Start & End Date: January 6, 2020 – May 29, 2020
Deadline to Submit Application: 23:59 MT December 2nd, 2019
The Position and Responsibilities:
FES has devoted the last 44 months to creating, piloting, fundraising, and executing two programs: 3% Project and SDGs Youth Training Canada. Between January and May 2020, we will be taking stock of our harvest, chronicle the lessons learned, celebrate the harvest, and envision the next season. As a result, the four areas of work between January and May 2020 are: 1) Evaluation, 2) Reporting, 3) Final Summit, and 4) Transition. Your role is to assist the organization primarily in the first two areas of work: evaluation and reporting.
1) Evaluation 35%
Disaggregated data collection and analysis. Lots of it. We have been to hundreds of high schools in hundreds of towns. No school is the same. We need to understand and tell the story of our work accounting for the unique context of each school. How many students did we reach? What percentage of students did we reach in that community? How many students were in what grade? How many students participated in the Action Projects? Which schools participated in the Action Projects and how far did they make it? What were the barriers for them to start or stop the Action Projects? Then there’s qualitative evaluation. What was the learning outcome? How many indifferent students became more hopeful? How many denying students became more open? How many students started taking climate action? How many students talked to their parents about it? How many parents started taking climate action? Who were the type of students that changed? What was the specific turning point for them? We are not even sure how we can understand this or whether we can understand them. We may hire an education consulting firm to help on this as well. We need your help to navigate these challenges.
2) Reporting 50%
Open-source reporting and summary reports. We want everything we did to be out in the public so anyone could replicate and build on it. We expect millions of pieces of data to be shared. We want everything compiled and shared. Based on the open-source reporting, we also want many summary reports for different audiences: general public, donors, policymakers, educators, eNGOs, and climate activists. We also intend to host webinars to share our reports. We may also host physical events. We will also arrange a series of meetings with donors, policymakers, donors, policymakers, educators, eNGOs, and climate activists. We need your help in writing, designing, editing, and publishing these reports. Your name will be on multiple reports. We also need your help in organizing the webinars and meetings.
3) Final Summit 10%
30 best Action Projects from all across Canada will be chosen to come to York University for a Final Summit to learn and compete for a York scholarship and potential funding for their projects. This profile is mostly covered, but we need your help wherever needed, especially as we get closer to May 2020 when the Final Summit will take place. And during the Final Summit, it’s all-hands-on-deck.
4) Transition 5%
FES will explore whether we close down the organization or start a new chapter. We will be figuring this out between January and May 2020. This profile is mostly covered, but we need your help wherever needed.
You will work very closely with the Executive Director. 3% Project is a very unique project with insane speed, scale, and complex subtleties. You have a unique opportunity to learn and fully understand this four-year project. You are also joining an organization undergoing a transition. Your relationship with FES may very well continue with a higher degree of responsibility after May 2020.
- Degree in a related discipline including, but not limited to, engineering, data analysis, business, and education are considered a competitive asset
- Professional experience in project evaluation, data analysis, or report design are considered a competitive asset
- Graphic design skill considered a competitive asset
- Eager to be in a fast-paced environment with a high learning curve, with a great degree of flexibility and adaptability
- Highly organized with strong attention to details
- Proficient with Microsoft Office
- Comfortable using different user-interfaces as part of project management
- Have excellent writing and communication skills; networking skills considered an asset
- Ability to communicate effectively on topics related to environmental sustainability are preferred.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, and a positive attitude to work effectively and collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders, donors, and colleagues.
- Knowledge in youth, education, and environment considered an asset.
- Fluency in English; fluency in French considered an asset.
About 3% Project & FES:
Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) is a youth-serving sustainable development organization. FES is a Canadian not-for-profit corporation whose registered charity number is 801430307 RR0001. FES is an accredited organization by the United Nations who has a special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations. FES is home to two signature programs: 3% Project and SDGs Youth Training. Visit www.FESplanet.org for more information.
FES is a youth-led, youth-serving sustainable development organization. We do not do unpaid internships. Unpaid internships perpetuate the inequitable share of opportunities and do not honour the value of good work the FES team does. We instead encourage and welcome volunteers, paid internships, apprenticeships, and co-ops.
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. Visit www.3percentproject.com for more information.
Please send your resume and cover letter to kat@FESplanet.org with the job title as subject. Deadline is December 2, 2019.