AFS Interculture Canada

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Program Coordinator - Global Choice And Intensive Programs

Mar 31, 2019
Montreal, Quebec

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Global Choice and Intensive Programs Coordinator is responsible for the management and development of AFS Canada’s school-based exchange programs in English Canada as well as the planning and support of the intensive language program offered by AFS Canada in various regions.

Responsibilities include :

  • Maintain a strong working relationship with partners based in Canada and abroad to guarantee delivery of programs of the highest standards.
  • Review and approve applications and distribute them to the appropriate partners.
  • Participate in the selection of host families and students. Guarantee that all parties are properly supported in order to deliver quality programs.
  • Lead the coordination and delivery of student orientations held cyclically throughout the school year
  • Forge and maintain strong relationships with individual homestay coordinators located in various locations throughout Canada.
  • Ensure the successful functioning of the intensive language programs (recruit, train, support and evaluate the local coordinators), guaranteeing the application of the AFS standards, policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the program budgets.
  • Participate in the AFS emergency support system.
  • All other connected tasks.

Required qualifications

  • Excellent project planning and organizational skills, including the capacity to oversee numerous projects simultaneously.
  • Capacity to work with various stakeholders from different age groups, cultural backgrounds and interest groups, communicating with each in an appropriate manner.
  • Excellent communication skills, tact and diplomacy, as well as solid conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent English language skills, oral and written, functional French language skills.
  • Degree and experience in a connected field
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel)
  • Knowledge of AFS Interculture programs an asset.
  • Valid driver’s license

Our ideal candidate will have the following profile: Leadership and management skills, intuitive and skilled communicator, autonomous and motivated team player, and holds existing knowledge in intercultural learning (ICL).

Working conditions

  • 12 month contract with good possibility of extension
  • 35 hours per week
  • Access to a complete insurance program after the 3 month probation period
  • Although the coordinator will work out of the AFS Canada office in Montreal, regular travel to Ontario and Newfoundland will be essential
  • Some evening and weekend work will be involved

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by March 31st 2019 to Renée Massicotte: renee.massicotte@afs.org

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