Special Projects Coordinator
Number of positions available: 1
Place of employment: Sherbrooke and/or Lac-Brome
Work environment: Regular daytime schedule with occasional evening/weekend work required. Flexible, hybrid work environment (offering remote work and office work opportunities), with an option to work out of each of Townshippers’ Association’s offices depending on need/location.
Language requirements: Bilingual position; fluency in both English and French required.
Salary: Up to $40,000 annually, based on experience and credentials.
Term: This is a full-time (35 hours per week) 9-month replacement contract, with funding confirmed through to March 31, 2023.
Start Date: As soon as possible.
You might like this job if: You are organized, creative, detail-oriented, and enjoy planning and carrying out activities. You like hosting meetings and activities, participating in group discussions, getting to know people, learning new things, and sharing your knowledge with others. You work well alone, but you also enjoy working with others. And, finally, you are looking for a flexible work opportunity where no two days are the same!
The successful candidate will collaborate with community and institutional partners in the Eastern Townships to identify and address service delivery needs for English speakers and to develop projects and initiatives that will increase the capacity of the Eastern Townships’ English-speaking community. To fulfill these objectives, the successful candidate will:
- Collaborate with the Association’s project management team on group projects aimed at improving access to services and enhancing community capacity;
- Organize and attend meetings with community and institutional partners;
- Represent the interests of the English-speaking community on local, and sometimes regional, committees and tables;
- Develop, co-host, and/or organize workshops and activities for community partners and community members (both virtual and in-person);
- Develop partnerships and/or carry out projects in fields including, but not limited to, arts, culture, heritage, and youth;
- Collaborate on the production of the Association’s weekly radio show, About Townshippers, as needed;
- Update some of the Association’s databases, tools, and files (as needed);
- Participate in other Townshippers’ Association activities and projects as required.
The successful candidate will also manage the Association’s Training and Retention of Health Professionals program (including the Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary Program). To accomplish this, they will:
- Promote the Training and Retention of Health Professionals program in the community, (specifically at local educational institutions);
- Organize and/or host networking activities for Dialogue McGill bursary recipients in collaboration with colleagues and/or community partners;
- Promote and administer the annual bursary program, and follow-up with candidates throughout the year;
- Develop and/or maintain databases and mailing lists for health and social services opportunities;
- Update and distribute HSS career catalogues and training guides;
- Produce promotional/informational content about the program for print, web, and social media;
- Work with colleagues and partners to organize the Association’s high school career fairs (DO-ET Days).
- Excellent organizational, networking, and project management skills;
- Strong creative abilities combined with excellent leadership and interpersonal skills;
- Able to work collaboratively and autonomously;
- Able to self-organize and to effectively communicate an initiative’s goals and objectives;
- Able to facilitate meetings, activities, and events, with/for both community partners and community members;
- Innovative, dynamic, and hard-working;
- Excellent English-language skills (oral and written) and strong French-language skills;
- Excellent knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office and the ability to learn quickly and efficiently other related tools (e.g., Office 365, Canva, Zoom, Teams);
- University degree in sociology/social sciences or humanities, or equivalent experience (3-5 years). Other combinations of relevant training and experience could be considered;
- Familiarity with regional issues, demographics, and the English-speaking community in the Eastern Townships region is an asset;
- Possess a valid driver’s license and have consistent access to a vehicle (regular travel within the region required).
Send an English letter of intent* and CV to:
Director of Programs and Communications
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*We thank all candidates for applying however only those selected for an interview will be contacted; applications received without a letter of intent will not be retained. This posting will remain active until the position has been filled.