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Engagement Officer

Innovation Youth

The vision of the Innovation Youth is to offer physical space and programs for the neighbourhood to flourish. We do so through a Children’s Community Library, the high school program Connections, the urban agriculture program From the Root to the City, and by addressing food insecurity and food justice through Innovation-Assistance. Innovation-Assistance will transition to a solidarity market model, while offering community kitchen workshops to the neighbourhood.


The volunteer engagement officer is responsible for working with each program team, volunteers and members, supervised by the Innovation Youth Coordinator. They will develop a robust volunteer program aligned with our community development values. The volunteer engagement officer works to liaise with the neighbourhood, through the various partnerships and activities, so as to mobilize individuals and groups towards committed volunteerism.


Job Posting

Job Title – Innovation Youth Volunteer Engagement Officer

Starting Date – to discuss

Week Schedule – 28 hours/week (workload re-evaluated after 3 month probationary period)

Pay scale – $17-$19/h, according to experience

One year contract, renewable

Context & Organization  

Innovation Youth is an urban ministry located in Peter-McGill, on the western end of downtown Montreal. Its mission is to offer a community space to families and youth living in or frequently visiting downtown, opening up possibilities for harmonious integration into family, social and academic life. Amongst its services, Innovation Youth offers Connections, a high school diploma program, a children’s library, urban agriculture initiatives, community development and food autonomy programs. 

  • Oversee the volunteerism at Innovation Youth

  • Maintain schedules for volunteers

  • Take care of volunteer paperwork

  • Assist in the planning of and attend volunteer board “games” meetings

  • Actively participate in neighbourhood outreach; recruit volunteers through various partnerships, events, neighbourhood committees, social media and communications channels

  • Promote Innovation Youth’s programs through communications channels

  • Maintain contact and good relationships with members and community partners

  • Participate in program evaluation meetings, attend Innovation Assistance ops debrief meetings

  • Assist in related tasks to the solidarity market, manage volunteers at the market

  • Collaborate with the Children’s Library, Connections and From the Root to the City coordinators to understand program vision and needs for workshops and mobilization activities volunteers

  • Help with set-up/take-down of solidarity market space

  • Participate in fundraising efforts for Innovation Youth (personal and communal)


General Responsibilities  

  • Attend Innovation Youth and Christian Direction staff meetings

  • Attend the Christian Direction AGA

  • Participate in the Urban Lab training for new employees

  • Participate in employee evaluation processes

  • Understand Christian Direction policies, and sign annually and adhere to organisational documents (mission and vision statements, communal commitments, statement of faith, 12 indicators of a transformed city)


  • Passionate about people

  • Bilingual in French and English (spoken and written)

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience with various communication tools and platforms

  • Experience in networking

  • Experience working in the community development sector an asset

  • Comfort working within a team environment

  • College or University-level education in a related field an asset

  • Experience with newly landed immigrants an asset

  • Comfortable with Google Suite and Microsoft Excel

  • Outgoing, comfortable making conversation with a wide variety of people

Other Responsibilities

  • Committed to Christ and who affirms the Nicene Creed.

  • Committed to a life animated by the Spirit and spiritual disciplines (i.e. community, simplicity, and witness).

  • Strong sense of vocation and integration of faith and work.

  • Team player and team builder, participating in the life and spirituality of the team.

Please send your CV and a Cover Letter to Carole Tapin.





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