Youth Mentor / Arts Mentor - Alberta's Future Leaders

Alberta Sport Connection, Alberta's Future Leaders Program

Posted 23-Jan-2017

Application Deadline


Position Start Date


Position End Date



20 Youth Mentor / Art Mentors

Minimum Education Required

Some Post-Secondary

Area(s) of Study


Duration and Term

  • Summer -- Full Time


$12,600 for the 4 months

Job Status


Job Description

Looking for a summer job that is adventurous, fun, and makes a difference?

Become a Youth or Arts Mentor with the Alberta’s Future Leaders Program.

The Alberta's Future Leaders Program (AFL) is a community and youth development program that provides leadership opportunities to First Nations and Métis youth. By engagement through sports, arts, recreation, leadership and cultural activities the AFL aims to promote active, positive and healthy lifestyles.

Communities partnered with the AFL Program will employ one Youth Mentor and one Arts Mentor from April 29 to August 23, 2017.

As a mentor, you will:

  • Live in, and be employed by, a First Nation or Métis community within Alberta

  • Be immersed in the local culture learning the unique history, traditions, and protocols of your host community

  • Role model an active, positive lifestyle with youth age 9-25

  • Organize and facilitate daily sport, arts, recreation, leadership and cultural activities with a fellow mentor

  • Plan and lead exciting sport/arts camps, active  trips, and leadership opportunities

  • Do challenging and exciting work you can be proud of while expanding your comfort zone and gaining new knowledge  in a supportive environment



What experience do I need to be a mentor?      


Mandatory Requirements:

  • Paid or volunteer experience planning, organizing           and implementing youth programs

  • Personal involvement in sports, arts, recreation,             leadership or cultural activities

  • Strong leadership and communication skills

  • Self-motivation with the ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team

  • Creative and flexible problem solving skills

  • A willingness to live and learn in another cultural setting

  • Class V Drivers’ License

  • Standard First Aid and CPR Certification

  • A criminal record check with vulnerable sector must be submitted prior to placement


  • Relevant Post-Secondary Education: Native Studies, Physical Education, Visual and Performing Arts, Recreation, Education, Social Work, Child/Youth Care, or related fields

  • Experience with First Nations or Métis communities in organized sports, recreation and/or Indigenous Arts

  • Class IV Driver’s License  (transport more than 10)

  • Personal Vehicle

  • Mental Health First Aid/Suicide  Awareness Training


Application Requirements

  • Please include a covering letter.
  • Please submit a resume.

Application Instructions

You may apply for this position through any of the means below.

Contact Information

Scott Grevlund
Suite 500 HSBC Building
10055 106 St.
Edmonton, AB T5J 1G3
780 422-7110