Tuesday, October 20, 2009

YWCA Muskoka Youth Intern Posting

YWCA Muskoka
October 2009

Intern, Youth Eco-Internship Program

Terms: This position is a nine month contract internship placement under the Youth Eco Internship Project and funded through YWCA Canada.

The candidate will be an employee of YWCA Canada, under the supervision and direction of YWCA Muskoka.

The position is scheduled to start November 1, 2009 and is based on 35 hours per week.

Classification: Project Related Staff
Reports to: Beth Ward, Executive Director
Rate of pay: $12/hr Hours: November 2009 – July 2010, 35 hours/week

This position will research and assess the technological needs of YWCA Muskoka providing recommendations on how to green the organization. This includes the use of technology to support virtual meetings; using internet and intranet applications for information sharing best practices; upgrading the website and training staff in the use of new systems. This position will address environmental protection with a focus on improving waste management; human and environmental health and safety; reducing travel; and environmental sustainability through education and communications.

Position Responsibilities include:
• Assess current technology equipment and capacity
• Research organizational communications to support a virtual staffing model
• Develop educational sessions on internet safety and environment stewardship for youth programs (boys & girls ages 9 – 18) and adult employment programs
• Improve existing website design and function
• Examine opportunities for social networking to enhance programs and membership services
• Assist in the creation of a budget and implementation plan for technology upgrades
• Complete a final report
• Access community partnerships and resources as required
• Participate in staff meetings, training and strategic planning sessions as required

• 18 – 30 years old. Some post-secondary education an asset
• Strong communication skills
• Demonstrated proficiency in computer skills
• A well developed interest or educational background in current technology
• An interest or educational background in environmental studies
• An interest in making a difference in the lives of youth and women in Muskoka

Please apply before noon on Monday, October 26. Send cover letter and resume to:
Beth Ward, Executive Director
YWCA Muskoka,
440 Ecclestone Drive, Bracebridge, ON, P1L 1Z6
Email: ed@ywcamuskoka.com
Fax: 705-645-4804


For more information on broadband and technology in Muskoka, visit the Muskoka Community Network website at

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