|Organization Name||Job Categories||Position Type||Region and Location(s)||Career Level||Salary||Ad Online Since||Application Deadline|
|CRC | Regent Park Community Food Centre||Full Time||Experienced (Non-manager)||N/A||2019-03-15||2019-04-05|
Community Advocacy Coordinator
Position: Contract, 1-year – with possibility of renewal (educational leave replacement)
Hours: 35 hours a week
Location: CRC at 40 Oak Street
Supervisor: Community Food Centre Manager
The CRC I Regent Park Community Food Centre is an innovative, impactful, collaborative mid-sized, multiservice agency that has proudly served the Regent Park and surrounding neighbourhood for over 50 years. In 2012, the CRC opened a beautiful new building and a new chapter in its history. Our building has a 5000-square foot community hub of program space and we host the only not-for-profit social housing in Regent Park. We are home to the Regent Park Community Food Centre (RPCFC) and its suite of high-impact programs, in partnership with Community Food Centres Canada, where people come together to cook, grow, share, and advocate for good food. The CRC provides innovative solutions which help residents of Regent Park and the surrounding neighbourhoods enrich community well-being, improve economic conditions, realize their potential and direct their lives. We prioritize our efforts toward individuals and families facing barriers (e.g., caused by poverty, inequity, discrimination).
The CRC I RPCFC is looking for a talented, motivated Community Advocacy Coordinator to lead our team of peer Advocates and the Community Advocacy Program. The Coordinator supports community members with navigating social and public services to access resources and overcome barriers and builds capacity for both the agency and the community to make broader social change. The Coordinator leads Community Advocacy Training, a 15-week training program where community members with experiences of poverty and marginalization are trained to provide information and referral services to peers in the community and take action on local social justice-related issues, including tenants’ rights and social assistance within a supportive anti-racist/anti-oppressive framework. Selected graduates of the program go on to hold weekly office hours, under the supervision of the Community Advocacy Coordinator, to assist community members on a drop-in basis. Some longer-term case coordination is taken on as needed, and when capacity allows.
The Community Advocacy Coordinator is responsible for ongoing education and engagement around social justice issues within CRC I RPCFC aligned with our strategic direction, including with staff, volunteers and community members. This can mean providing casual learning opportunities through our “social justice issue of the month”, to convening groups of local residents to take action on an issue that matters to them, to training volunteers on systems issues. The role is highly collaborative, working closely with CRC I RPCFC staff and other local organizations in and around Regent Park.
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This position will be a member of CRC Local #2864.
Please submit your resume and cover letter in one Word or pdf document by Friday April 5, 2019 at 5:00pm to email@example.com.
CRC encourages applications from people representing the diverse community we serve. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), CRC will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require any accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.
We thank all candidates for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.