Position: Partnerships and Policy Manager
Reports to: Executive Director
Literacy Quebec mission and vision:
Literacy Quebec is a network that connects and represents community-based literacy organizations, empowering people, impacting lives, and building a stronger society. We envision a society where everyone has the literacy skills they need to have a fully engaged life.
Literacy Quebec values:
Literacy is a right
Literacy is a lifelong process
All deserve universal access to literacy services
That ongoing professional development for literacy providers is essential
That volunteerism & community action matters
In pursuit of our mission, Literacy Quebec engages in a wide range of activities, including:
Providing professional development opportunities for literacy practitioners
Advocating for literacy
Working in partnership with government agencies
Networking with literacy-related groups
Raising awareness of the importance of literacy in Quebec
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Partnerships and Policy Manager is responsible for overseeing key Literacy Quebec partnerships . The Partnerships Manager will be tasked with developing and recruiting new strategic relationships with relevant entities, and supporting funding and policy opportunities while maintaining and managing existing Literacy Quebec partnerships.
Duties & Responsibilities will include:
Work with partners to identify and facilitate opportunities for synergy and support
Stay up to date with and track developments in the literacy and languages sector
Maintain ongoing relationships with government stakeholders
Create literacy communication and advocacy networks
Execute background research and create reports related to Literacy Quebec’s ongoing projects and overall mandate
Produce informational briefs, reports and policy analyses, for LQ staff and related stakeholders
Monitor and analyze the impact of government policies on literacy and opportunities for lifelong learning
Analyse client and stakeholder data and create strategic reports surrounding LQ’s impact
Participate on advisory and decision-making tables and represent the needs and challenges of the network
Monitor and track applicable data related to English-speakers in Quebec
Draft recommendations pertinent to LQ and the broader literacy sector
Identify trends, funding or otherwise, within the literacy and languages community
Advocate for LQ and its mandate in both government and media
Document and collect data both internally and externally on issues relevant to LQ
Build upon existing relationships, keeping records of relationship updates and developments
Share LQ updates and information with external stakeholders, communicating LQ’s activities and engagements
Represent LQ at relevant public meetings, conferences and events
Support the Project Manager by identifying relevant areas for development and partnership
Post secondary degree in languages, communications, political science or other related areas
Excellent understanding of the adult literacy landscape and the interests, priorities and needs of the English-speaking community in Quebec
Proven successful outreach experience in association or not for profit context (particularly, but not exclusive to the Quebec context)
Ability to gather information, extract relevant data, draw logical conclusions, and present recommendations
Experience in public speaking and giving presentations
Experience working with multiple partners organizations and government entities
Experience in policy making and policy analysis
Ability to conduct wide ranging self-motivated research
Technology savvy – able to leverage standard tools to communicate effectively within the organization and to external partners and interested parties.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and French, including extensive experience writing reports and documents
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally
Excellent planning, management, facilitation and coordination skills
Ability to work well with people and to act with sound judgement in diverse situations
*If you have some but not all of these qualifications, we still encourage you to apply.
Independent, organized, resourceful, creative, collaborative, adaptable and flexible, detail oriented
45,000$ to 50,000$ based on qualifications and experience
Terms of employment and benefits:
32 hrs/week, (option of a 4-day work week) with remote work options;
Contract is until March 31st, 2024 (with possibility of renewal or extension, depending on funding);
Three weeks paid vacation after ten months of work;
Five other days, paid, that may be used in case of sickness, injury, family commitments etc.
Flextime offered, as long as a majority of the work is completed during business hours.
Must be available on occasion, on weekends or evenings for sector events.
Please send a CV and letter of introduction to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 3rd at 10am. Successful candidates will be contacted later that month.
We encourage candidates from traditionally marginalized communities to apply and to self-identify in their cover letter. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
If you have questions about the position, please email Margo at email@example.com