We’re Hiring a Trainer/Facilitator!

COCo is looking for a a trainer/facilitator to support community organizations!

About COCo:

The Centre for Community Organizations (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 our research to steward dialogue and change on issues of inclusion and diversity in the Quebec non-profit sector.


As part of a collaboration with Centraide du Grand Montreal, COCo is organizing a series of workshops, networking events, and peer learning spaces for community organizations. We are looking for a trainer/facilitator to lead the development and implementation of this project.

The Opportunity:

This training and workshop facilitator position is a 30 hours/week, at $29.29/hour and will start at the beginning of June 2017, for a one year contract (June 2018). Other benefits include working in a flexible, horizontal and  non-traditional work environment.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Evaluate the needs of community organizations, in collaboration with Centraide;
  • Design events, including the selection of guest facilitators and presenters for each session, in collaboration with Centraide and the COCo staff team;  
  • Prepare the content for each session, including designing training tools/visuals and coaching guest presenters or facilitators;
  • Create and implement promotion for the events in collaboration with Centraide and the COCo team;  
  • Develop an evaluation strategy for both the sessions and the project as a whole with Centraide and the COCo team;
  • Coordinate the logistics of each session, including meals, room rentals, accessibility needs, technical support etc.;
  • Participate in COCo’s collective office management and administration through its horizontal and consensus-based decision making structures;
  • Support fulfilling COCo’s commitment to amplifying marginalised voices in the community sector

Successful candidates will possess the following:

  • A passion for training, facilitation, capacity building, adult education, and building networks of support between non-profits, with the ultimate goal of increasing the impact of community organizations in Montreal;  
  • 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, creative, prioritise tasks and be flexible.


At COCo, we recognise the value of both paid and unpaid work. We encourage applications from candidates who meet some or all of the following qualifications:

  • Experience in workshop design and facilitation with adult learners, including the development of pedagogical tools  
  • Experience in Quebec’s nonprofit sector, including an understanding of the organizational development approaches used in this context;
  • Project management experience and/or event organization and promotion experience;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in French, functional spoken English.

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, people with disabilities, 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 hiring@coco-net.org by 11:59 PM on, Tuesday, May 16th, 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.