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Black Community Outreach Co-ordinator, Black Community Advisory Council, United Way of Peel Region

Mississauga, Ontario
Deadline October 23, 2009

Position Profile

Job Title: Black Community Outreach Co-ordinator
Contract Term: 1 Year Part time Contract (renewable up to 2 years)
Reporting to: Assistant Director, Community Investment
Location: United Way of Peel Region (UWPR)

Primary Focus: To engage and cultivate a relationship with members of the Black community and United Way of Peel Region.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Under guidance and in conjunction with the Assistant Director, Community Investment; provide administrative support to the Black Community Advisory Council (BCAC) of United Way of Peel Region
  • Develop an outreach strategy and implementation plan in conjunction with the Black Community Advisory Council (BCAC)
  • Explore and develop partnerships with identified community groups/stakeholders
  • Participate in cross functional and special projects as assigned
  • Identify and coordinate the production of all communication materials related to the specified community
  • Develop and maintain relationships with ethnic media and other key stakeholders
  • Participate as a member of the Community Investment Team and liaise with other member(s) of United Way’s Outreach Team

Working Hours P/T Position:

  • 21 hours per week, flexible, work from home
  • Evenings and weekends when necessary
  • One (1) year contract


  • Post-secondary education in Social Sciences or a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Three to five years progressive and relevant experience within the non-profit, public or foundation sectors or relevant program management experience
  • Knowledge of the Black Community in Peel; knowledge of Peel Region and key stakeholder groups
  • Demonstrated knowledge of outreach and engagement strategies into diverse communities
  • Demonstrated ability to procure sponsorships and develop and maintain relationships
  • Event coordination experience desired
  • Second language an asset

Skills and Attributes

  • Proven ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Facilitation, group problem solving skills and excellent presentation skills
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills required
  • Commitment to the philosophy and objectives of UWPR
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and car
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

Please submit your resume and outline of relevant experience by the closing date of Friday, October 23, 2009, by 4:30 p.m. to:

United Way of Peel Region
5170 Dixie Road, Ste. 300
Mississauga, Ont. L4W 1E3

Or by Email to

While all applicants are thanked for their interest, only those chosen for interviews will be contacted.

United Way of Peel Region promotes the principles of diversity and equity and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.