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Title: Partnerships Development and Communications Officer

Job Description

In team with the administrative coordinator, students employees and with the support of the Board of Directors, the incumbent will be responsible for:

Mobilize and animate the associative and community life (50%)

  • Ensure the dynamism and good management of the space, the membership (recruitment and renewal of members) and reservations;
  • Structure and stimulate the associative life for the members and in connection with the partners;
  • Organize the four annual meetings, including the AGM and a participatory budget; 
  • Organize and facilitate events, workshops, training and other activities related to the organization’s mandate;
  • Maintain close ties with professors and students from the School of Social Innovation
  • Maintain ties with the Old Ottawa East community;
  • Develop new partnerships;
  • Implement funded projects.

Communications and events (40%)

  • Develop communications and public relations strategies;
  • Produce or coordinate the production of promotional materials;
  • Manage the Atelier’s social media accounts;
  • Update the website (WordPress);
  • Participate in the writing of reports, strategies, action plans and other documents.

Administration (10%)

  • Help in identifying and obtaining funding opportunities; 
  • Participate in the development of services and training offers; 
  • Participate in the management of the team made up of temporary or contractual student employees and, if necessary, manage the hiring process and support new employees and interns.

Required Education and Experience

  • University degree in social sciences, communications (or other related fields) or equivalent experience;
  • Extensive experience in mobilizing and managing projects, events, movements, organizations or communities;
  • Strong communications experience; 
  • Experience in community development. Activist experience and volunteer involvement in social movements (asset);
  • Experience in animation and group facilitation (asset);
  • Knowledge of networks and roots in the Ottawa-Gatineau community and social sectors (asset);
  • Knowledge and experience in project incubation/development/implementation (asset).

Profile Sought

  • A strong desire to lead the development of a young organization (startup) in a social justice and participatory management perspective;
  • Experience and extended capacity to manage projects and teams with limited resources;
  • A strong sense of initiative and an excellent judgment;
  • Excellent skills for collaborative and inclusive work;
  • A good sense of creativity;
  • Independent, autonomous, versatile and resourceful;
  • Bilingual (French and English, both written and spoken);
  • Capacity to work rigorously under tight deadlines.


  • One year contract with possibility of renewal
  • Work-life balance friendly environment
  • Part-time position (21h per week)
  • Annual salary: $28,000
  • 5 weeks of paid vacation weeks per year 
  • Location: Ottawa (in compliance with the health and safety measures during the pandemic)
  • Start date: As soon as possible

Join us!

Please send us your resume and cover letter in a single PDF document entitled Name_First_Name_Development_Partnership,pdf by email at atelier@innovationsocialeusp.ca

Deadline to apply: Monday, March 7th, 2022.

Interviews will be held between March 13th and March 20th, 2022

About The Atelier:

Opened in April 2018, the Mauril-Bélanger Social Innovation Workshop (The Atelier) is a co-working space where members have the opportunities for training, collaboration to start and consolidate their activities. The Atelier brings together and supports individuals and organizations committed to social justice: cooperatives, social and solidarity economy enterprises, community organizations, collectives and activist associations, etc.

Our non-profit organization is part of an ecosystem including the Élisabeth Bruyère School of Social Innovation and the Centre de recherche sur les innovations et les transformations sociales (CRITS).

Despite the pandemic, in 2020-2021 we increased our operating budget and expanded our team; generated new activities and partnerships, and developed our associative and democratic life from a self-management perspective. We seek applications from individuals who demonstrate knowledge and interest in organizational development and issues related to mobilization, associative life and horizontal management.

In 2022, our priority is to reopen our physical co-working space and to continue the major thrusts of our development.