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French Speaker

Position: Contractor; around the clock for 6-weeks or until 40 schools are completed
Pay: $15,000 payment
Start & End Date: October 29th – December 6th, 2019
Deadline to Submit Application: 23:59 ET July 17th, 2019
Location: Travelling

The Position:

3% Project seeks a highly motivated and organized individual to conduct 3% Project assembly to 40 French schools in November and December. This is a rewarding but exceptionally fast-paced opportunity to travel across Eastern Canada from Northern Ontario to Nova Scotia.

This is not a normal job. This will be a marathon of school presentations and should not be taken lightly. Stamina, determination, and personal management, and the ability to engage and communicate clearly to French Canadian youth is essential as on average the 3% Presenter will be travelling to two schools each day during school hours to perform the assembly. There will be days where lunch is not possible before the next school assembly and even breakfast can be difficult to procure before the first assembly start time without strategic planning. You will likely drive 2,000 – 3,000 kms a week. You will drive through the night. You will drive through the weekend. Flexibility and endurance are keys to this role. Keeping an accurate record of how the presentation went and communicating that back to the team will be a daily task even after a marathon day of travel, assemblies etc.. Please consult the attached appendix of the last tour’s schedule.

Pay of $15,000 includes all expenses: travel, accommodation, food, insurance, gas, and all other costs associated with the tour. It will be up to the selected candidate to budget as they see fit. We will work with the selected candidate to set up the tour schedule to accommodate their needs as much as possible.

Principal Responsibilities:

Presentation (90%)

  • Undergo orientation, training and understand thoroughly the 3% Project and its values and mission.
  • Be responsible for transportation, accommodation, food etc. from Ontario to the Atlantic provinces with the 3% French Tour
  • Complete 40 French school presentations (roughly two per day) during school hours
  • Other tasks related to completing the objectives of the French Tour 

Administrative (10%)

  • File reports of Assembly for each school visited
  • Receive feedback from teachers and students for project monitoring and evaluation
  • Submit stories to Toronto office to share with donors, blogs, newsletter, website, and social media

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in education, science, development work or a related discipline
  • Someone who went to a French-speaking high school in Northern Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia or Quebec
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • French first language; conversational English
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Extensive knowledge in climate solutions, climate denial, climate communications
  • Have 1+ years of professional work experience; candidates with professional experience in public speaking, teaching, facilitation, youth engagement or a related area are preferred
  • Criminal Record Check required with clearance to work with vulnerable youth
  • Evidence of being a high-performing problem-solver is considered an asset
  • Knowledge and some experience in environmental sustainability, renewable energy, sustainable lifestyle, policy advocacy or environmental awareness
  • Highly organized, with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to self-start and operate successfully in a small team in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment
  • Flexible and able to work under pressure in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, AV experience for required set-up of presentation with projector
  • Have excellent writing and communication skills; networking skills considered an asset
  • Strong preference for candidate processing leadership experience in high school (i.e. a member of student council, student trustee, participation in extra-curricular activities)

About 3% Project & FES:

Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) is a youth-serving sustainable development organization. FES is a not-for-profit corporation whose registered charity number is 801430307 RR0001. We are an accredited organization by the United Nations and have special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). FES is home to two signature programs: 3% Project and SDGs Youth Training.

3% Project mobilizes 1,000,000 Canadian youth – that’s 3% of Canada – through 4 national tours across 500 high schools. 70% of our tour route is in Indigenous and rural communities with a population of less than 100,000. It provides youth-friendly education on climate solutions in the holistic context of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Fourth Industrial Revolution themed: “The Future We Want.” Students identify, analyze, and develop solutions to their community’s Biggest Sustainability Challenge, exercising the muscle for sustainability problem-solving skills to make it a core competency of our generation. Our 3 full-time Sustainability Project Consultants across Canada provide mentorship to empower the students to take climate action in their local communities today. In essence, 3% Project empowers the final generation who can solve climate change. 

Additional Information:
We at 3% Project want candidates to fully understand the nature of the work demands and are therefore sharing this calenda to show an example of the third tour from April to June. Please see attached calendar and go to April 20th to June 7th to review what your schedule would be like. https://calendar.google.com/calendar/b/1?cid=ZmVzcGxhbmV0Lm9yZ19iaXBjdGhyZTh1aGx1dGdkazJuNmwzbGswMEBncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t

Apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to vanessa@FESplanet.org with the job title as subject. Two professional and/or academic references are required and will be contacted. Deadline is July 17, 2019.

Dear Future Canada

A letter to future generations

– Steve Lee

Dear Future Canada,

If you are reading this letter, my generation has succeeded in solving climate change.

You see, back in 2017, the human race was on the verge of existential crisis. From our ignorant yet arrogant perspective, the sky seemed like an endless space into which we could dump our garbage without limit. So, we burned fossil fuels at irresponsible rates, which increased the global temperature.

By the dawn of 21st century, the energy trapped by man-made global warming pollution was equivalent to exploding 400,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs per day 365 days per year. Every year was hotter than the year before. The sudden increase in temperature caused people to die from heat waves.

The frequency and severity of extreme weather events increased every year. Families, cultures, and livelihoods were wiped away by violent storms. Entire people groups and cultures were disappearing due to chronic droughts. We cut our forests down, expanded our oil rigs, and fracked our water sources.

We have killed more than half of the animals on our planet in 40 years. Sea levels rose to engulf island nations and forced people to leave the lands of their ancestors. Almost 90% of our ocean was polluted by plastic debris. Air and water pollution turned cities uninhabitable. Roads and train rails were breaking down. Deserts were expanding the size of Ireland every year.

Rising global economic inequality and food insecurity brought political instability. Regional wars, insurgent groups, and extremist militias wreaked havoc. Political leaders worldwide questioned whether climate change is a hoax, blamed other countries, and delayed action until my generation became the final generation who could solve climate change.

If you are reading this letter, humanity has bent the moral arc of history towards justice.

We must have had the courage to move away from fossil fuels and embraced renewable technology to energize our world. We must have set aside our short-term differences and fulfilled our shared long-term responsibilities. We must have reduced global inequality and designed a financial system that works for people, planet, and prosperity. We must have created a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable future.

If you are reading this letter, all the sacrifice made by thousands of brave women, men and children, who have invested their life towards fighting climate change, were all worth it.

I really do hope you are reading this letter.

With great hope,
Steve