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Program Coordinator

FNJA Coordinator 

Program Agent


French for the Future (Ottawa office) is looking for a

Program Coordinator 

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 Coordinator will work in close collaboration with the Communications Department, and report to the Executive Director to manage, promote and develop French for the Future’s programs. The selected candidate will also be responsible for 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

  • Manage, promote and develop French for the Future’s key programs (National Essay Contest, Franconnexion Sessions, National Ambassador Youth Forum, Local Forums, x-Forums, Bilingual Young Leaders) with the help of a Program Agent. This include but is not limited to managing program registrations, mailing materials, contacting winners/successful applicants, liaising with essay contest judges, determining essay contest winners, hiring group leaders, etc. as needed.
  • Liaise with Local Forums coordinators
  • Develop partnerships
  • Act as a point of contact for all students wishing to participate in French for the Future’s activities
  • In collaboration with the Communications Department, plan the pedagogical aspects of all programs and activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization.
  • Suggest and oversee the creation of new resources for French for the Future’s Franconnexion Sessions.
  • Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the programs.
  • Develop forms and records to document program activities.
  • Compile, maintain and report on the monthly, quarterly and annual program statistics.
  • Analyze trends in the programs, identifying issues and developing and recommending solutions to the Executive Director.
  • Deliver workshops on French for the Future’s programs to present to guidance counsellors and French teachers (occasionally).
  • Liaise with teachers, guidance counsellors, French coordinators, and students throughout Canada.
  • Prepare and make presentations on French for the Future and the benefits of learning French.
  • Update database and create and maintain records of program participants.

Qualifications

  • College or university degree in a relevant field
  • 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 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) – Required
    • CiviCRM – Asset
    • WordPress – Asset
    • Surveymonkey – Asset
    • Google Drive – Asset
    • Canva – 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
  • Available to travel for short period of time within Canada, a few times a year

Terms of employment

  • Full-time, permanent position with benefits after probationary period (health and dental insurance)
  • 35h weekly
  • $45,000 – $50,000 annual salary, commensurate with experience
  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • Position based in Ottawa

How to apply

Applicants must send their CV and cover letter (both in French) to the attention of Emeline Leurent, Executive Director. Please write “Program Coordinator” in the subject field. Position will remain open until filled.

Email: employment@french-future.org

                                                                                                                                      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.


French for the Future (Ottawa office) is looking for a

FNJA Coordinator

Background

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 (FNJA)

The FNJA 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 FNJA, participants become ambassadors of French for the Future, and organize activities to promote French and official bilingualism in their communities throughout the following school year.

The 2020 FNJA will be held from August 7 to 14 in Regina, Saskatchewan.  

Coordinator Responsibilities

Before the FNJA:

– Help with the recruitment of the group leaders (write and share the posting on social media, specifically aimed at former ambassadors, and participate in the selection process) and act as liaison between the national office and the selected applicants

– Participate in the promotion of the FNJA during the registration period (social media, word of mouth, etc.)

– Participate in the selection process of ambassadors with the national office (watch, read and evaluate each application, make recommendations on ambassador selection)

– Review and provide input on the Pre-FNJA Guide, which will be sent to the participants by the national office.

– Create content, make postings and lead discussions in the private 2020 FNJA Facebook or Instagram group (encourage ambassadors to introduce themselves and get to know each other, share articles, music, photos, videos related to bilingualism and the Canadian Francophonie and/or in connection with the FNJA’s destination)

– In close collaboration with the Program Manager, develop the programming of the 2020 FNJA :

  • Update the content of the workshops for the FNJA, using the workshops developed in previous years and develop new workshops as needed, to ensure that the FNJA remains a quality event, with relevant and interesting activities for young people. In particular, it will be necessary to ensure that workshops follow one another in a coherent way throughout the week, supporting the learning process of ambassadors.

  • Participate in the selection and share ideas for the cultural activities aspect of the FNJA programming

  • Distribute ambassadors into 5-6 groups, and assign a leader to each group

  • If necessary, help find external speakers and contributors for the workshops that will not be directly lead by the group leaders

  • Prepare “ice-breakers” and other filler activities to use during unexpected delays in programming

– Provide the national office with content related to the workshops that you would like to see appear in the Ambassador’s Guide (an earlier version will be provided for reference). This guide is used as a reference and working tool for the ambassadors, which they will use throughout the FNJA.

– Help develop and take part in a 2-day pre-FNJA training session for the group leaders

During the FNJA:

– Supervise the group leaders and be responsible, with the national office, for the ambassadors for the duration of the event

– Ensure the smooth execution of the FNJA programming with the assistance of the Program Manager

– At the beginning of each workshop, make the link with the previous workshop to highlight the coherence of the programming

– Anticipate elements of logistics required for the next workshop or the snack break

– Lead workshops

– Coordinate daily end-of-day debriefings with the group leaders and the Program Manager

– Ensure the safety and well-being of ambassadors

– Help with effective communication between the group leaders and the French for the Future team

After the FNJA:

– Complete the Coordinator’s Final Report

Skills required

    – High school diploma, and preferably currently enrolled in a postsecondary program in Canada

    – Experience in project management and / or experience working with youth (e.g. summer camps)

    – Knowledge of the Canadian Francophonie (required) and / or international Francophonie (an asset)

    – Strong written and oral communication skills in French and English

    – Strong leadership skills

    – Excellent organizational skills

    – Able to work legally in Canada

    Conditions of employment

    – Remuneration: $ 3,000 honorarium plus travel expenses from the place of residence to Regina, Saskatchewan.

    – Part-time contract, from March 2020 to August 2020, with the bulk of the work in May and August

    – The contract is signed with French for the Future

    How to Apply

    By February 15, 2020, send a curriculum vitae and a cover letter, written in French, by e-mail at:

    employment@french-future.org

    to the attention of Emeline Leurent, Executive Director. Please indicate ” 2020 FNJA Coordinator” 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.


    French for the Future (Ottawa office) 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 six 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, x-Forums, Bilingual Young Leaders) 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:
      • Google Suite (Gmail, Drive, Doc, Sheet) – Required
      • Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) – Required
      • WordPress – Asset
      • Surveymonkey – Asset
      • Canva – 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

    • Full time
    • Commensurate with experience and qualifications $40,000 – $45,000 annually.
    • One year contract with renewal on a yearly basis.
    • The selected candidate’s performance will be evaluated after the completion of a three-month probationary period.

    How to apply

    Applicants must send their CV and cover letter (both in French) 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.

    French for the Future (Ottawa office) is looking for a


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