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Communications agent (Canada Summer Job)
Program agent (Canada Summer Job)
Toronto Local Forum Coordinator


French for the Future is looking for a

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. 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 Franconnexion Sessions, National Essay Contest, Bilingual Young Leaders and United Bilingual Correspondents
• Ensure the promotion of the seven 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
 Social media

• 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

• 23 weeks contract
• Part-time (15 hours/week)
• $15/hour
• Start date: July 12, 2021 (flexible)
• Office environment, with telework during the pandemic

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants must send their CV and cover letter (both in French) by email at employment@french-future.org. Please write “Communications Agent” in the subject field. Deadline to apply is June 13, 2021.

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.


French for the Future is looking for a

PROGRAM 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 Program Agent reports to the Program Coordinator and assists with the successful conduct of French for the Future main seven 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 and a team player 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.
• Assist with development of 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

• 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 relevant field
• Work experience with youth from 12 to 20 years of age an asset
• Bilingualism (French/English) required: strong spoken and written skills in both languages
• Technological skills:
 Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) – Required
 WordPress – Asset
 SurveyMonkey – Asset
• Ability to undertake and manage multiple duties and projects
• Possess excellent organizational skills
• Adaptable and able to work well within a team
• Motivated, with a track record of taking initiative


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

• 23 weeks contract
• Part-time: 15 hours/week
• $15/hour
• Start date: July 12, 2021 (flexible)
• Office environment, with telework during the pandemic


HOW TO APPLY

Applicants must send their CV and cover letter (both in French) by email employment@french-future.org. Please write “Program Agent” in the subject field. Deadline to apply is June 13, 2021.

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.


French for the Future is looking for a coordinator for the Toronto Local Forum.

TORONTO LOCAL FORUM COORDINATOR

ORGANIZATION

French for the Future is a non-for-profit national 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 leaning and communicating in French to students from grade 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 strive to excel in the French language.

French for the Future is looking for an event coordinator to organise the Torono Local Forum. The person chosen with report to the Program Coordinator of French for the Future.

LOCAL FORUMS

Organized in approximately 15 cities all across Canada each year, French for the Future Local Forums are interactive events that reunite (normally in person) FSL (French as a second language) and FFL (French as a first language) high school students.

Students meet and participate in a variety of workshops and interactive activities, centered around the advantages of speaking French and being bilingual. Local Forums offer participants a chance to discover and experience the cultural and professional value of bilingual education. They create a positive environment where students can put their French into practise. In addition, they also help students become aware of the options available for post-secondary education in French.

Local Forums will take place online, until such a time it is safe and permissible to host events in person.

LOCAL FORUM OBJECTIVES 

  • To facilitate dialogue between FSL and FFL students
  • To provide students with a positive environment in which to practice their French speaking skills
  • To educated students on their career possibilities that come with being bilingual
  • To encourage students to continue studying French
  • To celebrate the French language and Francophone culture and show students the important role that French plays in Canada.

TIMELINE 

The Toronto Local Forum will take place before March 31, 2022.

SCOPE OF PROJECT

A Local Forum is a full-day event (in person) or one taking place over one or multiple days (virtual). It occurs during a school day and hours, and brings together between 300 to 500 participants.

The Local Forum is organized for students in 7th to 8th grade or 9th to 12th grade, and will bring together French as a Second Language and French as a First Language students.

The Local Forum will be composed of the following elements:

  1. Welcome activity WOW
  2. Opening ceremonies with an inspirational conference
  3. Interactive workshops
  4. Cultural activities
  5. Evaluations
  6. Closing ceremonies

The Coordinator will invite postsecondary institutions and organisations that promote programs of interest to students (ex. Explore) to have a booth during the event.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Schedule the French for the future Toronto Local Forum
  • Plan and coordinate the logistics connected to the organization of the Local Forum
  • Raise funds to supplement event funding if required, and research grants and funding opportunities in the area.
  • Promote the Toronto Local Forum to Toronto area school boards, curriculum coordinators and teachers to recruit 300-500 students to participate in the online event
  • Collaborate with the national French for the Future office to assure the promotion of the event on social media platforms and on the website
  • Work collaboratively with volunteers and external professionals (French for the Future ambassadors, youth committee, teachers and school board representatives) to ensure success for the Forum
  • Negotiate with suppliers
  • Effectively manage a budget for the Local Forum
  • Prepare and coordinate planning meetings
  • Prepare all correspondence and handle administrative matters regarding each event, ensuring accurate and detailed records are maintained.
  • Complete an intermediate and final event report.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in event management, experience with online events is an asset
  • Bilingualism (French/English) is mandatory: high skill level in written and oral communication of both languages
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Sponsorship research experience
  • Technological Skills
    1. Google Drive (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides)
    2. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    3. Video-conferencing platform (ex. Zoom)
  • Ability to communicate and to work effectively in collaboration with multiple people
  • Versatility and exceptional ability to effectively adapt to change, take on numerous tasks, manage a budget and meet deadlines
  • Takes initiative (with supporting evidence) and is very motivated
  • Able to work independently without supervision
  • Knowledge of local schools/boards/environment etc.
  • Must complete a police background check to be able to work with vulnerable persons
  • Preferably lives in the Toronto region

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

    • Contract from May 1st 2021 to April, 2022
    • Work remotely from home with a flexible schedule, workload equivalent to 1.5 to 2 days per week
    • $6,000 honorarium plus a fundraising commission.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Candidates must send their CV and cover letter (in French) before the 10th of May, 2021 to the email: emplois@francais-avenir.org for Emeline Leurent, Executive Director for French for the Future.

    Please indicate in the subject of the email “Coordinator of Toronto Local Forum”.

    Candidates must be able to work legally in Canada.

    We thank all applicants for their interest, 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.