QWF Seeks Communications Assistant (8‐week contract)
Deadline for applications: Midnight, Tuesday May 14, 2019.
The Quebec Writers’ Federation (QWF) is seeking a reliable, detail‐oriented, and motivated young person
between the ages of 15 and 30 for an eight‐week position as Communications Assistant in the QWF Office in
the Atwater Library and Computer Centre, Westmount, in June and July 2019. Supervision, training and
mentorship will be provided by Rachel McCrum, QWF Communications and Membership Coordinator, and Lori
Schubert, Executive Director. The job would particularly suit someone interested in arts management and/or
communications, and would provide invaluable career‐related experience.
 Start date: ***10 June, 2019 TBC***
 Length of contract: 8 weeks
 Hours: 30 hours a week, to be spread over 4 days (10am – 530pm)
 Salary: $12.50 an hour
Primary responsibilities
 Compile, assemble, and send out the monthly QWF e‐newsletter detailing upcoming opportunities,
submissions deadlines, residencies etc.
 Prepare and disseminate e‐communications and social media updates for the QWF, maintaining a
professional and engaging tone throughout.
 Update the news feed on the QWF Website by researching and creating relevant news articles, and
interviewing at least 2 local authors/QWF Members to create original content.
 Update the QWF contacts database to input information on community and outreach groups, and other
special interest groups, and to undertake some reporting on these groups.
 Organize and upload the zine content from the Writers in the Community project with at‐risk youth in
order to disseminate and promote this creative work.
Requirements
 Must be aged 15 to 30 (please note: the funding is no longer contingent on the successful applicant
being a student.)
 Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been
conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
 Must have a valid Social Insurance Number and be entitled to work in Canada in accordance with
relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
 Must have an excellent command of written English, and conversational French for telephone.
 Must be able to work autonomously to organize and prioritize tasks.
 Must demonstrate an ability to write, edit and proofread your own documents for accuracy and correct
spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
 Experience with Facebook and Twitter.
Additional assets
 Experience with Mailchimp, WordPress, and Salesforce.
 Familiarity and enthusiasm for Quebec’s English‐language literary scene.

How to apply
Please send the following two separate Word or PDF attachments to Rachel McCrum (QWF Membership
and Communications Coordinator) at rachel@qwf.org:
 one‐page (maximum) letter of interest, clearly stating why you would be a valuable addition to the
QWF team and what experience you’ve had that qualifies you for the above‐described position.
 c.v. of relevant experience, professional and/or volunteer
Deadline for applications: Midnight, Tuesday May 14, 2019.
Selected candidates must be available for interview on Thursday 23 May or Friday 24 May, 2019.
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QWF actively seeks to maximize diversity in its staff, part‐time employees, membership and direction.
We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage applicants from members of the
Government of Canada’s employment equity groups (i.e. women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with
disabilities, and visible minorities) to self‐identify if they are comfortable doing so.

This position is funded by the Government of Canada. It is part of Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ), an initiative of
the Youth Employment Strategy, which aims to help young people between the ages of 15 and 30,
particularly those facing barriers to employment, to get the information and gain the skills, work
experience, and abilities they need to transition successfully into the labour market.

Student Job Description

Community Support Worker

 Saint- Antoine 50 + Community Centre is a not-for-profit organization providing social services for vulnerable seniors in our community. Our goal is to support, and encourage their autonomy while helping them develop healthy lifestyle habits.

Tasks:

  • Applicant will be working directly with seniors to provide information and referrals.
  • Applicant will be accompanying seniors to medical appointments.
  • Applicant will do assessments and visits to new and existing members.
  • Applicant will be required to support special events.
  • Applicant will be required to do manage member’s files and light administration duties as required to complete tasks (stats recording, budget management, report writing).

Requirements:

  • Experience working with seniors.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in both English & French
  • Ability to work in a team setting
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work autonomously
  • Experience in the fields of Social Service/ Intervention
  • Computer Literate
  • Must be 18-30 years old
  • Must currently be a full-time student and returning to school in the fall 2019

Work Conditions:

Start date: June 25, 2019

End date:  August 19th, 2019

35 hours weekly for a duration of 8 weeks (Flexibility to work occasional evenings & week-ends)

Salary: Minimum wage

Please send your CV and cover letter to rosemarys@centrestantoine.com before midnight on May 26. 

