Job Posting: Project Officer

Choices for Youth Inc. (CFY) is a professional service, youth-focused, non-profit, charitable organization that creates spaces and conversations and operates programs and social enterprises to help vulnerable youth secure stable housing, employment, and education while improving health and family stability. With a focus on prevention, intervention, and support, we help youth and their families break cycles of poverty and homelessness and transition to healthy, stable, and independent lives.

Choices for Youth has been selected as one of six networks across Canada to join a national learning network as a member of the Health Standards Organization’s “Improving Integrated Care for Youth” initiative. The goal of the learning collaborative is to grow sustainable improvements and better outcomes in the integration of community-based mental health and addiction services for youth through the co-design, testing, and adoption of evidence-based Health Standards Organization (HSO) standards and implementation tools that promote integrated care and best practices.

CFY is seeking a Project Officer to join our Strategic Initiatives Team for a one-year contract to support the deliverables of the HSO Learning Collaborative. The Strategic Initiatives team oversees data and evaluation, research, policy, advocacy, and provincial consultation & expansion efforts for CFY. Reporting to the Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, the Project Officer will support the HSO Learning Collaborative project deliverables as listed below. The Project Officer will also support Choices for Youth’s work in policy and advocacy, community-based processes, consultations and development, and provincial expansion efforts. This role will involve a large degree of collaboration with other community agencies, government departments, and CFY staff across the organization. This role will also involve independent work through data analysis and writing.


The role of Project Officer requires the ability to quickly learn new topics, engage with subject matter experts, and develop a broad understanding of key issues affecting youth and young families in NL. Duties and responsibilities include:

· Coordinate and facilitate multi-stakeholder engagement in provincial hubs to seek feedback on the Health Standard Organization’s Youth Mental Health and Addiction Services Publicly Available Specification (YMHAS PAS).

· Develop a Communications Plan to inform knowledge dissemination of the HSO IICY initiative in NL.

· Coordinate and facilitate virtual collaboration sessions with provincial partners to complete the Integrated People-Centered Health Systems Baseline Assessment Tool (IPCHS Baseline Assessment Tool).

· Develop a YMHAS PAS Evaluation Report.

· Coordinate and facilitate virtual sessions to complete the HSO Pathways Design Tool.

· Support the design of a local sustainability plan to discern how the NL IYS network will maintain progress on the activities of the IICY Learning Collaborative.

· Develop an Integrated People-Centered Health Systems Baseline Assessment Tool (IPCHS Baseline Assessment Tool) Evaluation Report.

· Develop a Pathways Design Tool Evaluation Report.

· Develop an Integrated Youth Network Sustainability Plan to compliment the HSO IICY work.

· Develop policy briefs and summaries as required

· Develop funding applications and reports as required.


Regular hours of work for this position are 9:00 am-5:00 pm Monday to Friday (37.5 hours per week). Flexibility in work hours will be required to accommodate higher work volumes and organizational requirements, including occasional and emergent needs to work evenings and weekends.

Hours worked in excess of regular hours will be accounted for in accordance with the overtime provisions of the Personnel, Policy and Procedure Manual of CFY and the Labour Standards Act NL.


· Post-secondary degree in applied sciences, statistics, social work, sociology, public policy, political science, public administration, or equivalent combination of education/relevant experiences.

· A minimum of 1-3 years experience in program evaluation, impact measurement, program development, data collection, policy/advocacy, and/or community facilitation work

· Experience with survey design and development

· Experience with various forms of stakeholder engagement/consultation processes

· Experience writing reports, policy briefs, and/or other forms of communications

· Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

· Ability to travel across the province as needed

· Proficiency in the use of standard office computer hardware and software


General knowledge of the social services sector and various community agencies in NL. Knowledge of provincial and federal government systems


The salary for this position will be $ 48,516.00 to $53,917.50 annually. CFY offers a competitive compensation package, including a health and dental program, employer-matched RRSP, and four weeks’ vacation to qualifying employees.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter with Reference ID #SIPO082021 in the subject line to:

Human Resources

Jen Crowe; Strategic Initiatives Coordinator

The competition will remain open until August 4, 2021

Choices for Youth appreciates all applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Equity in employment is essential to a just society. Choices for Youth enthusiastically welcomes applications from all qualified people, including racialized people, people of all sexual orientations, women and trans* people, Aboriginal and First People, those with disabilities, mental illness, and from all social strata.

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