MCoS Anti-Racism Coordinator (CLOSED)
Responsible to: Executive Director
Contract length: January to June 2020
Contract: $27,500 (6 months)
Hours: Full-time: 37.5 hours per week (9:00 am to 4:30 pm; M – F flexibility for weekends and evenings required)
Location: MCoS office in Regina, travel throughout Saskatchewan required
The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan is committed to promoting, fostering, improving and developing multiculturalism in the cultural, economic, social and political life of Saskatchewan while working to achieve equality of all residents. MCoS is a non-profit charitable provincial cultural organization that provides service and support to multicultural and ethnocultural organizations across Saskatchewan. The office is located in Regina.
MCoS operates an annual anti-racism campaign focused on March 21st: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. We are seeking a coordinator to engage and support communities, facilitate youth leadership workshops and community conversations, take the lead on social media and other aspects of the campaign throughout Saskatchewan.
Purpose: To create opportunities for people to engage with MCoS and each other to recognize and reject racism.
Outcomes: Increased understanding and recognition of racism and discrimination to enable efforts to counter racism and build respect. Those exposed to or participating in the activities will learn about types of racism
MCoS Anti-Racism Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the anti-racism campaign, facilitating youth leadership workshops and community conversations. The Coordinator will actively work to engage schools, MCoS members, faith groups, workplaces, cultural organizations, and others to participate. The Coordinator will work with MCoS staff on evaluation and reporting for the program. MCoS Anti-Racism Coordinator reports and is responsible to the Executive Director and works in accordance with the policies of the organization.
MCoS Anti-Racism Coordinator will be responsible to:
- In conjunction with the Executive Director, develop and implement a six month plan to achieve the goals of the anti-racism campaign;
- Research on promising practices related to anti-racism to inform future campaign activities.
- Develop and strengthen relationships with a wide variety of organizations, participants and partners.
- Promote and distribute community engagement tool kits (500 in hard copy, 500 downloaded)
- Participate in promoting and distributing public education campaign materials, including an educational resource package for all schools in Saskatchewan, a community engagement activity, social media, and a public education advertising campaign through traditional and social media, in conjunction with Communications Coordinator.
- Update web site and other communications tools as required
- Coordinate youth leadership workshops in five locations:
- Provide coordination and facilitation at all facilitator training and workshops
- Recruit facilitators (experienced and new)
- Coordinate school registration and communicate with school staff
- Organize and deliver three webinars with the Ministry of Education
- Support participating schools
- Collect follow up reports and evaluations
- Coordinate and facilitate community engagement forums in five locations
- Work with local partners
- Engage Elders and speakers
- Create promotion materials and determine methods with local partners
- Contact local media and other channels with Communications Coordinator and local partners
- Coordinate support for local member activities.
- Assess and evaluate anti-racism program outcomes to provide input into future planning.
- Manage project budget in consultation with the Executive Director
- Write and submit reports to funders
- Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Requirements:
MCoS Anti-Racism Coordinator will have:
- An undergraduate degree or a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, and on-the-job training;
- Demonstrated experience in project, campaign, and event coordination
- Demonstrated facilitation experience with a variety of audiences (including adults and youth) and methodologies on topics such as cultural diversity, intercultural communications, anti-racism, and equity;
- Previous MCoS training for anti-racism youth leadership facilitators and Recognize and Reject Racism Module are assets.
- Experience in non-profit or community-based organizations is an asset;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write, proofread and edit; an excellent command of English along with attention to detail and quality, is essential;
- Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills with a demonstrated welcoming, respectful approach to interactions.
- Familiarity with the Saskatchewan Multicultural & Indigenous communities, the issues they face, the benefits of diversity is a significant asset;
- Demonstrated communications and promotion experience, including social media and website
- Demonstrated experience in research and evaluation
- Excellent computer skills (word processing, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc.);
- Spoken and/or written French and other languages are an asset
- Strong organizational skills and a commitment to professionalism, including the ability to multi-task, managing timelines and multiple deadlines;
- Demonstrate a proven track record of working harmoniously within teams;
- Be an independent, energetic, analytical, self-starting and responsible worker, driven by successful, punctual and quality outcomes;
- Travel in Saskatchewan is required; and
- Be willing to work evenings and weekends.
- This position requires a criminal record check to work with vulnerable populations.
MCoS appreciates all responses to this competition, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We are committed to workplace diversity.
Please make any inquiries and submit cover letter and résumé electronically by 4:30 p.m. Monday, October 21, 2019 to: Rhonda Rosenberg, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
This position requires a criminal record check.
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