Who we are looking for:
We are looking to hire a Manager, Mobilization, Engagement and Support with a minimum of three years of management experience in the non-profit sector. The ideal candidate is a confident self-starter, possesses exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. They will oversee the community engagement and resource program and the volunteer program. They will be responsible for ensuring a positive and supported onsite experience for all participants and volunteers at The Depot. They will act as a support resource across programs and will engage the team in ongoing learning, to help them be more effective in the social justice aspects of our work. They will ensure targeted outreach across the borough and referrals to in-house and partner programming, and will support the development and actions of participant advocacy groups.
The Manager, Mobilization, Engagement and Support must share our commitment to food security and social justice, and have a clear understanding of, or experience with, anti-oppression work, in order to ensure that a social justice and anti-oppressive lens is applied to all programs and services within the team.
Manage and support the community engagement, support and referral program:
- Support onsite staff and volunteers to create a safe, inclusive and engaging space that reflects The Depot’s culture and values of respect, dignity, reciprocity and anti-oppression
- Oversee, develop and nurture partnerships which connect community members in need of support to our resources and to ensure appropriate cross-referrals and collaborations
- Interact with participants to assess needs (first and second assessments) and provide information on our services and complimentary services in the community
- Support individuals in crisis - health, financial, housing, and mental health situations - and ensure appropriate follow-up
- Ensure the intake/resource spaces remain organized, stocked and efficient
Manage and support the volunteer program:
- Support the volunteer coordinator with the recruitment, onboarding, training and recognition of volunteers
- Ensure volunteers understand the mission, vision and values of The Depot
- Ensure that each volunteer is contributing based on their desired level of engagement and capacity ● Ensure that volunteers understand how their engagement with The Depot is connected to our broader work
Build on the advocacy work of The Depot:
- Work closely with the Executive Director to position our work within the broader structural issues of poverty and inequity, while always bringing them back to food security and food sovereignty
- Connect the broader advocacy work of The Depot with the participant experience through information sharing, mobilization activities and event and action organization
- Support the development of the Social Justice Club and build capacity among participants for civic engagement and to act as ambassadors around issues of importance to them
- Develop collaborations with partner organizations around identified issues
Oversee the Resource and Education Committee:
- In collaboration with a group of colleagues and the other managers, identify relevant ongoing learning goals for the team and speakers or animators who can support these goals, including, for example, team mental health, non-judgemental and non-violent approaches, how to be a co-register, etc.
- At least 3-5 years of experience working in the community sector, both in a front-line and in a management role
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both French and English (additional languages are an asset)
- Demonstrated experience in effective community (or political) organizing including, building partnerships, engagement, mobilization, popular education and event coordination
- Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with people of diverse cultures and abilities, people with lived experience of poverty, trauma, unstable mental health, and marginalization
- Demonstrated commitment to practices of anti-oppression and anti-racism
- Passion for issues related to poverty, food security, social justice, community development
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Capacity for public speaking/animation/online forums
- Comfortable using MS Office and Google Drive
Our working conditions:
- Permanent position, with a salary between $29 and $ 32/hour depending on proven experience, 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
- 13 paid holidays, 9 days of accumulated health and personal leave per year and a work-family balance with flexible schedule. 15 days of vacation per year from the start of the position and approximately 1 week of paid time off in December during the holiday season.
- Health and partial dental benefits as well as RRSP matching
- A friendly team and a stimulating work environment in our office situated in NDG (Montreal) ● Starting date: as soon as possible
How to apply
- Send your resumé with a cover letter to Marguerite Kinfack: [email protected]
- Application deadline, pre-interviews or interviews : This is a rolling application process. We will review applications as they come in, so please apply as soon as possible. Only those selected will be contacted for an interview. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
- Tips for your cover letter: here.
Questions? Contact us at [email protected]