Project manager

Espace de la diversité / Diversity District (EDLD), in consultation with partners in literature, publishing, education and the cultural milieu, will create an interactive digital platform for the various stake-holders in the book chain who are undertaking a real in-depth transformation of their approaches to reflect the true diversity of voices, imaginaries, writings and literatures in Canada.

The objective: to create a space for in-depth, participatory interaction with marginalized authors and their work.


The position

We are hiring a project manager to coordinate and implement phases 1 and 2 of the Interactive Digital Platform project, with a view to launching a pilot platform in March 2023.


The successful candidate will work directly with collaborators and partners to ensure the completion of the project while respecting deadlines and the budget. The selected candidate will be responsible for coordination with the various project teams and will ensure overall synergy. They will assist in the funding research and the development of new partnerships.


We are looking for a creative and dedicated, versatile and dynamic person who has experience in managing large-scale projects, working with and within communities and who has a deep understanding of the issues of diversity, togetherness, discrimination, and systemic racism. The ideal person has a rich general culture and is passionate about reading and literature. They have a strong team spirit and a good sense of organization.


  • Ensuring the smooth running of the project and plan execution.

  • Defining priorities and the allocation of means / resources / deadlines

  • Evaluating and optimizing the time and resources necessary for the realization of the different stages of the project

  • Budget monitoring and drafting of progress reports

  • Developing and maintaining a network of collaborators.

  • Organization and coordination of the project teams (collaborators, expert advisers, committees)

  • Development of partnerships and liaison with partners

  • Research and funding strategies


  • University degree or a combination of studies and work experience in one of the following areas: project management, management of cultural organizations, social and cultural studies, applied research or applied human sciences.

  • At least two (2) years experience in project management, project evaluation and budgeting.

  • Experience in managing a budget of $ 100,000 or more, and / or a team of 8 or more.

Skills and
personal qualities

  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills

  • Excellent organizational, time management and problem solving skills

  • Experience in community, cultural or public institutions.

  • Networking and collaboration experience with different communities and groups.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English, including writing reports, press releases and presentation materials

  • Speaking other languages, a great asset

  • Digital skills and knowledge of relevant software.

  • Knowledge of digital media and environments, a great asset.

  • Sensitivity to social issues that affect communities and marginalized groupes (Indigenous, racialized, women's struggles, LGBTQ +)


32 hours per week

Hourly rate: CAD $ 24

Starting date: August 1, 2021 or earlier


Please send your CV and letter of intent to espacedeladiversite@gmail.com

Please note that we will only contact selected candidates for an interview.


About the EDLD

The EDLD seeks to amplify voices, highlighting the experiences of writers, readers, mediators of different backgrounds who share a passion for words and a sense of urgency for rethinking the relationship with the other. Its mandate as a space for reflection and for the sharing of ideas is to redefine the meaning of the word Togetherness by combating racism and exclusion through books. To break down boundaries dividing cultures, communities, languages, ​​and literatures in order to participate in the emergence of diversity as a fundamental value and meaning of being human.


Diversity and equity policy

As an organization whose raison d’être is the fight against racism through books and literature, our hiring policy is based on the conviction that it is necessary to actively counteract the systemic under-representation of marginalized groups, racialized communities, and people with disabilities in the workplace, especially the book industry.