Become a Youth or Arts Mentor with the Alberta’s Future Leaders Program.
What is the Alberta’s Future Leaders Program?
The Alberta’s Future Leaders Program (AFL) is a community and youth development program that provides leadership opportunities to First Nations and Métis youth. By engagement through sports, arts, recreation, leadership and cultural activities the AFL aims to promote active, positive and healthy lifestyles.
Communities partnered with the AFL Program will employ one Youth Mentor and one Arts Mentor from April 29 to August 23, 2017.
As a mentor, you will:
- Live in, and be employed by, a First Nation or Métis community within Alberta
- Be immersed in the local culture learning the unique history, traditions, and protocols of your host community
- Role model an active, positive lifestyle with youth age 9-25
- Organize and facilitate daily sport, arts, recreation, leadership and cultural activities with a fellow mentor
- Plan and lead exciting sport/arts camps, active trips, and leadership opportunities
- Do challenging and exciting work you can be proud of while expanding your comfort zone and gaining new knowledge in a supportive environment
What experience do I need to be a mentor?
- Paid or volunteer experience planning, organizing and implementing youth programs
- Personal involvement in sports, arts, recreation, leadership or cultural activities
- Strong leadership and communication skills
- Self-motivation with the ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team
- Creative and flexible problem solving skills
- A willingness to live and learn in another cultural setting
- Standard First Aid and CPR Certification
- A criminal record check with vulnerable sector must be submitted prior to placement
- Relevant Post-Secondary Education: Native Studies, Physical Education, Visual and Performing Arts, Recreation, Education, Social Work, Child/Youth Care, or related fields
- Experience with First Nations or Métis communities in organized sports, recreation and/or Indigenous Arts
- Class IV Drivers License (transport more than 10)
- Personal Vehicle
- Mental Health First Aid/Suicide Awareness Training
How much will I get paid?
Mentors are contract employees of the community and will be paid a salary of $12,600 for the summer. Housing will be provided in your host community at no cost to you.
What is the deadline for applications?
Applications will be accepted until February 22, 2017 with interviews taking place in early March. All applicants are thanked in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For more detailed job information, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page on the website.
How do I apply?
Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter indicating which position(s) they are applying for. Please apply in confidence to:
Alberta’s Future Leaders Program
Suite 500, HSBC Building 10055 106 ST
Edmonton AB, T5J 1G3