Application deadline: July 29, 2018

Start date: mid-July        

Employment type: open-ended contract

Work schedule: full-time (approximately 35 hrs/week)

Salary: 36 400 to 45 000 $ with benefits                                              

Other information: flexible hours

Address: 4545 Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue, Montreal (QC)

If you are looking for a unique work experience that will allow you to develop your project coordination skills, work with young adults between the ages of 15 and 30 and travel, look no further!

Main mission of the organization:

Chantiers jeunesse is a non-profit organization created in 1980 to promote the development of young and engaged citizens between the ages of 15 and 30. It gives youth the opportunity to increase their potential and gain new skills while helping a local community better their living environment. They also get to discover a new region in Canada or a new country (more than 35). These projects are made possible with local and international partners who encourage harmony and diversity. Chantiers jeunesse provides different ways for youth to involve themselves and increase their potential!

We are currently looking to put in place a dynamic and motivated team for the implementation of a major and new innovative program called Leadership in Your Own Hands. It aims to promote young adults’ civic engagement, intercultural cooperation and leadership skills in Canadian communities. Canada Service Corp funds this program.

The program has two components. The first one is the Intercultural Cooperation Workcamps (ICW), where a dozen Canadian participants and five international participants volunteer for two weeks. These workcamps meet the different needs of a community: renovation, heritage preservation, environment or culture. The second one is the Entrepreneurship Projects, where a young adult implements their own volunteering initiative with our support.


Under the program director’s immediate supervision and in close collaboration with the ICW coordinator, the camp leader and training agent is in charge of putting in place the teaching program of component 1 (intercultural cooperation workcamps). Their training tasks mainly consist of:

Training activities management:

  • Set the participants’ training goals with the team
  • Prepare and try the training material (intercultural communication, participatory management, volunteering impact, etc.)
  • Post the bilingual training program on the online educational platform (material, interactive activities, videos, situation analyses, etc.)
  • Prepare the material for the training weekends

Volunteer and supporting volunteer management:

  • Recruit volunteers (program participants), especially during kiosks
  • Answer volunteers’ answers and follow up on their application until they participate in a workcamp (motivation check-up, administrative follow-up, logistics monitoring)
  • Manage and train volunteer camp leaders during training weekends
  • Manage volunteers

Sociocultural animation

  • Manage training weekends
  • Manage a workcamp once a year (for two to three weeks)
  • Visit and help camp leaders during their workcamp, if needed
  • Monitor the budget

Activity management

  • Supervise the organization of events (training sessions before and after the workcamp)

Profile required

Skills :

  • Is responsible and organized (intrapreneurial management)
  • Is self-sufficient and ambitious
  • Has a great ability to communicate effectively
  • Is fluent in written and spoken French and English
  • Is familiar with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Understands budget monitoring


  • The applicant has a diploma in sociocultural animation, education, social sciences or a related field or has combined studies equivalent to a relevant work experience.
  • With their training and experience, the applicant has to have a certain knowledge in education, education program development for adults in a classroom or online, or intercultural communication.

Other conditions:

  • Has intercultural experience, such as participating or managing a workcamp (an asset)
  • Has skills in volunteer resources management
  • Has knowledge in community action and social development
  • Has a 4B driver’s licence or can obtain it at their own expenses three months after being hired
  • Can travel in Greater Montréal and for a few days several times a year, elsewhere in Canada
  • Has to be available for a few evenings and about three weekends a year
  • Has to be available to manage a workcamp outside Greater Montréal for two to three weeks a year

How to apply

Send a cover letter and résumé to before 11:59 p.m. on July 29.

  • LAST NAME_First name_AnimICW_resume
  • LAST NAME_First name_AnimICW_letter

We would like to thank all the applicants for their interest. The prospects will receive an invitation for an interview during the month of August.