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Job Number:  42622
ECOLE Summer Coordinator
Job Posted: Saturday, 10 March 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 30 March 2018
(87 days ago)
ECOLE project
Region: Montreal Metro area Type: Contract - Part time
Location: Montreal Salary: 17$/hour, 4% vacation pay is given at the end of each contract

Job Title: ECOLE Summer Coordinator

Contract Dates:  May 1, 2018 - September 1, 2018

Hours and Compensation:  $17/hour, 15 hours per week, with flexibility. The coordinator will set their own schedule, but occasional weekends and evenings may be required.

Location:  The coordinator will need to meet with students, faculty, and McGill staff members at McGill’s downtown campus. Outside of these meetings, the coordinator can choose their work location.

Application Deadline: Friday March 30th, 2018



ECOLE is a model of urban sustainable living and a physical hub for the McGill and Montreal sustainability communities. Our mandate, as defined in our constitution, is to “bring together McGill students, faculty and staff and Montreal community members in the pursuit of sustainable living by means of applied student research, alternative education, and community building. ECOLE is an ongoing experiment that strives to be a model of urban sustainable living.” ECOLE fulfills its mandate by building on the Three Pillars of ECOLE: Living, Learning, and Community Building.
For more information see http://ecoleproject.com/

About the Position

ECOLE Coordinator works to provide a framework for the wider picture of ECOLE. The Coordinator ensures that all aspects of the Project are being developed in accordance with the Project’s strategic vision, and ensures proper consultation and collaboration between the Project’s governing bodies. The Summer Coordinator is responsible for maintaining momentum over the summer months to ensure that the Project gets off to a flying start upon the return of McGill faculty, staff, and students at the end of August. The Summer Coordinator should have a passion for sustainability, strong organizational abilities, excellent interpersonal communication skills, and a strong sense of self-motivation.


Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain a broad understanding of all aspects of the ECOLE project and actively engage in project activities
  • Maintain the ECOLE project as a student-run initiative and monitor the appropriate distribution of power between students and non-students
  • Support the ECOLE Facilitators and oversee the development of avenues of engagement for Facilitators and Collective members
  • Act as an invited member (non-voting) of the Board of Directors.
  • Submit the organization’s Annual Report to the Registraire des entreprises du Québec
  • Organize occasional meetings of the ECOLE Collective, and monthly Board of Directors meetings
  • Solicit candidates for the ECOLE Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 academic year
  • Document year-end evaluation activities of 2017-2018 ECOLE Facilitators, Coordinators, and Board
  • Reflect on and develop evaluation activities for 2018-19 Facilitators, Coordinators, and Board
  • Initiate the coordination of the Fall 2018 Annual General Meeting
  • Identify and compile a report on external sources of funding for the ECOLE Project  
  • Document the ongoing development and institutionalization of the ECOLE Project
  • Help manage collaborative summer projects (garden, events with Milton-Parc Community)

Skills and Experience Required

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Detail-oriented nature with a strong ability to see the bigger picture as well
  • 1+ year of experience (work or volunteer) in project coordination
  • Experience with consensus-based decision-making
  • Experience with event organizing
  • Familiarity with anti-oppressive organizing tactics
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills in English
  • Familiarity with social media, web design, and digital organizing platforms including Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Gmail, Mailchimp and Google Drive
  • Basic budgeting, payroll and grant-writing skills (knowledge of Google Sheets required)


  • Bilingualism (French/English)
  • Grant writing experience
  • Knowledge of graphic design tools including Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
  • Knowledge of sustainability movements at McGill and in Montreal/Quebec
  • Knowledge of McGill and SSMU institutional procedures and structures

Working Conditions

Will have access to an office at 3559 rue University.  The office has internet access and a computer.  We regret to inform that this building is not wheelchair accessible.  More information about the accessibility of the building can be found at www.ecoleproject.org/accessibility.


Equity Hiring Information

ECOLE values the contributions that individuals who identify as members of marginalized or oppressed communities bring to our organization, and we encourage those people to apply. We recognize that structural barriers shape experiences and job qualifications, and therefore we seek to use employment equity to differentiate between candidates who meet the required qualifications.

If you would like to be considered for employment equity, please say so in your cover letter. You are not required to explain why you are requesting equity consideration, but may do so if you wish.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your interest in the position and relevant experience to

Note: we are currently hiring for three positions – the summer coordinator (May-August 2018), and two project coordinators (internal and external, August 2018 - April 2019). Please indicate the position(s) you are interested in applying for in the subject line of your email and in your cover letter.

The deadline to apply is Friday March 30 at midnight. For questions or concerns, please contact
Contact Details:
ECOLE project
3559 University St
Montreal, QC, H3A2A7

www:   ecoleproject.com

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