In cooperation with the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) and Golden Community Resources Society (GCRS), Golden's Age Friendly Committee is looking for their first Age Friendly Coordinator.
The job posting for the Age Friendly Community Coordinator position is now on the East Kootenay Employment website and in The Golden Star. The deadline to submit a resume and cover letter is 2pm on Friday, April 24.
The Age Friendly Community coordinator will aim to oversee, promote and encourage implementation of the Age Friendly Community Plan (AFCP) in order to create a supportive, welcoming and vibrant environment for older adults. This person will work
collaboratively with the Age Friendly Committee and community.
· Post-secondary education or a minimum of 2-years experience in a related position
· A demonstrated ability in program support, coordination and event management
· Experience working on initiatives and/or collaboratives involving many stakeholders
· Knowledge of needs, issues and services related to older people
· Self- motivated and able to work as part of a team
· Experience with grant writing
· Excellent computer skills (e.g. creating documents and Power Point Presentations, social media)
· Excellent communication, time management and organizational skills
Oversee, promote and encourage implementation of the AFCP
· Organize and facilitate presentations, meetings, and events
· Preapre meeting materials, presentations and reports
· Research events different funding options to sustain the coordinator's position and ensure the goals of the Age Friendly Committee and plan are met
Wage: $25/hour x 15 hours/week
Contract runs from end of April to January 8, 2016 (Funded by the Columbia Basin Trust; Golden Community Resources Society is the employer)
To view the Age Friendly Community Plan, visit the following link: http://www.goldenloom.ca/age-friendly.html.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Monica De at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 24, 2015, 4pm.
First, do you create a Community Team or create the mechanism to support one?
That is the chicken & egg scenario that Golden & Area A faces in Spring 2015.
While there has been interest in developing, aligning and strengthening, the non profit sector in Golden & Area A since 2010, formalizing that sustainable structure has been challenging. To further challenge the sector, there has been minimal political interest in supporting a Community Team. After a presentation by Jill Zacharias, City of Revelstoke's Social Development Coordinator, there was a proposal to allocate some funding from the cancelled Grant in Aid program ($22,500) from the Town of Golden for a similar position. However, this concept was not moved forward during the last Council's term and the current Council has in fact re-allocated $20,000 back to a Grant In Aid program.
By way of a Simon Fraser University (SFU) Community Economic Development (CED) course hosted in Golden in December 2014, there has been considerable interest in the "Constellation Model" concept and applying that to local community groups and projects. There is already an Early Childhood Development Coalition (ECDC), an Age Friendly Community Plan and Committee, and ongoing discussions among Trails, Faith-Based, Education and Sports & Recreation organizations. There is also plans underway for bringing local youth-focused groups together to discuss opportunities, overlap, sharing, results and alignment. All of these activities are leading the community's organizations towards formalized constellations and, ultimately, a Community Team.
However, at the end of the day, and for many reasons outlined in this project, a Community Team needs to be supported - to some extent both financially and politically.
For More Info:
Visit a discussion on alternative models of CED and Community Teams on this site. To participate in a future Community Team Prototyping event, contact Ryan at email@example.com.
Golden Community Resources Society (GCRS) has been awarded funding through Golden & Area A's CBT Community Initiatives & Affected Areas Program (CIP/AAP) to execute Community Team Prototyping with The Banff Centre's expert facilitators.
Project Scope Statement:
Well-briefed local leaders and participants will be led through a customized, collaborative learning program that will help explore, design and test our Community Team's supporting documentation, performance 'norms' and measures.
1. Community Team Terms of Reference
2. Community Team Roles & Responsibilities
3. Community Team Support Requirements
4. Community Team 3 Year Plan
The Community Team will improve community planning, resource allocation and decision-making with respect to public organizations. Good planning needs to come from many networked groups. The hundreds-of-thousands of dollars in funds from-this-community, and for-this-community, can be allocated in a more open, collaborative and meaningful way.
For More Info:
Contact Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golden Community Resources Society strives to capture and share knowledge that will help non profits serve their communities more efficiently.