Job Opportunity: Community Engagement Coordinator

Capital Pride is seeking a Community Engagement Coordinator who will be responsible for working with community groups and supporting their engagement in our 2022 activities; leading the development of Capital Pride’s volunteer team; supporting community outreach and communications activities; and building our local business partnership program,  

Position Type: Full-time, 1 year contract starting November 2021.
Hours of Work:37.5 hours/week
Some evening and weekend work will be required.
Language Profile:Bilingual in English and French is required. 
Compensation:$55,000/year
Health and dental benefits and phone allowance.
Reports to:Executive Director
Place of Work:The successful applicant must be based in the National Capital Region. It is expected that the work may be carried out in a hybrid model, working both from Capital Pride’s office and from home.

Capital Pride is grateful for the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation which has funded this position.

Job Description

Community Engagement 

  • Lead outreach and engagement activities related to community groups and partners, identifying new opportunities and maintaining open communication between Capital Pride and external groups. 
  • Support community groups as they prepare to re-engage in Capital Pride programming in the year ahead, including with 1-1 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 a local community resources list. 
  • Gather feedback from the community via town halls and surveys to inform Capital Pride’s programming. 
  • Plan training and development opportunities for community partners. 
  • Create and maintain up-to-date records of community organizations.

Volunteer Development

  • Development of Capital Pride’s 2022 volunteer program with a goal of recruiting up to 25 volunteer team leads and up to 250 festival week volunteers. 
  • Research other volunteer programs to identify best practices for Capital Pride’s volunteer program.
  • Development of Capital Pride’s volunteer training, including a volunteer handbook and online and in-person training resources.
  • Carry out recruitment activities, including town halls and online events and social media campaigns.

Partnership Development 

  • Lead the development of Capital Pride’s Rainbow Pages program which promotes locally owned and operated 2SLGBTQ+ businesses. 
  • Assist with development of local and small business sponsorship activities. 

Communications 

  • Develop communications materials for a variety of platforms (i.e. website, newsletter, social media platforms, annual report). 
  • Assist with the management of Capital Pride’s social media channels, including responding to messages and engaging with the community. 

Programming and Events 

  • Assist with the organization and development of events and programming, as needed. 
  • Lead aspects of the 2022 Capital Pride Festival. 

Other

  • Work with, and assist with, the supervision of Capital Pride’s summer staff. 
  • Support the overall success of Capital Pride, including year-round events and programming and the 2022 Capital Pride Festival. 
  • Contribute to the organization’s internal operations, including answering phones and staffing the office.

 Qualifications   

  • Member of, or ally to, the 2SLGBTQ+ 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. 
  • 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 pieces such as social media posts, newsletters or blog posts. 
  • Experience managing social media channels for other organizations.
  • 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.
  • 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 2022 Festival. 
  • 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. 

Applicants are asked to submit applications to [email protected] no later than Friday, October 22, 2021. 

Please include your resume and cover letter. Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to share some work examples. 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]