SDG Youth Ambassador – Program Coordination

Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology Published: August 28, 2020
Toronto, Ontario
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The SDG Youth Ambassador – Program Coordination position is for an individual who is passionate about social impact, technology, and community.  This opportunity is an amazing way to develop your communication and business skills in a social enterprise context, work on interesting projects, and experience what working in a startup-like environment is all about. You want to work in an innovative environment with individuals, organizations and leaders committed to making a difference on causes they are passionate about.  As part of the team, you are ready and committed to making sure that our programs and events are delivering the expected results and positive impact.

Duties and responsibilities

The SDG Youth Ambassador – Program Coordination is a vital team member in the delivery of SDG activities at the college, engaged in developing their relevant skills in a work-integrated learning environment, while also learning more about the SDGs and social entrepreneurship. Activities include initiatives led by the SDG Innovation Lab, such as boot camps, hack-a-thons, workshops, network and investor events, and incubation programs. The role reports to the Manager, Scale-up Programs and Services, Centre of Entrepreneurship and will undertake the following:

  • Participate in the SDG Innovation Lab planning process
  • Participate in content coordination, including communication with SDG experts and leaders and material organization
  • Support marketing and outreach activities, and SDG information dissemination
  • Support coordination of event logistics, including virtual and in-person event details

Knowledge and skills

  • Willingness to learn
  • Basic knowledge of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and their importance
  • Relevant academic and/or work experience such as International Development, Business or Hospitality/Event Management Program studies, and program coordination experience. Marketing, communication, community outreach and event coordination experience are desirable.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with relevant software, including MS Office and communications. Aptitude with social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram) is desirable.
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • High degree of professionalism
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, responsible and resourceful
  • Capacity to adapt to new situations and work schedules quickly
  • Ability and willingness to work remotely

Education required

Any relevant post-secondary education (in progress or completed), with preference for Business particularly in a sustainability related discipline, such International Development studies.

Eligibility criteria

Qualified interns are:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada1
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Available to participate in an ImpAct internship for a flexible duration of up to 6 months by March 1, 2021
  • Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns, although this must be clearly indicated by the employer)

1Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.

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