Board Member - Educational Outreach Committee Director

Organization Details
Organization Name: KIDS Initiative
Address: Winnipeg MB
Website: http://www.kidsinitiative.ca
Organizational Description: MISSION
To work with developing communities by facilitating sustainable solutions to enrich the lives of children.

VISION
A world where everyone lives more and suffers less.

PURPOSE
To better the lives of children by helping to alleviate poverty, facilitating sustainable food and water solutions, advancing education, and improving health.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: MISSION & EXPECTATIONS
Our mission at KIDS Initiative is to focus on helping to facilitate sustainable solutions in developing countries to enrich the lives of children. We can only focus on doing so when our team on the ground are driven, passionate, and innovative. We focus on developing genuine and impactful relationships with those we work with, which allows us to work cohesively as a team. We look to recruit a diverse group of individuals willing to dedicate their time to our mission and help to grow our organization into an efficient machine whose goal is to strive for a world where everyone lives more and suffers less.
In applying to work with KIDS Initiative, you adopt and exude the following characteristics:
- Dedicated, Committed, and Passionate about the overall mission to enrich the lives of children.
- Values the qualities necessary to strive in relationship building.
- Respectful in all areas and methods of communication.
- The drive to be Innovative, Independent, and to take Initiative.
Skills Required: The role of the Educational Outreach Committee Director is to develop, maintain, and execute on educational programs to assist in the overall learning of sustainable development within our local Manitoban schools, universities, and community groups.

- Develop a three-tiered educational program used to support learnings in sustainable development.
- One program being a multiple session option which would foster a deeper relationship with groups, guiding them through a service-learning research project where they would determine specific SDGs of focus and a developing community of focus with the end result being to pitch the idea/program to KIDS Initiative for potential adoption.
- Once we have built our brand and developed relationships within our school's divisions, etc. a "Dragons Den" style layout will be implemented where at the end of their project they pitch their idea to a select few board members who ask info seeking questions to better prep them for the final "Dragons Den" session. At the end of the school year, top three pitches will be identified.
- Develop a group of volunteers focused on executing the educational program within all schools, universities, and community groups.
- Develop a method in which you will host an orientation and training for all Educational Outreach volunteers.
- Solicit school divisions, schools, universities, and community groups to book educational programs through KIDS.
- Attend and present at annual MTS PD Day and other school related events to foster and build relationships with local educators.
- Develop a streamlined way for committee members to conduct research in program development phase.
- Coordinate regular team meetings (i.e., weekly, biweekly, monthly, or as otherwise determined by lead) to manage and gauge progress of all committee members.
- Monthly report to the board on all committee actions and goals.
- Work closely with Marketing and Communications to develop and maintain a marketing strategy and necessary branded materials for promotion of the educational program.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: QUALIFICATIONS & KEY COMPETENCIES
- Preferred post secondary education with background in Education, Sustainable Development, International Development, or related fields.
- Knowledge of the concept of Sustainable Development and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- Experience working with professional educators, or those that work in the field of Education
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, in regard to being able to communicate effectively and respectfully with educators, volunteers, and Board members.
- Familiarity and a general understanding of the Manitoba Education System (Kindergarten to Grade 12), including the Manitoba curriculum and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
- Experience leading a team of volunteers and understanding how to utilize everyone's skills to create a cohesive and nurturing team environment in order to achieve the desired outcomes of the program.
- Organizational and time management skills to ensure tasks are being identified and achieved in a timely manner.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening, Weekend
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Requires child minding
Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Online: www.kidsinitiative.ca/volunteer
Closing Date: Jul 1, 2023