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Every One Every Day Kjipuktuk/Halifax
Every One Every Day (EOED) Kjipuktuk/Halifax is an exciting initiative that is working to develop inclusive social infrastructure that creates opportunities for learning and action around Truth & Reconciliation at the neighbourhood level. This means working with the team and community to activate our Truth and Reconciliation Framework and supporting the emergence of projects that invite respectful sharing and learning around First Nations, Metis, and Inuit culture.
You will be joining us at an exciting time, halfway into a three-year development phase as we continue the development of key infrastructures (ie. Neighbourhood Shop and Community Build Trailer) and a growing network of practical participation projects. Anchored in the North End of Kjpuktuk (Halifax), Every One Every Day projects are all about creating opportunities for residents to connect and learn over shared interests and work together to shape civic and social spaces in ways that draw on the knowledge and skills of people living nearby.
Currently we are looking for a Manager, Neighbourhood Projects to provide leadership to a small, dynamic team of Neighbourhood Project Designers and strengthen support and capacity for an evolving network of neighbourhood projects. The Manager, Neighbourhood Projects will bring creative insight, along with skills in facilitation and design-thinking; They will be laser focused on what it takes to build inclusive community spaces through participatory approaches and supportive environments.
Position: Manager, Neighbourhood Projects
Every One Every Day (EOED) Kjipuktuk/Halifax
Statement of Intention: We encourage applications from individuals who self-identify as Indigenous, African Nova Scotian or Nova Scotian of African ancestry. We are particularly interested in recruiting people with connections to Halifax’s North End.
Reports to: EOED Program Director
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Position Type: Full time (35hrs/week), fixed term (one-year) contract with possibility for extension.
Salary: $63,000-$68,000 per year.
About the Role:
The Manager, Neighbourhood Projects provides leadership & support for Every One Every Day’s Neighbourhood Team, who work together daily to activate EOED infrastructures (ie. Neighbourhood Shop and Community Build Trailer), in connection with surrounding organizations and businesses. They also support the design and development of seasonal programs that include a range of team and resident-led projects. The purpose of these programs is to illuminate a vision for a new kind of neighborhood; One where many different people can meet and work together on the creation of neighborhood projects that invite the ideas and creativity of everyone.
You are a seasoned people manager, with passion and skill for supporting people to show up and do their best work in highly collaborative environments.
You are a design thinker, skilled at developing and delivering creative and participatory design processes in support of inclusive community and city-building.
You are a skilled facilitator, with a toolbox of methods and activities for creating safe and inclusive spaces that invite dialogue, curiosity, and a sense of possibility.
You are a great problem solver and community animator— helping the team to find spaces, identify opportunities and partnerships in support of developing a growing network of spaces and projects that support community-driven action.
You are resourceful, self-directed, and highly organized. You enjoy leading and working within focused and driven teams.
You are passionate about working to build more inclusive and socially connected communities that prioritize principles of equity as well as learning and practice around decolonization.
You are someone who will make it happen, even if it isn’t perfect or is difficult.
Team Leadership & Development:
Lead and support Every One Every Day’s Neighbourhood Team with a focus on aligning efforts and facilitating meaningful collaboration towards the design and development of EOED programs and projects.
Provide one-on-one mentorship and support for EOED’s team of Neighbourhood Project Designers, including the development seasonal work-plans and prioritization of tasks across the team.
Facilitate creative design sessions that bring the team and/or residents together to brainstorm ideas and turn possibilities into practical projects for the neighbourhood.
Work with the Program Director to lead and support staff recruitment, development and learning for the Neighbourhood Team.
Program & Project Co-Design
Provide leadership and support in the development of a range of tools & interactive displays that can help visualize new possibilities for the neighbourhood and how people can work together to activate public spaces in inclusive and creative ways.
Build & strengthen partnerships with local organizations & businesses through the design & implementation of collaborative projects that help to connect and leverage community & social infrastructure (indoor/outdoor spaces, equipment & tools, knowledge & relationships, etc.) across the neighbourhood.
Support the expansion and activation of key infrastructures (ie. Spaces, mobile units) to expand opportunities and entry points for participation.
Support the creation of safe and inclusive spaces for all community members and work with team to apply trauma-informed and culturally sensitive approaches.
Program & Project Management:
With support from EOED’s Operations Manager, oversee daily operations planning for the Neighbourhood Team, including weekly scheduling and time-off, coordination & facilitation of weekly meetings, and procurement of project equipment and supplies.
Oversee the development of, and engagement with, a range of tools & processes that support the collaborative design of EOED’s programs and projects.
Oversee general administrative tasks required for on-going development of the work.
Manage assigned budgets for project materials and expenses and help to coordinate bulk purchasing of equipment and supplies.
Evaluation, Learning & Story-Sharing
Contribute to the development of learning & practice tools that help to capture our unique approach, for use within the team and for sharing externally.
Participate in on-going processes of data collection and developmental evaluation through resident stories, individual & team reflection, and a range of data collection tools
Contribute to insight gathering, analysis, and content development for annual reports or specialized communications products.
Contribute to the coordination and development of updates, news, and story-sharing across key social media channels.
Adhere to EOED Team Values and all Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre policies and practices.
For this role, we are looking for an experienced and empathetic team leader with TONS of enthusiasm for connecting people to explore, design and activate creative projects for the neighbourhood.
Essential Knowledge, Skills & Competencies:
Team Leadership: 3+ years’ experience managing at team including providing support for staff recruitment, development and performance.
Program/Project Planning & Delivery– 3+ years’ experience in a program management role where you were responsible for overseeing project planning & implementation in collaborative environments.
Facilitation – Demonstrated experience developing and facilitating creative workshops & ideation sessions and a high degree of comfort in supporting others to do the same.
Design Thinking – Familiarity with the principles and practice of design-thinking.
Community Engagement– Comfort and confidence working with diverse community members to harness & connect different knowledge and skill sets in support of community-led action; Experience working directly with First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities across Nova Scotia considered an asset.
Communication – Excellent written and verbal communication skills to support the communication of ideas across contexts and support creative and productive workflow within the team and with partners.
Proficiency with a range of technology to support design and project management (MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, HubSpot, and/or others).
Must provide a Vulnerable Sector Check and Child Abuse Registrar prior to hiring.
Energetic – great at face-to-face communication- able to convey ideas, generate excitement, motivate and encourage people to get involved.
Highly organized – with a strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks, set goals and establish priorities in a timely manner.
Persistent – strong follow-up ensuring continuity and excitement is generated.
Reliable – both process and outcome focused: you do what you say you will, ask for help where you need it, and continuously seek opportunities to strengthen both our approach.
Action orientated – with a sense and capability to get started and move things along in emergent environments.
Curious with a learner’s mindset.
Committed to achieving social change – where everyone is able to participate, and no one is left behind.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document to: email@example.com
Applications will be accepted until 5pm on Thursday, November 23rd, with interviews taking place the week of Dec 4th-8th. Only those applicants who are screened for an interview will be contacted.
Within your application, please indicate clearly if you identify as Indigenous, African Nova Scotian, or Nova Scotian with African Ancestry. We’d also love to hear if you have existing community relationships in Halifax’s North End.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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