EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: community and youth engagement officer

The Mauril-Bélanger Social Innovation Workshop (the Atelier) is looking for a community and youth engagement officer. 
The Atelier is a space for training, collaboration, co-working and launching social organizations to enable a positive impact on the community and to fight against poverty. This non-profit organization offers a unique space that is a dynamic intersection between social entrepreneurship, non-profit organizations, self-employed workers, research in social innovation and incubation of innovative projects.
The Atelier welcomes organizations, community groups and individuals with innovative careers and projects. In partnership with Saint Paul University and the Élisabeth Bruyère School of Social Innovation, we seek to create links between the academic world and community life, building a dynamic space that encourages the exchange of new practices and new ideas.
Job Description
The position will be responsible for the development and strengthening of our social innovation ecosystem within the broader community. In partnership with colleagues, board members and active members, the community and youth engagement officer will ensure the vitality of the Atelier’s democratic life through the development of a dynamic community network. In addition to helping to consolidate the existing networks and relationships of the Atelier, the position will engage with youth and youth organizations through the creation and facilitation of collaborative activities and workshops.
We are seeking a versatile, organized person with strong interpersonal skills, capable of creating the conditions for a dynamic and collaborative environment. The ideal candidate will have great adaptability, flexibility and creativity. They will be capable of making decisions collaboratively with their colleagues in a changing environment. 
Tasks and responsibilities
The community and youth engagement officer has the specific mandate to develop partnerships and ties with the broader community: 
  • Create, within the Atelier, a dynamic space for the realization of social innovation and social justice projects, mobilizing young people aged 16 to 25;
  • Create collaborations with youth organizations in the region to co-organize workshops, opportunities, exhibitions on themes related to social innovation;
  • Compile and update contact lists of organizations in the Ottawa-Gatineau region to strengthen the Atelier’s capacity to support projects, establish internships placements and offer tailored training and education;
  • Encourage the active participation and engagement of Saint Paul University students in the Atelier’s activities and democratic governance;
  • Mobilize Saint Paul University students to engage in various social and community projects to increase the social impact of the Atelier and strengthen its ties within the broader community.
In addition to this specific mandate, the position will contribute to the cultivation and stimulation of the Atelier’s democratic life and overall organizational activities. This entails: 
  • Participation in coordination and governance meetings necessary for the proper functioning of the organization, as well as on-going collaboration among members and partners (such as board meetings, general meetings, committees);
  • Participation in internal and external communication tasks in collaboration with colleagues;
  • Supporting and contributing to the organization of Atelier events;
  • Working in partnership with the other organizations within our social innovation ecosystem: the Élisabeth Bruyère School of Social Innovation and the Research Centre on Innovations and Social Transformations. 
Skills and experience required:
  • A strong command of French and English; the successful candidate will be required to work in both languages. 
  • Experience in project and/or event management;
  • Experience in community development, social innovation, social justice, and/or the social and solidarity economy. Organizing, activism and/or volunteer work with social movements is an asset. 
  • Experience in group facilitation and organizing with both adults and youth;
  • Ability to work a team with diverse groups and create an inclusive environment;
  • Demonstrated commitment to social, economic and environmental justice and knowledge of the Ottawa / Gatineau area and context;
  • Comfortable using a variety of computer applications: MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Drive, Canva. 
Working conditions
  • Part-time position, 20 hours per week, flexible schedule.
  • Salary between $ 20- $ 25 / hour depending on qualifications and experience. Includes 10 days of vacation, and two weeks of paid leave during the Christmas holiday period.
  • Must be available to work occasionally in the evening or on weekends, in order to participate in various organizational activities.
  • Location: Ottawa, ON.
  • Anticipated start date: March 9
Application Deadline: Monday, February 24, 2020, 5 p.m. EST, or until the position is filled. To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to the following email address: atelier@innovationsocialeusp.ca