Program Coordinator, MyToronto Photography Program

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
  • Community Outreach
  • Event Coordination
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-05-142019-05-28

Employment Opportunity

PROGRAM COORDINATOR, My Toronto Photography Program

Full Time/Permanent

Ve’ahavta is a Jewish humanitarian organization dedicated to promoting positive change in the lives of people of all faiths and backgrounds who have been marginalized by poverty and hardship. Ve’ahavta mobilizes volunteers in meaningful, hands-on experiences to fulfill our collective responsibility to care for our neighbours.  Please visit for more information.

The MyToronto program provides a glimpse into the world of individuals who are often not granted the opportunity to tell their story; where people with lived experience of poverty and/or homelessness capture what matters to them through the art of photography.

This ambitious multi-part project includes a series of distinct components: photography workshops and contest for those with lived experience of homelessness, building awareness about homelessness and poverty through a public exhibition of photos, the compilation of a calendar and other products featuring winning photos, opportunities for those with lived experience of poverty and homelessness to gain skills and revenue through product sales.

Learn more about the exciting developments of the MyToronto program here:


The Program Coordinator is responsible for the client support elements and the project management components of the MyToronto program. This position is part of a passionate 6-person team and reports directly to the Manager of Client Outreach Services.

The role includes client support, project design and implementation, marketing and promotion, stakeholder and partnership support, and event management.  The role will include working collaboratively with our internal departments – Fundraising, Volunteers, Client Outreach, and Marketing – as well as external community partner agencies.


People Management

Integral to this role is the client relations aspect, which includes the support and coaching of individuals with lived experience of poverty and homelessness. Relationship-building skills will also be essential when building a positive rapport and acting as the liaison for all program participants, volunteers, suppliers, and other stakeholders. A key part of this role is the strategic development and stewardship of new and existing community partnerships.

In addition, working closely with volunteers will include facilitating their training and providing support and supervision throughout their involvement with the program.

Program Design and Development

This program is constantly growing and developing to new heights. In this role, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the next phase of the My Toronto Program. This will include strategic growth plans, collaboration with the Marketing department on the promotion and materials relating to the program, as well as provision of insight and support in the efforts to sustain and develop funding for the program in collaboration with the Fundraising department.  

Program/Event Coordination and Implementation

Coordination and implementation of the program will include many components ranging from recruitment of the annual roster of program to monitoring the program budget. An essential part of this role is the effective tracking of key performance indicators through Ve’ahavta’s database (Salesforce) as well as the development of an evaluation process to assess the impact and results of the programs.  

As part of the promotion and community engagement aspects of the program, several events take place throughout the year. The Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and oversight of these events, including participants training workshops, camera distribution and return days, photography exhibits, vendor workshops and hosted sales site opportunities.   


The successful candidate will have strong experience working with diverse populations, including individuals with lived experience of homelessness, addiction, and mental health challenges and an excellent understanding of the related complexities and sensitivities.

They will exhibit passion and compassion and will know how to also work within emotional and social boundaries. With superb interpersonal skills, this person will be able to build positive relationships quickly with various stakeholders from diverse backgrounds

The ideal candidate is proficient in project management and event planning, with proven successful outcomes. They will be a self-starter with leadership skills and an open mindset.

As a leader in the program, they will possess excellent communication and group facilitation skills.

As components of this program are highly creative in nature, specifically through the art of photography, knowledge and/or interest in photography and other creative arts would be valuable.


  • Post-secondary education in social services or related field
  • Minimum of three years full-time related work experience, non-profit field preferred
  • Program management certification is an asset
  • Excellent Microsoft Office Suite skills and
  • Experience working with CRM (Salesforce)

*a detailed job description is available upon request

Candidate must be prepared to work a flexible schedule that will include some evenings and weekends.

Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record with access to a car as needed (mileage will be reimbursed)

Please be advised that all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter.

Do not delay – position is available immediately!

We thank all interested applicants but can only respond to those invited for an interview.

Ve’ahavta is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from equity seeking groups including qualified individuals with personal experience of the mental health system. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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