Now Hiring: Youth Ventures Program Coordinators

Youth Ventures is looking for extraordinary people to join our team!

EMPLOYMENT: Full Time, Contractual
LOCATION: Multiple positions at various locations throughout the province
START DATE:  Immediately.

BACKGROUND
Youth Ventures began in 1992 on the Northern Peninsula with 2 participants. Since then, the program has grown and now employs 25 Regional Coordinators across Newfoundland and Labrador.  Designed for students 12-29, Youth Ventures empowers young people to turn their skills and hobbies into profitable businesses.

ROLE
Youth Ventures Program Coordinators help participants identify an idea, create a business plan, do market research and point them in the direction of financing (if needed). Each of the 25 Regional Coordinators are employed by a delivery site for 16 weeks.  Coordinators counsel entrepreneurs, give presentations to schools, and community organizations, organize events and manage the Youth Ventures programs for their region. It’s an all-encompassing type of job that is challenging but very rewarding. If you want to truly make a positive difference in your community and help youth succeed, then this is the job for you!

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Promote entrepreneurial awareness in the region.
  • Drive positive dialogue on the importance of supporting local small businesses.
  • Develop and present workshops, webinars, events and activities.
  • Provide 1:1 entrepreneurial counseling to young entrepreneurs.
  • Monitor the progress of  youth activity, engagement and businesses.
  • Provide coaching, encouragement and guidance to program participants.
  • Engage with local community groups, youth-serving organizations, business mentors and various stakeholders.
  • Assist with lending applications where necessary.
  • Prepare reports as required.
  • Attend meetings, events and perform other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-secondary education in business, or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Knowledge of small business and business plan development, event organization, marketing and social media promotion.
  • Confidence facilitating presentations, training sessions and community outreach sessions.
  • Exceptional leadership skills and experience working and/or volunteering with youth.
  • Superior verbal, listening and written communication skills.
  • Outstanding documentation and record keeping.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications, video conferencing tools, Google applications and social media
  • Proven ability to work well independently with minimal supervision.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Candidates must be residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Candidates must have a valid driver’s license with access to reliable transportation as travel throughout the region is required.

TO APPLY:  Please email a copy of your resume to the contact listed below the Youth Ventures site you wish to apply to. Resumes will be accepted until Sunday, June 12 at 4:00pm. 

DELIVERY SITES ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS INCLUDE:  

CBDC Labrador – Happy Valley-Goose Bay
heather.brown@cbdc.ca

We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

If you have any questions, please contact the Youth Ventures Provincial Coordinator at provincial@youthventuresnl.com.

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