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The Next Generation - Edmonton

Job Title: 
Field Director
Closing Date: 
Sat, 2016-12-31

FIELD DIRECTOR

Edmonton and Capital Region

CAREERS: The Next Generation is a unique, non-profit organization raising youth awareness of career options and helping students earn while they learn through internship. For over 18 years we have partnered with government, educators, communities, industry, parents and students to introduce youth to rewarding careers and develop the skilled workers of the future.   

We are seeking a full-time Field Director to join our Capital Region team in Edmonton. You will to link local youth to apprenticeship and intern opportunities with local employers.  You will also increase awareness of youth, parents, schools, employers and other community stakeholders regarding career opportunities. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Connect with new and existing employers regarding programs and internship opportunities with a client relationship management perspective.
  • Present information to individuals and groups, and prepare marketing documents.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with diverse stakeholders including employers, employer associations, schools, educators, parents, and other partners.
  • Identify specific community sector needs and resources; and develop action plans to implement CAREERS programs. 
  • Engage youth in career discovery through workshop presentations.
  • Manage youth internship programs including employer recruitment, coordination of placements with schools and industry, and monitoring intern progress.
  • Collaborate and assist CAREERS team members to produce results and promote CAREERS.
  • Geographic area served includes the city of Edmonton and surrounding rural and Aboriginal communities

As Field Director, you will have the following attributes:

  • Enthusiastic, energetic and able to engage youth, employers and educators.
  • Demonstrated client relationship management skills.
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Possess strong time management, organization and coordination skills.
  • Related experience and/or education in marketing, business, industry, education and/or career development.
  • Active in community engagement, community volunteerism or service organizations.
    • Experience working with Aboriginal youth and communities would be an asset.
    • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel, Word, databases and social media as a communication tool.
    • Satisfactory criminal and child welfare checks are required.

This position is ideal for someone who enjoys client interactions, keeping details organized, efficiently maintaining systems, some travelling, and doesn’t mind putting in some long days.  A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle are required.

This opportunity is open until a suitable candidate is found.  Please send your resume and cover letter to HR@nextgen.org.  We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.