Gender Creative Kids

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HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

About our organization:

Gender Creative Kids is a reference community organization that has supported trans, non-binary, and gender-fluid youth’s affirmation within their families, schools, and communities since 2013. By empowering parents and their children, educating communities, offering innovative and evidence-informed resources, and advocating for the rights of trans youth, we aspire to a world that is a safe and joyful place for all children.

Job description:

The Head of Communications and Philanthropy will be joining a small and dynamic team at Gender Creative Kids. Their role is two-fold: Firstly, this person will work on designing and implementing a communications strategy for the organization. Secondly, they will develop a strategic fundraising plan which will help affirm not only the viability but the sustainability of the organization. This brand new position will ensure the healthy growth of Gender Creative Kids and will help us reinforce our capacities through both a campaign to spread awareness about Gender Creative Kids and our mission, as well as through the securing of funding across both the public and private sectors of the non-profit and charity funding landscapes. We’re looking for someone who is creative and a critical thinker to join our team!

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and coordinate an effective communications strategy for Gender Creative Kids (GCK);
  • Organize and direct the promotion of GCK’s new brand identity;
  • Manage the organization’s social media presence;
  • Write and revise public statements and press releases;
  • Initiate and curate content for a new mailing listserv for GCK’s newsletter;
  • Serve as a point of contact for media relations and inquiries;
  • Ensure that all public-facing content accurately reflects the values and identity of GCK while adhering to the organization’s brand guidelines;
  • Determine and regularly assess the funding needs of the organization and coordinate any relevant grant timelines and deliverables;
  • Collaborate with the Director of Operations and Development, the Director of Programs and Strategies, and the Board of Directors to oversee the organizations’ short-term and long-term fundraising strategies;
  • Write and submit grant proposals;
  • Supervise grant reporting activities; prepare comprehensive and accurate grant reports;
  • Maintain strong relationships with funders, develop new relationships;
  • Develop a wide and sustainable philanthropic plan;
  • Coordinate a calendar of outreach activities for the organization including community events, fundraising events, and other communication opportunities;
  • Create connections with trans-oriented organizations across Canada and develop working relationships with community partners across the country;
  • Contribute significantly to the writing and editing of the annual report;
  • Any additional tasks as a team member.

An ideal candidate would have at least one or more of the following qualifications*, as listed in order of importance:

  • Deep and meaningful understanding of the realities of trans and non-binary identities and experiences;
  • Trans affirmative, anti-racist, and overall anti-oppressive approach;
  • Bilingualism in English and French (spoken and written);
  • Experience in communications;
  • Experience in fundraising;
  • Extensive knowledge of the funding landscape in Montreal; Quebec; Canada; and the nonprofit and charity sectors;
  • A demonstrated history of successful grant writing;
  • Goal-oriented, methodical, and strategic thinking oriented towards the success and health of Gender Creative Kids;
  • Project management and organization skills;
  • Financial management skills, particularly for budgeting and reporting;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

*Experience and qualifications can have been paid, volunteer, or otherwise involved.

Additional assets:

  • Familiarity working in a horizontal, non-hierarchical organization;
  • Experience working in the community sector, knowledge of both Montreal’s Francophone communities and Anglophone communities;
  • An ability to be flexible with work schedule, including evenings, weekends, and travelling;
  • Additional languages other than English or French;
  • A valid driver’s license.

Logistical details:

  • Full time position on contract for 18 months with possibility of renewal, 3 month probation period;
  • 40 hours a week, 4 weeks vacation annually + the days between Christmas and New Year’s Day;
  • $25/hour with yearly increase as indicated by the Employee Guide;
  • Hybrid work style between remote and in-office work, dependent on the Covid-19 pandemic;
  • A new laptop will be provided for remote work;
  • The position will involve working and touring in major cities across Canada;
  • Robust HR benefits which are flexible and adaptable to diverse realities, including sick days and wellness days;
  • $500 discretionary spending self-care bank available to employees annually (non-accumulating).

