December 16, 2023
The Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC) is seeking a dynamic individual with a passion for education, politics, and democratic engagement for the position of YVM Presenter.
This is a term casual position beginning immediately until June 2024. The YVM Presenter could work up to 35 hours per week, depending on the number of YVM bookings, and there is a minimum commitment of five hours per week.
The hourly rate of pay is $20.
Reporting to the Programs and Outreach Coordinator at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre, the YVM Presenter will deliver the Your Voice Matters: Building a Better Saskatchewan (YVM) program in Regina and surrounding areas. The position will also help organize, promote, and schedule the program. The YVM program comprises multiple topics, including federal, provincial, and Indigenous governance; political involvement; and Canadian citizenship, democracy, and voting. Sponsored by Elections Saskatchewan, YVM is offered throughout the province for students in grades 4-8. A second YVM Presenter position will deliver the program in Saskatoon and surrounding areas.
• Learn the YVM program and its five modules using interpretive guides, PowerPoints, and activity materials.
• Help promote the YVM program to educational institutions throughout Saskatchewan and assist with bookings.
• Deliver full- and half-day YVM programs to students in grades 4-8 based in Regina and other areas in southern Saskatchewan. This includes organizing all necessary materials, planning logistics, presenting PowerPoints and other media in an active and engaging manner, running themed activities for an entire class, answering pertinent questions, conducting surveys, and engaging with educators.
• Gather information and statistics by recording the number of students, school name, school district, and other relevant information from each booking. Distribute and monitor student and educator surveys from every class and collect feedback and testimonials from teachers/educators.
Education: Completion of an undergraduate degree, ideally in education, political studies, public policy, history, or another field focused on Canadian governance.
• Experience and/or training in educational programming delivery and/or classroom work is required.
• Experience working with youth and the general public is preferred.
• Knowledge of the Saskatchewan middle-years curriculum is preferred. • A combination of experience and education may be considered.
Skills and Traits:
• Desire to work with people, particularly youth (grades 4-8)
• Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills, featuring a professional, responsive, pleasant, and effective manner
• Knowledge of and/or passion in the areas of Canadian and provincial governance, elections, and history
• Must possess a valid class 5 driver’s license
• Regular access to a personal vehicle is required and the incumbent must be able to travel within Regina (to schools) and surrounding towns
• Organizational skills and the ability to set and adhere to work priorities and meet deadlines while working on multiple projects
• Ability to problem solve effectively and independently
• Reputation for establishing and building mutually supportive relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders while demonstrating tact, diplomacy, and intercultural sensitivity
• Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated combined with the ability to take direction, work effectively, and show initiative
• Demonstrated effective punctual, organizational, and time-management skills • Ability to communicate in French (written and oral) would be considered an asset
How to apply
Applications will be considered as they are received and until the position is filled and must be submitted to [email protected].
Applications must include a detailed resume and a cover letter detailing experience relevant to the position. Documents should be submitted as a single PDF file. References will be requested from those invited for an interview.
About YVM: In 2014, Elections Saskatchewan and the DCC formed a partnership to generate improved electoral awareness among youth. The partnership, through which the DCC delivers YVM to students in grades 4 through 8 at no cost, was formed to increase active citizenship, a greater awareness of democracy, and electoral participation.
YVM consists of a half-day program for grades 4-6 and a full-day program for grades 7 and 8. The modules cover the subjects of federal, provincial, and Indigenous governance; democracy
and voting; the division of powers and the Supreme Court; and the importance of active citizenship.
About the DCC: The Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker dreamed of a united Canada, one that would find strength through diversity. The DCC’s mandate is to build on this legacy by celebrating citizenship, leadership, human rights, and Canada’s role in the international community. The DCC offers a distinctively Canadian cultural experience. In addition to preserving and interpreting the core collection of personal artifacts bequeathed by Mr. Diefenbaker to the University of Saskatchewan, the DCC proudly hosts exhibits that interpret the Canadian experience, with a particular emphasis on the culture and heritage of the nation’s many peoples.