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Project Agent – Western Canada

Project Agent – Eastern and Central Canada

Board Directors

Consultant en éducation

Communications Agent (Canada Summer Job)


PROJECT AGENT – WESTERN CANADA

(Home-based position from Victoria, Vancouver or Whitehorse)

Background

French for the Future (FFTF) is a national not-for-profit organization which encourages and promotes linguistic duality in Canada.  French for the Future strives to highlight the positive social and career benefits of bilingualism by forging linguistic and cultural links among secondary-school students who are enrolled in French first and second language courses. French for the Future celebrates local Francophone and Francophile communities and emphasizes the positive career potential resulting from French language education in Canada.

Responsibilities

  • Represent French for the Future in Victoria, Vancouver and Whitehorse
  • Develop sponsorship opportunities
  • Promote French for the Future’s initiatives and implement local projects
  • Organize Local Forums
  • Promote the Local Forums to school boards, curriculum coordinators and teachers to promote the event
  • Work with French for the Future’s national office to support promotion, including creative collateral (i.e., logo use, event programs, etc.);
  • Assist in updating the French for the Future website to create awareness of the event;
  • Recruit 300 to 500 students to take part in each event
  • Work supportively with local youth, professionals and volunteers (e.g. alumni of French for the Future National Ambassador Youth Forums, Local Forum committees, teachers and school board representatives) to ensure the event is effectively coordinated;
  • Address all aspects of venue rental and relevant vendor transactions;
  • Develop and effectively manage an event budget;
  • Research local funding programs for which the event may qualify and assist with the preparation of grant requests;
  • Prepare agendas, coordinate meetings and support applicable committees;
  • Prepare all correspondence and handle administrative matters regarding each event, ensuring accurate and detailed records are maintained
  • Participate in local events in the community.

Qualifications

  • 2 years of relevant experience in event planning
  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant field
  • Bilingualism (French/English) required: strong spoken and written skills in both languages;
  • Evidence of motivation, with a track record of taking initiative;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Excellent project management and budgeting skills;
  • Experience with writing grant applications a definite asset;
  • Technological skills: Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) – Required;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances and capacity to work within a team; manage different tasks, budgets and respect deadlines.

Other criteria

  • Candidates must legally be entitled to work in Canada.
  • Must have a clear ‘vulnerable sector’ police record check

Work environment

French for the Future is a national organization with a small yet effective six-person team based in Toronto and Ottawa. The Project Agent must be a team player capable of working with minimal supervision and managing routine office matters. Our unique culture fosters a dynamic, flexible workplace where employees are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. As a member of a diverse, young, high-performing team, each employee is driven to learn and contribute.

Employment conditions

  • Part-time (20-25 hours/week) permanent, with a a 6-month probationary period
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Home-based position with flexible schedule
  • Salary commensurate with experience ($18-$25/h)
  • Possibility of bonuses and commission

How to apply

Qualified candidates may apply by submitting their CV and salary expectations by email to Emeline Leurent, Program Manager, at employment@french-future.org.

Please include the following in your cover letter:

  1. Where you heard about the opportunity
  2. Why you’re interested in the role
  3. Highlight your event and partnership experience
  4. Highlight any other relevant qualifications

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


PROJECT AGENT – EASTERN AND CENTRAL CANADA

(Home-based position from Montreal, Ottawa or Toronto)

Background

French for the Future (FFTF) is a national not-for-profit organization which encourages and promotes linguistic duality in Canada.  French for the Future strives to highlight the positive social and career benefits of bilingualism by forging linguistic and cultural links among secondary-school students who are enrolled in French first and second language courses. French for the Future celebrates local Francophone and Francophile communities and emphasizes the positive career potential resulting from French language education in Canada.

Responsibilities

  • Represent French for the Future in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto
  • Develop sponsorship opportunities
  • Promote French for the Future’s initiatives and implement local projects
  • Organize Local Forums
  • Promote the Local Forums to school boards, curriculum coordinators and teachers to promote the event
  • Work with French for the Future’s national office to support promotion, including creative collateral (i.e., logo use, event programs, etc.);
  • Assist in updating the French for the Future website to create awareness of the event;
  • Recruit 300 to 500 students to take part in each event
  • Work supportively with local youth, professionals and volunteers (e.g. alumni of French for the Future National Ambassador Youth Forums, Local Forum committees, teachers and school board representatives) to ensure the event is effectively coordinated;
  • Address all aspects of venue rental and relevant vendor transactions;
  • Develop and effectively manage an event budget;
  • Research local funding programs for which the event may qualify and assist with the preparation of grant requests;
  • Prepare agendas, coordinate meetings and support applicable committees;
  • Prepare all correspondence and handle administrative matters regarding each event, ensuring accurate and detailed records are maintained
  • Participate in local events in the community.

Qualifications

  • 2 years of relevant experience in event planning
  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant field
  • Bilingualism (French/English) required: strong spoken and written skills in both languages;
  • Evidence of motivation, with a track record of taking initiative;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Excellent project management and budgeting skills;
  • Experience with writing grant applications a definite asset;
  • Technological skills: Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) – Required;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances and capacity to work within a team; manage different tasks, budgets and respect deadlines.

Other criteria

  • Candidates must legally be entitled to work in Canada.
  • Must have a clear ‘vulnerable sector’ police record check

Work environment

French for the Future is a national organization with a small yet effective six-person team based in Toronto and Ottawa. The Project Agent must be a team player capable of working with minimal supervision and managing routine office matters. Our unique culture fosters a dynamic, flexible workplace where employees are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. As a member of a diverse, young, high-performing team, each employee is driven to learn and contribute.

