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Coalition Co-ordinator, Social Planning Toronto

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline September 3, 2010

Part-time (Contract Position to June 30, 2011)

Social Planning Toronto is a non-profit community organization committed to independent social planning at the local and city-wide levels. We work to improve the quality of life for all people in Toronto through community capacity building, community education and advocacy, policy research and analysis, and social reporting.

Social Planning Toronto is seeking an experienced and skilled part-time co-ordinator to support the organizing efforts and co-ordination of the Coalition for Change (approximately 50 hours a month for 10 months).

The Coalition for Change is a newly established coalition with a diverse grassroots membership of organizations focused on improving the rights and conditions facing temporary migrant workers.  One of the key principles of the coalition is to support the leadership and participation of migrant workers themselves in participating in activities and campaigns to improve working conditions and immigration status in Canada.

Responsibilities & Job Duties:

  • Co-ordinate all aspects of the Coalition activities and internal communication
  • Support the Coalition's development through facilitating and assisting with long-term planning and membership development
  • Support the expansion and development of the Coalition by outreach, building new relationships with groups working with migrant workers and facilitate their involvement in the Coalition
  • Organize and co-ordinate coalition meetings, community meetings and forums
  • Develop and support the Coalition communication strategy in coordination with Coalition members ie website page and social media
  • Outreach to media (print, TV and radio)
  • Generate publicity and public awareness on issues facing migrant workers
  • Organize and support membership led leadership training and skills training workshops for migrant workers
  • Develop educational material,  fact sheets and other information as required by the Coalition


  • Demonstrated work or volunteer experience in co-ordinating events, forums, meetings and workshops
  • Led or participated in community organizing campaigns
  • Work or volunteer experience working with people whose first language is not English
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues facing temporary migrant workers, workers in precarious employment and immigrant workers
  • Demonstrated general knowledge of immigration issues, immigrationhistory and impact on workers
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collectively
  • Proven ability to conduct outreach and communicate effectively with diverse communities
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to develop work plans, meet deadlines and work collaboratively with a range of organizations
  • Work or volunteer experience with media, communications and demonstrated writing skills
  • Work or volunteer experience working directly with temporary migrant workers is a strong asset
  • Knowledge of a second language is a strong asset


Some evening and weekend work will be required

The qualified candidate will be hired for 10 months beginning in September 2010 and be employed through the Social Planning Council of Toronto.  The hourly wage is $20 per hour for approximately 50 hours per month.

Social Planning Toronto is committed to employment equity, and encourages applications from women, people of colour, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities and other equity seeking groups.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and covering letter outlining how they meet the above criteria to:

Maria Serrano
Director of Operations
Social Planning Toronto
2 Carlton Street, Suite 1001
Toronto, ON M5B 1J3
Fax: 416-351-0107

Deadline for Applications is September 3rd at 5:00pm, 2010.

Interviews will take place between September 9th and 16th, 2010.