Call for Candidates: Applications Due January 9, 2022 

Are you a passionate, courageous, and ambitious young leader who aspires to challenge the status quo? 

Are you comfortable with ambiguity and open to innovation while testing new skills?  

Are you a possibility thinker?

Why

For the past year, Community Foundations of Canada has been exploring transformation at three levels: internally, within the community foundations movement, and societally to relentlessly pursue a future where everyone belongs. CFC acknowledges that this future is only successful when integrating an equity lens, principles of decolonization, and intergenerational collaboration. One of our goals is to engage young people more fully in this work at CFC and within the collaborations, we are engaged in. We are seeking to mobilize young people through the Transformation Storytelling Fellowship Program to bring storytelling and an equitable & intergenerational lens into the transformation work. We are mindful that no one person can represent any group.

What

The Transformation Storytelling Fellow will participate in the committees, tables, and discussions in the transformation portfolio, help to reflect on the transformation work, and capture the learning and document the journey through storytelling tools relevant to them. Experience and comfort with digital technologies is helpful (e.g. Video, art, blogs, podcasts, social media, web3. Candidates are not expected to have experience with all forms). 

By the end of the program, successful candidates will add to their storytelling experience, expand their connections and networks, gain leadership and listening skills, learn more about philanthropy, and contribute to transformation work in a shared learning environment. Bringing reciprocity into the working relationship will be critical – we are looking for fresh perspectives and striving for a space for honest feedback and reflection. At the conclusion of the fellowship, fellows will be invited to complete a reflection of their learning in a way that best suits them.

We are looking for someone to bring an anti-oppression, decolonization, anti-racist, and feminist lens to their work, and to be comfortable making mistakes as we explore this together. 

How & Timeline

This is a 6 month role at 10-20 hours per week (this is flexible and negotiable), compensated at $20/hour to recognize the knowledge, skills, and gifts the Transformation Fellow will be bringing to the role. Applications are due January 9, 2022. Start date is January 2021.

Supported by Canada Life and in partnership with Social Innovation Academy.

Apply

Please send your interest with a short paragraph (max 300 words) about your interest in this role and what you hope to give and gain from this opportunity, along with your resume or your LinkedIn profile.

Please send to and/or reach out to contact Michelle Baldwin if you have any questions. 

CFC is an equal opportunity organization committed to building and fostering a fair and inclusive community that values diversity and encourages respect for all. We welcome applicants across any race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, Indigenous status, or any other legally-protected factors. We recognize the value of identifying and removing barriers for any applicants. Please contact Michelle Baldwin to start a conversation about different accommodations available.