Fields: social justice, technology, communications, education, Canada
Location: Montreal, Quebec
About the Organization: The Centre for Community Organizations (COCo) is a provincial non-profit that works to nurture an inclusive, social-justice oriented Quebec community sector where grassroots organizations can thrive. We believe that is an important part of creating a more just and equitable society overall. To this end, COCo provides training, accompaniment, and technological support to small, ground-up, and social-justice focused organizations. We also use our research to steward dialogue and change on issues of inclusion and diversity in the Quebec non-profit sector.
COCo’s Commun-IT program aims to guide, support, and empower Quebec-based community groups to improve their technological capacity and autonomy. Commun-IT helps groups think about their needs holistically in the context of their existing tech systems, level of resources, and overall organizational health. Active since 2012, Commun-IT offers a range of communications and technology services and support, with an emphasis on hands-on training, knowledge-sharing and collaboration. Some of our most common requests relate to: Long-term technology planning and strategy; Cloud computing; Website development; Constituent Relationship Management (CRMs) systems. For the past several years, Commun-IT has been coordinated by a permanent staff member with the support of a small team of freelance developers. Commun-IT services are offered on a sliding scale and adapted to the needs, resources, and skills specific to the non-profit sector.
About the Position: COCo is seeking a paternity leave replacement to join our team for the upcoming 9 months, for 28 hours a week. The candidate must be available to start by September 4th, 2018. The contract will end on approximately July 15th, 2019. Flexible, horizontal and non-traditional work environment. COCo’s offices and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. As we are in a shared building, we cannot guarantee a scent-free space. However, we aim to have a scent-reduced space. If you have specific questions relating to the accessibility of our space, please email Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tasks and Responsibilities :
- Respond to technology-related questions from community groups by phone, email or in-person
- Meet with community groups and assess their needs related to technology and communications
- Develop and administer Commun-IT contracts and proposals
- Provide technology services to community groups (web development, communications planning, CRM development, etc)
- Train and support organizations on the uses of communications and technology
- Supervision of Commun-IT interns and freelance developers
- Participate in COCo’s collective office management and administration through its horizontal and consensus-based decision making structures
Special Requirements/Qualifications: We are looking for someone who brings a passion for social justice issues, an aptitude for communications and technology, and strong interpersonal skills to join our team. Other qualities include:
- A passion for communications and technology in the service of community groups and social movements
- A keen interest in learning and improving their own technology skills
- An ability to break down complicated technological concepts and to train individuals and groups in a clear, patient, and non-judgmental way
- A passion for training, facilitation and popular education practices
- An understanding of anti-oppression frameworks and a proficiency in integrating these ideas into their work and responsibilities
- Ability to work both autonomously and with others in a highly collaborative work environment
- Ability to be organised, creative, prioritise tasks and be flexible
At COCo, we recognize the value of both paid and unpaid work. We encourage applications from candidates of all skill levels who meet some or all of the following qualifications:
- Experience and/or knowledge of Quebec’s nonprofit sector or social movements
- Understanding of communications & technology planning, strategy and assessment
- Experience developing, maintaining and/or troubleshooting WordPress websites
- Experience using Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) systems; experience building them is a strong asset
- Knowledge of other tech areas such as cloud computing implementation or digital storytelling an asset
- Oral and written communication abilities in French and English
COCo values the contributions that individuals who identify as members of marginalized communities bring to our organization. We encourage, among others, Indigenous people, people of colour, people with disabilities, people identifying as LGBTQI, women, formerly incarcerated or institutionalized people, immigrants and people from working class backgrounds to apply. We also understand that applicants may experience a number of these identities simultaneously in ways that reinforce and nuance their experience. We are committed to creating an organization as diverse as the communities we serve.
Estimated Salary: $30.17/hour, 28 hours a week
Deadline: August 19, 2018
Centre for Community Organizations