Part-Time Job Opportunity: Regional Coordinator, Vancouver

1474-Resized-600x400Regional Coordinator

Building Young Entrepreneurs

Powering creative futures with at-risk youth

Background:

The United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) has developed a project Building Young Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Employment bridging vulnerable community youth to gainful and durable employment through skills training and business mentoring processes. The project targets youth 18-29 years of age who are un- or under-employed, facing multiple barriers, and looking for opportunities to augment their skills, or acquire new ones, toward sustainable employment.

UNA-Canada will implement the project in Halifax, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver and seeks to recruit a Regional Coordinator in each targeted city to assist with the overall implementation of the project ensuring its broad reach to diverse youth and businesses.  

Tasks:

The overall responsibility of the Regional Coordinator is to:

  • Act as the focal person for the project in the region for Building Young Entrepreneur project;
  • Participate in briefing sessions planned by UNA-Canada to become familiar with project specifics and expected deliverables;
  • Work closely with UNA-Canada’s Project team – Officer (PO) and Manager (PM) to ensure an efficient and effective implementation of the project in each targeted region;
  • Assist with identifying youth and confirm their participation in project activities;
  • Reconnect with former project participants (youth alumni) and re-engage with them as appropriate;
  • Assist with identifying business partners to sign on as hosts and mentors of recruited youth and work with PO & PM to conduct needs assessment of these businesses;
  • Collaborate on preparing briefing and training material for business-hosts and the participating youth;
  • Identify like-minded community organizations with similar objectives and recommend ways to engage them in the project activities;
  • Coordinate training bootcamps in consultation with PM, to enhance knowledge and skills among targeted youth, engaging subject-matter experts as appropriate;
  • Carry out any other activities as requested by the PM.

Qualifications and Skills

An ideal Regional Coordinator would:

  • Have excellent leadership and youth engagement/management skills;
  • Be self-directed and able to work independently and remotely, yet a flexible team player;
  • Have interest in, and knowledgeable about the small businesses, start-ups and finance literacy or business education;
  • Possess knowledge of, and active engagement with youth from diverse cultural and social economic communities and backgrounds;
  • Have a maturity level to work with senior management officials, business partners and relevant government officials;
  • Be able to organize events that engage multi-stakeholders;
  • Have knowledge of social media and
  • Possess a valid Police Record Check (PRC) within a one-year period

Benefits to the Regional Coordinator

This is a part-time temporary contract paying total stipend of $2,400/8 months (8 hours/week).

Interested candidates residing in Halifax, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver should send a cover letter and most recent CV to: Dylan.edmonds@unac.org.   No phone calls please, only those candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted.

Deadline: December 19, 2017

*Please note that all hiring will go through the Ottawa office, please do not contact UNA-Vancouver with questions.*

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One thought on “Part-Time Job Opportunity: Regional Coordinator, Vancouver

  1. joysigua January 7, 2018 / 17:24

    Hi there,

    Just wondering when the program will start?

    Thanks,
    Joy

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