitable organization committed to redistributing reusable materials throughout Manitoba. Since ArtsJunktion’s incorporation in 2007, ArtsJunktion mb has grown from a creative reuse dream into an organization with 2000 members, a group of loyal materials donors, its own depot space in the heart of downtown Winnipeg with arts and creative reuse workshops. ArtsJunktion gathers reusable materials from businesses and individuals—materials that would otherwise be considered waste and in turn end up in the landfill—sorts them and makes them available to the public at our depot. Our supplies are utilized by grade schools, colleges and universities, daycares, artists, teachers, and care homes, as well as redistributed through our city to support events such as Nuit Blanche, Pride Winnipeg and Winnipeg Fringe Festival.


​We operate on a take-what-you-need, pay-what-you-can model, which ensures access to all Manitobans. We provide art workshops with an emphasis on repurposed materials, and  support artists through promotion of their art with fairly paid employment opportunities. We continue to work to reduce landfill waste by receiving materials from businesses, organizations and individuals for distribution to the public, and increase environmental awareness through community engagement and programming. Our goal is to provide a safe and inclusive space for all community members, and to support our neighborhood, city, and province through vibrant, reciprocal partnerships.


Who SNA is ...


The Spence Neighbourhood Association Inc. works with the people in the  Spence Neighbourhood to revitalize and renew their community in the areas of Holistic Housing, Community Connecting, Community Economic Development, Environment and Open Spaces, and Youth & Families.

The purpose of the Spence Neighbourhood Association is to activate and engage the people of Spence Neighbourhood in building and rebuilding their neighborhood in the primary areas of:


Holistic Housing | Community Connecting |Environment & Open Spaces | Community Economic Development | Youth & Families.

Sounds Interesting? We’re Hiring!


​ArtsJunktion mb in partnership with Spence Neighbourhood Association is seeking an individual to fill a new role as Outreach and Community Coordinator. 
The Outreach and Community Coordinator will spearhead new initiatives to meet the mandates of both Artsjunktion and SNA, by increasing community engagement, improving safety and strengthening relationships within the Central, Centennial, and West Alexander neighborhoods. 


Central Neighborhoods is a project for the coordination of neighborhood revitalization activities in Central Park, Centennial and West Alexander. For the last few years, Central Neighborhoods has been hosted under the umbrella of Spence Neighbourhood Association (SNA) Inc. 


Beginning in 2024, SNA will be collaborating with ArtsJunktion MB. to host the Central Neighborhoods within the Centennial, West Alexander, and Central Park communities. 


The Outreach and Community Coordinator will work to deliver community connection, and development, capacity building, and harm reduction programming to key stakeholders within the geographical boundaries listed above. 


Responsibilities:


Art/Engagement

  • Facilitate community art projects aimed at beautifying the central neighborhoods and engaging community members, with support from the Programming Coordinator. 

  • Oversee and coordinate neighborhood beautification projects, involving community members in the process.

  • Identify and redistribute resources and materials to other organizations and community projects.

  • Develop and implement outreach strategies to engage diverse community members in art projects and events.

  • Utilize various communication channels, including social media, newsletters, and in-person interactions, to promote community art initiatives.

Safety and Community 

  • Lead outreach efforts to build and nurture relationships with other organizations and individuals within the community.

  • Research, implement, and promote policies and practices that contribute to safer and more inclusive spaces within the participating organizations.

  • Demonstrate familiarity with Indigenous cultures and ensure respectful engagement with Indigenous communities.

  • Develop and implement policies, procedures, and training programs to address issues of safety, diversity, and accessibility.

  • Collaborate with staff and volunteers to ensure compliance with safety guidelines and protocols during events and activities.

  • Serve as a point of contact for addressing concerns related to safety and inclusivity, providing support and resources as needed.

  • Support the well-being of marginalized community members, as they work to affirm their rights, including LGBTQ+ individuals, people of color, and individuals with disabilities.

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, Arts Administration, Community Development, or related field. Combination of education and experience would be considered. 

  • Experience in community organizing, advocacy, or social justice work.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a self-directed manner, with strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Knowledge of safety protocols and experience implementing policies to ensure safer spaces.

  • Understanding of Indigenous practices and commitment to cultural sensitivity and inclusivity from a decolonial perspective. 

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with experience in public speaking and presentations.

  • Strong social media management skills and familiarity with digital marketing tools and strategies.

  • Ability to organize and facilitate community engagement events, workshops, and meetings.

  • Knowledge of community resources and networks, with a focus on leveraging partnerships to support community art initiatives.

  • In-depth knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion principles, with experience implementing inclusive practices in organizational settings.

  • Experience conducting research and developing policies and procedures related to safety and inclusivity.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to facilitate difficult conversations and address sensitive issues with empathy and professionalism.

  • Training or certification in conflict resolution, mediation, or restorative justice is a plus.

Reporting To: Artsjunktion and Spence Neighbourhood Association  Leadership


Submit Resume and Cover Letter to: The Hiring Committee
Email: hiring@artsjunktion.mb.ca


ArtsJunktion values the experience and knowledge of people who have faced systemic and structural barriers and is committed to diversifying its workforce. We encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of color; newcomers; people with differing abilities; and those who identify as 2SLGBTQ+ to apply and self-declare in their cover letter.
 

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