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Program Coordinator - Global Choice And Intensive Programs

  • Posted:Feb 21, 2019
  • Apply by:Apr 01, 2019
  • Job Type
  • Other
  • Job Level
  • Experienced (non manager)
  • Location
  • Québec, QC
  • Impact Area
  • International Relief/Development/Peace
  • Impact Category
  • Nonprofit
  • Company Type
  • Nonprofit

About this position

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Global Choice and Intensive Programs Coordinator is responsible for the management and development of AFS Canada’s school-based exchange programs in English Canada as well as the planning and support of the intensive language program offered by AFS Canada in various regions.

Responsibilities include :

  • Maintain a strong working relationship with partners based in Canada and abroad to guarantee delivery of programs of the highest standards.
  • Review and approve applications and distribute them to the appropriate partners.
  • Participate in the selection of host families and students. Guarantee that all parties are properly supported in order to deliver quality programs.
  • Lead the coordination and delivery of student orientations held cyclically throughout the school year
  • Forge and maintain strong relationships with individual homestay coordinators located in various locations throughout Canada.
  • Ensure the successful functioning of the intensive language programs (recruit, train, support and evaluate the local coordinators), guaranteeing the application of the AFS standards, policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the program budgets.
  • Participate in the AFS emergency support system.
  • All other connected tasks.

Required qualifications

  • Excellent project planning and organizational skills, including the capacity to oversee numerous projects simultaneously.
  • Capacity to work with various stakeholders from different age groups, cultural backgrounds and interest groups, communicating with each in an appropriate manner.
  • Excellent communication skills, tact and diplomacy, as well as solid conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent English language skills, oral and written, functional French language skills.
  • Degree and experience in a connected field
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel)
  • Knowledge of AFS Interculture programs an asset.
  • Valid driver’s license

Our ideal candidate will have the following profile: Leadership and management skills, intuitive and skilled communicator, autonomous and motivated team player, and holds existing knowledge in intercultural learning (ICL).

Working conditions

  • 12 month contract with good possibility of extension
  • 35 hours per week
  • Access to a complete insurance program after the 3 month probation period
  • Although the coordinator will work out of the AFS Canada office in Montreal, regular travel to Ontario and Newfoundland will be essential
  • Some evening and weekend work will be involved

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by March 31st 2019 to Renée Massicotte: renee.massicotte@afs.org

About us

AFS Intercultural Programs is an international, voluntary, non-governmental, non-profit organization that provides intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world.

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