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Teen Ambassador | Ambassadrice pour ados

Canada Learning Code

We are currently looking for a bright, detail-oriented, entrepreneurial individual with overwhelming initiative to help us launch Code Club within your school or community. This is a part-time, volunteer position.

If you’re interested in joining the Canada Learning Code team as a Teen Ambassador, please get in touch with us via the application below.

About Canada Learning Code

At Canada Learning Code, we believe that digital skills are tools of empowerment. Our goal is to ensure that all Canadians – particularly women, girls, people with disabilities, Indigenous youth and newcomers – who have been historically underrepresented in the sector are given equal opportunity to build our future. We are champions for coding education in Canada, driving results through program design and delivery, strategic industry and public partnerships, educator training, research, advocacy and awareness. We aim to empower Canadians in every province and territory to develop computational thinking abilities, through code and other digital skills, equipping them to become creators – not just consumers – of technology. We believe that diversity is Canada’s strength and everyone should be given equal opportunity to learn critical 21st century skills. Our goal is to level the educational playing field to drive innovation.

Canada Learning Code is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity and inclusion within all our teams (employees and volunteers alike). We are committed to continuing to diversify our Teams across Canada. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented and minority groups.

We are looking for an energetic and passionate person to join our team as a Teen Ambassador

About Teens Learning Code Our Teens Learning Code program offers female-identified, trans, and non-binary youth ages 13-17 opportunities to take action on ideas that will shape our future while leveraging the power of technology. Through Teens Learning Code, we aim to build the pipeline of female-identified, trans, and non-binary teens who want to change the world with technology for our future generations. Our workshops and meetups are open to teens of all ages and is designed to be a space where women explicitly are welcome to learn. Offering more than learning how to code, our experiences empower teens to learn problem solving skills, how to turn ideas into reality, exposure to what a future in technology could look like, and much more. Teens Learning Code programs are designed to provide opportunities for learners to gain confidence and efficacy with technology skills like coding. We want our program to:

  • Increase their knowledge of technology-related careers
  • Discover a passion for learning about technology
  • Experience the satisfaction that comes from being a builder and not just a consumer of the web and technology
  • Help our learners see technology in a positive light
  • Help our learners see technology as a tool they can use to help solve problems for themselves and others; and ultimately make the world a better place
  • Develop a willingness to try new things
  • Increase the confidence of our learners ability to use and build technology
  • Increase our learners interest in pursuing further learning and/or a career in technology
  • Increase our learners skills and self-efficacy in coding and other digital skills
  • Help our learners see the technology industry as a place they belong

Would you like to:

  • Help teens learn beginner-friendly technical skills in a social and collaborative way?
  • Build your network of technical and tech-savvy people in your city?
  • Gain experience in running small workshops and events?

If you answered yes to the above questions, you may be who we’re looking for!

What Success Looks Like:

  • Successful launch of Code Club within your school or community
  • Hosting a minimum of one Code Club event per month
  • Bringing technology education opportunities to those in your community

Responsibilities:

  • Attend monthly Teen Ambassador meetings with Ambassadors across Canada, where you will: provide feedback on Teens Learning Code activities, suggest workshop and industry event ideas; and where we will provide training and resources to help build your hard and soft skills
  • Help promote Teens Learning Code + Canada Learning Code events to your peers and communities
  • Commit to introducing a Code Club within your school, and running, at minimum, 1 program per school year
  • Writing 4 pieces about technology and coding for the Canada Learning Code blog per year (See some past blog posts by ambassadors here and here)
  • Volunteering at industry events. Help represent Canada Learning Code by being the teen voice of Teens in your community!
  • Create a vibrant & positive atmosphere where teens can learn new tech-related skills in a welcoming, beginner-friendly, social and collaborative way
  • Ensure programs are executed to all Canada Learning Code standards (Codes of Conduct and Policies are maintained in the learning environment for all participants, including learners, mentors, instructors and partners

In some cases:

Support Chapter Leads with various tasks, as needed, related to planning and promoting experiences within the local community. Some tasks may include:

  • Social media support and marketing
  • Partnerships and venue coordination
  • Coordinating catering
  • Coordinating materials and swag
  • Volunteer recruitment and engagement
  • Program and Experience promotion and marketing
  • Experience Coordinator, executing events (day-of)

Ambassadrice pour ados

Clé du succès :

  • Lancer un club de code à ton école ou dans ta région;
  • Organiser au moins un événement pour le club de code par mois;
  • Proposer des occasions d’apprentissage de la technologie aux habitants de ta région.

Responsabilités :

  • Assister aux réunions mensuelles avec des ambassadrices pour ados de partout au Canada, durant lesquelles tu donneras des commentaires sur les activités d’Ados en programmation, suggéreras des événements et des ateliers reliés à l’industrie et recevras de la formation et des ressources pour développer tes compétences techniques et générales;
  • Faire la promotion des événements d'Ados en programmation et de Canada en programmation auprès de tes camarades à l'école et dans ta région;
  • S'engager à démarrer un club de code à ton école et à organiser au moins un programme par année scolaire;
  • Écrire quatre articles sur la technologie et le code sur le blogue de Canada en programmation par an (voir les articles de blogue des ambassadrices ici et ici);
  • Faire du bénévolat durant des événements de l’industrie;
  • Représenter Canada en programmation en tant que porte-parole d'Ados en programmation dans ta région;
  • Favoriser un climat positif et motivant afin que les ados puissent apprendre à propos de la technologie en participant à des expériences accueillantes, parfaites pour les débutants et axées sur l'esprit de communauté et la collaboration;
  • S’assurer que les programmes suivent les normes de Canada en programmation (c'est-à-dire le respect du code de conduite et des politiques par les participants, y compris les apprenants, les mentors, les formateurs et les partenaires, dans l'environnement d’apprentissage).

Responsabilités potentielles : Soutenir les responsables de section dans diverses tâches de planification d’expériences et de promotion de celles-ci dans la région, au besoin;

  • Marketing et soutien sur les réseaux sociaux;
  • Coordination des partenaires et des lieux des événements;
  • Coordination du traiteur;
  • Coordination du matériel et des objets dérivés;
  • Recrutement et mobilisation des bénévoles;
  • Promotion et marketing des programmes et des expériences;
  • Coordination et exécution des expériences (le jour même).

Tags: computer lab, teaching, SDKs, event planning, Lead Developer, CampBrain, program design

How to apply:

Are you the person we’re looking for? To apply, please complete this application form. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Youth Program Manager, Amber Knabl (amber.knabl[at]canadalearningcode[dot]ca).