Want to learn about municipal government and make a difference in your city? Join the Toronto Youth Cabinet!
We are happy to announce that the Toronto Youth Cabinet is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 Executive Team! This year, we have switched over to an online application system, the link for which can be found just below. Be sure to read through the application before you begin. We recommend completing the application in another word processor and then copy/paste your answers into the form. Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email with the application you submitted. If you have any questions about the application process, please email us at email@example.com
The deadline for applications is Sunday, April 10th at 9pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted. All applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 24 years of age. This is a volunteer position.
For your reference, we have included the job descriptions for the seven (7) Executive Team roles below. If you have questions about these descriptions or the Toronto Youth Cabinet generally, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
All members of the Executive Team are expected to:
- Attend weekly/bi-weekly Executive Team meetings and monthly Cabinet meetings
- Support the different Working Groups
- Fulfill their roles as outlined in the Constitution and TYC policies
This commitment will take approximately 4 to 5 hours per week, depending on the role. Meetings typically take place during the evenings and weekends, most often in the TYC Office located at City Hall. TTC tokens are provided for all transportation related to TYC work.
Benefits of joining the Executive Team:
- Gain senior leadership experience
- Personal development support
- Learn about City Hall & municipal governance
- Networking opportunities
- Access to TYC Office
- Meet local decision-makers
Description: The Executive Director is responsible for the management of the Executive Team and the organization as a whole. Responsibilities include: creating and executing the Annual Work Plan, responding to external requests, acting a liaison with City staff, ensuring the overall direction of the organization is in line with the Constitution and membership, membership development, and working with the Coordinator on funding, policy, and personnel issues. Commitment for this position will exceed the 4 to 5 hours outlined above.
Director of Internal Affairs
Description: The Director of Internal Affairs is responsible for the internal management of the the organization, including: human resource management, conflict resolution, developing policies and procedures for the organization, managing the member progress tracking system, membership development, and preparing for Cabinet meetings.
Director of Community Engagement
Description: The Director of Community Engagement is responsible for engaging existing partners and stakeholders, researching potential collaborators, assisting Working Groups in the development of relationships with external organizations, and supporting the Advisory Board.
Director of Council Relations
Description: The Director of Council Relations is responsible for building relationships between Councillors and the Cabinet, supporting Working Groups in their relations with Council, reporting to the Executive Team and the membership on the actions of City Council, and furthering the relationship with the Office of the Mayor.
Director of Public Relations
Description: The Director of Public Relations is responsible for overseeing all of the TYC's social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat), developing and executing a digital media strategy, acting as media liaison, maintaining the TYC website, and supporting Working Groups in the promotion of projects and initiatives.
Director of Policy & Advocacy
Description: The Director of Policy & Advocacy is responsible for identifying policy and advocacy issues where TYC can intervene, researching and analyzing City policies and strategies, making recommendations to the Cabinet on policy and advocacy positions.
Director of Organizational Development
Description: The Director of Organizational Development is responsible for planning quarterly training days, developing civic literacy materials for the membership, preparing presentations on significant civic issues to be delivered at monthly Cabinet meetings.