Coordinator, Youth Engagement and Entrepreneurship
Do you want to make an impact?
Every February The Saint John Community Loan Fund begins accepting applications for a change agent that can engage youth and further develop and deliver engaging entrepreneurship programming, as well as educational programming for our solar installation. The successful staff will start in early spring.
We are a community development corporation that helps individuals and organizations go after opportunity to build assets and economic independence. The tools we use include financing, training, coaching and real estate development. We are located at the Social Enterprise Hub, a building we constructed to house enterprising nonprofits, social enterprises, and micro enterprises. At the Hub we are a cluster of groups that are passionate about scaling impact, whether in environmental stewardship, literacy, employment and enterprise, or purposeful community research and policy development. Itís a dynamic and inspiring workplace.
Your job will be to coordinate and deliver our Youth Entrepreneurship Success Program. We provide a unique opportunity to youth between the ages of 12-15 to be creative and possibly earn a bit of money. We partner with groups like the YMCA, the Multicultural and Newcomer Resource Centre, the Boys and Girls Club, Teen Resource Centre, local schools, and the Crescent Valley Resource Centre. We want to update the program and add more social mission/social enterprise focus.
The Loan Fund is also adding solar to the Hub and we want to involve youth in learning about solar on an ongoing basis. This will be the first of its kind in the City Centre and is an exciting opportunity to promote alternative energy and innovation at the Hub.
You are a returning student who has a great deal of positive energy, an entrepreneurial mindset and a desire to make a difference.
You are skilled at working with others; at research, writing and developing great material; and well, a lot more. If you are bilingual, that is a huge asset for work around the province.
Your experience and studies do not have to be a straight line. You may be involved in business, environmental science or international development studies. You may have run a summer business or worked with kids at a camp. You definitely understand how to use social media. The sky is the limit.
Applications will not be accepted until February. The position runs from early spring until the end of summer, 35 hours a week @ slightly above minimum wage. For any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.