Job Posting 67507

ECOLE project
WORK FROM HOME (Telecommute), Montreal Metro area
closes in 2 days (Wed, 27 Jan)
part time  •  250$ per month stipend (~13 hrs/month)


ECOLE is a model of urban sustainable living and a hub for McGill and Montreal activist communities. The ECOLE House is home to ten McGill students (facilitators) who practice material and social sustainability through collective living, community organizing, and applied research. ECOLE aims to shape powerful community organizers in our students and collective members. For more information see

About the Position

Broadly, the role of the Bookkeeper is to maintain the financial and legal health of the organization. We are a registered non-profit with two paid staff members, and numerous program expenses. Given the number of monthly hours provided for the position, we see the role being filled by an individual with formal education or equivalent experience in non-profit financial management and a second source of income.

Key responsibilities of the position include:

  • Coordinating all financial duties of the project including: staff payroll, federal and provincial deductions at source (taxes), processing payments and expense reimbursements, maintaining sound financial records;
  • In collaboration with our lawyer, oversee all legal communications for the organization, including insurance agencies, McGill administration, provincial government, etc.
  • Provide monthly financial reports to the Board of Directors;
  • Liaise with the Students’ Society of McGill University to coordinate semesterly payment disbursements;
  • Document financial practices to ensure institutional memory;
  • Perform all duties  that the Board of Directors sees as necessary to sustain the project’s activities.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 1+ year experience with budgeting and financial administration, specifically in the tasks outlined in the ‘Key Responsibilities’ (work or volunteer);
  • Experience in liaising with the provincial and federal government for performing tasks described in the ‘Key Responsibilities’ section (basic French needed).
  • Experience working with non-profits and collectives (an asset);
  • Basic understanding of legal non-profit status in Quebec.

Familiarity with anti-oppressive language, knowledge of sustainability movements at McGill and in Montreal/Quebec, and familiarity with ECOLE project are considered assets 

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.

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