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.

CFY is seeking a Project Officer to join our Strategic Initiatives Team in a contractual position until March 2023, with the potential for an extension. The Strategic Initiatives team oversees data and evaluation, research, policy, advocacy, strategic events, and community-based facilitation for CFY. Reporting to the Strategic Initiatives Manager, the Project Officer will lead CFY’s Youth Leadership and Advisory Council; support community-based event planning; support the development and implementation of our strategic plan, and support the development of quarterly impact reports. 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:

· Leading the development and providing administrative oversight to the Youth Leadership and Advisory Council (YLAC). This includes workplan development, booking training sessions, co-leading meetings, managing the budget, and acting as a liaison between the YLAC and the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and the Board, among other tasks.

· Supporting the development and implementation of CFY’s Strategic Plan, including supporting in the writing of the Strategic Plan and regular reporting on progress towards strategic priorities.

· Supporting community-based event planning, including but not limited to a Social Procurement Summit and Youth Employment and Education Summit.

· Conducting research to inform various organizational priorities (e.g. youth leadership, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, best practices in supporting youth experiencing homelessness, etc.)

· Supporting internal and external reporting on data and strategic priorities

· Developing funding applications and reports as required.

· Supporting in coordinating and facilitating community-based consultations (online and in-person).

· Other duties as required.


· Post-secondary degree in social work, sociology, public policy, communications, public administration, community development, or equivalent combination of education/relevant experiences.

· A minimum of 1-3 years experience in program development, community development, policy/advocacy work, facilitation, and/or community-based events planning.

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

· Strong research and writing skills.

· Experience with survey design and development.

· Strong facilitation skills.

· Ability to travel across the province as needed.

· General knowledge of the social services sector and various community agencies in NL.

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

· Experience using Canva, and/or other design software.


· Experience in strategic planning and/or systems thinking

· Grant writing experience

· Knowledge of provincial and federal government systems


Regular hours of work for this position are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 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 need 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.


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


Please submit your resume and cover letter with Reference ID PO-08-2022 in the subject line to:

Human Resources

Jen Crowe; Strategic Initiatives Manager

Reference ID: PO-08-2022

Application Deadline: The competition will remain open until filled.

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 gender identities, people who identify as members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, Indigenous peoples, those with disabilities, mental illness, and from all social strata. Should you require accommodation in relation to a disability, please tell us at the beginning of the selection process. This information will be kept confidential.

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