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5 Good Reasons to Become a Member in an Organization!

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Becoming a member in a non-profit organization is an accessible way to make a difference in your community while developing as a young adult.  Here are five good reasons to make the leap!

 

  • Make an impact in your community

By getting involved as a member, you can make a real difference in areas that are important to you, whether it is a particular population (youth, the elderly, street-involved people), the environment, or even … your Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi! 😉

 

  • Expand your network of contacts

You will have the chance to meet people from all walks of life among the other members, which is certainly an advantage when starting your professional path.  You never know who you might stumble upon!

 

  • Utilize your competencies and develop new ones

Are you someone who has great ideas?  Are you a good communicator? Many of your competencies are certain assets which can be explored as a member and used to support the organization of your choice.  As well, you can add more tools to your toolbox while participating in activities specially created for members.

 

  • Experience citizenship

Citizenship is more than just going to vote every four years!  Non-profit organizations function in a democratic way that allows their members to participate in certain concrete decisions related to governance.  This happens at the action, development and management level of the organization. 

 

  • Have fun!

Not only will you have a valuable experience, but you will also be sure to have a lot of fun! That’s right – neighbourhood parties, cultural events and stimulating meetings are all part of the member experience!

Does this interest you?

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To learn more, please contact Viviane Cottle at vcottle@cjemontreal.org

Next member’s meeting: Annual General Assembly, September 25th, 2019! (More information coming soon)

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Mobilization Officer – Field Worker

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The successful candidate will work with diverse populations in the Peter-McGill district in the Ville-Marie Borough, to increase the citizens’ participation in urban and social development issues.

The applicant’s duties are part of the project: Mon Peter McGill / My Peter McGill, the mandate of which is to give a voice to everyone on issues such as developing green spaces, supporting the community centre and social and affordable housing, establishing an elementary school in the neighbourhood and urban planning.

The candidate hired will also work to energize the associational life of the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi and develop strategies to support young people’s civic participation.

Overview of the responsibilities:
 Update strategies to reach citizens in the Peter-McGill neighbourhood in the field (apartment buildings, local businesses, neighbourhood festivals, universities, etc.);
 Mobilize citizens to maximize their participation in the project’s various activities;
 Expand the existing mobilization sites currently available to Mon Peter McGill / My Peter McGill;
 Accompany citizens in places for civil expression (borough council, public consultations, etc.);
 Support the community development officer and project manager in preparing mobilization and consultation events and activities;
 Participate in the Mon Peter McGill / My Peter McGill team meetings;
 Compile data and statistics related to the mobilization;
 Put the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Montréal Centre-Ville plan into action concerning young people’s participation as citizens in the associational life of the organization.

Profile sought:
 Experience in community development, intervention, community work and/or mobilization or other relevant experience;
 Dynamic and extraverted personality;
 French and English bilingualism required, other languages would be an asset;
 Ability to work with several types of clientele (young people, adults, elderly, persons, marginalized persons, immigrants, etc.);
 Ability to organize and lead activities;
 Flexibility, versatility and independence;
 Knowledge of the Peter McGill neighbourhood would be an asset.

Conditions:
 Position: Full time,(35 hrs / week);
 Schedule: Variable, week, evenings and weekends;
 Salary: According to the policy in force;
 Social benefits: VRSP with employer’s contribution and group insurance after three months.

C.V. and presentation letter by May 15, 2019, at noon, indicating the title of the position
c/o: Selection Committee
CJE Montréal Centre-Ville
Email: luanda@cjemontreal.org
Only candidates retained for an interview will be contacted.

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