Project Leader

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Last update: Oct 6, 2022 Last update: Oct 6, 2022


Deadline: Dec 6, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Canada Canada
Organization: Katimavik
Sectors: Programme & Resource Management Programme & Resource Management
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
English English
Work experience: <1
Date posted: Oct 6, 2022


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POSITION Project Leader (Live-In Position)

DURATION One-year contract, renewable for successive one-year terms.

40-hour work week.

SALARY The salary is $34,000 per year. Katimavik will cover living expenses (rent, groceries, cell phone, utilities, travel at the beginning and end of the project, travel home at Christmas).

LOCATION This is a live-in position. The Project Leader resides with a group of youth Participants in one of Katimavik’s project houses across Canada.


Extroverted leader with an adventurous attitude?
Enjoy dealing positively with change and finding creative new solutions?
Eager to travel and live in a new community?
Do you like to inspire young people to do more, learn more, and become more?
Do you have a sense of purpose? Do you want to create a positive change by giving back to other people and communities?
Are you emotionally intelligent and good at resolving conflicts?
Do you want to develop a greater self-awareness and a tolerance for differences?


Assess, develop, implement, and evaluate goal-directed interventions.
Enhance the quality of life for youth.
Work in an evolving and expanding profession.
Build career networking relationships.
Help youth with physical, mental, intellectual, neurological, emotional, and behavioural issues.
Inspire and challenge youth to create a positive change in communities through group volunteering.

Promote and support the “learn by doing” (experiential learning) process to equip youth with new skills and competences.
Create and build strong community partnerships with municipal authorities, local non-profits, charities, community organizations, etc.
Foster meaningful relationship with local Indigenous communities and organizations to facilitate Truth and Reconciliation learning and activities.

Cultivate active, informed, and reflective citizenship in youth.
Oversee program schedules and day-to-day housekeeping activities for a group of 11 diverse youth. The group rotates once within one six-month project term.
Perform administrative duties (including, but not limited to, budgeting and expense tracking).


Emotional intelligence, people (interpersonal), and conflict resolution skills.
Adaptability and flexibility.
A high degree of open-mindedness and tolerance, a strong understanding of equity, equality, and diversity principles.
Previous experience working directly with youth.
Crisis management skills.
Strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to communicate fluently in both official languages.
The ability to manage a house and the house inventory, keep track of a budget, and perform various administrative duties.
A driver's license is required.

HOW TO apply

Send your cover letter and resume to We appreciate all those who apply but will be contacting only those who are moving forward in the selection process.