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French for the Future is looking to fill two positions:

  1. Program Agent (Canada Summer Job)
  2. Communications Agent (Canada Summer Job)

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 the implementation of French for the Future’s key programs (National Ambassador Youth Forum, Franconnexion Sessions, National Essay Contest) 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.
• Monitor and conduct research to update Fr+, an online platform in French based on the interests of 14-17 year old.
• 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

• 9 weeks contract
• 30 hours/week
• $17/hour
• Start date: May 16, 2022 (flexible)
• Office environment, with telework during the pandemic (hybride)

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 May 16, 2022.

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.


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 National Ambassador Youth Forum, 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
• Create video content for the organization using Instagram and TikTok
• 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 (specifically Instagram and TikTok)

• 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

• 9 weeks contract
• 30 hours/week
• $17/hour
• Start date: May 30, 2022 (flexible)
• Office environment, with telework during the pandemic (hybrid)

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 May 27, 2022.

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.