Under the general direction of Youth Fusion’s Assistant Director of Educational Programming – First Nations communities, the Project Manager – First Nations communities will be in charge of coordinating the delivery of the daily programming for Indigenous youth in a wide variety of fields (media and , science and robotics, leadership and healthy living, school engagement at the elementary level, etc.). The Project Manager will see that all projects comply with Youth Fusion standards as well as those of its school partners. will be responsible for the recruitment, training, supervision, logistics, event planning and administrative tasks related to project coordinators in communities under his or her supervision. Furthermore, the Project Manager will be called on to take part in the recruitment process for all coordinators across all communities at times of mass hirings. 

CONDITIONS

  • Permanent job
  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • Schedule: 37.5 hours per week

LOCATION:

This position is based in Montreal but involves approximately four trips per year to the following location:

  • Dawson College
  • John Abbott College
  • Kahnawake
  • Gesgapegiag

PROJECT MANAGER – FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITIES JOB DESCRIPTION

The Project Manager 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 hirings in August (the recruitment period spans from March to August). Project coordinators are, for the most part, university students and recent graduates and they are hired to implement daily programming in First Nations and Inuit communities;
  • In collaboration with the Senior Director of Operations and Philanthropy – First Nations and Inuit communities, develop the project coordinator training program’s content and monitor logistics related to its implementation;
  • Recruit and train, if need be, local activity . Local animators are, for the most part, high school students from the Indigenous communities where we provide our programming.

 Supervision:

  • Provide ongoing support and supervise project coordinators and animators under his or her supervision so as to ensure their well-being and that they meet program objectives;
  • Create and sustain relationships with school teams and local partners, particularly with Youth Fusion projects’ network of local mentors;
  • Develop and maintain a network of local mentors within the communities under his or her supervision;
  • Travel to First Nations communities in September and January so as to oversee the integration of new project coordinators;
  • Conduct mid-term visits at least twice each year, i.e. six (6) weeks after projects have begun.

Logistics:

  • Coordinate travel arrangements of projects coordinators under his or her supervision, for training purposes as well as for their stay in Indigenous communities;
  • Confirm that the housing provided for project coordinators under his or her supervision is available and fully functional, and keep track of the different bills (phone, internet, etc.);
  • 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, etc.) and proceed to shipment of said material;
  • Compile the promotional material requirements of coordinators under his or her supervision (t‑shirts, hoodies, etc.) and submit them to the Assistant Director of Educational Programming – First Nations communities.

Event planning:

  • In collaboration with the and the Assistant Director of Educational Programming – First Nations communities, help organize the Annual Leadership Conference, the Annual Leadership Camp as well as various cultural and scientific trips for young participants to province-wide Youth Fusion activities such as the and the Robotics Festival.

Administrative tasks:

  • In partnership with the Assistant Director of Educational Programming – First Nations communities, closely monitor all budgets under his or her supervision;
  • Review the coordinators’ mid-term and final reports prior to submission to the Assistant Director of Educational Programming – First Nations communities;
  • Process and approve the time sheets, project-related expenses and living expenses of project coordinators under his or her supervision in the Employee Portal;
  • Manage expense accounts for all First Nations projects (Northern, Co-op, etc.);
  • Supervise the Facebook pages of communities under his or her supervision and moderate the coordinators’ Facebook page;
  • Supervise the yearly evaluation and survey process for all coordinators under his or her supervision;
  • File receipts, pictures and parental consent forms.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Education

  • University degree in Management, Education or any other related field

Experience

  • No less than two years’ work experience in project management
  • Experience in Human Resources Management

Technical expertise:

  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite 

Skills

  • A clear understanding of the school environment
  • A thorough understanding of First Nations communities, James Bay Cree communities in particular
  • Committed leader with Human Resources Management experience
  • Ability to solve problems, take initiative and work independently
  • Creative personality

Other:

  • Available to travel to eastern Québec four (4) to six (6) times each year, for periods of one (1) or (2) weeks. 

Language(s)

  • French, written and spoken
  • English, written and spoken
  • Knowledge of Cree, Mi’kmaq, Mohawk or any other Indigenous language is an asset

TO APPLY: 

Forward your résumé to ayparent@fusionjeunesse.org. Only applicants meeting the aforementioned requirements will be called. We thank you for your interest in Youth Fusion and Robotique FIRST Québec.