French for the Future is looking for a Program Agent

Background

French for the Future is a not-for-profit organization that promotes Canada’s official bilingualism and the immediate and lifelong benefits of learning and communicating in French to students from grades 7 to 12 across Canada. Please visit our website for more information: www.french-future.org.

The Program Agent reports to the Program Coordinator and assists with the successful conduct of French for the Future main four programs. The selected candidate will also participate in maintaining records of past program participants, and encouraging the continued participation of students who have previously been involved in the organization’s programs.

The ideal candidate must be fluently bilingual in both French and English, enjoy working with youth, and be a team player who is able to show initiative and commitment on a day-to-day basis.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Program Coordinator with implementation of French for the Future’s key programs (National Essay Contest, Franconnexion Sessions, National Ambassador Youth Forum, Local Forums) including managing program registrations, mailing materials, updating templates and forms, processing data, as needed.
  • Research, suggest and develop new educational resources for French for the Future’s Franconnexion Sessions.
  • Help manage records to document program activities.
  • Liaise with teachers, guidance counsellors, French coordinators, and students throughout Canada.
  • Update database and create and maintain records of program participants.
  • Carry out administrative activities associated with the key programs.

Qualifications

  • College or university degree in a relevant field
  • Strong interest in education is an asset
  • Work experience with youth from 12 to 20 years of age
  • Bilingualism (French/English) required: strong spoken and written skills in both languages
  • Technological skills:
    • Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) – Required
    • WordPress – Asset
    • Surveymonkey – Asset
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Possess excellent organizational skills
  • Adaptable and able to work within a team
  • Motivated, with a track record of taking initiative

Terms of employment

  • 20 hours/week (part-time)
  • Salary : 15$/h
  • Contract from September 1st,2017 to March 31st, 2018 (with the possibility of an extension)

How to apply

Applicants must send their CV and cover letter (both in French) to Gabrielle F. Fortin, Executive Director, by email at employment@french-future.org. Please write “Program Agent” in the subject field. Position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must be able to work legally in Canada.

We thank all applicants for applying, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

French for the Future is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.