Employment opportunity

Animator – Montreal

Temporary Full-Time Position (35 hours/week)
Place of work: 
Montreal, Quebec
Starting date: 
As soon as possible
End date: 
January 15, 2021
Reference number: 
December 1, 2019
To apply: 
Send a resume and cover letter to rh.hr@devp.org
We encourage members of employment equity groups to apply. Only candidates eligible to work in Canada will be considered for this position.
The organization: 
Development and Peace is one of the leading Canadian international development NGOs and the official international solidarity organization of the Canadian Catholic Church. With annual revenues ranging between $25 million and $35 million, the organization supports local partners located in several countries of the Global South. With a network of members across Canada, Development and Peace raises the awareness of Canadians about the causes of worldwide poverty and injustice and mobilizes Canadians around actions for change.

Reporting to the director of the department, the animator is responsible for implementing the education and fundraising programs, particularly the Share Lent campaign, with both the members and the broader public. The animator represents the Organization in a given region and is the basic link between the Organization and its network of members. The animator's mandate includes recruitment, animation (facilitation), training, and accompanying the members in his or her region.

  1. To recruit, train, facilitate and accompany members and leaders in the region for which he or she is responsible;
  2. To support members and leaders in order to strengthen their capacities to:
    1. organize the movement,
    2. plan activities,
    3. recruit new members from among diverse publics, including youth, young adults and cultural communities,
    4. build public awareness, and
    5. raise funds;
  1. To support members in representing Development and Peace to the public, to social movements, to the media and to the Diocesan Churches in his or her region;
  2. To coordinate training sessions and other Diocesan and Inter-Diocesan activities;
  3. To facilitate and spearhead the various Development and Peace campaigns and programs in his/her region: engaging youth and cultural communities; fundraising, educating and raising awareness of Canadian public about international solidarity.
  4. To maintain a relationship with the Bishops, with the local Church, and with solidarity and social change groups active in his or her region;

Academic background

  • University degree in education, social work (community development / community work), international development or the equivalent


  • ·         Command of the language of the region involved with the job
  • ·         Command of written and oral French and English

Software used

  • Mastery of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Familiarity with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) (asset)


  • Four years relevant experience in a multicultural setting (animation/education/community development)
  • Experience in fundraising (asset)
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Experience working with youth

Specific knowledge

  • Ability to drive a car (valid driving licence)


  • Available to travel in Canada and abroad
  • Available for evening and weekend work
Working conditions: 
  • Entry salary depending on experience and the number of languages mastered and required by the position
  • 35-hour work week
  • Competitive working conditions according to the collective agreement
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.