POSITION TITLE: Program Manager – Robotics
CONDITIONS: Permanent position

Start date: as soon as possible.

Schedule: 37.5 hours per week

REGION: Montreal
SALARY:  To be discussed.
OTHER BENEFITS: Social benefits after three months

Competitive vacation and leaves of absence

 

*The masculine gender is used to alleviate the text without prejudice to the feminine gender.

 

Under the authority of the Senior Director—Operations, the Program Manager of Youth Fusion will see to the implementation of projects in robotics. He will work with the Youth Fusion team to coordinate the operations and to contribute to the development of its program.

 

Our vision

That each youth achieves educational success by discovering, cultivating and valuing his abilities with the support of the school ecosystem and the community.

 

Our mission

Contributing to school perseverance, employability, and civic engagement of youth by implementing innovative experiential learning projects that create ongoing links between school environment and the community.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM MANAGER—ROBOTICS POSITION

The Program Manager—Robotics will have the following responsibilities:

  • Supervise the project coordinators (assist with hiring and training, conduct regular follow-up to ensure that the objectives are met, conduct performance evaluation, approve time sheets, etc.);
  • Organize regular meetings with the project coordinators to identify issues and best practices, and ensure effective information sharing;
  • Show initiative, creativity and autonomy, in order to respond effectively to unexpected requests;
  • Supervise the writing of midterm and final coordinators’ reports on projects;
  • Coordinate the mailing and compilation of evaluation questionnaires for our projects, and collaborate on evaluation projects as required;
  • Create and maintain partnerships with the industry;
  • Monitor budgets for all projects;
  • Develop training related to the program to be given to the coordinators;
  • Refer to and integrate the program’s pedagogical platforms with the coordinators;
  • Collaborate in the development of new pedagogical platforms and contribute to their implementation;
  • Provide ongoing feedback to the Senior Director of Operations;
  • Travel regularly to schools to follow up with coordinators, teachers and principals.

The Project Manager—Robotics will also be in charge of various activities, other than the management, related to his specialty during the year:

  • Work closely with Robotics FIRST Quebec to align with the organization’s strategic direction in program development and delivery;
  • Ensure that schools are duly registered in the different leagues by respecting the requirements of FIRST;
  • Take ownership of FIRST’s programs, resources, platforms, mission and vision;
  • Keep track of robotics equipment inventory (Spike primes, EV3 and WeDo 2.0 packages);
  • Collaborate with the Director of FIRST LEGO League for the organization and event management of the different leagues.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

 

Education

  • University degree or equivalent training in computer science, engineering, or other relevant field

 

Experience

  • Experience in project management
  • Relevant experience in the education field (asset)
  • Knowledge of school perseverance environment (asset)

 

Skill

  • Human resources management
  • Effective time and priority management
  • Resourcefulness, ability to be autonomous and to take initiative
  • Ease in representing the organization to school principals

 

Language(s)

  • French spoken and written
  • English spoken and written

 

Software

  • Office Suite
  • Knowledge of at least one programming language (C++, Python…)

 

Additional

Have the desire to act as an inspiring role model for project coordinators. Motivation, leadership, active communication, and effective time management are essential skills for this position.

 

TO APPLY

Send your application to candidatures@fusionjeunesse.org Only the applications that meet our needs and criteria will be called. Thank you for your interest in Youth Fusion.