Position title
Department of Sport, Arts & Culture: Youth Opportunities 2024 New Application
Description

We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Youth Engagement Coordinator to spearhead and manage initiatives aimed at empowering young individuals within the realm of sports, arts, and culture. This pivotal role involves designing and implementing programs, fostering partnerships, and providing guidance to create a conducive environment for youth development and participation.

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Responsibilities
  • Develop and execute innovative strategies to engage and empower youth in sports, arts, and cultural activities.
  • Plan, coordinate, and oversee youth-oriented events, workshops, and programs aimed at skill enhancement, talent discovery, and personal development.
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with educational institutions, community organizations, and stakeholders to broaden access to opportunities for young individuals.
  • Provide guidance, mentorship, and support to youth-focused initiatives, ensuring inclusivity and diversity in all activities.
  • Conduct research and analysis to identify emerging trends, needs, and challenges facing youth in the sports, arts, and cultural sectors.
  • Collaborate with internal departments to align youth programs with broader organizational goals and objectives.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of programs through data collection, analysis, and reporting to measure effectiveness and make informed decisions for future initiatives.
  • Serve as an advocate for youth empowerment, representing the Department at relevant forums, conferences, and public events.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as Youth Development, Sports Management, Arts Administration, Cultural Studies, or related disciplines. A Master's degree is a plus.
  • Proven experience (X years) in youth engagement, program management, or related roles within the sports, arts, or cultural sectors.
  • Strong understanding of youth development principles, community engagement, and program design.
  • Excellent communication, networking, and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, initiative, and a passion for empowering young individuals.
  • Proficiency in project management, data analysis, and reporting tools.
  • Knowledge of relevant policies, regulations, and trends in youth development and engagement.
Job Benefits
  • Comprehensive Health Coverage: Access to medical, dental, and vision insurance plans to ensure the well-being of employees and their families.
  • Professional Development Opportunities: Support for ongoing learning and growth through workshops, training programs, and opportunities for attending conferences related to youth engagement, sports, arts, and cultural development.
  • Flexible Work Arrangements: Options for flexible work hours or remote work, promoting a healthy work-life balance.
  • Competitive Compensation: A competitive salary package commensurate with experience and expertise in the field.
  • Generous Leave Policy: Paid time off, including vacation days, sick leave, and public holidays.
  • Retirement Benefits: Enrollment in a retirement savings plan or pension scheme to secure future financial stability.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Access to counseling, mental health support, and resources to assist employees during challenging times.
  • Wellness Initiatives: Wellness programs, gym memberships, or fitness classes aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle.
  • Employee Recognition: Recognition programs to acknowledge and celebrate employee achievements, contributions, and milestones.
  • Professional Networking: Opportunities to network with industry professionals, policymakers, and influencers within the sports, arts, and cultural sectors.
Contacts
  1. Review the Job Description: Carefully read through the job description provided by the Department of Sport, Arts & Culture to understand the roles, responsibilities, and qualifications required for the position.
  2. Prepare Your Application Documents: Ensure you have the necessary application materials, including:
    • Updated Resume/CV: Highlight relevant experience, skills, and qualifications related to youth engagement, program management, and the sports, arts, or cultural sectors.
    • Cover Letter: Craft a compelling cover letter that showcases your passion, qualifications, and why you're interested in the position.
    • Portfolio (if applicable): Include any relevant portfolio items demonstrating your contributions to youth-oriented programs and initiatives.
  3. Submit Your Application:
    • Visit the Department of Sport, Arts & Culture's official website or job portal where the position is advertised.
    • Look for the specific job posting for the Youth Engagement Coordinator role.
    • Follow the provided instructions to submit your application. This might involve an online application form or uploading your documents directly.
  4. Application Deadline: Be mindful of the application deadline mentioned in the job posting. Ensure your application materials are submitted before the specified closing date.
  5. Follow-Up: If you haven't received an acknowledgment or response within a reasonable time frame, consider following up with the department to confirm they received your application.
  6. Prepare for Possible Interviews: If your application progresses to the next stage, be prepared for interviews. Research the Department of Sport, Arts & Culture, and be ready to discuss your qualifications and experiences related to youth engagement and program management.
Employment Type
Intern
Duration of employment
3 Months
Industry
Government Administration
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0002, South Africa
Working Hours
09
Date posted
July 6, 2024
Valid through
January 5, 2027
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