“Commitment to Community” Organizer
Social Planning Toronto (SPT) is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to “improve the quality of life of all residents of Toronto”. SPT seeks to hire an organizer to support the “Commitment to Community” campaign. This initiative highlights the crucial role played by the non-profit community sector in Toronto, and the importance of the support the City of Toronto provides to the sector.
This is a six month full-time contract position, with the possibility of contract extension. This position falls under SPT’s “Community Planner” job description and category, and is remunerated accordingly. Under the SPT Collective Agreement, the range for this position is $43,775-59,998 per year.
This position is responsible for:
- helping design and implement the communications strategy for the campaign
- ensuring effective links with other campaigns promoting continued investment in Toronto’s community infrastructure (eg transit, childcare, arts)
- promoting the efforts of non-profit community organizations across Toronto in making the case to their City Councillors for continued City investment in the community sector
- supporting the development of robust ward-level campaigns aimed at ensuring that City Councillors understand the importance of the community sector in their local wards
organizing city-wide events or other initiatives designed to communicate broad support for the role of the community sector.
- developing and supporting ways in which individuals and organizations that share this concern have opportunities to connect and collaborate
- ensuring that relevant information, at a ward level, is available to local community partners to support them in making the case for the work of the sector.
Successful candidates will have:
- A good understanding of the City of Toronto and its political decision-making process
- Experience with the community non-profit social service sector (as a staff person, volunteer, or service user)
- Experience in organizing campaigns; facilitating meetings, public speaking and writing a variety of materials for diverse audiences.
- A deep commitment to ensuring that diverse communities are reflected in all decision-making processes, and demonstrated experience working with diverse communities
- Flexibility in terms of working hours (this position will involve significant numbers of meetings and events outside regular business hours)
- A second or third language and strong computer skills (database, website, etc) would be assets.
SPT is committed to employment equity, and welcomes applicants from the full diversity of the community. The successful candidate will become member of CUPE Local 1777.
This position will commence on August 20, 2012. Interested candidates should submit a resume and brief covering letter to Maria Serrano, Director of Operations, email@example.com by 5 PM on Friday, July 27, 2012.