We are looking to fill a couple spots on our Board of Directors for the upcoming year. You don’t have to have any formal training or prior Board experience to be on the COCo Board, but we have some essential qualities we are looking for in a Board member:
- Proven experience with non-profit organizations and the community sector;
- Commitment towards social justice and anti-oppression principles;
- Ability to work within a collaborative team setting;
- Passion, leadership and good humour!
Some Skills We Would Love to Have on our Board
- Experience related to finances and funding development;
- Experience related to project management
- Experience related to policy development;
- Human resources or Organizational development / Evaluation skills;
- Experience working within an anti-oppressive framework and its application in an organizational setting;
- Connected to grassroots organizations in Quebec; coalitions and/or neighbourhood tables a plus;
- Experience working with racialized or marginalized communities.
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 LGBT*QI, 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 complicate their experience.
What does COCo do?
COCo is a provincial non-profit that works to nurture an inclusive, social-justice oriented Quebec community sector where grassroots organizations can thrive, because 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, 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.
What does it Involve, and How Do I Apply?
Our Board commitment is about 8-12 hours a month, but can vary during the year. More information, and information on how to apply, is included in the attached document. The deadline for applications is April 14th.