CCS Montreal is seeking a dynamic individual to coordinate a project aimed at improving educational success for children in the English school system, with a particular focus on the communities in southwest Montreal. Duties include collaborating with schools and community stakeholders, conducting research and animating programs for children. This is a 5-month contract with possibility of renewal.
Temporary Position: Childhood Development Project Coordinator
Collective Community Services Montreal is a not-for-profit social agency and is one of the founding members of Centraide of Greater Montreal. For over 87 years, CCS has improved the quality of life of individuals and families by significantly reducing isolation and effectively supporting those living in poverty, primarily within the English-speaking community of greater Montreal. These include: children, youth and families.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
CCS is currently seeking an experienced candidate to fulfill a 5-month contract with the possibility of renewal. This is an exciting and demanding contract that involves a high degree of collaboration and teamwork. CCS is looking for a dynamic individual who has familiarity with the non-profit sector and social services institutions. CCS is implementing an innovative program to improve educational success by helping reduce the student drop-out rates in the English-speaking community. This will entail the delivery of early childhood development programs while also engaging with schools, government institutions and community organizations to develop partnerships. The coordinator will also assume duties of planning additional CCS programs and contribute to social media strategies. This role will also involve developing tools and resources for tracking the progress of the students that use these services.
Duties are varied and involve:
- Networking, partner solicitation
- Representing CCS on relevant community roundtables (tables de concertation)
- Conducting research into existing child-focused programming
- Animating 2 days a week of early childhood development programs
- Connecting with community organizations, schools and institutions (Project management)
- Developing proposals for innovative early childhood programs and outreach activities
- Creating and disseminating promotional materials and developing grant proposals
- Recruiting participants for early childhood programs
- Engaging, training and supervising volunteers
- Other tasks as assigned
- Final report on objectives and outcomes
Candidate reports to the Network and Community Social Health Manager in the development, administration and evaluation of the projects as well as representing CCS on relevant committees and in meetings with project partners. The project needs an individual able to start immediately, with experience and backgroundto “hit the ground running.”
- Relevant and applicable degree or diploma, or relevant experience
- Demonstrated two years’ experience working in community sector or related field
- Experience and aptitude working with children aged 0-5
- Solid understanding of the Quebec school system and key players is an asset
- Demonstrated expertise in program planning and development (project management)
- Superior organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills• Demonstrated ability working in a team and independently
- Proficient English (spoken and written), French a strong asset
- Social media expertise
- Excellent computer skills and experience using database system
Hours of Work:
35 hours per week, flexibility required, occasional evenings and weekends
Please send a resume and cover letter outlining how your education and experience equips you for this position to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30th, 2019 with “Childhood Development Project Coordinator Contract Position”in the subject line.
We thank all applicants for applying but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.