The Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP) is hiring a bilingual Chinese community organizer to work with Chinatown Concern Group (CCG) members to build towards a Chinatown that centres on its low-income working-class community. This includes building the leadership of working-class community members in the fight for their neighbourhood, against gentrification and for affordable housing.
This is a three day per week position ($23/hr) for at least 2 years.
Duties of the organizer would include:
- Develop stronger multi-racial alliances and solidarity with other grassroots groups in the community, especially between CCG and CCAP members/volunteers (including developing capacity for multi-lingual events/messaging).
- Facilitate CCG weekly planning meetings with CCG leaders
- Organize and plan campaigns and actions arising from CCG planning meetings
- Base-building work:
- Coordinating regular outreach activities (i.e. door-knocking, tabling, Town Halls);
- Developing a better “membership” and outreach structure to CCG (i.e. building a network database)
- Provide training and educational opportunities for CCG members (i.e. gentrification tours, educational workshops, presentations, discussion);
- Develop volunteer/supporter base to support CCG’s work (i.e. building the support committees including communications, research, translation/interpretation, etc).
- Maintaining the CCG communication platforms (i.e. website, Facebook page)
- Writing bilingual newsletter articles from CCG’s work
- Conduct the necessary research to support CCG’s work and actions
- Support CCAP campaigns and research including helping produce CCAP’s annual housing and hotel report
- Bi-lingual in English and Cantonese (verbal required, written preferred)
- Experience working with limited English proficient Chinese immigrant communities
- Experience working in the Downtown Eastside and Chinatown
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Developing campaigns for social justice with community groups
- Ability to work in a team, independently, and with a community board
- Good people skills
- Facilitating workshops
- Can conduct research on housing, income, and/or planning issues
- Knowledge of city planning processes
- Ability to use computer for research, emails, formatting flyers, posters, etc.
- Web or blog design skills
- Grant writing and reporting
Only people who are shortlisted to be interviewed will be contacted. Thank you so much to everyone else for being interested in this position; we hope you will continue to be involved in CCAP and CCG’s work in other capacities.
The job will start when the candidate is available or around November 1st 2016.
Please submit your application by Saturday Oct. 22nd and include:
- Cover Letter (as part of your cover letter, please include a half-page response to the question: “What are the causes and effects of gentrification in the Downtown Eastside, including Chinatown?”)
- Two references who are familiar with your work and community involvement.
Carnegie Community Action Project
Please keep the entire application, including covering letter, in one email file.
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