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Job Posting: Community Engagement Coordinator

Capital Pride is seeking a Community Engagement Coordinator to manage relationships with our ever-expanding list of community partners. These include volunteers, community groups, and sponsors. The successful candidate will lead the development of the volunteer program for 2024 festivals (Winter Pride and the Summer Pride Festival), support community outreach and communications activities, and work alongside the Executive Director to build our local business partnership program.

Capital Pride is grateful to offer this role with the support of the Community Recovery Support Fund offered by The Canadian Red Cross Society.

Position Details

Position Type: Full-time, 1 year contract starting December 4, 2023.

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours/week. Some evening and weekend work is required.

Language Profile: All applications will be considered, but bilingual in English and French is preferred. 

Compensation: $55,000/year + health and dental benefits + monthly phone allowance.

Reports to: Executive Director 

Place of Work: The successful applicant must be based in the National Capital Region. Work is carried out in a hybrid model with at least two (2) days a week in the office (403 Bank Street, Ottawa).

Position Description

Community Engagement 

  • Lead outreach and engagement activities related to community groups and partners.
  • Support community groups as they prepare to engage in Capital Pride programming in the year ahead, including hosting one-on-one meetings, town halls and workshops, and through the development of new resources. 
  • Create opportunities to promote the work of community organizations and partners using Capital Pride’s platforms, including the development and maintenance of local community resources lists. 
  • Gather feedback from the community to inform Capital Pride’s programming. 
  • Coordinate training and development opportunities for community partners. 

Volunteer Development

  • Develop Capital Pride’s 2024 volunteer program, including a volunteer handbook and training resources
  • Strategize Team Lead and general volunteer management and recruitment
  • Oversee the 2024 Volunteer Coordinator (summer intern).

Partnership Development 

  • Assist the Executive Director to develop local and small business sponsorship activities. 
  • Identify new opportunities and maintain open communication between Capital Pride and external stakeholders.
  • Update and maintain records of stakeholders in festival management software.


  • Develop communications materials for a variety of platforms (i.e. website, newsletter, social media platforms, annual report). 
  • Oversee the Capital Pride general info email account and phone line, directing communications as required.

Programming and Events 

  • Assist with the organization and development of events and community programming, as needed. 
  • Lead aspects of the 2024 Capital Pride Festival, including providing some supervision to the seasonal Summer Operations Team. 

Relevant Experience

  • 1-3 years of related work experience. This may include working within a community or non-profit organization or working in community development, communications or events management. 
  • Excellent communication skills, with experience communicating with a diverse range of groups and people in a variety of settings (including formal meetings, online, at events etc.).
  • Experience with community engagement or outreach activities. 
  • Experience writing organizational communications such as social media posts, newsletters or blog posts. 
  • Experience leading teams (including volunteer teams). 
  • Experience in event planning, particularly within a community or non-profit organization. 
  • Experiencing leading group discussions, consultations or training workshops is an asset.
  • Strong familiarity with Google’s G-Suite including using Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and Forms (or equivalent Office suite). 
  • Experience with a combination of any of the following tools is an asset: Slack, SurveyMonkey, MailChimp, WordPress (or other content management system), and Canva.


  • Member of, or ally to, the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and a commitment to operating within an anti-oppressive work framework.
  • Involvement within, or strong understanding of, the 2SLGBTQ+ community in the National Capital Region. 
  • Education or training in a related field. This may include a college diploma, university degree, or combination of education and work experience. 
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in busy and occasionally high-stress situations. 
  • Ability to work both independently on assigned projects throughout the year and within a team environment in the lead-up to Capital Pride’s 2024 Festival.

Application Process

Applicants are asked to submit applications to [email protected] no later than Wednesday, November 22, 2023. Please include your resume and one page cover letter as PDF attachments. 

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to discuss their work experience in more detail and to provide up to two references. Only those candidates contacted for an interview will be notified.

Capital Pride is committed to the principles of employment equity. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome; in particular, applications are encouraged from racialized people, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, queer and trans people, and women.

If you require accommodations to participate in the application or interview process, please contact [email protected]

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