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Program Support Trainee

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City of Toronto

City of Toronto

Job description

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Program Support Trainee within our Social Development Finance & Administration Division, Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit.

Investing in Black Children and Youth is a key priority in the implementation of the Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism. The Black youth Internship program supports youth of African descent in their career exploration by working at the City of Toronto.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assists with various divisional programs and office functions.
  • Assists with (collecting data and) assembling and compiling information packages for various projects/assignments/operations.
  • Assist with research to support policy and project development
  • Locates, searches, records, photographs, inputs data, field notes, sketches, etc.
  • Assists with social media and communication support
  • Travels to various locations and/or attends special events with staff to distribute and provide information and answer general questions.
  • Assists with packing, delivering, setting up displays, equipment, supplies, etc.
  • Provides information, documents requests/findings for information and directs inquiries to appropriate staff to answer questions/handle requests. 

Key Qualifications:

  1. Recent graduate of  Sociology & Political Science, Communications, Planning or related field or approved equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  2. Experience volunteering, working and/or providing support to Black and other marginalized communities.

 You must also have: 

  • Agility, adaptability, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Good time management skills
  • Knowledge of issues facing marginalized Toronto youth in local communities across the city, including Black Youth, 2SLGBTQ, Francophone, Disabilities and the criminal justice system. Lived experience in all or any of these areas is an asset.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills including the ability to present research findings.
  • Strong research skills with the ability to gather, summarize and share information virtually.
  • Ability to use a variety of computer applications including Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Good organization skills with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and co-operatively as a member of a team.
  • Event planning experience an asset.
  • Ability to support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.

Note: The applicant pool from this job posting may be used for similar summer job opportunities in various divisions.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve.

Accommodation

The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.

City of Toronto

Job description

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Program Support Trainee within our Social Development Finance & Administration Division, Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit.

Investing in Black Children and Youth is a key priority in the implementation of the Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism. The Black youth Internship program supports youth of African descent in their career exploration by working at the City of Toronto.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assists with various divisional programs and office functions.
  • Assists with (collecting data and) assembling and compiling information packages for various projects/assignments/operations.
  • Assist with research to support policy and project development
  • Locates, searches, records, photographs, inputs data, field notes, sketches, etc.
  • Assists with social media and communication support
  • Travels to various locations and/or attends special events with staff to distribute and provide information and answer general questions.
  • Assists with packing, delivering, setting up displays, equipment, supplies, etc.
  • Provides information, documents requests/findings for information and directs inquiries to appropriate staff to answer questions/handle requests. 

Key Qualifications:

  1. Recent graduate of  Sociology & Political Science, Communications, Planning or related field or approved equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  2. Experience volunteering, working and/or providing support to Black and other marginalized communities.

 You must also have: 

  • Agility, adaptability, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Good time management skills
  • Knowledge of issues facing marginalized Toronto youth in local communities across the city, including Black Youth, 2SLGBTQ, Francophone, Disabilities and the criminal justice system. Lived experience in all or any of these areas is an asset.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills including the ability to present research findings.
  • Strong research skills with the ability to gather, summarize and share information virtually.
  • Ability to use a variety of computer applications including Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Good organization skills with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and co-operatively as a member of a team.
  • Event planning experience an asset.
  • Ability to support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.

Note: The applicant pool from this job posting may be used for similar summer job opportunities in various divisions.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve.

Accommodation

The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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