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Neighbourhood Project Designer

Every One Every Day Kjipuktuk Halifax - Halifax
Salary $26 - $28 per hour
Posting Date October 27, 2021
Closing Date November 7, 2021

Welcome to Every One Every Day Kjipuktuk-Halifax!
In the Winter of 2021, Every One Every Day Kjipuktuk Halifax (EOED) launched as a pilot initiative, inspired
by the work of Participatory City (PC) in East London, UK and their and their work to build one of the
largest neighbourhood demonstration projects in the world. PC illuminates how participation in practical,
everyday activity can transform people’s lives and the neighbourhoods in which they live. You can read
more about their incredible work here.
EOED is led by the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre (MNFC), in partnership with the Participatory City
Foundation, Participatory Canada, and diverse local partners. Together we are testing an ambitious idea
— that practical participation can become a key building block for advancing Reconcli-ACTION and
improving the everyday life of people living in Kjipuktuk-Halifax. Read more about our work over the last
year here, as well as through our collaboration with Participatory Canada.
Based on successes to date, EOED is now moving into a new phase of start-up and development,
anchored in the Halifax's North End and aligned with the vision for MNFC’s new Wije’winen Centre. This
work begins with the hiring of a small, dynamic team who will work with residents in the North End of
Halifax to co-create neighbourhood projects and collaborative businesses that make life better for
everyone. We are looking for TWO Neighbourhood Project Designers to help lead our work on the
ground and be part of building something wonderful for Halifax.

Position: Neighbourhood Project Designer
Every One Every Day Kjipuktuk-Halifax (EOED)
(Two Positions Available).
Statement of Intention:
We encourage applicationsfrom individuals who self-identify as Indigenous,African Nova Scotian or Nova Scotian of Africanancestry. We are particularly interested in recruitingpeople with connections to Halifax's North End.
Reports to:
EOED Program Director
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Starting date:
Late November or as soon aspossible
Position Type:
Full time (35hrs/week), one-yearterm with possibility for extension
$26-$28/hr. with group benefits plan

Neighbourhood Project Designers are our boots,voices and ears on the ground. Together theywill work to support the design and fit-out of aneighbourhood shop in Halifax’s North End,which will serve as the primary location for arange of co-creation activities with localresidents.
As a Neighbourhood Project Designer yourprimary role will be to help grow a network ofpeople, projects and spaces across the NorthEnd of Halifax and beyond.
You will work closely with other ProjectDesigners and our small team to launch the firstEOED neighbourhood shop, as well as the firstround of neighbourhood projects andnewspapers. This will be followed by on-goingresident engagement in a developingdemonstration project with regular programcycles, events and festivals. On regularoccasions the EOED team will come together toplan, using developmental and Indigenousinformed evaluation processes to connect,assess progress and advance emergingopportunities.

EOED Project Designers will work together to support the launch and development of EOED in Halifax’s NorthEnd, including establishment of our first neighborhood shop, growing new partnerships, overseeing the designand development of neighborhood projects and supporting resident participation at every stage. Specificallyresponsibilities will include:

Support the participatory design and set-up of our first neighbourhood shop;
Work with other EOED Project Designers to host the shopfront and oversee the design and delivery ofneighbourhood projects and programs;
Work with PC Tutors to learn and practice ‘Participation Culture and Models’ that can engage diverseresidents in co-creation activities and help build the project ecosystem;
Work closely with MNFC staff, community members and Elders to embed Indigenous knowledge andteachings into project approaches and activities as appropriate;
Ensure all participation experiences are positive and that developing culture is open and inclusive toensure regular participation;
Identify and build relationships with a network of local organizations and businesses to strengthencollaborative approaches and leverage resources at the neighborhood level;
Pull ideas and people together to start projects and host co-design sessions with a variety of people andorganizations;
and facilitate a range of events, festivals, workshops;
Work with the Media and Design Lead to produce print and online content for EOED newspapers andother communication materials;
Work with EOEDs Evaluation Lead on data collection, record keeping, measuring, monitoring;
Manage assigned budgets for project materials and equipment;
Adhere to all Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre policies and practices.

About You:
You are an experienced community leader withstrong connections to residents andorganizations in Halifax’s North End, specificallywithin Mi’kmaq and African Nova Scotiacommunities.
You are passionate about the prospect ofworking to build more inclusive and sociallyconnected communities that prioritize principlesof equity as well as learning and practicearound decolonization.
You are a great problem solver — findingspaces, identifying new opportunities, andseeking new partnerships and collaborations insupport of resident-led action.
You are resourceful, self-directed, and highlyorganized. You love working in focused anddriven teams.
You thoroughly enjoy working alongsidecommunity members to surface interests andcreativity that help spark positive, neighborhoodlevel change. You are someone who will make ithappen, even if it isn’t perfect or it is difficult.

We are looking for a people person, a relationship builder, someone with TONS of enthusiasm for working oncreative projects with others. Please apply if you’re excited about this role, even if you don’t have everyrequirement listed below.

Knowledge of approaches and practices related to participatory project design;
Excellent people person with the ability to work effectively with diverse groups and individuals to supportinclusion, particularly in relation to Urban Indigenous and African Nova Scotian communities;
Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills;
Action orientated, with excellent project planning and organizational skills – ability to manage multipletasks, set goals and establish priorities in a timely manner;
Demonstrated ability to facilitate community dialogue, listen and respond to community issues andideas;
Experience developing and delivering workshops and supporting others to do so, with the ability to usetechnology to your advantage;
Strong computer skills, including Word, Google Drive, Excel, Office 365, and PowerPoint;
Experience using diverse social media channels to share information and build support;
Experience delivering place making activities and projects considered an asset;
Demonstrated interest in social design and system change;
Must provide a Vulnerable Sector Check and Child Abuse Registrar prior to hiring

Other Information
Please email a cover letter and resume in a single PDF document to:
Applications will be accepted until
Sunday November 7th 2021
. Only those applicants who are screenedfor an interview will be contacted.
Within your application, please include why you are excited about the opportunity and how your skills,knowledge & experience fit the role as described. Please also indicate clearly if you identify asIndigenous, African Nova Scotian, or Nova Scotian with African Ancestry.
We'd also love to hear if youhave existing community relationships in Halifax’s North End.
We look forward to hearing from you!

How To Apply

By email

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