About MaRS

MaRS Discovery District  (@MaRSDD) in Toronto is the one of the world’s largest urban innovation hubs.

MaRS supports promising high-growth companies to scale their businesses globally, while tackling key societal challenges in areas such as Health, Cleantech, Finance, Transportation, AI, and others. In addition to helping start-ups launch, grow and scale, the MaRS community is dedicated to cross-disciplinary collaboration, commercialization of discoveries, and driving ideas to impact.

About Opportunity for All Youth

Opportunity for All Youth is Canada’s only employer-led youth hiring coalition that helps youth who face barriers find meaningful jobs and build skills, experience and confidence. Our goal is to change the youth employment system in Canada so that it works better for everyone, from young job seekers and the community service organizations who support them, to the businesses who hire and invest in them. Opportunity For All Youth is supported by MaRS Discovery District and funded in part by the Government of Canada Skills Link program.
Why we need you on our team?
Coach and Facilitator of our direct to youth workshops and ongoing content. Working with the Youth and Program Services team to develop and deliver best in class ‘Work Readiness’ content that meets youth where they are at and improves hiring and retention outcomes for our employers.

What you will be responsible for doing?

  • Delivery of pre-designed youth work readiness learning tools/materials (ie: workshops, webinars, masterclasses, podcasts, etc) via all channels that comes from our product design cycles, and support the tracking of outcomes aligned to those tools
  • Piloting new approaches/methods to content delivery (ie: Coach on Call, Web Based Support) to improve
    Youth Outcomes with the support of Senior Manager, and Operations Manager
  • Supporting the O4AY team, ongoing sector scanning of trends and best practices in employability learning
  • Support program design for continued improvement of youth experience and products
  • Deliver all activities to our brand promise and service standards, identify areas for continuous improvement of service delivery

Who will I interact with?

  • Internal Clients 
    • Human Resources
      • Talent acquisition 
    • Finance
    • Legal
    • other corporate services
  • External Clients
    • Young people of Canada

How will i innovate

  • Working with the team and the Youth Innovation Council, this role will create new methods for youth learning and youth engagement that are driven by youth across the country. As we develop our best in class youth experience, this role will also support employers better accessing youth and sharing their stories.

What qualifications, skills and experience would you like me to have?

  • As a minimum you should 
    • be High School/College educated or
    • have a digital learning certification or
    • have an educational qualification
    • worked with youth engagement
    • have youth work certification or education 
  • We would like you to have this experience 
    • 1-2 years working directly with youth
    • 1-2 years facilitation experience
    • Experience delivering content through digital tools (super comfortable on screen)
    •  Some experience in peer to peer learning or delivery
    •  Measuring learning outcomes 

  • Key Competencies
    • High energy, positive attitude. We are looking for incredible facilitators who can inspire, motivate and support youth on a difficult journey
    • Great team players! Our Youth team is small and needs to work closely on product development while we scale
    • Passionate about creating a positive experience for youth
    • Ready to learn and grow
  • If you want to leap over your competition, it would be great if you 
    • Experience in youth skill building or leadership programs
    • Experience working with employers to translate their needs to youth
    • Experience working on a National youth program
    • Previous work on a youth innovation project
    • Digital Savvy- a love of using digital tools and spaces to share messaging and meaning
    • Understanding and comfort in an innovation, R&D or Start Up team 

What’s it like to work at MaRS? 

On top of working for a mission-driven organization with a passionate, smart and engaged team, you can expect to enjoy some of these perks:

  • Access to a wide array of fascinating conferences and lectures hosted by MaRS
  • A very active social committee that organizes potlucks, “serendipity coffee” dates, the annual MaRS Summer Games, Trivia Nights, team building outings, and summer golf day
  • Joining the MaRS softball team and knocking it out of the park 
  • Indoor bike parking and showers
  • Discounted gym membership

You’ll be working at the MaRS Centre – a vibrant, architecturally inspiring complex connected to the subway. In early 2014, MaRS increased its innovation footprint to 1.5 million square feet with the opening of its 20-storey West Tower, making it one of the world’s largest innovation hubs.

For more about what it’s like to work at MaRS, check out our profile on B Meaningful. 

Working Conditions

  • Open-concept office environment
  • Typical operating business hours of 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday

MaRS Discovery District is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including aboriginal persons, francophones, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women.

If you are interested in this position and can clearly demonstrate that you meet the requirements defined in the job description, please put #marsdd on your resume and complete our online application form. Applications received by any other means, may not be considered.

Application submissions are due on June 18, 2021

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada and reside in Ontario.

We are a purpose-driven organization on a mission to make the world a better place through inclusive innovation. This commitment to inclusion, equity and diversity are core to who we are and what we believe and, as such, encourage applications from members of diverse identity groups, including those who have been historically excluded and marginalized. You are welcome at MaRS.

We want you to be as successful throughout our recruitment process as possible. Please get in touch with us if there’s anything we can do to make your experience more accessible and inclusive, including accommodations for differing (dis)abilities.

Applications are due by 11:59 PM on the closing date stated above.

Applications received after this time will not be considered.

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