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Project Manager, Council of Agencies Serving South Asians

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline August 24, 2011

Short Term Contract

Short term Contract: 37.5 hours per week
Start & End Dates: Seven months contract (September 2011 to March 2012)
Pay Rate: $40,000 to $50,000 per annum (will be decided based on experience & qualifications)

Description:  Project Manager, with the guidance from the Executive Director, is responsible for implementing the Canadian Heritage Recognition Project. She/He will report to the Executive Director of Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA).


  • Coordinate a project aimed at creating awareness about Komagata Maru incident and its impact on South Asians, other immigrants and Canadians
  • Supervise and coach a staff team involved in research and outreach related to the project
  • Create a memorial website with a comprehensive history of South Asians in Canada highlighting the Komagata Maru incident and the immigration restrictions
  • Use creative media/art tools such as theatre, digital storytelling and creative writing to commemorate the incident and raise awareness
  • Launch an educational campaign through direct community engagement and through media
  • Create resource booklets and DVDs
  • Distribute the resources through network, membership and community engagement events
  • Conduct community dialogues following the various artistic presentations
  • Other administrative duties as assigned


  • Degree or diploma in social services or equivalent combination of education in the areas of social/community services and/or intersecting issues faced by immigrant communities
  • Experience in program development/service delivery with the South Asian communities through an anti-oppression and culturally sensitive lens.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, coordinating and delivering community engagement programs and in organizing educational campaigns
  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum design and/or development as well as in media campaigns
  • Demonstrated experience in group facilitation, provision of training and/or supervision to staff and/or volunteers.
  • Ability to work independently in a dynamic environment and organize time and workload effectively.
  • Understanding of and commitment to social change and community development
  • Excellent interpersonal, administrative and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Very good verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Fluency in a South Asian language is an asset.

Please submit your résumé and cover letter by Wednesday, August 24th, 2011, 2pm, to:

Hiring Committee, CASSA
2401 Eglinton Ave. East, Unit 212
Toronto, ON, M1K 2N8

CASSA is committed to employment equity & encourages applicants from equity seeking groups.

While we appreciate all responses, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.