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  • August 21, 2022
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Website Community Race Relations Committee

Click here for the full job description: https://racerelationspeterborough.org/employment-opportunities/community-advocate-outreach-coordinator-18-month/

JOB POSTING – August 2nd, 2022

Application Deadline: Sunday, August 21st @ 11:59 pm

Community Advocate & Outreach Coordinator
Organization: Community Race Relations Committee of Peterborough (CRRC)

Employment type: Part-time, 18-month Contract (78-Weeks)

Contract start date: September 2nd, 2022

Contract end date: March 1st, 2024

  • $20/hour @ 25-hours per week
  • Flexible work conditions
  • Entitled to 15 days paid vacation time off (paid @ 5-hour/day) throughout 18-month contract term
  • Up to 4 paid sick days (paid @ 5-hour/day) throughout 18-month contract term
  • Reports to CRRC Coordinator (Accountable to the CRRC Board and subcommittees)

The Community Race Relations Committee is seeking a passionate and motivated candidate to join our Resilient Communities project team in the role of Community Advocate & Outreach Coordinator!

Community Advocate & Outreach Coordinator Position & Project Description
The Community Advocate & Outreach Coordinator position is an 18-month part-time contract for CRRC’s Resilient Communities Project. The Community Advocate & Outreach Coordinator is a project team leader whose role is critical in fulfilling the objectives of the project.

*It is critical that for this project, the successful candidate commits to the employment contract term of 18-months.*

The key objectives of CRRC’s Resilient Communities Project are to:

  • Build capacity within the organization through medium- and long-term planning to address the new organizational needs related to COVID-19
  • Provide support for staff and volunteers to adapt to the impacts of COVID-19
  • Adapt and add new programs and service delivery to respond to the changing needs of the community because of COVID-19
  • For this project, there are two types of programs and events: 1) for staff, volunteers and board members, and 2) for stakeholders and community members.

Programs & events for staff, volunteers and board members include:

  • Professional development, skills training, and team-building events
  • Co-creative health & wellness program for staff and volunteers
  • Peer-learning/peer-support

Programs & events for stakeholders and community members include:

  • Community consultations and research
  • Community programming with equity-centered approach to Covid-19 recovery
  • Advocacy program for racialized individuals and families in Peterborough

In this role, the Community Advocate & Outreach Coordinator will:

  • Respond to the needs of racialized individuals and families in the community seeking support and advocacy.
  • Lead CRRC’s advocacy, outreach and engagement program development and implementation.
  • Co-lead the Resilient Communities Project planning and coordination for community consultation, community advocacy research, and activities for achieving project outcomes.
  • Co-create and participate in CRRC’s capacity building activities: team building, professional development and skills training.
  • Work with the team to collect project data and produce three (3) reports:
    • Project check-in & update (informal update due January 2023)
    • Progress report (Due August 2023)
    • 18-month final report (Due March 2023)
  • Fulfill and maintain general responsibilities and expectations associated with the role and working environment.

Skills & Qualifications

Background, Training, and Experience

The minimum experience required for this role is designed to ensure candidate success in fulfilling the job roles and responsibilities assigned for this project. Where the candidate can demonstrate that they are experientially capable and dependable to fulfill the position roles and responsibilities without ALL the minimum experience required, they are still invited to apply for the position.

  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of 1-year employment experience in the non-profit sector or 2-years volunteer experience in non-profit coordination/management.
  • They must have lived/living experience as a racialized individual and experience working with racialized communities in a volunteer or professional capacity.
  • They must have employment and/or training experience in
    • program or project development, coordination, planning, or similar role.
    • advocacy work for racialized communities.
    • community outreach and engagement.
  • A minimum of 2-years combined experience in any or all of the above areas.
  • They must have education or training (completed or ongoing) in a field that covers social justice themes and concepts embedded in the program curriculum, for example: community development, humanities and social sciences, Indigenous studies/sciences, cultural studies, gender studies, international development etc.
    • Self-learning journeys may be accepted as a training experience qualification if the candidate can demonstrate a basic understanding of concepts such as anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity and inclusion, accessibility, social justice, gender justice, racial justice/racial healing, decolonization, intersectionality, social organizing and social activism, community care and other related concepts.
  • They must have a minimum of 12-weeks (or 1-semester) of educational experience in basic research, data collection, report writing, and presenting content.
  • They must be knowledgeable of performance monitoring methods for program delivery and have the ability to create reports to guide future program and event planning improvements.

Core Skills & Values

  • Diversity-, equity- and inclusion- centered
  • Strong leadership, self-driven, strong work ethic, and self-accountable
  • Clear written and oral communication
  • Public speaking and presenting
  • Organized, detail-oriented
  • Reliable and dependable to work with a team and independently
  • Creative and critical problem-solving
  • Experience working with project budgets
  • Maintain healthy work-life balance, time management
  • Open-minded, adaptable, and willing to grow and learn
  • Care-oriented, compassionate and empathetic

Conditions & Workplace Settings
Flexibility to work-from-home and in the office located at the Sadleir House in Downtown Peterborough at 751 George Street North, Office 102.

Attendance/participation at programs and events is required for this position, event settings may be virtual or in-person. Access to reliable transportation is required for in-person events. Accommodations will be fulfilled upon request.

Covid-19 Health & Safety policies and protocols at event venues and alternative workspaces may vary case-by-case. It is the employee’s responsibility to acknowledge, respect and follow these policies and protocols as required.

The employment contract includes fulfilling professional development, team-building, and employment wellness activities to develop or enhance job-related skills and competencies, to build confidence in performing tasks and responsibilities, and to co-create team-member accountability for a supportive and cohesive workplace culture and environment.

CRRC’s Commitment to Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Recruitment Practices & Workplace Environment

CRRC is dedicated to empowering and supporting individuals from marginalized communities by maintaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and continues to offer meaningful employment and volunteer opportunities to promote leadership and skill-building experiences for underrepresented community members.

CRRC encourages applications from candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, racialized, members of ethnic, cultural and/or faith communities, newcomers, women, gender-diverse and non-cis/non-het folks, single parents, and peoples living with disabilities.

Application Requirements
Applications will be accepted by email or in-person.

To apply by email, please send your email application to CRRC’s Coordinator at czarina@racerelationspeterborough.org and CC: crrcboard@gmail.com

The email application must include:

  • Cover Letter (either attachment or in the email body)
  • Resume (attachment)
  • Three (3) strong references
    • At least 2 references must be from previous a employer/supervisor
      “Community Advocate & Outreach Coordinator Job Application” in the subject heading
  • To apply in-person, please drop off your application to our office at the Sadleir House, 751 George St. N., Room 102. If we are not in the office, please drop off your application at the main reception office.

The paper application must include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Three (3) strong references
    • At least 2 references must be from previous a employer/supervisor
  • All documents must be printed and stapled as one package.

Follow-up Process

CRRC thanks all applicants for expressing interest in this job position.

Qualified applicants will be invited to a 10-minute phone-screening interview.

Successful screening will result in the invitation to a 1-hr interview with the hiring team (Coordinator and a member of the Board).

Following the interview process, one successful candidate will be offered the position contract. All interviewees will be notified of the final recruitment results by email.

Due to a high volume of applicants, we cannot guarantee we will notify every applicant of the final outcome. Please feel free to follow-up no earlier than 2-weeks after the application deadline if you are interested in feedback.

Applications are due no later than 11:59pm on Sunday, August 21, 2022

How to apply:

E-mail cover letter and resume to czarina@racerelationspeterborough.org

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