Job posting: CCAP administrator and community organizer

The Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP) is looking for an administrator and community organizer to work with their volunteers to help low-income Downtown Eastside residents implement their Community Vision for Change. This includes working for more and better housing, higher welfare rates and to stop gentrification. This is a 3 day per week position for at least 2 years.

Community organizing

  • Organize and plan campaigns and actions arising from CCAP Meetings
  • Organizing low-income residents to attend rezoning and development application hearings and to speak out through other venues like news conferences.
  • Develop stronger multi-racial alliances and solidarity with other grassroots groups in the community, especially between Chinatown Concern Group and CCAP members/volunteers (including developing capacity for multi-lingual events/messaging.)
  • Attend and organize weekly CCAP volunteer meetings

Volunteer coordination:

  • Support CCAP Volunteers to participate in meetings and actions and support volunteers to act and speak out for their community
  • Provide training and educational opportunities for CCAP members (i.e. gentrification tours, educational workshops, presentations, discussion) and provide support for them to step into leadership roles in the community
  • Recognize and nurture the skills and talents of CCAP volunteers
  • Supervise and support apprentices and practicum students


  • Manage and track budget with support from accountant
  • Manage funding and year-end funder reports
  • Coordinate CCAP employees and volunteers
  • Seek grants and write grant applications


  • Assist in the maintaining the CCAP website
  • Assist in maintaining CCAP social media, including Facebook page and Twitter
  • Help write and assist in the layout of the monthly newsletter

Publishing & speaking

  • Speak and support others to speak at meetings, events, classes, city hall, news events, tours
  • Write bulletins and newsletter articles


  • Track actions of city hall, province and federal governments related to poverty, housing and homelessness.
  • Help with producing CCAP’s annual hotel and housing report and other reports that CCAP undertakes

Many of the tasks will be done in collaboration with other CCAP staff members and experienced volunteers. If you lack any of the skills, we can provide the necessary training and support for you to learn any of these skills.

Desired experience:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good people skills
  • Grant writing and reporting
  • Facilitating workshops
  • Media/communications
  • Developing campaigns for social justice with community groups
  • Ability to work in a team and on own, and with a community board
  • Research on housing, income, and/or planning issues
  • Knowledge of city planning processes
  • Experience working in the Downtown Eastside
  • Ability to use computer for research, emails, formatting flyers, posters, Facebook, etc.
  • Web or blog design skills

Pay is $24 an hour gross.

The job will start on February 1st, or when the candidate is available. There will be a 3 month job performance review. Please submit resumes by email with a half-page essay on the causes of homelessness and two references who are familiar with your work by January 20th, 2017. Please keep the entire application, including cover letter, in one file. Only people who are to be interviewed will be contacted. Thank you to everyone else for your interest.

Deadline for applications: January 20th
Email your application to:

We encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply for the job including trans and gender variant persons, Indigenous persons, persons of colour, persons with disabilities and low-income Downtown Eastside community members. We will prioritize these applications in the hiring process.

Applicants are encouraged to check out these websites before applying: