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Positions: Project Coordinator, Future City Builders (Moncton, Sackville, Saint John and Fredericton)
Organization: Evergreen
Location: virtual but candidate must still live, study, or work in Moncton, Sackville, Saint John or Fredericton in New Brunswick
Eligibility: 18-29 years of age (see below)

Introduction:

Evergreen is currently recruiting for two Project Coordinators for our 2022 Future City Builders Moncton-Sackville-Saint John-Fredericton cohort in New Brunswick. Future City Builders connects youth, aged 18-29, in cities across Canada to create and launch innovative ideas for their communities.

Future City Builders participants develop work-ready skills and expand their professional networks, all while improving the health of their city through Evergreen’s Future Cities Canada virtual design thinking lab process.

Project Coordinators are instrumental to the success of the program. They support program participants (Youth City Builders) in their personal and professional growth, in the development and implementation of their projects, and in their reflection on consequent work-readiness and learning. The successful candidates for this role must be team players, excited about design thinking, entrepreneurship and youth engagement, and invested in the success of the program.

Future City Builders is an initiative of Future Cities Canada, led by Evergreen and generously funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre, RBC Foundation in support of RBC Future Launch, Beanfield Metroconnect, T.R. Meighen Family Foundation and the Hewitt Foundation.

About Us:

Evergreen makes cities more livable, green, and prosperous. For 30 years, we’ve been facilitating change in communities through connection, innovation, and sustainable actions. We work with community builders across sectors to solve some of the most pressing issues cities face: climate change, housing affordability, and access to nature and public spaces.

About the Role:

We are looking for two Future City Builders Project Coordinators to take on leadership positions within the program. The Future City Builders Project Coordinators will work closely with the Evergreen team to ensure the Youth City Builders are fully supported throughout the program. Project Coordinators are crucial to the success and smooth delivery of Future City Builders. We’re looking for applicants who are passionate about their communities, ready to take on a challenge, and eager to further develop their leaderships skills.

Why you should join us:

  • Build your resume and professional profile with unique work experience;
  • Connect with and learn from community and thought leaders;
  • Develop design thinking and human-centered design skills;
  • Learn more about entrepreneurship, urbanism, community development;
  • Build your team work, leadership, engagement, problem-solving, and project management skills; and
  • Support youth in developing impactful community solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Communication with team members;
  • Ensure team members are supported throughout the program;
  • Support Evergreen with administration of the program, including evaluation;
  • Support Evergreen with the hosting, facilitation, and delivery of design thinking skills modules in live virtual sessions;
  • Support Evergreen with the development, refinement, and publication of design thinking skills modules in asynchronous learning materials;
  • Support and encourage teams to stay on track and meet deadlines and deliverables;
  • Liaise among team members, local partners, mentors, and other program contacts for scheduling and relaying key information;
  • Support stakeholder management, program design and implementation;
  • Track and share regular progress updates on project and program deliverables and outcomes;
  • Performance of various administrative functions, including:
    • coordinating meetings & taking minutes;
    • sending summary briefs and task lists following meetings;
    • developing, sending and managing special event invitations;
    • sending program announcements and logistics briefs to participants using internal communications tools; and
    • assembling supplementary program materials (e.g., speaker bios).
  • Conduct effective, professional outreach that meets the needs of individual communities;
  • Contribute to positive workplace culture and great internal communication;
  • Model Evergreen’s core values of sustainability, innovation, and connection.

About You:

You excel in the following areas:

  • Customer-focus. Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of others in a way that exceeds their expectations.
  • Communication. Speak, listen and write in a clear, confident, respectful, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Attention to detail. Recognize that details matter. Work systematically to ensure important details do not slip through the cracks.
  • Flexibility/adaptability. Manage ambiguity well. Adapt to changing priorities and conditions in an agile way, responding quickly and effectively. React to change with curiosity and excitement.

You have the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to justice, equity and inclusion;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Previous administrative experience would be considered an asset;
  • Familiarity with design thinking models would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite; and
  • Proficient in videoconferencing tools, social media, scheduling tools, and project management, collaboration and internal communications tools (e.g., Basecamp, G+ Suite, etc.) is an asset.

You are eligible for this role if you meet the following criteria:

  • Live, study, or work in Moncton, Sackville, Saint John or Fredericton in New Brunswick;
  • Are between 18-29 years of age;
  • Able to dedicate 10-12 hours/week between mid-September and February;
  • Available Wednesday evenings from 6pm-8pm ADT/AST for live virtual sessions;
  • Self-identify as unemployed, underemployed and/or in the beginning stages of career-related work; this includes individuals that identify as one or more of the following:
    • Unemployed (not currently working);
    • In post-secondary studies and looking for work-related opportunities;
    • Underemployed (part-time work, gig work, not working in your area of study);
    • In the beginning stages of career-related work (full-time or part-time).

Additional Information:

Reporting Relationships:

  • Supervised by: Program Manager

Working Conditions:

  • Position is virtual with the Evergreen team based out of Evergreen’s head office at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto; most staff are currently working remotely.
  • The program is designed to take place virtually.
  • Hours will include many evenings, some weekends, and regular day-time hours.
  • Commitment to key dates and time slots will be essential, though we will work with you to try to resolve competing commitments.

Contract:

  • Part time, hourly, contract (24 weeks)
  • Hourly rate: $22.00 per hour
  • Contract start date: September 12, 2022
  • Contract end date: February 24, 2023

Key Dates:

  • Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT – Applications close
  • Week of August 15 & 22, 2022 – Interviews
  • Monday, September 12, 2022 - Position starts
  • Monday, September 12, 2022 - Friday, October 7, 2022 – Program Orientation & Training
  • October 2022 - February 2023 – Future City Builders program
  • Friday, February 24, 2023 – Position ends

Application Close Date: Sunday, August 14th, 2022

To apply, visit our Career Page | Project Coordinator, Future City Builders (Moncton, Sackville, Saint John and Fredericton)

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Aug 3 2022    ID: 65286