Your role is to enable youth to develop creative, conceptual and social skills in environmental design and sustainable development. Through the development of workshops and interactive visits, the coordinator guides youth through the stages of the realization of a design project, from the conceptualization to its construction. The goal of this project is to make them aware of the surrounding environment, to seek out and learn about the history of their school and community, and to work closely with community members to carry out a common project. The position would require the candidate to live and work in Armstrong, ON (housing provided) working predominantly with students from Whitesand First Nation. 

TERMS

  • Contractual position, between September and December and from January to June with possibility to renew
  • 30 hours/week
  • $17.25/hr + $150/week food allowance
  • Housing (possibility of sharing a house with other Youth Fusion coordinators or school staff), phone, Internet provided. Unfortunately, we cannot provide accommodations for partners or children at this time
  • Must have access to vehicle and valid drivers licence; a travelling allowance will be provided in accordance with Youth Fusion’s transportation policies
  • The schedule is established at the beginning of each session, with the school, respecting the student’s academic obligations
  • Must be able to relocate to Armstrong, ON for the duration of the contract 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The project coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Creating and implementing experiential activities, to integrate design and introductive activities to sustainable development into the classroom. Additional extra-curricular sessions will also be required to complete the Environmental Design Project. The participants will be led to develop a concrete project for their school and to carry out all the stages leading to its realization. The final expectations for the participants in the project are:
  1. A design project that improves the school’s or the community’s environment
  2. Become aware of the importance of the natural and material environment that surrounds us
  3. Become aware of the role that everyone has in the community
  4. Organize a public consultation
  5. Organize a local gathering to present the conclusions of the project to the community
  • Maintaining a professional working relationship with the school (attendance, communication, respect of community culture, etc.)
  • Demonstrating initiative, creativity and autonomy for the duration of the project, to ensure the achievements and success of the students
  • Respecting the mission and values ​​of Youth Fusion, which consist in promoting and positively influencing perseverance and academic success
  • Being present at school meetings
  • Representing Youth Fusion and your post-secondary institution to project partners affiliated with the program

ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS

  • Attend Youth Fusion training week
  • Fill-out and submit bi-weekly timesheets and reports
  • Manage a small budget for the project and the material inventory
  • Communicate with Youth Fusion and the school principal on a weekly basis
  • Take part in the monthly phone call with Youth Fusion coordinators from the same domain
  • Survey students and local partners to get feedback about activities
  • Submit a mid-term and final report, including a full list of activities and participants

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS

Currently pursuing or recently graduated from a university or college education in a field related to environmental design 

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE PREFERRED

  • Working experience with teenagers
  • Understanding how to organize and implement projects
  • Experience in Indigenous communities and knowledge of Indigenous issues in Canada is an asset

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Spoken and written English fluency

SKILLS

  • Ability to organize events
  • Ability to develop a design project (design, drawing, layout, implementation, etc.)
  • Willing to act as an agent of social change
  • Must be able to take initiative and work independently 

SOFTWARE

  • Sketchup, Autocad, Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) 

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK

A vulnerable sector screening is required for this position, in accordance with Ontario Law and Board of Education policies. This check is done during the hiring process. 

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit all applications to Xina Cowan, Development Manager, at xcowan@fusionjeunesse.org. Only qualified candidates will be selected for interviews.