POSITION TITLE: Project Manager – Inuit or First Nations communities
CONDITIONS : Contractual position : November 2019 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 Inuit or First Nations (will be determined)
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 Inuit or First Nations Communities (FNI) team of Youth Fusion, the Project Manager – Inuit or 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 his 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 the education and socialization of at-risk youth as well as improve their qualifications.




The Project Manager – Inuit communities or First Nations will be responsible for:

Recruitment and training 

  • In collaboration with the Human Resources Director and the Assistant Director of Educational Programming – Inuit 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 March (the recruitment period spans from March to August). 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


  • 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 projects’ network of local mentors;
  • Develop and maintain a network of local mentors in the communities under its supervision;
  • Travel to Inuit or 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


  • 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 his or her supervision (t shirts, hoodies, etc.) and submit them to the Assistant Director of Educational Programming – Inuit


  • 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 communities ‘ Facebook pages under their 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


  • In collaboration with the Events team and the Assistant Director of programming, participate in the organization of local and regional events of Youth Fusion, for example the Pigunnaniq, CLIP, and Robotics Festivals. (depending on the working region)
  • Lead monthly calls by domain, depending on the experience and expertise of the





  • University degree in management, education or other related field



  • 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




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



  • 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)




 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.