 

We would like to emphasize that trans and non-binary members of the community are strongly invited to apply for this position. Additionally, we encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of colour to apply for this position. As well, we encourage individuals who embody otherwise marginalized identities to apply for this position.

 

Job posting: November 13, 2020 – December 11, 2020

Interviews: January 05, 2021 – January 08, 2021

Projected start date: January 18, 2021

 

A cover letter is not necessary. Instead, please complete our online application by answering the questions included. Please answer all the questions in the language in which they are asked. The completion of this application is due no later than 11:59pm on Friday, December 11th, 2020. The form can be found here: https://u5dirymq.paperform.co/

 

For any questions, please contact Mitchell Rae Cousineau (programmes@conactgckc.com).

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. You will be contacted by email.

COORDINATOR OF SERVICES FOR YOUTH

About our organization:

Gender Creative Kids is a reference community organization that has supported trans, non-binary, and gender-fluid youth’s affirmation within their families, schools, and communities since 2013. By empowering parents and their children, educating communities, offering innovative and evidence-informed resources, and advocating for the rights of trans youth, we aspire to a world that is a safe and joyful place for all children.

Job description:

The Coordinator of Services for Youth will be joining a small and dynamic team at Gender Creative Kids. Their role will coincide directly with the work of the Head of Services for Members. The Coordinator of Services for Youth, a brand new position, will be responsible for identifying and evaluating the unique needs of youth under the age of 14 and then adapting and developing programs and services to meet these demands. As the Coordinator of Services for Youth, an ability to work well with young children, and importantly, with their parents or guardians, will be key to successfully meeting the needs of our youngest members.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Organize and supervise support group meetings for young children under 14 and their families;
  • Organize and supervise art therapy sessions for young children under 14, with the supervision of our art-therapist;
  • Support and provide counselling interventions to young children under 14 and their families;
  • Provide referrals and guidance to young children under 14 and their families in all aspects of life including legal, psychosocial, medical, and educational considerations;
  • Manage the members list for young children under 14 and their families;
  • Plan and facilitate social activities and events with young children under 14 and their families to encourage socialization and well-being;
  • Animate group discussions (in-person and virtually);
  • Evaluate current services and assess the unique needs of young children under 14 to develop programming which best meets their and their family’s needs;
  • Build and maintain a referral network which is appropriate for young children under 14 and their families;
  • Any additional tasks as a team member.

An ideal candidate would have at least one or more of the following qualifications*, as listed in order of importance:

  • Deep and meaningful understanding of the realities of trans and non-binary identities and experiences;
  • Trans affirmative, anti-racist, and overall anti-oppressive approach;
  • Bilingualism in English and French (spoken and written);
  • Experience in group facilitation with youth;
  • Experience in project development for youth;
  • Ease and familiarity working with youth, especially young children under 14;
  • Ability to have patience and compassion for youth, particularly those who may be experiencing trauma;
  • Goal-oriented, methodical, and strategic thinking oriented towards the success and health of Gender Creative Kids.

*Experience and qualifications can have been paid, volunteer, or otherwise involved.

Additional assets:

  • Familiarity working in a horizontal, non-hierarchical organization;
  • Experience working in the community sector, knowledge of both Montreal’s Francophone communities and Anglophone communities;
  • Certified First Aid training;
  • Additional languages other than English or French.

Logistical details:

  • Part time position on contract with possibility of renewal, 3 month probation period;
  • 20 hours a week, 3 weeks vacation annually + the days between Christmas and New Year’s Day;
  • $25/hour with yearly increase as indicated by the Employee Guide;
  • Hybrid work style between remote and in-office work, dependent on the Covid-19 pandemic;
  • A new laptop will be provided for remote work;
  • Robust HR benefits which are flexible and adaptable to diverse realities, including sick days and wellness days;
  • $250 discretionary spending self-care bank available to employees annually (non-accumulating).

 

We would like to emphasize that trans and non-binary members of the community are strongly invited to apply for this position. Additionally, we encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of colour to apply for this position. As well, we encourage individuals who embody otherwise marginalized identities to apply for this position.

