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We're hiring! Summer Member Engagement & Communications Coordinator (Montreal)

May 29, 2018

 

We're gonna be growing our membership this summer, and organizing an event to bring everyone together!  We're looking for a student on summer break to join us for 7 weeks of work, and help make this happen.  If you love communications and event coordination, this job might be perfect for you - so read on!

Position Overview

 

Resource Movement, a project on the Tides Canada shared platform, has a vision for a world where wealth and power are shared, and Indigenous land rights are respected. A world where all communities can tell their own stories, live well, and shape their own future. Our mission is to bring together young people with wealth and class privilege to become leaders working towards the equitable distribution of wealth, land and power. We work in solidarity with front-line movements and organizers, and mobilize through Chapters in cities across Canada. Resource Movement is a volunteer-led membership organization. We are inspired by a similar, chapter-based organization in the United States, called Resource Generation.

 

Resource Movement is hiring a summer staff position: a Member Engagement and Communications Coordinator, based in Montreal. This position will be responsible for supporting the development of a new CRM system, organizing a national member gathering event, helping to coordinate a national member drive, and contributing to ongoing communications work. This position will be directly supervised by a member of Resource Movement’s National Steering Committee, and will work in close partnership with members of the Montreal Chapter Leadership Team. This is an opportunity to help shape an emerging national project with ambitious goals for accelerating social justice organizing in Canada.

 

Location: Montreal

 

Contract duration: 7 weeks, July 9 - August 24 2018 (or as soon afterward as possible)

 

Working conditions: flexible hours, living wage - contact us for details!

 

Conditions of hiring: candidates must be students who qualify for the Canada Summer Jobs program (details on eligibility at the end of this posting - if you have questions, get in touch with us!)

 

Application deadline: June 22, 2018 at 5pm

 

Potential Responsibilities

(to be prioritized in conversation with the selected candidate)

 

1) Support the development and implementation of a new constituent relationship management (CRM) system to coordinate member engagement

  • Work with members of the Steering Committee to migrate existing member data onto a new NationBuilder system, cleaning and organizing data to ensure a smooth transition

  • Help develop guidelines for RM member leaders to easily and effectively make use of the NationBuilder platform to increase our member engagement capabilities

 

2) Assist with the organization of a National Member Gathering event in Montreal from August 10-12

  • Work with a team of RM members to plan a collaborative agenda, with the goals of building momentum and skills for local and national organizing, and fostering community among members and movement advisors

  • Lead the coordination of logistics for the event (spaces, food, materials, etc)

  • Support with outreach and promotion to encourage attendance, and support members in planning their participation

 

3) Help coordinate a national member drive and peer consultation process

  • Participate in the planning process for a national member consultation to be carried out through 1-on-1 peer conversations as well as an on-line survey

  • Help to coordinate this process, ensuring every member is consulted thoroughly and effectively

  • Help to aggregate and synthesize member feedback

 

4) Contribute to ongoing communications work

  • Contribute to e-newsletters and social media presence

 

Desired Qualifications (ideal, but not all required)

 

Skills & Experience

  • Strong written communication skills

  • Strong event planning and coordination skills

  • Experience using CRM systems (especially NationBuilder)

  • Experience with social media community management and mass emails

  • Strong administrative skills (including comfort using Google Drive)

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Bilingual: English & French, oral and written
     

Characteristics & Attributes

  • High level of comfort discussing class, wealth, and economic inequity; understanding of historical roots of acquisition of land, wealth and power

  • Personal drive to support the redistribution of resources toward historically oppressed/ marginalized communities

  • Non-judgmental approach to social justice work, open to engaging with people at a range of points on their journeys of (un)learning

  • Strong belief in the possibility and importance of cross-class collaboration for social and economic justice

  • Strong grounding in an anti-oppressive framework

  • We are committed to having a cross-class team; candidates with poor, low-income, and working class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply
     

Working Conditions

  • The Member Engagement & Communications Coordinator will be responsible for arranging their own working conditions for the duration of the contract.  They will be responsible for using their own phone and computer for the duration of the contract. An additional stipend of $40/week will be provided to offset these costs.

 

How to Apply

 

Together with your resume, please forward a 1-page cover letter that includes your responses to the following questions:

  1. How do you relate to Resource Movement’s mission and vision?

  2. What interests you most about this position?

  3. How would your skills and experiences (personal and professional) translate into success in this position?

  4. Which elements of this position would be most challenging for you, and why?

  5. How did you hear about this position? (optional - will help us evaluate our outreach efforts)

Please send your resume and cover letter to Jon McPhedran Waitzer at jon@resourcemovement.org by 5pm on June 22, 2018. If you have any questions about this position, please feel free to reach out to Resource Movement using the email address provided above, or text/call at 438-827-4999.

 

We are hoping to conduct interviews June 28th - July 5th. If you will not be available for some or all of that time period, please mention this in your cover letter.  The ideal start date for this role is July 9th.

 
Employment Equity

 

We believe in the need for experience, knowledge, and guidance from marginalized and oppressed peoples within any progressively oriented organization. People with disabilities, women, Indigenous peoples, members of racialized groups and members of other historically marginalized communities are encouraged to apply. If you would like to be considered for employment equity please indicate this on your covering letter by including the statement “I would like to be considered for employment equity.” No further elaboration is necessary, but you are free to add more information if you would like. Where candidates don’t differ significantly in terms of other desired qualifications, priority will be given to those being considered for employment equity.

 

Detailed eligibility criteria for Canada Summer Jobs funding :

(if you have questions about your eligibility, feel free to give us a call!)

  • must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment

  • must have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year

  • must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment

  • must have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

 

As Resource Movement is on Tides Canada’s Shared Platform, the selected candidate will be an employee of Tides Canada.

 

From Canada’s big cities to its remote land, waters, and rural communities, Tides Canada provides uncommon solutions for the common good.
 

Our mission is to help Canadians secure a healthy environment in ways that promote social equity and economic prosperity. To tackle the complex environmental and social problems that we face in Canada today, Tides Canada provides strategy, expertise, and tools to ensure changemakers can get from vision to impact.

 

Tides Canada is strongly committed to creating a diverse workplace environment and

we welcome and encourage applications from the communities we serve.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

 

Tides Canada will provide accommodation during all steps of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. Please advise us if you need any accommodation.

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