International Programs Coordinator
Free The Children - Toronto, ON

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Position Available: International Programs Coordinator

Are you a self motivated and driven person who is organized and enthusiastic about supporting youth and educators in making a difference in the world?

Free The Children empowers youth to fulfill their potential to be agents of change. Through our organization's unique youth-driven approach, more than one million young people have been involved in our innovative programs in more than 45 countries. Founded by international child rights activist Craig Kielburger, Free The Children has an established track-record of success, with three nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize and partnerships with the United Nations, and Oprah's Angel Network. In 2011 Free The Children, was awarded Canada’s Top Employer for Young People for our amazing opportunities for young employees!

Free The Children is seeking a highly motivated International Programs Coordinator with a strong writing ability and communication skills. The coordinator will be supporting with the coordination of international programs between Toronto and field offices, managing the monitoring and evaluation of these programs and supporting with the administrative and reporting functions for the Adopt a Village Program.

A minimum two-year commitment is required and there are two streams of compensation for our entry level coordinator roles:

The Housing option compensation offers a base salary

  • Year 1: $20,000 plus shared accommodation included
  • Year 2: $22,000 plus shared accommodation included

The Non-Housing option compensation offers a base salary

  • Year 1: $27, 500
  • Year 2: $29, 500

There is a six (6) month probationary period, upon reaching the three (3) month period, all staff members are offered a health plan including dental and Employee Assistant Program. The position is based out of Free The Children’s International office in Toronto (233 Carlton Street). This role is perfect for a new graduate who is looking to grow and work hard for two years. You love big goals and surpassing expectations.

While resumes are important, we want to know what makes you a great fit for our team and culture. We will consider resumes on a rolling basis and would like the right person to join us as soon as possible.


  • Reports to Director and Manager of International Programming
  • Works closely with Senior Program Manager on large Agriculture and Food Security partnership
  • Support in communications and planning with field teams related to implementation of Agriculture & Food Security projects
  • Manage close relationships with external consulting organization to define and evaluate Agriculture and Food Security projects required by major donors.
  • Internal communications liaison, providing information to various departments within Free the Children about the Adopt a Village model
  • Responsible for an extensive information management system. Responsibilities include archiving and documentation from country offices reflecting our international programs and monitoring Free The Children’s impact globally.
  • Oversee the development of creative materials used to communicate the impact of our international projects.
  • Support Program Manager with preparing and writing donor updates and reports
  • Manage, analyze and distribute information coming in from field offices related to Agriculture and Food Security projects (including reports, video updates, photos, etc.)
  • Promote Free The Children’s international work by speaking at events and conferences
  • Implementation & coordination of special projects/programs within the department

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Postsecondary Degree in International Development or a related field
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills in both internal and external relations
  • Competency in basic statistical analysis and data management
  • Background or knowledge in agriculture and food security an asset
  • Proven ability to take initiative and remain organized and solution driven
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities within tight deadlines
  • Must have excellent English communication, report writing and public speaking skills
  • Excellent comprehension and ease with the application of Microsoft Office programs, particularly PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Ability to work extended hours based on the variety of time zones of the offices and demand of work
  • Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and within a team setting
  • Adaptable and flexible with changing priorities and work assignments
  • Outstanding work ethic
  • Fluency in other languages an asset
  • Positive attitude, high energy, flexible and enthusiastic

What makes Free The Children unique…

A Top Employer for Young People, Free The Children is filled with passionate, driven, hardworking, entrepreneurial, shameless idealists, this means we work late, set high goals and exceed them, and then push hard the following year to beat and exceed last year’s goals of empowering youth to change the world.

If you are looking for a predictable 9-5 work environment, this won’t be the right fit.
If you are inspired and excited by collaboration, making friendships with the most incredible people, unique additional responsibilities like working on our We Days and your personal values align with our core values, we would love to hear from you.

Free The Children sincerely thanks all those who apply, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

About this company
Free The Children is an international charity and educational partner that believes in a world where all children are free to achieve their...