Bilingual Program Coordinator (French/English) - Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Canada

Apr 30, 2019
Toronto, Ontario

About YPI

The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is an international, multi-award-winning classroom-based program that engages secondary school students in understanding and standing up for social issues and charities in their communities. Over 300 secondary schools participate in YPI globally, in Canada, NYC, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Each year, at every participating school, students with the most compelling culminating presentation about a local charity receive a $5,000 grant for their charity, funded by YPI’s generous supporters in each country. YPI Canada’s vision is that young people are included, empowered, and engaged in creating more compassionate and connected communities where they live, and a more philanthropic future for us all.

 

Summary of Role

We are seeking a bilingual (French/English) Program Coordinator to join our team at YPI Canada in Toronto (Dovercourt Village, near Ossington subway station). This new position will provide direct support to teachers and students at schools participating in YPI across Canada, assist with the recruitment and onboarding of new schools, and to contribute to strong student and community outcomes. This position will receive direction and support from YPI’s National Program Director. The successful candidate will have a good understanding of both the education and nonprofit sectors in Canada, and a passion for youth-driven educational programming. It is essential for this position to be bilingual to support YPI’s growth in Francophone schools and communities.

 

Duties and Responsibilities (approximate % of total time; this will fluctuate throughout the year)

Program Support: Schools (50%)

  • Facilitate workshops with students at schools participating in YPI
  • Support teachers and administrators at schools participating to YPI through email, meetings over the phone, and in-person
  • Support YPI final presentation ceremonies by helping teachers with event coordination in advance and day-of, acting as MC when required, ensuring judging procedures run effectively and ethically; support coordination of special guest attendance (i.e. YPI Board members, community guests, etc.)
  • Maintain updated records on all schools, and support reporting processes
  • Travel: YPI is currently active over 100 schools in 33 communities in five Canadian provinces. This role will involve travel within the GTA on (approximately) a weekly basis and further travel within and outside of Ontario several times a year (most frequently Quebec, but other provinces as well)

New School Recruitment (25%)

  • Assist with the expansion of YPI to new schools by building relationships with teachers and administrators through engagement over the phone, email, and in-person
  • Identify and participate in promotional and networking opportunities at conferences and other events for program expansion

Stakeholder Relationships (10%)

  • Represent YPI and build positive relationships with charities in the communities YPI serves to support them in participating in YPI by email, phone, and in-person engagement
  • Act as a connector between participating schools and charities in their communities, supporting schools to build relationships with the charities students reach out to through YPI
  • Meet with funders and other stakeholders while travelling

Program Evaluation (5%)

  • Support the evolution and annual implementation of YPI’s evaluation plan
  • Support the facilitation of post-YPI surveys for students, teachers, and charities
  • Support interviews and focus groups with students, teachers, administrators, and charity professionals
  • Support reporting processes on evaluation results for all stakeholders

Other (10%)

  • Assist with occasional special projects
  • French language support for general YPI communications
  • Carry out general office tasks, and other duties as required

 

Qualifications and Skills

  • A minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience working with youth and/or with educators in a school setting or in the non-profit sector
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills in French and English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in French and English and the ability to build strong relationships with people
  • Previous experience working in Francophone schools/organizations a strong asset
  • Experience facilitating workshops a strong asset
  • University or College Degree in a relevant field (i.e. Education, Social Studies, Equity Studies, Community/Social Services, Child and Youth Worker, Non-profit Management, etc.) or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of the mission of YPI
  • Confidence to be an engaging public speaker in front of large groups of students, teachers, and senior administrators in French and English
  • Ability to travel to schools across Canada
  • G-class driver’s license an asset, access to a vehicle not required
  • Self-motivated and resourceful with the ability to prioritize, and seek clarification as needed
  • High attention to detail
  • Effective time management skills and ability to prioritize workload
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more
  • Previous experience in social science research/program evaluation an asset

 

YPI is an equal opportunity employer, and our office is an inclusive, respectful, and LGBTQ+-friendly environment. We offer health and dental benefits, three weeks' vacation to all staff plus closure for winter holidays between December 25 and January 1st. 

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter by email to Kate Gatto, National Program Director: kate@goypi.org. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

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