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Summer Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator

Business is Jammin' - Black Business Initiative
Halifax, NS
Hybrid work
$17 an hour - Temporary, Full-time, Fixed term contract


Halifax, NS

Full job description

About Business is Jammin’

Business is Jammin’ (BIJ) is a province-wide charitable initiative of the Black Business Initiative (BBI) that focuses on motivating Black and minority youth and stresses the importance of education and personal development in all its programs. BIJ’s goals are to deliver a comprehensive enterprise and entrepreneurship learning strategy and instill business skills that will offer long-term benefits to young people. BIJ shapes youth into vibrant members of the business community. We work with young people through a range of educational, social, mentorship, and financial support programs to build business acumen and leadership skills.

Job Summary

We are looking for two energetic individuals to join our team as a Summer Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator. As the Summer Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator, you will be delivering several entrepreneurship workshops to youth, exploring the characteristics of an entrepreneur, techniques for idea generation and engaging creative thinking exercises. You will also be responsible for the safety and supervision of the campers during camps, field trips and outdoor activities. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with community organizations when facilitating workshops and program delivery.


The Summer Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator will be responsible for the following:

  • Work with schools and community organizations to develop and deliver BIJ programming
  • Expose youth to entrepreneurship through training workshops
  • Develop and conduct workshops, camps, presentations, etc.
  • Provide weekly activity reports to Business is Jammin’ Manager


  • Must be a dynamic self-starter who is able to work independently
  • Have experience dealing with youth or interest in youth development
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Project management and presentation skills
  • Experience working in community based or non for profit work settings
  • Interest in entrepreneurship

Eligible Candidates

This position is funded through Canada Summer Jobs initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy and has specific criteria:

  • You must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Note: this position is not open to International students

All qualified persons are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to candidates of African Descent.

Please Note: The deadline to apply is May 27th, 2024 at 11:59 PM.

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 8 weeks

Pay: $17.00 per hour

Expected hours: 35 per week


  • Monday to Friday

Application question(s):

  • Do you identify as being of African Descent? YES/NO
  • Are you between 15 and 30 years of age? YES/ NO
  • Please note that this is an 8-week summer work term. Type YES if you acknowledge.
  • Are you a permanent resident or Canadian citizen?
  • Will you be able to reliably commute to work? YES/NO

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Halifax, NS B3K 1A9

Application deadline: 2024-05-26
Expected start date: 2024-07-02