Aboriginal eMentoring BC Project Worker (to be filled immediately)
eMentoring is a four year project funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The aim is to encourage Aboriginal students to stay in school and consider choosing a path towards university/college.
eMentoring is recruiting a project worker to help with various tasks related to program implementation and research. Supervision will be provided by eMentoring project staff. This is a temporary part-time student position with flexible hours of up to 15 hours a week at $15.00 per hour. Some evening and weekend work may be required. Appointees will be required to commit to a minimum of 4 months of work until December 31st, 2013. There is a possibility of ongoing work in 2014.
- Filing and scanning mentee and mentor applications onto the Shared-Drive
- Enter mentee and mentor applications into Database
- Follow up on Mentor 1 year Agreement Forms
Intake & Research
- Follow up on missing documentation and Consent Forms
- Assemble and mail mentee orientation packages and mentor training packages
- Perform screening/interview phone calls for mentees
- Perform parent/caregiver survey phone interviews
- Assist Intake Coordinator check-ins with “independent” mentees throughout the year
- Update and enter new content on website and/or other social media platforms
- Draft articles for newsletters
- Update and maintain recruitment materials
- Design and coordinate the creation of promotional materials
- Distribute promotional flyers and invitations for Open House
- Attend events such as Mentor Training and Open House
- Assist with the creation of master distribution list for promotional packages
- Print and mail promotional packages
Please email résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 9, 2013 at 5pm. We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from Aboriginal persons, members of visible minority groups, women, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Preference will be given to individuals with experience and/or strong working knowledge of Aboriginal health, context, and culture. A criminal record check is required.
Aboriginal eMentoringBC is 1 of 11 finalists for a $15,000 People’s Choice Award!
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With the eMentoring year coming to an end we wanted to look back at our many accomplishments! This year our first batch of mentees and mentors started their journey together – a huge milestone towards impacting the lives of youth by supporting them in their pursuit of health careers.
This year we also recruited many new and existing mentors and mentees who are eager to continue on to the next eMentoring year. We attribute the success of mentor and mentee recruitment to our established community, organizational, and institutional partners (e.g. Adams Lake Band, Akisq’nuk First Nation, Sto:lo Nation, School District 36 (Surrey), and School District 23 (Okanagan). New partnerships are also beginning to blossom with School District 83 (Salmon Arm) and Bella Bella.
This year we launched our online mentoring platform on the icouldbe.org website and mentors and mentees began to work through their Personal Quest. These early success stories have shown us just how rewarding this program is for everyone involved.
We received recognition and honour for our project when we received 2 awards from the Ashoka Changemakers Initiative: Inspiring Approached to First nation, Metis and Inuit Learning. Ashoka Changemakers is a global community that provides resources for people to contribute to a better world. Ashoka makes it possible for individuals and groups to share ideas and network in order to recruit supporters, track progress and inspire change. Its is an honor to be recognized by such an amazing community of people. We are grateful to have recieved recognition for our project after only our first year of active eMentoring.
We hope that next year will be even more fulfilling and memorable! We are excited about the up coming year and the new opportunities and accomplishments that the new year will bring!
The sun has finally decided to show itself and we at eMentoring are getting energized as we continue to work tirelessly at recruitment. Mentor and mentee applications are starting to come in and we are getting excited that the fall eMentoring term is going to great!
In other news we are happy to announce that we have a new addition to our team. Cailin Lau is our new work study student who will be helping us out with mentee recruitment, event planning and anything else that needs done around the office. Welcome Cailin to the eMentoring team!
We are beginning recruitment for the fall intake! Our community leads, eMentoring staff who oversee the mentees in each community, are working diligently to recruit new students who are interesting in participating in the eMentoring program. Each community lead is situated within the community so that there is always someone close by to encourage and facilitate.
Any Aboriginal youth in BC between the ages of 11-18 can participate in the program!
eMentoring is an online mentorship program that matches Aboriginal youth with a mentor, where together, they will work trough a Personal Quest in which mentees gain the confidence and skills required to pursue a university education and possibly a career in the health sciences.
Mentees benefit from the program by:
-Getting a chance to communicate and build a relationship with a post-secondary student who has similar interests
-Supporting youth to believe they can graduate high school and enter university or college
-Learning how to develop attainable steps to reach a goal
-The program may spark an interest in the health sciences, which is an area that desperately needs more Aboriginal professionals!
Interested in becoming a mentee? Know an Aboriginal youth who would benefit from having a mentor?
Click here to download an application: Aboriginal eMentoring BC: Mentee Application Form
Got a question? Contact our Mentee & Mentor Coordinator!
(t) 604-875-4111 ext. 69152
To be held on Sept 28, 29, & 30, 2012 – Chase, BC
Hosted by: Adams Lake Indian Band, Education Department
The 3 day conference features hands on workshops and activities; where youth get a chance to explore and exposes them to:
- Restorative Justice
- Canoe Journey
- Traditional Games
- Digital Filming
- Fish Camp
Scheduled evening events:
- Lahal Tournament
- Shuswap Idol
Please view video clip from last year’s Dreamcatcher Shuswap Youth Conference 2011. I would like to acknowledge Doreen Manuel and her students (Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking Program, Capilano University) who worked with youth and put together this video:
If you are interested in attending the Dreamcatcher Shuswap 4th Annual Youth Conference, please complete and submit this registration package: Dreamcatcher Complete Registration Package-2012
Additional information contact Adams Lake Band, Education Department – 250-679-8841.