We’re Hiring! Community Technology Coordinator at Commun-IT / COCo

Community Technology Coordinator at Commun-IT / COCo (Paternity leave replacement)

About the Centre for Community Organizations:

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.

The Program:

COCo’s Commun-IT program aims to guide, support, and empower Quebec-based community groups to improve their technological capacity and autonomy. Commun-IT helps groups think about their needs holistically in the context of their existing tech systems, level of resources, and overall organizational health.  Active since 2012, Commun-IT offers a range of communications and technology services and support, with an emphasis on hands-on training, knowledge-sharing and collaboration. Some of our most common requests relate to:

  • Long-term technology planning and strategy
  • Cloud computing
  • Website development
  • Constituent Relationship Management (CRMs) systems

For the past several years, Commun-IT has been coordinated by a permanent staff member with the support of a small team of freelance developers. Commun-IT services are offered on a sliding scale and adapted to the needs, resources, and skills specific to the non-profit sector.

The Opportunity:

COCo is seeking a paternity leave replacement to join our team for the upcoming 9 months.

Contract duration: The candidate must be available to start by September 4th, 2018. The contract will end on approximately July 15th, 2019.

Position details: 28 hours a week at an hourly rate of $30.17

Work environment: Flexible, horizontal and non-traditional work environment.

Accessibility: COCo’s offices and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. As we are in a shared building, we cannot guarantee a scent-free space. However, we aim to have a scent-reduced space. If you have specific questions relating to the accessibility of our space, please email Emily at emilyyc@coco-net.org.

Tasks and Responsibilities :

  • Respond to technology-related questions from community groups by phone, email or in-person
  • Meet with community groups and assess their needs related to technology and communications
  • Develop and administer Commun-IT contracts and proposals
  • Provide technology services to community groups (web development, communications planning, CRM development, etc)
  • Train and support organizations on the uses of communications and technology
  • Supervision of Commun-IT interns and freelance developers
  • Participate in COCo’s collective office management and administration through its horizontal and consensus-based decision making structures

Successful candidates will possess the following:

We are looking for someone who brings a passion for social justice issues, an aptitude for communications and technology, and strong interpersonal skills to join our team. Other qualities include:

  • A passion for communications and technology in the service of community groups and social movements
  • A keen interest in learning and improving their own technology skills
  • An ability to break down complicated technological concepts and to train individuals and groups in a clear, patient, and non-judgmental way
  • A passion for training, facilitation and popular education practices
  • An understanding of anti-oppression frameworks and a proficiency in integrating these ideas into their work and responsibilities
  • 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 recognize the value of both paid and unpaid work. We encourage applications from candidates of all skill levels who meet some or all of the following qualifications:

  • Experience and/or knowledge of Quebec’s nonprofit sector or social movements
  • Understanding of communications & technology planning, strategy and assessment
  • Experience developing, maintaining and/or troubleshooting WordPress websites
  • Experience using Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) systems; experience implementing and developing them is a strong asset
  • Knowledge of other tech areas such as cloud computing implementation or digital storytelling an asset
  • Oral and written communication abilities in French and English

Our Hiring Process:

To Apply:

All candidates are asked to fill out this form, in English or in French, instead of a cover letter. The form will also ask you to include your resume in a PDF format. If you have any work samples or a portfolio to share, please include it in your resume.

You can edit your responses after they have been submitted until the deadline of 11:59 pm, August 19th, 2018. If you have any problems with the form, please email Parker at hiring@coco-net.org


Interviews will be conducted in both English and French. Candidates must be available for interviews during the week of August 27 to 31, 2018.

COCo’s Process:

We evaluate all applications anonymously, to ensure a higher degree of objectivity in our selection process. Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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, you can let us know in the application form. Please note that it is not required that candidates explain why they would like to be considered for employment equity.