Regional Youth Worker (4 Regional Positions)

Nova Scotia, Canada
by Chanae Parsons
Regional Youth Worker (4 Regional Positions)

Regional Youth Worker (4 Regional Positions)

Nova Scotia, Canada
by Chanae Parsons


Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute (DBDLI), as an Africentric based Institute, focuses on excellence in Africentric education and research. Its activities are predicated on connecting with and serving African Nova Scotian communities.

DBDLI identifies and addresses the gaps and educational equity issues through research, publications and educational resources. The DBDLI through an Africentric lens works with research, youth, publications, community engagement and sponsorship. To learn more about us

Role Description:
The DBDLI seeks an individual with demonstrated active engagement within African Nova Scotian communities and working with young people of African Ancestry to fill the Regional Youth Worker Position. There are four positions available in regions: Tri County, South Shore, Strait and Cape Breton.

The Regional Youth Worker will provide support the Delmore Buddy Daye Learning Institute’s Coordinator of Youth Initiatives and Projects (CYIP) in leading youth focused and community initiatives held within their region. Recruitment and engagement of African Nova Scotian youth and community members will be imperative to this work.

The Regional Youth Worker will serve as a community champion who works collaboratively and builds relationships with African Nova Scotian/Black serving organizations and bodies to impact learner’s academic success. The position will also play an instrumental role in developing a database of young adult leaders from across the province.

Requirements and Qualifications:
*Currently attending and or enrolled with a post-secondary institute in fields education and/or social sciences.
*Knowledge and demonstrated experience working with African Nova Scotian youth in an educational setting.
*The ability to work independently in flexible work situations and/or environments.
*An understanding of Africentric principles
*Knowledge of issues in the African Nova Scotian communities
*Excellent oral, written and social media communication skills
*Experience in liaising, consulting and/or collaborating with multiple stakeholders and/or governments.
*Ability to create meaningful relationships with community, youth and partner organizations
*Knowledge and application Microsoft Office 365
*Experience working with non-government and government organizations
*Experience in community development

Wage/Salary Compensation:
6 Month Term –January 2020 - June 31, 2020 Commensurate with education and experience.

Please forward your cover letter and resume to:
Email –
in the subject line please include ATTN: CYIP/RYW

Attention: , CYIP RYW Application
Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute
5450 Cornwallis Street Halifax, NS B3K 1A9

Due to the nature of the position and the work of the Institute, preference will be given to candidates of African ancestry. Please self-identify as a person of African ancestry and outline your work/experience with the African Nova Scotian community in your cover letter and resume.

Closing date: December 16, 2019 at 4:00pm

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Nova Scotia, Canada

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African Nova Scotian Directory - Google Local Guide
African Nova Scotian Tourism Guide
Africville Story Map
Destination Liberty: Your guide to Black Historic Travel Destinations in Nova Scotia
Historical Black Settlements in Nova Scotia (Google Map)
Jamaican Maroons in Halifax: A Black Canadian History Guide
Nova Scotia Toursim: Discover African Nova Scotia

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