Employment conditions

  • Part-time (20-25 hours/week) permanent, with a a 6-month probationary period
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Home-based position with flexible schedule
  • Salary commensurate with experience ($18-$25/h)
  • Possibility of bonuses and commission

How to apply

Qualified candidates may apply by submitting their CV and salary expectations by email to Emeline Leurent, Program Manager, at employment@french-future.org.

Please include the following in your cover letter:

  1. Where you heard about the opportunity
  2. Why you’re interested in the role
  3. Highlight your event and partnership experience
  4. Highlight any other relevant qualifications

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


BOARD DIRECTORS

French for the Future is looking for people who are interested in being Directors on our Board.   

French for the Future is a not-for-profit organization that supports and motivates high school students on their path towards bilingualism. French for the Future 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. French for the Future envisions a Canada in which all young people value our French heritage, appreciate francophone cultures and endeavour to excel in the French language.

Directors bring personal skills or knowledge in such areas as finance, law, fundraising, public relations, advocacy, banking, healthcare, or education to French for the Future.  The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance and accountability of the organization. Among their responsibilities are to establish the vision, mission, strategic priorities and overall direction, and to monitor progress as well as compliance with relevant legislation.

Directors attend Board meetings, which are held approximately four to five times per year, and an Annual General Meeting in September. They also participate on one of the Standing Committees – Finance, Nominating, Strategic Plan Committee or Executive. These committees meet as required, usually one or two times per year.

To apply to join the French for the Future board, click here to fill out the application form.

Eligible applicants are required to offer their diverse talents and time to ensure the responsibilities of the board are fulfilled.  Responsibilities of Board members include the following, to:

  1. Attend regular Board meetings and participate in deliberations by asking questions, expressing views and suggestions, making or seconding motions and voting.
  2. Attend and participate in special Board meetings and membership meetings, including but not limited to, Annual General Meetings, strategic planning sessions and Board development events.
  3. Accept appointments to Board committees as members or chairs, attend committee meetings and assist in carrying out committee work. Chairs will prepare agendas, motions for Board consideration and annual reports if required.
  4. Accept or volunteer to perform other duties for the Board; for example, serve as an Officer, undertake a special project, represent the Board on a management committee or an external body, assist in fundraising.
  5. Prepare for meetings by reading and considering agenda documents in advance.
  6. Take responsibility for self-education by seeking information necessary to understand issues and to contribute meaningfully to discussions.
  7. Attend, when possible, social, public information/education, fundraising and other events sponsored by French for the Future.
  8. Identify people in the community who have the backgrounds and skills needed by the Board and give their names to the Nominating & Membership Committee for possible inclusion in the Potential Directors Bank.
  9. Be an ambassador for French for the Future in the community and an advocate for the people served.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?

There are many rewards by serving on the Board of Directors:

  1. Sharing with a team in the accomplishment of doing something important for linguistic duality in Canada;
  2. Using your skills in new ways, addressing very interesting issues;
  3. Meeting people who share your interests;
  4. Developing new skills;
  5. Developing your volunteer knowledge and skills – in the future, you may want to help other charities, too;
  6. Being associated with an organization that has been helping your community since 1997.

If you would like more information about what is entailed in being a member of the Board, please contact:

President of French for the Future
Michael Salvatori
info@french-future.org


COMMUNICATIONS AGENT (CANADA SUMMER JOB)

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 Communications Agent reports to the Communications Coordinator and assists with the execution of the overall communications strategy, and more particularly with the communications plan of the 2019 National Ambassador Youth Forum. This entry level role will provide the chosen candidate with experience in a variety of areas but more specifically communications and social media management.

The ideal candidate must be fluently bilingual in both French and English and a team player able to show initiative and commitment on a day-to-day basis.

Responsibilities 

Communications

  • Assist the Communications Coordinator with implementation of communications strategies for the organization
  • Assist with the planning, coordination, and execution of the communication strategy for the 2019 National Ambassador Youth Forum
  • Ensure the promotion of the four main programs of the organization
  • Update content for the organization online presence (website, social networks)
  • Assist with the development and implementation of social media strategies
  • Research and create promotional materials in line with the organization’s branding
  • Create promotional documentation (flyers, press releases, posters, articles for partners’ news bulletins and journals, etc…)
  • Perform clerical duties as required (ie: prepare shipments as needed, maintain inventory of promotional materials)

Qualifications

  • Eligibility to Canada’s Summer Job Program (applicant must be between 15 and 30 years old, must be citizen, permanent resident or refugee in Canada and must be able to work legally in Canada. International students are not eligible).
  • Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Communications, Literature, French Studies, Journalism, Political Science, etc)
  • Prior experience in communications and social media a strong asset
  • Bilingualism (French/English) required: strong spoken and written skills in both languages
  • Technological skills:
    • Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) – Required
    • WordPress – Asset
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to undertake and manage multiple duties and projects
  • Possess excellent organizational skills
  • Adaptable and able to work within a team
  • Motivated, with a track record of taking initiative

Terms of employment

  • Summer contract for 8 weeks
  • 30 hours/week
  • $15/hour
  • Start date: June 10, 2019

How to apply

Applicants must send their CV and cover letter (both in French) by email employment@french-future.org. Please write “Communications Agent” in the subject field. Deadline to apply is May 24, 2019 at 8 am, Eastern time.

Applicants must be able to work legally in Canada, and must meet the Canada Summer Job eligibility criteria.

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. Accommodations are available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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