Job offer: Host

The Mauril-Bélanger social innovation workshop (L’Atelier) is looking for a new host.
The Atelier is a space for training, collaboration, co-working and launching of social organizations allowing to have a positive impact on the community and to fight poverty.
We are part of a unique ecosystem at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, which includes the Élisabeth-Bruyère School of Social Innovation and the Center for Research on Innovation and Social Transformation.
We equip and support projects committed to social justice and social transformation, with the support of our partners and our members. Our institutional members are key organizations in the social innovation ecosystem: MécènESS, Cooperation Council of Ontario, the Canadian Community Economic Development Network, Common Approach and Synapcity. We also have a variety of committed individual members including students from the School of Social Innovation, the self-employed and NPOs.


  • Engaged communities to innovation and social transformation
  • A Catalyst for innovation and social transformation
  • Commitment
  • Collaboration
  • Social innovation
Through a range of project support services, events, a co-working space and rental of meeting rooms and event space, the Workshop aims to:
  • Welcome, accompany and support social innovation projects that meet the needs of their communities;
  • Promote initiatives that aim to counter inequality and poverty in an efficient and sustainable manner while supporting initiatives targeting Francophones, newcomers and First Nations;
  • Converge innovation initiatives with research projects while facilitating the exchange and dissemination of practices and knowledge.
Job description
The Workshop is currently looking for a host. This is an 14-week job, 20 hours a week, with strong possibility of continuing the contract in winter 2021. The salary will be established according to the skills and experience of the person selected.  
The period covered is from September 21st to December 18, 2020, with strong possibility of continuing in winter 2021.


Tasks and responsabilities
In collaboration with the executive director and the rest of the team:
  • To actively participate in the planning and implementation of the reopening of the space under conditions of social distancing, in compliance with government health standards and Saint-Paul University;
  • To be the intermediate, and ensure fluid communication, with members and the ecosystem;
  • To manage subscriptions, room reservations, billing and service offerings;
  • To participate in the recruitment of new members;
  • To ensure the operation and continuity of service;
  • To participate in the organization of events at the Atelier;
  • To ensure the maintenance and cleanliness of the space;
  • To control inventory and manage day-to-day operations purchases.
  • Meets the requirements of the Canada Summer Jobs program:
    • (a) is 15 to 30 years old (inclusive) at the start of employment;
    • (b) is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a person who has been granted refugee protection under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (* International students are not eligible. recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada);
    • (c) has the legal right to work in accordance with relevant provincial and territorial laws and regulations.
  • Excellent management and organizational skills;
  • Experience in administration, management, logistics, accounting;
  • Experience in managing a space and members is an asset;
  • Bilingual English/French spoken and written;
  • Attention to detail and a job well done;
  • Autonomy, dynamism and sense of organization and time management;
  • Pleasure and interest in working in a team;
  • Interest in social innovation, social justice and the community ecosystem an asset.
We strongly encourage women, First Nations people, people with disabilities and racialized people to apply.
Place of employment: The majority of the contract will take place at the Atelier, at 95 Clegg in Ottawa.
The deadline to apply is Friday August 28, 2020


Please send your resume along with a cover letter, in a single PDF document with the title: First Name_ Last Name_application_host.pdf, by email to: