CCAP Job posting: administrator and community organizer
The Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP) is looking for an administrator and community organizer to work with their volunteers to help low-income Downtown Eastside residents implement their Community Vision for Change and to ensure that decisions about the future of the community build on community assets. This includes working for more and better housing, higher welfare rates and to stop gentrification. This is a two day per week position through December, 2015 with the possibility of extension.
- Manage and track budget with support from accountant
- Manage funding and year-end funder reports
- Coordinate CCAP employee and volunteer team
- Raise funds
Maintain CCAP website and Facebook page
Publishing & speaking (In collaboration with experienced volunteers)
- Speak and support others to speak at meetings, events, classes, city hall, news events
- Write bulletins & newsletter articles and layout newsletter
Community meetings & actions (In collaboration with experienced volunteers)
- Track actions of city hall, province and federal governments and coordinate response statements with other staff and volunteers
- Support volunteers to act and speak out for their community, developing leadership capacities.
- Organizing low-income residents to attend rezoning and development application hearings and to speak out through other venues like news conferences.
- Attend weekly CCAP volunteer meetings
Research: Help with producing CCAP’s annual hotel and housing report
Support: Help low income volunteers get what they need to keep volunteering
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to use computer for research, emails, formatting flyers, posters, etc.
- Web or blog design skills
- Good people skills
- Grant writing and reporting
- Facilitating workshops
- Developing campaigns for social justice with community groups
- Ability to work in a team and on own, and with a community board
- Research on housing, income, and/or planning issues
- Knowledge of city planning processes
- Experience working in the DTES
Pay is $21 an hour gross.
Only people who are to be interviewed will be contacted. Thank you to everyone else for your interest.
The job will start when the candidate is available.
Please submit resumes by email with a half-page essay on the causes of homelessness and two references who are familiar with your work by July 21 to:
Carnegie Community Action Project
Please keep the entire application, including covering letter, in one email file.
People who are Indigenous and residents or community members of the Downtown Eastside and people who can speak Cantonese/Mandarin are encouraged to apply.
Applicants are encouraged to check out these websites before applying: