Temporary Employment Opportunity Bilingual Coordinator (English/French) Pan-Canadian Citizens’ Dialogues
Start date: June 19, 2017
End date: October 31, 2017
Supervisor: Robin Prest, Program Director, Civic Engage, SFU Centre for Dialogue
Salary: $20-24 per hour
Hours: 35 hours/week. Episodic overtime, some work outside of regular office hours.
Position Location: SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre campus), 3rd Floor, 515 West Hastings St., Vancouver
Date posted: May 19, 2017
Closing Date: May 31, 2017, 11:59pm
The Centre for Dialogue reserves the right to adjust application deadlines and negotiate the terms of employment to ensure that its immediate resourcing needs are filled.
Applications: Submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae with references via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating “Application: Bilingual Coordinator – PanCanadian Citizens’ Dialogues” in the subject line.
Note: Please note that full fluency in French is a mandatory requirement for this position. We are no longer accepting applications for the previously posted position of a Dialogue & Public Engagement Coordinator.
Civic Engage formalizes the commitment of Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue to increase the capacity of governments and citizens to work collaboratively on policy decisions. The program leverages the Centre for Dialogue’s status as a neutral facilitator and reputation as a globally-recognized centre for knowledge and practice in dialogue. Focus areas include capacity building, direct services, research, and public forums.
Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue uses dialogue to generate non-partisan and constructive communication around difficult topics. We partner with government, business, and community groups to explore critical issues that impact the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of our communities.
The Coordinator is responsible for the delivery of specific tasks under active supervision, such as stakeholder outreach, research and authoring sections of documents. Work may include some supervision of project tasks for student volunteers.
The Coordinator will help to implement participatory research projects with stakeholders and members of the public through the delivery and support of public engagement initiatives. The main focus will be on supporting five Regional Citizens’ Dialogues and one National Citizens’ Dialogue that the Centre is implementing in partnership with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) as part of the Generation Energy public consultation. The dialogues will be deliberative in nature, resulting in high-quality citizen input into Canada’s energy future, with a specific focus on the 2030-2050 timeframe for meeting Canada’s 2050 greenhouse gas reduction targets while maintaining a healthy economy. The six Citizens’ Dialogues will take take place between September 8 and October 13, 2017 in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and Winnipeg. In addition, the successful candidate will support other Centre for Dialogue program areas including servicing clients through the Centre’s social enterprise, as well as supporting capacity building programming to fulfil the strategic mandate of Civic Engage. The ideal candidate will possess excellent outreach and communications skills and have a strong attention to detail, with the ability to build strong relationships and manage logistics for complex events under high scrutiny and tight deadlines. Applicants should have a keen interest in public engagement and dialogue, including the ability to maintain neutrality and engage across diverse world views.
The person hired through this position will be considered an employee of Civic Engage, and will not be an employee of Simon Fraser University.
Civic Engage is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, although Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.