Job offer - Project Director - AlphaNumérique
Our team is currently looking for a Project Director for our digital literacy project, AlphaNumérique. The Director ensures the continued success of this major project by ensuring educational and project approaches are mission-relevant, in line with our values, and within the capacity of the organization and its staff. They manage the team, which involves supporting project redesign and adaptations, and working with staff to clarify targets, monitor progress, and nurture a positive working environment. They also collaborate closely with major project partners.
The Director of AlphaNumérique informs and consults with other directors on activities and is accountable to the board, other directors, and the primary project partner. As part of the team of directors, they also hold key collective responsibilities in the support of running the organization.
Key logistics details
Length of contract: 1-year contract; possibility of renewal with some changes in responsibility as Director of Projects
Work hours and schedule: 30 hrs/wk. Typically 9am to 5pm Monday-Friday, with flexibility to start early or end late. Position sometimes requires a fluctuating work schedule, with periods of greater demands on time than others. Hours worked over 30 per week are banked and taken back in quieter periods.
Benefits: 3 weeks paid vacation; the organization is in the process of exploring health insurance
Location: currently work from home, with the possibility for occasional in-person meetings depending on your comfort level and the government regulations; normally we work in office at the Centre du Plateau . It’s possible we will return to working in person in summer or fall of 2021.
Techno Culture Club is a non profit organisation that promotes and supports digital literacy and digital justice to make technology and digital culture more accessible, fair and participative.
AlphaNumérique is a project working to support public libraries and community organisations, mostly in Québec, to reduce inequalities in terms of access to technology and digital literacy. The project focuses on building digital literacy skills in populations who have been identified as having the least access to technology.
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Responsibilities of the position:
Team management (40%)
- Orient and support project employees
- Clarify goals and priorities with the staff team and project partners
- Coordinate workflow and deliverables
- Design, use, update and support other staff in the utilisation of project management tools
- Support staff in creating a positive and collaborative team environment
- Review staff work-plans, lead performance reviews (with HR Director) and provide feedback
Strategic development (10%)
- Participate in decisions regarding changes to the project activities related to evolving health and safety regulations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in consultation with the staff team and project partners
- Ensure changes to objectives and activities are in line with TCC’s mission
- Participate in discussions and decisions regarding the possible continuation of the project after the current end date (March 2022) or the development of similar projects
Project management and partner relations (25%)
- Participate in meetings with major project partners / Participer aux rencontres avec des partenaires du projet
- Act as a liaison between the staff team and the main project partner (BiblioPresto)
- Participate in budget review and decisions about budgetary changes
- Estimate and forecast team capacity and project needs in order to meet project objectives
Managing organizational collective responsibilities (25%)
- Attend Operations team meetings and actively participate in organisational decisions
- Facilitate information sharing between project staff and directors
- 2+ years of on-the-job experience in a similar position
- Team management and support skills
- Demonstrated organizational, planning and task-management skills
- Strong collaboration skills and interest in working as part of a team
- Experience understanding and updating project budgets
- Strong written and oral French communication skills
- Digital literacy (Google Drive; familiarity with Notion and Hubspot a plus)
- Negotiation skills
- Training in emotional intelligence, facilitation, interpersonal or collaborative skills
- Experience in designing or adapting large-scale educational or social sector projects
- Experience working in or knowledge of the Quebec nonprofit sector
- Knowledge of the library sector
- Understanding of systemic oppression, especially, knowledge or interest in social issues relating to technology and digital literacy (the digital divide, the effects of systemic barriers on access, etc.)
Please submit a completed online application before 11:59 pm April 6, 2021: https://forms.gle/7DP71nQEfYNXU58w6
In the online application, please attach your CV as a PDF (in english or french, as you prefer).
If you have questions or require assistance with the online form, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. While we thank you for your application, only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.
As an employer, TCC believes in promoting equality and diversity in our team. We prioritise candidates from groups who are often under-represented or face systemic exclusion, including but not limited to Indigenous people (First Nations, Metis and Inuit), people of colour, members of the LGBTQ2SIA+ community, people with disabilities, and new immigrants. We encourage people to self-identify on their application form if they wish.
This statement was heavily inspired by Exeko; we would like to thank them for their work.