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Student Job Description

Arts & Social Media Animator

 Saint- Antoine 50 + Community Centre is a not-for-profit organization providing social services for vulnerable seniors in our community. Our goal is to support, and encourage their autonomy while helping them develop healthy lifestyle habits.

Tasks:

  • Applicant will be working directly with seniors to provide both Art & Social Media activities/workshops.
  • Applicant will be animating discussions and group outings centred around Art & Information Technology.
  • Applicant will be responsible for creating, implementing, and evaluating activities/workshops.
  • Applicant will be required to do light administration duties as required to complete tasks (stats recording, budget management, report writing).
  • Applicant will support special events.

Requirements:

  • Experience working with seniors.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in both English & French
  • Ability to work in a team setting
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work autonomously
  • Animation skills in both the Arts and Information Technology
  • Must be 18-30 years old
  • Must currently be a full-time student and returning to school in the fall 2019

Work Conditions:

Start date: June 25, 2018

35 hours weekly for a duration of 8 weeks (Flexibility to work occasional evenings & week-ends)

Salary: Minimum wage

Please send your CV and cover letter to @rosemarys@centrestantoine.com before midnight on May 25. 

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Job Posting

Job Title Jeunesse 2000 Animator
Type of Position Permanent part-time
Schedule 21 hours/week
Hourly Salary $15.93/hour
Benefits 3 weeks vacation in first year, 13 health days

Mission

Head & Hands envisions a society where all youth are participants and are inspired by the endless possibilities available to them. Our mission is to work with youth to promote their physical and mental wellbeing. Our approach is preventative, non-judgmental, and holistic with a fundamental commitment to providing an environment that welcomes youth without discrimination. We facilitate social change and the empowerment of youth based on their current needs within our community and society at large.

About Jeunesse 2000 (aka J2K)

Jeunesse 2000 is a satellite program of Head & Hands.  J2K is a non-judgmental and welcoming drop-in centre that caters to Montreal youth between the ages of 12 and 17 years old. Offered in collaboration with the City of Montreal, this is a place where youth can be themselves: chill, play sports, cook, play video games, watch movies, take part in our music workshops, or sing and rap in our studio, all free of charge, all year long. It’s the spot to be!

About the Animator position

 

The ideal candidate is open-minded, creative, reliable, punctual, dynamic, flexible, and enjoys working in a team. The ideal candidate also brings an understanding of urban youth arts, culture and music.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain a safe space for youth participants
  • Animate activities with youth, such as basketball, workshops, cooking, discussions, outings
  • Participation in weekly staff meetings
  • Event planning and participation in J2K and Head & Hands events

Requirements

  • Bilingualism (English and French), knowledge of other languages an asset
  • Commitment to Head & Hands mission and approach
  • Experience and comfort working with youth

Assets

  • Knowledge of computers and social media
  • Experience working in a community organization
  • Administration skills (exp. in grant writing)
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work with a team

Application Process

Please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter to jeunesse2000@headandhands.ca with “Attn: Jeunesse 2000 hiring committee” in the subject line. Applications can also be submitted by fax to (514) 481-2336 or in person at 5833 Sherbrooke West (Moving, we will be reopening in our new space – Monday, January 8th, 2018 at 3465 Avenue Benny). Guidelines for preparing your CV and cover letter are available on our website. No incomplete or late applications will be accepted.

As an organization that works to facilitate social change and the empowerment of diverse communities of youth, Head & Hands recognizes that experiencing marginalization and oppression often brings both challenges and valuable skills and perspectives. People of colour, people with disabilities, women, two-spirited and queer people, trans people, and other candidates who experience marginalization are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a creating a workplace as diverse as the communities we serve, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. DEADLINE TO APPLY: MAY 15, 2019, at noon.