PROJECT COORDINATOR – ENTREPRENEURSHIP

 

 

Your role will be to spur tangible skills in elementary school (Grades 3 to 6) or high school (Grades 1 to 5) students by exposing them to the day-to-day reality of running a business in a field they are passionate about. Through real companies (within their school or community), the students will be placed in an environment prone to fostering added value to their business ideas. What’s more, they learn about working effectively and in an organized manner as a team, taking initiative, drawing on their creativity, and nurturing their decision-making skills. Workshops will mainly take place in class and as extracurricular activities, in close collaboration with the teachers.

 

TERMS

  • Part-time: up to 10 hours per week, per project. It’s possible to combine several projects.
  • Salary: $16.00 per hour.
  • Contract duration: September of the current year to June of the following year. Possibility of contract renewal.
  • Employment region: Greater Montreal, North Shore and South Shore
  • Schedule: Flexible and regular schedule based on availability of coordinator and school site.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach the students an entrepreneurial vocabulary;
  • Guide the students through every step involved in the creation of business planning;
  • Manage the daily activities of the businesses once they have opened.

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Having the students benefit from your expertise by putting forward projects that are integrative, stimulating and diverse;
  • Working closely with the school’s teachers and administrators, and Youth Fusion officials, in order to maximize the project’s impact and awareness within the school;
  • Maintaining a professional relationship with the school (diligent attendance, communications, adherence to the culture and rules of the school environment, etc.);
  • Taking initiative, being creative and a self-starter, in order to effectively contribute to the project’s execution and success;
  • Attending team and progress meetings;
  • Supervising the students and looking after their safety;
  • When needed, representing Youth Fusion, the sponsoring post-secondary institution or the project itself before our partners;
  • Drafting the appropriate reports (midway progress and final reports) as scheduled;
  • Prepare for and participate in the year-end events to showcase the students’ success.

  

REQUIREMENTS

 

Academic

  • Currently pursuing a collegial or university education in a field related to business, management, administration or any other related field.

 

Experience

  • Experience working and interacting with elementary school students and teenagers.

 

Will be considered as an asset

  • Knowledge of entrepreneurship (market research, business plan, business start-up, board);
  • Any experience working with children with learning or behavioural difficulties;
  • Volunteer work or any other tangible experience working with youth (day or vacation camps, tutoring, etc.);
  • Ability to organize and facilitate activities;
  • Must have a strong desire to be a role model for the school’s students, and act as an agent of social change.

 

Language(s)

  • Spoken and written English;
  • Spoken and written French (an asset, as some schools are French speaking).

 

Computer

  • Office Suite

 

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK

Verification is required to work with a vulnerable clientele. This check is done during the hiring.

 

APPLICATION

To apply, send your resume to pmartineau@fusionjeunesse.org. Only qualified candidates will be selected for interviews. Youth Fusion is an equal opportunity employer and we are happy to make any accommodations needed to ensure a comfortable interview process for all candidates. Candidates from Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities are encouraged to self-identify in their application.

 

To apply for this job email your details to pmartineau@fusionjeunesse.org