This position works out of two location: Primarily out of a Rexdale location and also out of our main office at Yonge and Eglinton.
- The Community Engagement Specialist is a dynamic self-motivated individual that will recruit volunteers to reduce the significant number of children waiting to be matched with a mentor. This role will also build partnerships with organizations that will refer children to our programs.
- Minimum Deliverables each year: Recruit a minimum of 100 new adult volunteers each year resulting in accepting 70 each year from that group. Generate at least 50 referrals of families and children/youth from the community in Rexdale.
- Build and maintain solid, trusting relationships cross-functionally within
- Be a visible and dynamic ambassador for BBBST in the communities that we have prioritized in Toronto. At this time those communities are Scarborough and Rexdale. This position will focus on Rexdale.
- Develop and steward relevant community relationships for recruitment and referrals.
- Engage in a variety of networking activities in the prioritized communities to promote a volunteer recruitment
- Develop and implement action plans with strategies to increase awareness of our need for volunteers and opportunities for children/youth
- Assist in the development of recruitment campaign messaging to produce and distribute print and digital
- Facilitate information sessions for prospective volunteers and work with BBBST team to facilitate other pre-match training and onboarding
- Organize, coordinate, and participate in volunteer recruitment fairs and promotion opportunities. This includes opportunities at post-secondary institutions and with other community partners
- Coordinate space rentals for info sessions
- Build relationships with referral Partners to encourage referrals of volunteers and children
- Collaborate with the existing enrollment team to conduct intake and assessment interviews as required.
- Abide by Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada National Standards as required.
- Attend agency events, and be an ambassador for BBBST as requested
- Maintain strict confidentiality and adhere to the privacy statement as set out in the Policies and Procedures at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto
- A post-secondary diploma or degree in a related field (education, social or human services, child and youth work, family studies, etc.). BSW preferred.
- Minimum 3 years’ experience working with children, youth and/or families.
- Preference for candidates that live or have lived/worked in Rexdale and have an established network in the community
- Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
- Knowledge of community development/connections is an asset
- Experience working in a culturally diverse setting
- Strong organizational skills
- Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft office, including Word, Outlook, Excel and power point
- Ability to work flexible hours including week nights and some weekends as required
- This position requires in-office work as well as occasional travel within the community being served.
- Successful Police Clearance and Vulnerable Sector Screening
Note: Although we have a flexible work policy this position will be required to establish a presence in communities by building partnerships in person. Travel across the city will be required. Having a car will be beneficial. Minimal remote working.