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Social Justice Retreat Coordinator, Centre for Social Justice

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline April 28, 2010

May 10–August 30, 2010

The Retreat Coordinator will work with a Steering Committee (made up of experienced community workers and academics working in the field of social justice) to organize the 13th Annual Social Justice Summer Retreat. A member of the Board of Directors will act as a direct supervisor and meet with the student on a regular basis.

Please follow the link for more information on the Retreat:  http://www.socialjustice.org/index.php?page=summer-retreat.

Duties:

  • Responsible for overall coordination of logistics leading up to and at the event.
  • Coordinate regular Steering Committee meetings, take minutes and follow-up with assigned tasks.
  • Process registrations and subsidy applications.
  • Respond to high volume of inquiries via email and phone.
  • Develop a publicity strategy and manage website content.
  • Recruit, train and supervise volunteers to help with logistics.
  • Track expenses and manage event budget.
  • Consult and work collaboratively with external groups, including the development of relationships with other non-governmental organizations, activist groups and the private sector.
  • Coordinate fundraising efforts.
  • Produce an evaluation report for funders and recommendations for future events.

Qualifications:

  • Must have been registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year.
  • Event and social justice organizing experience is a strong asset.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice work.
  • Flexible and resourceful, self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge / experience using the internet (particularly social networking sites) to promote events and initiatives within the social justice community.
  • Strong computer skills (including experience updating website content) would be considered a strong asset.
  • Sensitive to individuals with mental health and/or developmental disabilities.
  • Sensitive to various ethno-racial cultures and backgrounds.
  • Candidate must be able to attend main event on August 26th-29, 2010 at Camp Arowhon, Algonquin Park.

$15/h, flexible hours.

Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected] by April 28.  Late applications will not be accepted.