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Youth Media Project Coordinator

Adobe Youth Voices | Toronto, ON, Canada

Job Description

About Us:

TakingITGlobal is an international organization lead by youth, empowered by technology. TakingITGlobal (TIG) connects youth from around the world to find inspiration, information and get involved in improving their local, regional and global communities.

TIG uses the power of online community to facilitate global education, social entrepreneurship, and civic engagement for millions of youth worldwide. Founded in 1999, our award-winning is the leading social network for global citizenship, bringing together close to 450,000 members with more than 22,000 non-profit organizations across 13 languages. Our TIGed program serves over 9000 educators in 3,900 schools across 144 countries with professional development, engaging lesson plans, and collaborative global projects.


About Adobe Youth Voices:

Adobe Youth Voices is the Adobe Foundations signature philanthropy program. It aims to empower youth in underserved communities around the globe with real-world experiences and 21st century tools to communicate their ideas, exhibit their potential, and take action in their communities. TakingITGlobal, in conjunction with Adobe, is providing the tools, training and forums for underserved youth globally to learn valuable multimedia skills through the development of youth training programs delivered by local educators to create sustainable and transferable skills within local communities around the world.



The Youth Media Project Coordinator is responsible for leading all administrative and logistical processes associated with the Adobe Youth Voices program. The Project Coordinator provides core support to partner sites and works closely with other members of the Adobe Youth Voices team to ensure efficient and impactful day-to-day program delivery.

·       Act as key point of contact for first and second year sites

·       Manage all program administration (e.g. contact lists, course enrolment, certificates)

·       Updating and maintaining tracking and monitoring databases

·       Support the delivery of training courses

·       Liaise with Accounting team to process partner site funding

·       Manage exhibition logistics (live exhibits, global gallery)

·       Webinar preparation and delivery

·       Online Community engagement

·       Lead partner site recruitment (outreach, interviewing, onboarding)

·       Site support (e.g. check-ins, webinars, support)

·       Youth program monitoring and support

·       Monitor partner site exhibits

·       Administer partner site evaluations

·       Supporting PM in proposal preparation by compiling necessary materials

·       Final submission administration

·       Liaise with communications coordinator to ensure program promotion

·       Update and maintain social media strategy (e.g. blog)

·       Plan and schedule AYV team meetings

·       Provide training to new staff where needed

·       Coordinating special events and opportunities for sites (e.g. AYV summit, Aspire Awards, Creativity Scholarships)



·       Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. Education, Communications, Media, International Development, Social Sciences etc.)

·       Familiarity with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)

·       High level of media literacy and an understanding of the application of web 2.0 tools

·       Proficient in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software

·       Detail oriented, organized, with strong management skills

·       Excellent communication (written, verbal) and interpersonal skills

·       Excellent cross-cultural communications skills

·       Able to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced office environment

·       Leadership skills and facilitation experience

·       Comfortable with public speaking and presentation delivery

·       Self-driven and able to meet deadlines


Asset Skills & Qualifications

·       Fluency in Spanish and Portuguese

·       Experience with e-learning


Position Type: Full-Time (40 hr/w)

Location: Downtown Toronto

Starting: May 2013

Compensation: 27-30K (Commensurate with experience)


People often choose to work at TakingITGlobal for the following reasons:

·       Improve skills: Staff at TakingITGlobal improve a broad range of skills including various types of web development, design, marketing, evaluation and surveys, fundraising, writing, editing, and strategy. The organization provides a good platform to improve and learn new skills due to the varied range of projects, and the opportunity to learn from others.

·       Gain work experience: As a youth-run organization, TIG is often the first or second ‘career-related’ work experience for its staff. This experience can be particularly valuable, considering that (due to constant growth; and most people being relatively new or on the same level of seniority) positions are generally both challenging and ‘senior’. TIG’s reputation is growing and may be respected by future employers, and TIG’s collaborative nature and opportunities for travel and representation mean staff may grow a solid professional network.

·       Work in a positive environment: Several factors contribute to TIG’s positive work environment. TIG’s office is a vibrant, inspiring space located in a central, accessible, fun part of Toronto. It encourages collaboration, and is more comfortable than most workplaces. In an organization where many staff work with web development or the Internet all day, TIG is able to provide the latest equipment including laptops. TIG’s office hours are generally flexible (if long), the team is roughly the same age, there is good camaraderie, and many staff socialize outside the office.

·       Make a difference: TakingITGlobal’s mission is essentially altruistic, and staff members have the (rare) opportunity to put their skills (such as web development) and energy to work for a ‘non-profit’, ‘good cause’. Staff can get a thrill out of the ‘cutting edge’ nature of TIG’s work, the clear growth in TIG’s reach, and the positive feedback provided by members and partners.