Summer Job (plus)
Coordinator, Youth Engagement and Entrepreneurship
Do you want to make an impact?
The Saint John Community Loan Fund is now accepting applications for a change agent that can engage youth to develop and deliver a social venture program, as well as be hands on for our re-branding and marketing campaign.
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. By using social impact tools such as a survey, crowd-sourcing and engagement with the community we want to teach youth to improve their city.
The Loan Fund is also undergoing a re-branding and marketing campaign leading up to a large event in the fall. This will an exciting opportunity to be in on the process of the re-branding and celebrating our 20th year of service.
You are between 19 and 30 years of age, 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 are now being accepted. The position starts immediately and runs until the end of summer, 35 hours a week,. The possibility is for the position to continue in to the Fall. For any questions please contact email@example.com.