Head of Research and Development

Project FLY (Future Leaders in Youth), is a workshop-deliverance based organization that aims to empower at-risk youth to take advantage of opportunities in post-secondary education, employment, and entrepreneurship. Through interactive workshops, Project FLY educates youth on core topics which include the importance of post-secondary education, employment skills, environmental sustainability, leadership, financial literacy, professional soft skills, and entrepreneurship. We also run a yearly bilingual Pitch competition for high school students called Perfect Pitch and work with the school boards and organizations to build programs which fill gaps in their current curriculum in the areas such as nutrition, financial planning, mental health, and equity.

This year, Project FLY’s objectives include:

  1. Building new partnerships with high schools who rank academically lower and organizations who work with youth in the justice system, face difficulty with housing and shelter, and deal with food insecurity.

  2. Continuing to build on our relationships with current community partners by developing programs.

  3. Strengthening the current academic content by working with industry professionals and educators.

  4. Creating opportunities for youth through a Project FLY volunteer, employment, and entrepreneurship program.

  5. Providing new opportunities and creating content which will benefit youth through our social media platforms and engaging partners through our website by offering them opportunities to grow and present updates on Project FLY’s goals.

  6. Expanding and growing Perfect Pitch to offer continued mentorship and more opportunities to pursue mentorship entrepreneurship.


YOU’LL NEED TO:

  • Have a passion for youth education

  • Have great time management and organizational skills

  • Have the ability to think outside the box

  • Be perseverant and resourceful

  • Be able to work independently

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Work in a cross-functional environment

YOU’LL BE WORKING ON THINGS LIKE:

  • Researching grant opportunities that are applicable to Project FLY

  • Plan fundraising opportunities for upcoming year

  • Reach out to organizations working on Mental Health initiatives to see if there is potential for a partnership or a way to expand our curriculum

  • Help the Project Manager research the possibility of expanding to youth who are incarcerated or currently in rehabilitation facilities

  • Work with the Project FLY Project Manager to research into how FLY can implement an employment, volunteer, and entrepreneurship program

  • Aiding in setting long-term goals and objectives

IT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU HAVE:

  • Experience in writing grant applications or fundraising

  • Experience working with youth/students

  • An interest in mental health and/or incarcerated youth