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We’re currently looking for: 

  • A National Ambassadors Youth Forum Coordinator 2024
  • A Content Creator: National Ambassadors Youth Forum 2024

National Ambassadors Youth Forum coordinator

FRENCH FOR THE FUTURE

French for the Future is a national, not-for-profit organization committed to supporting the development of tomorrow’s bilingual leaders by encouraging high school students to study and live in French. Our programs, all in French, highlight the social and professional benefits of bilingualism and help create linguistic and cultural links between students of all backgrounds taking French as a first or as a second language across Canada.

THE NATIONAL AMBASSADOR YOUTH FORUM [FNJA]

The FNJA is held every year in a different city, and brings together at least 30 bilingual high school students from across Canada for five days jam-packed with activities. At the end of the FNJA, participants become ambassadors of French for the Future, and organize activities to promote French and official bilingualism in their communities throughout the following school year.

The 2024 FNJA will be held in August 2024 in Edmonton, Alberta.  

COORDINATOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Before the FNJA:

  • Assist with the selection and recruitment of the group leaders [write and share the posting on social media, specifically aimed at former ambassadors, and participate in the selection process] and act as liaison between the national office and the selected applicants.
  • Participate in the promotion of the FNJA during the registration period [social media, word of mouth, etc.].
  • Participate in the selection process of ambassadors with the national office [watch, read and evaluate each application, make recommendations on ambassador selection].
  • Review and provide input on the Pre-FNJA Guide, which will be sent to the participants by the national office.
  • Create content, make postings and lead discussions in the private 2024 FNJA Facebook or Instagram group [encourage ambassadors to introduce themselves and get to know each other, share articles, music, photos, videos related to bilingualism and the Canadian Francophonie and/or in connection with the FNJA’s destination].
  • In close collaboration with the Program Manager, develop the programming of the 2024 FNJA:
  • Update the content of the workshops for the FNJA, using the workshops developed in previous years and develop new workshops as needed, to ensure that the FNJA remains a quality event, with relevant and interesting activities for young people. In particular, it will be necessary to ensure that workshops follow one another in a coherent way throughout the week, supporting the learning process of ambassadors.
  • Participate in the selection and share ideas for the cultural activities’ aspect of the FNJA programming.
  • Create groups of 5 to 6 ambassadors and assign them to a group leader.
  • If necessary, help find external speakers and contributors for the workshops that will not be directly led by the group leaders.
  • Prepare “icebreakers” and other filler activities to use during unexpected delays in programming.
  • Provide the national office with content related to the workshops that you would like to see appear in the Ambassador’s Guide [an earlier version will be provided for reference]. This guide is used as a reference and working tool for the ambassadors, which they will use throughout the FNJA.
  • Help develop and take part in a 2-day pre-FNJA training session for the group leaders.

During the FNJA:

  • Supervise the group leaders and be responsible, with the help of the national office, for the ambassadors for the duration of the event.
  • Ensure the smooth execution of the FNJA programming with the assistance of the Program Manager.
  • At the beginning of each workshop, make the link with the previous workshop to highlight the coherence of the programming.
  • Anticipate logistical elements for the next workshop or the snack break.
  • Lead workshops.
  • Coordinate daily end-of-day debriefings with the group leaders and the Program Manager.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of ambassadors.
  • Help with effective communication between the group leaders and the French for the Future team.

After the FNJA:

  • Complete the Coordinator’s Final Report.

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • High school diploma, and preferably currently enrolled in a postsecondary program in Canada.
  • Experience in project management and/or experience working with youth [e.g., summer camps].
  • Knowledge of the Canadian Francophonie [required] and/or international Francophonie [an asset].
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in French and English.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Able to work legally in Canada.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Remuneration: $3,750 honorarium plus travel expenses from the place of residence to Edmonton, Alberta.
  • Part-time contract, from March 2024 to August 2024, with the bulk of the work in May and August.
  • The contract is signed with French for the Future.

HOW TO APPLY

By February 16, 2024, send a curriculum vitae and a cover letter, written in French, by e-mail at:

employment@french-future.org

To the attention of Emeline Leurent, Executive Director. Please indicate “2024 FNJA Coordinator” in the subject line.

We encourage all qualified people to apply; French for the Future values diversity in the workplace.

Only selected candidates will be contacted.


Content Creator: National Ambassadors Youth Forum 2024

French for the Future is searching for a young dynamic person to join the team as official content creator for the Forum national des jeunes ambassadeur·rices 2024, to be held in Edmonton.

THE NATIONAL AMBASSADORS YOUTH FORUM (FNJA)

The FNJA is held every year in a different city, and brings together 35 bilingual high school students from across Canada for six days jam-packed with activities. At the end of the FNJA, participants become ambassadors of French for the Future, and organize activities to promote French and official bilingualism in their communities throughout the following school year.

The 2024 FNJA will take place in August 2024 in Edmonton, Alberta.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Before the event:

  • Create a list of content to record during the event in collaboration with the marketing and communications team: fun reels about bilingualism, FNJA content, trends etc…

During the event:

  • Film videos and edit the short formats content as you go
  • Post some videos and pictures of the day to our story
  • In collaboration with the marketing and communications team, prepare a summary publication for each day

After the event:

  • Edit all the short format videos and send them to French for the Future within a reasonable delay.
  • Edit and send a summary video of the forum

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Hold a high school diploma, and preferably currently enrolled in a postsecondary program at an accredited Canadian institution;
  • Knowledge of/passionate about social media video content production;
  • Current studies in video production, marketing, or past courses on the topic, will be considered an asset;
  • Bilingual, French/English.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Compensation: honorarium of $1300 plus travel expenses from your place of residence to Edmonton, Alberta;
  • Food and lodging provided;
  • Full-time contract for 1 week in August 2024;
  • The contract is signed with French for the Future.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your CV and portfolio to the attention of Agathe Pompon, communications@french-future.org before March 28, 2024. Please clearly note “2024 FNJA Content Creator” in the subject line.

We encourage all qualified people to apply; French for the Future values diversity in the workplace. Only selected candidates will be contacted.


Thank you for your interest about employment opportunities at French for the Future. Currently we do not have any open positions, however if you are interested in possible future opportunities, please send your CV to emplois@francais-avenir.org. We will be in touch if a role becomes available that matches your skills and experiences.