POSITION TITLE:Project Manager – CEGEPs and First Nations communities
CONDITIONS:Contractual position: January 2020 to July 2020

Possibility of permanent position at the end of the term

Start date: as soon as possible

Timetable: 37.5 hours per week

REGION:The position is based in Montreal, but requires travel, approximately 4-6 times per year, in the communities of Eeyou Istchee (will be determined) and to the projects at John Abbott College, Dawson College, Vanier College as well as visits for project development at other CEGEPs.
SALARY:To be discussed
OTHER BENEFITS:Flexible schedule

Possibility of working from home

Benefits

 

Under the general direction of the Assistant Director of Educational Programming of the First Nations Communities of Youth Fusion, the Project Manager –CEGEPs and First Nations Communities will be responsible for coordinating the delivery of daily programming for indigenous youth, in a variety of fields (performing arts, media and film creation, science and robotics, leadership and healthy living, elementary engagement). They will have to ensure that projects meet the standards of Youth Fusion and school partners. They will be responsible for the recruitment, training, supervision, logistics, events and administration of the projects under their supervision. In addition, they will have to contribute to the recruitment process for all coordinators of all communities, during periods of massive hiring.

 

Our vision

That every young person achieves educational success by discovering, strengthening and enhancing their abilities with the support of both the school ecosystem and the community.

 

Our mission

Address the dropout rate by forging close connections between the school system and the community while introducing practical and innovative education projects designed to contribute to participants’ education and development of transferable skills as well as improve their qualifications.

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION OF PROJECT MANAGER – CEGEPs and FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITIES:

The Project Manager –CEGEPs and First Nations Communities will be responsible for:

Recruitment and training

 In collaboration with the Human Resources Director and the Assistant Director of Educational Programming – First Nations communities, take part in the recruitment and training of the team of project coordinators, for the entire educational programming for First Nations and Inuit communities, in preparation for the hiring in November (the recruitment period spans from October to December). Project coordinators are, for the most part, university students, recent graduates as well as local coordinators and they are hired to implement daily programming in First Nations and Inuit communities;

  • Recruit and train local animators as

Supervision

  • Provide ongoing support and supervise coordinators and project facilitators under their supervision so as to ensure their well-being and meet the objectives of the program;
  • Create and sustain relationships with school teams and local partners, particularly with Youth

Fusion’s network of local mentors;

  • Develop and maintain a network of local mentors in the communities under their supervision;
  • Travel to First Nations communities to integrate project coordinators in September and January;
  • Conduct mid-term visits twice a year, six (6) weeks after the start of

Logistics

 Coordinate the travel arrangements of project coordinators under their supervision, both for training and for their stay in indigenous communities;

  • Ensure that the housing of the project coordinators under their supervision is functional and available, and keep track of the various accounts (telephone, Internet, );
  • Assess the material needs of the coordinators’ homes as well as the material needed for academic projects, make the necessary purchases (pots and pans, utensils, ) and proceed to shipment of said material;
  • Compile the promotional material requirements of coordinators under their supervision (t shirts, hoodies, etc.) and submit them to the Assistant Director of Educational Programming – First Nations

 

Administrative

 In partnership with the Assistant Director of Educational Programming, closely monitor all budgets under their supervision;

  • Review the coordinators’ mid-term and final reports prior to submission to the Assistant Director of Educational Programming;
  • Process and approve timesheets, project-related expenses and living expenses of project coordinators under their responsibility;
  • Supervise the Facebook pages of the projects under their supervision and moderate the coordinators’ Facebook page;
  • Supervise the yearly evaluation and survey process for all coordinators under their supervision;
  • File receipts, pictures and parental consent

Events

  • In collaboration with the Events team and the Assistant Director of educational programming, participate in the organization of Youth Fusion’s local and regional events, these include the College Retreat and Pannel and the Leadership Camp for Grade 5 and 6 students.
  • Lead monthly calls by domain, depending on the experience and expertise of the
  • Participate in the planning and delivery of coordinator training weeks which are one week in September and one week in January.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education:

  • University degree in management, education or other related field.

 

Experience:

  • At least two years of project management experience;
  • Experience working with remote indigenous communities;
  • Experience in human resources management.

 

Technical knowledge:

  • Good command of the Microsoft Office suite

 

 

Skills:

  • Good knowledge of the school environment;
  • Excellent knowledge of indigenous communities, Eeyou Itschee in particular;
  • Committed leader with experience in human resources management;
  • Ability to solve problems, take initiative and work independently;
  • Creative personality.

 

Other:

  • Be available to travel to Northern Quebec from four (4) to six (6) times per year for a period of two (2) to three (3) weeks.

 

Language (s):

  • French spoken and written English spoken and written
  • Knowledge of Inuktitut, Cree, Innu-aimun, Atikamekw, or Mohawk (an asset)

 

 

TO APPLY:

 

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