The Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP) is looking for an administrator/coordinator to work with their other staff and 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 full-time position for at least one year with the possibility of longer if funding permits. CCAP has 3 part-time staff (one working with Chinatown Concern Group) and many volunteers engaged in several projects. CCAP is accountable to the board of the Carnegie Community Centre Association.
- Update, with Carnegie Centre’s bookkeeper, monthly financial reports
- Prepare annual budgets
- Ensure that political and charitable activities are kept track of
- Write grant applications and reports
- Seek donations
- Make monthly reports, with help from other staff, to board and funders
- Attend monthly meetings of the Community Relations Committee (last Thursday of every month, 4:00p at the Carnegie Centre)
- Keep track of petty cash and make monthly reports on how much is used and for what
- Maintain CCAP bulletin board
- Ensure voicemail messages are taken from the office phone and are followed up.
- Ensure that minutes of meetings CCAP organizes are kept and that staff and volunteers take on the agreed upon actions.
- Keep track of CCAP projects and campaigns (mental health project, CCAP volunteers, hotel and housing report, Our Homes Can’t Wait Campaign, other campaigns and projects)
- Organize 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 a capacity for multi-lingual events/messaging.)
- Attend and organize weekly CCAP volunteer meetings
- Organize and plan campaigns and actions arising from CCAP and community meetings
- 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
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, gentrification 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.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Good people skills
- Grant writing and reporting
- Analyzing and developing budgets
- Facilitating workshops
- 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 a computer for research, emails, formatting flyers, posters, Facebook, etc.
Web or blog design skills
This is a full-time position, 40hr/week. Pay is $24/hour.
Please submit your application by Wednesday, September 5 and include:
- Cover Letter (as part of your cover letter, please include a half-page response to the question: “What is your vision for the future of the Downtown Eastside?”)
- Two references who are familiar with your work and community involvement.
Please keep the entire application, including cover letter, in one file. Only people who are shortlisted to be interviewed will be contacted.
Email your application to Lenée Son at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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