We are hiring! CCAP Community Outreach Organizer

Deadline to apply: May 3, 2019

The Community Outreach Organizer will work with CCAP members and volunteers to coordinate and implement outreach activities and engagement with Downtown Eastside residents. The Community Outreach Organizer will participate in group meetings and work as part of a team to plan campaigns and engage in community events.

The Community Outreach Organizer will encourage low income community members to take part in city planning issues and neighbourhood advocacy, provide organizational posts and updates on social media, help create newsletters and posters, write articles for online and print newsletters, and help conduct research and data collection.

CCAP works with local community members to improve social housing, increase income levels and stop gentrification and displacement of low-income people.

Tasks and Responsibilities

• Planning and implementing outreach efforts to engage low-income community members in campaigns and activities around land use, housing, social supports and income

• Conducting outreach to low-income and marginalized community members to become active and engaged in city planning issues and neighbourhood advocacy

• Working with staff and volunteers to organize and plan campaign outreach and promotion

• Coordinating outreach activities for CCAP at special events like Aboriginal Day, Powell Street Festival, etc, including volunteer coordination and preparing materials

• Updating and posting on social media platforms, website and newsletters

• Writing newsletter articles, statements, letters and news releases as required

• Researching, tracking and reporting on issues related to poverty, housing, gentrification and homelessness

• Designing posters, flyers, outreach materials, and newsletters

• Attending weekly CCAP volunteer meetings and meetings with community partners when possible

Supervision and mentoring

Orientation, training and day-to-day supervision and feedback will be provided by the CCAP Coordinator and Administrator. The Community Outreach Organizer will receive support and mentorship through the CCAP Coordinator and Administrator, board of the Carnegie Community Centre Association and CCAP volunteers and members. Team mentorship will include program feedback, context and background of neighbourhood issues and challenges, and support from CCAP members and volunteers to deliver projects and initiatives.

Requirements:

This work requires an ability to interact with different segments of the population, and to apply diverse communications skills and strategies. The Community Outreach Organizer is required to have strong written and verbal communications skills, accountability to diverse stakeholders, the ability to accept responsibility, follow through on initiative, and complete tasks, often on a deadline.


Hourly Wage Rate: $16.00 for 6 weeks at 30 hours per week

Anticipated Start Date: May 10, 2019

To apply

Please send resume and cover letter to: fiona@carnegieaction.org by May 3, 2019

Priority will be given to youth facing employment barriers, Indigenous youth, members of a visible minority group, youth with disabilities, and women.

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:

chinatownconcerngroup.wordpress.com

www.carnegieaction.org