COCo is Hiring a Strategic Alliances, Funding Development and Finance Coordinator

COCo is looking for a Coordinator with a focus on strategic alliances, funding development and finance coordination

About COCo:

COCo is a provincial non-profit that works to nurture an inclusive, social-justice oriented Quebec community sector where grassroots organizations can thrive. We believe that is an important part of creating a more just and equitable society overall. To this end, COCo provides training, accompaniment, and technological support to small, ground-up, and social justice focused organizations. We also use research and other sector development initiatives to steward dialogue and progress on issues of inclusion and diversity in the Quebec non-profit sector.

The Opportunity:

COCo is hiring a Coordinator with a focus on funding development and finances. This position is 28 hours/week, at $29.29/hour, with the benefits of working in a flexible, horizontal and  non-traditional work environment. The position will begin mid-March or early April. Occasional evening and weekend work is required, as well as travel within the province.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate COCo’s funding development in collaboration with the COCo staff team;
  • Maintain and acquire new funding to support COCo’s strategic priorities;
  • Develop and build partnerships by including but not limited to representing COCo during meetings, conferences and key events;
  • Plan and oversee COCo’s financial management (budget, quarterly statement, audit, cash flow) in collaboration with the bookkeeper, staff team and the Board of Directors;
  • Liaise with COCo’s bookkeeper, accountant, and governmental agencies about COCo’s financial responsibilities;
  • Accompany, train and support community organizations with their fundraising and financial needs and challenges;
  • Participate in collective office management and administration
  • Contribute to the long-term vision of the organisation through horizontal and consensus based decision making;
  • Support fulfilling COCo’s commitment to amplifying marginalised voices in the community sector.

Successful candidates will posses the following:

  • Passion for administration and financial planning, and finding funding opportunities;
  • Strong understanding of the structure and day-to-day operations of non-profits and/or community organizations;
  • Commitment to the principles of COCo’s social justice mandate;
  • Anti-oppression analysis and proficiency in applying this to one’s work and responsibilities;
  • Ability to work with a broad range of people and perspectives;
  • Ability to work both autonomously and with others in a highly collaborative work environment;
  • Ability to be organised, prioritise tasks, and be attentive to details.

Essential Qualifications:

At COCo, we recognize the value of both paid and unpaid work.

  • Experience in grant-writing or funding development;
  • Understanding of contract writing, communicating with granting organizations/agencies and responding to Requests for Proposals;
  • Experience with financial management and budgeting;
  • Experience with project development, management and reporting;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in French and English, especially in the context of networking, funding development, and facilitation.


  • Knowledge of non-profit legal information (incorporation, governance, charitable status, human resources, etc);
  • Experience working with marginalized communities in the Quebec community sector;
  • Facilitation skills;
  • Experience with consensus based decision making.

To Apply:

Please forward your CV and cover letter in English or French. In your cover letter, please speak to your related work and lived experience, as well as your values and approach.

If you wish to be considered for employment equity:

COCo values the contributions that individuals who identify as members of marginalized communities bring to our organization. We encourage, among others, Indigenous people, people of colour, disabled people, people identifying as LGBTQI, women, formerly incarcerated or institutionalized people, immigrants and people from working class backgrounds to apply. We also understand that applicants may experience a number of these identities simultaneously in ways that reinforce and nuance their experience. We are committed to creating an organization as diverse as the communities we serve.

If you wish to be considered for employment equity, please include the following sentence on a separate page to your cover letter and CV: “I would like to be considered for employment equity.” Please note that we do not require applicants to specify the basis on which they are applying for employment equity; you do not need to disclose your reasons.

Deadline for applications:

Please email your application to by 11:59 PM on, Wednesday, March 1st, 2017. While we thank you for your applications, only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Building Accessibility Details:

COCo’s office is located in a wheelchair accessible building with wheelchair accessible bathrooms.

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