Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator

· Montreal, Quebec
Employment Type Full-Time
Compensation $24/hour

The opportunity

As a part of the PAQ team, you will be joining a group of individuals who are committed to helping change the lives of Indigenous men and women in Montreal. The Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for positioning PAQ as a dynamic and engaged community partner and ensuring a strong PAQ presence in the broader Montréal Indigenous community. The person in this position also works to build a vibrant internal association life of active participants, members, and volunteers.


What you’ll be doing

Duties and Responsibilities

Montréal Indigenous Community Engagement

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with the Indigenous community in Montreal, and with other Indigenous and Indigenous-serving organizations
  • Ensure information sharing with the broader Montreal Indigenous community and promote participation by the Indigenous community members at PAQ meetings, celebrations, and events.
  • Represent PAQ at external events and celebrations within the community.
  • Build contacts and relationships within communities of origin of PAQ members, and ensure they are kept informed of PAQ events and happenings.
  • Serve as a liaison between PAQ, other Montréal Indigenous organizations and Indigenous communities for important community milestones: deaths, births, marriages, etc.


Volunteer Coordination

  • Collaborate with Intervention and Operations teams members to determine volunteer needs and prepare job roles
  • Market volunteer opportunities via the website and social media platforms and recruit volunteers.
  • Ensure volunteers are adequately trained to perform their role(s)
  • Oversee scheduling of volunteer placements and monitor performance
  • Maintain a database of PAQ volunteers.


Student Intern Coordination

  • Build and maintain relationship with a broad range of academic partners
  • In collaboration with the Head of Intervention Services, evaluate and respond to requests for student placements/internships at PAQ
  • Liaise with student interns on all administrative aspects of the internship to ensure objectives are achieved


PAQ Community and Associative Life

  • Establish and coordinate a PAQ users committee to generate ideas to improve PAQ, give PAQ members a stronger voice in the PAQ’s operations, enhance a sense off ownership and engagement by PAQ members, and increase feedback from members to Board and management on PAQ services and community life
  • Organize regular consultations with PAQ members and users to ensure feedback on the quality of PAQ services and community life
  • Provide overall coordination to PAQ community events and life celebrations
  • Facilitate community education on PAQ’s democratic processes and prepare PAQ’s members for full participation at PAQ’s annual and special general meetings.
  • Accompany and support community members participating on PAQ committees or on PAQ’s Board of Directors when necessary.
  • Produce content for PAQ’s website, social media and donor reports.


What we’re looking for

Skills and Experience

  1. Minimum two years’ experience in a partnership-building, communications/facilitation, or project coordination role, preferably in the community sector
  2. Proven facilitation and animation skills.
  3. Strong language skills in either French or English with strong ability in the 2nd language; an Indigenous language is considered an asset.
  4. Experience working in the community sector; experience working with Indigenous communities or within the homelessness sector is a distinct advantage.
  5. Proven track record building and sustaining relationships with a wide range of internal & external stakeholders, for example: colleagues, community organizations, academic institutions, etc.
  6. Ability to plan and execute projects, set priorities, problem-solve, and meet deadlines.

Personal Attributes

  1. Demonstrates understanding and commitment to reconciliation for Canada’s Indigenous peoples.
  2. Enjoys meeting and building meaningful relationships with people from different backgrounds and traditions
  3. Personal qualities of integrity and resilience
  4. Energetic, motivated with a ‘can do’ attitude.

Personal Attributes

  1. Ability to work a minimum 80% time at the PAQ administrative offices in downtown Montréal
  2. Occasional evening and weekend hours required

Contract: Full-time, permanent (35 hours per week; flexible schedule)

Location: Downtown Montréal at the PAQ administrative offices, with possibility to work remotely up to 20% time

Wage and Benefits: $24/hour + Group health insurance plan

Thank You

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  • Location
    Montreal, Quebec
  • Employment Type
  • Compensation