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2019 National Ambassador Youth Forum (FNJA) Group leader

Project Agent – Western Canada

Project Agent – Eastern and Central Canada


2019 NATIONAL AMBASSADOR YOUTH FORUM (FNJA) GROUP LEADER

FRENCH FOR THE FUTURE

French for the Future is a national, not-for-profit organization committed to supporting the development of tomorrow’s bilingual leaders by encouraging high school students to study and live in French. Our programs, all in French, highlight the social and professional benefits of bilingualism and help create linguistic and cultural links between students of all backgrounds taking French as a first or as a second language across Canada.

THE NATIONAL AMBASSADOR YOUTH FORUM (NAYF)

The NAYF is held every year in a different city, and brings together 30 bilingual high school students from across Canada for four to five days jam-packed with activities. At the end of the NAYF, participants become ambassadors for French for the Future, and organize activities to promote French and official bilingualism in their communities throughout the following school year.

The 2019 NAYF will be held from August 11 to 16 in Victoria, BC.

GROUP LEADER RESPONSIBILITIES

Before the NAYF:

  • To be available to meet with the NAYF Coordinator and other group leaders for preparation purposes;
  • Read all communications and documents related to the NAYF; a list of roles and responsibilities will be sent to all group leaders when the programme is finalized;
  • Take a 2-day training session before the NAYF regarding the event’s goals, program, and schedule (from August 9).

During the NAYF :

  • Lead workshops during the NAYF, from August 11 to August 16, in Victoria, BC ;
  • Install a framework of mutual trust to foster mutual respect and friendliness with participants;
  • Ensure the moral, physical, and emotional security of all participants.

SKILLS REQUIRED

– a high school diploma, and preferably currently enrolled in a post-secondary program in Canada

– Experience working with youth (e.g. summer camps)

– Knowledge of the Canadian Francophonie (required), Francophonie in minority situations and / or international Francophonie (an asset)

– Strong written and oral communication skills in French and English

– Strong leadership skills

– Able to work legally in Canada

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

– Remuneration: $1,000 honorarium plus travel expenses from the place of residence to Victoria, BC

– Full-time contract from August 9 to 16, 2019, with a few meetings before the event

– The contract is signed with French for the Future

HOW TO APPLY

By April 5, 2019, send a curriculum vitae and a cover letter, written in French, by e-mail to:

employment@french-future.org

to the attention of Gabrielle Frédette-Fortin, Executive Director. Please indicate “Animateur/trice FNJA 2019” in the subject line.

We encourage all qualified people to apply; French for the Future values diversity in the workplace.

Only selected candidates will be contacted.


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.

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