Terms of Employment: 18hrs/wk x 52 weeks in Peterborough, ON. Permanent position granted upon success of probationary periods.
Wage: $16.00/hr + benefits ($2 increases after 3 & 6 month probation periods)
Reports to: Community and Race Relations Committee of Peterborough, Board of Directors
The Community and Race Relations Committee of Peterborough (CRRC) are seeking a part-time Coordinator to be responsible for promoting anti-racism, diversity and anti-oppression in the City/County of Peterborough. The coordinator will be responsible for developing, managing and implementing programming for the CRRC to advocate for an equitable society. You will report directly to the Board of Directors, and will need to work closely with community and local organizations. Strong writing, communications, organizational and outreach skills as well as a solid analysis of anti-racism, anti-oppression, decolonization and intersectionality are required for this position. You will also be responsible for actively participating in the Peterborough Partnership Council on Immigrant Integration, and therefore need an understanding of issues facing newcomers. This position is self-directed as well as board-directed, and the ideal candidate must be self-motivated, willing to work some flexible hours, be passionate about anti-racism, and have excellent capacity to liaise with differing levels of government and other not-for-profit, public and grassroots organizations.
Primary Areas of Responsibility and Specific Duties:
Advocacy & Research
- Advocate for anti-racism, diversity and equity
- Coordinate research partnerships with educational institutions and community researcher bodies, promoting anti-racism and social justice
- Intake, processing and supporting the resolution of complaints/incidents reported through supporting and taking direction from survivors of racism
- Provide anti-racist consultation services to community organizations, service providers, businesses and individuals
Programming and Campaigns
- Coordinate CRRC programming and campaigns, including developing new campaigns
- Participate actively as a member of the Peterborough Partnership Council of Immigrant Integration, the Trent Levy Council, and the Positive Spaces Initiative
- Organize events, workshops, trainings, skill-shares, talking circles and other activities to raise awareness of racism and to strengthen anti-racist community capacity
- Coordinate community programming and events for times of observance, including Black History Month, the March 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Asian and South Asian Heritage Month, and National Aboriginal History Month.
- Outreach and liaise with local community partners
- Represent CRRC at community events, to media and the public
- Maintain positive relations with community partners, and foster the development of new relationships with emerging community groups
- Draft support materials, including literature, press releases, web materials, etc.
- Draft correspondence and write reports as necessary
- Write grant, funding and sponsorship proposals
- Develop internal resources as needed
- Manage email traffic, phone communications, project updates, and content updates of websites and social media
- Maintain office, including banking, basic accounting, filing, and scheduling
- Support and attend meetings of CRRC Board of Directors; track follow-up actions
Required Education, Experience and Skills:
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent), preferably in the social sciences or related field
- Two years of advocacy or anti-oppression related work experience preferred
- Experience in a nonprofit setting and/or experience with community organizing preferred
- Experience working with/in racially marginalized communities
- Knowledge of anti-racism and anti-oppression principles and practices
- Experience in social justice advocacy and community organizing
- A minimum working knowledge of issues facing Indigenous peoples and newcomers in Canada
- Understanding of CRRC’s goals and mandate
- Excellent communication skills, including ability to develop communications strategies and effectively communicate CRRC’s position through multiple channels including but not limited to media releases and press conferences, online/social media, one-on-one interaction, and presentations
- Able to work well independently, including setting work plans
- Knowledge of community resources
- Professional skills, demeanor and work ethic
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize, work under pressure and follow projects through completion
- Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed
- Proficient use of office and computer equipment, including Microsoft Office Suite and electronic mail
- Interest in developing new competencies as needed
Application closing date: July 18, 2014 by midnight.
In your cover letter, please identify yourself and speak to the ways in which your social location is an asset for this position. Please send an email with an attached electronic cover letter and resume with “Co-ordinator, CRRC” in the subject heading to:
Please do not send paper documents. No phone calls please.
CRRC welcomes the contributions that individuals from marginalized communities bring to our organization, and invites all people to apply including those who identify as Indigenous, of colour, members of marginalized ethnic, cultural and/or faith communities, (im)migrants/ newcomers, women, LGBTQQI2SAP+, single parents, working class and (dis)abled people to apply.