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AFL Mentor

Jan 23, 2018

A Summer Job That Makes A Difference

  • As an AFL Mentor, you will work and live in an Indigenous community in Alberta:Organizing and facilitating summer sport, arts, recreation, leadership and cultural programs for youth of the host community
  • Be an active, creative, healthy role model and sharing your positive outlook and unique life experience with community youth aged 9-20
  • Building relationships and being immersed in local culture while learning and participating in cultural experiences unique to each community.


We’re looking for AFL Mentors who are passionate in working with youth, self-directed, adapting to challenging situations and new environments, and as working as part of a team. You will have excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. You have experience in planning, organizing and implementing youth sport, arts, recreation, leadership or cultural programs.

The opportunities are many. You will have a positive impact on youth, developing meaningful relationships with families and community members in the process. You will experience diverse cultures as well as the chance to learn from people, places and activities that you may have not experienced before. This experience will provide you with the opportunity to strengthen your leadership, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal and time management skills.

What is the Alberta’s Future Leaders Program?

The Alberta's Future Leaders Program (AFL) is a community and youth development program that provides programming opportunities to Indigenous youth. By engaging youth through sport, art, recreation, leadership and by participating in cultural activities unique to each community the AFL aims to promote active, positive, healthy and creative lifestyles.

Indigenous Communities partnered with the AFL Program will employ two AFL Mentors from April 28 to August 22, 2018.

As a mentor, you will: 

  • Live in, and be employed by, an Indigenous community within Alberta 
  • Be involved in the unique cultural history, traditions, and protocols of your host community 
  • Role model an active, positive lifestyle with youth age 9-20 
  • Organize and facilitate daily sport, arts, recreation, leadership and cultural activities with a fellow mentor 
  • Plan and lead sport/arts camps, active trips, and leadership opportunities 
  • Do challenging work you can be proud of while pushing you out of your comfort zone

What experience do I need to be a mentor?

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Passionate in working with youth 
  • Paid or volunteer experience planning, organizing and implementing youth sport, arts, recreation, leadership or cultural programs 
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Self-directed with the ability to work in a team of 2, and as part of a diverse team.
  • Creative and flexible problem solving skills
  • A willingness to work, live and learn in another cultural setting
  • Class V Drivers’ License 
  • Standard First Aid and CPR Certification
  • A criminal record check with vulnerable sector & Alberta Health Services – Trauma Informed Care Certification 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 Indigenous youth and communities in organized sport, recreation and/or Indigenous Arts
  • Class IV Driver’s License (transport more than 10)
  • Personal Vehicle
  • Mental Health First Aid/Suicide Awareness Training

How much will I get paid?

Mentors are contract employees of the community and will be paid a salary of $12,600 for the summer. Housing will be provided in your host community at no cost to you.

What is the deadline for applications?

Applications will be accepted until February 25, 2018 with interviews taking place in early March. All applicants are thanked in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For more detailed job information, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page on the website.


How do I apply?

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter. Please apply in confidence to:

Alberta’s Future Leaders Program

Suite 500, 10055 106 Street

Edmonton AB, T5J 1G3

Tel: 780-422-9254


For More Information and to apply online please visit:

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