 

Job posting: November 13, 2020 – December 11, 2020

Interviews: January 05, 2021 – January 08, 2021

Projected start date: January 18, 2021

 

A cover letter is not necessary. Instead, please complete our online application by answering the questions included. Please answer all the questions in the language in which they are asked. The completion of this application is due no later than 11:59pm on Friday, December 11th, 2020. The form can be found here: https://f13fwumx.paperform.co/

 

For any questions, please contact Mitchell Rae Cousineau (programmes@conactgckc.com).

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. You will be contacted by email.

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

About our organization:

Gender Creative Kids is a reference community organization that has supported trans, non-binary, and gender-fluid youth’s affirmation within their families, schools, and communities since 2013. By empowering parents and their children, educating communities, offering innovative and evidence-informed resources, and advocating for the rights of trans youth, we aspire to a world that is a safe and joyful place for all children.

Job description:

The Administrative Coordinator will be joining a small and dynamic team at Gender Creative Kids (GCK). Their primary role is to optimize day to day functions and fulfill administrative duties as the link between GCK and other parties. This brand new position will be responsible for the administrative logistics of multiple projects with varying timelines and demands. Among other tasks, we’re looking for someone to join the team who will help play a major role in the organization and logistics of our numerous community meetings to come. 

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Create and implement analytical metrics to evaluate the structural and administrative needs of the organization;
  • Optimize administrative processes and functions for the staff, propose strategies for the administrative logistics to the Board of Directors;
  • Provide internal support to promote efficiency, productivity, and the well-being of staff and the health of the organization;
  • Serve as a liaison between the HR Committee and GCK staff;
  • Design and manage administrative budgets in collaboration with the Head of Communications & Philanthropy;
  • Manage the budget, travel, and scheduling logistics for GCK projects;
  • Manage payroll and accounts payable & receivable;
  • Work directly with and serve as the liaison with our external accountant;
  • Any additional tasks as a team member.

An ideal candidate would have at least one or more of the following qualifications*, as listed in order of importance:

  • Deep and meaningful understanding of the realities of trans and non-binary identities and experiences;
  • Trans affirmative, anti-racist, and overall anti-oppressive approach;
  • Bilingualism in English and French (spoken and written);
  • Experience in administration;
  • Familiarity with financial accounting software, such as QuickBooks;
  • Goal-oriented, methodical, and strategic thinking oriented towards the success and health of Gender Creative Kids;
  • Administrative skills, particularly for organization, program auditing, and reporting;
  • Strong organization and time management skills.

*Experience and qualifications can have been paid, volunteer, or otherwise involved.

Additional assets:

  • Familiarity working in a horizontal, non-hierarchical organization;
  • Experience working in the community sector, knowledge of both Montreal’s Francophone communities and Anglophone communities;
  • Additional languages other than English or French.

Logistical details:

  • Part time position on contract for 18 months with possibility of renewal, 3 month probation period;
  • 20 hours a week, 3 weeks vacation annually; + the days between Christmas and New Year’s Day;
  • $25/hour with yearly increase as indicated by the Employee Guide;
  • Hybrid work style between remote and in-office work, dependent on the Covid-19 pandemic;
  • A new laptop will be provided for remote work;
  • Robust HR benefits which are flexible and adaptable to diverse realities, including sick days and wellness days;
  • $250 discretionary spending self-care bank available to employees annually (non-accumulating).

 

We would like to emphasize that trans and non-binary members of the community are strongly invited to apply for this position. Additionally, we encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of colour to apply for this position. As well, we encourage individuals who embody otherwise marginalized identities to apply for this position.

Job posting: November 13, 2020 – December 11, 2020

Interviews: January 05, 2021 – January 08, 2021

Projected start date: January 18, 2021

 

A cover letter is not necessary. Instead, please complete our online application by answering the questions included. Please answer all the questions in the language in which they are asked. The completion of this application is due no later than 11:59pm on Friday, December 11th, 2020. The form can be found here: https://wlayhdda.paperform.co/

 

For any questions, please contact Mitchell Rae Cousineau (programmes@conactgckc.com).

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. You will be contacted by email.

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