Hiring: Organizer for Progress Toronto
Please send a resume, cover letter, and a complete application to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59pm Monday July 23, 2018. You can download the application [.docx] here or download a version from this google document here. If you have any questions please email email@example.com.
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, outgoing, and motivated by building power in others to join us as an Organizer. Working with the Executive Director and other staff, organizers will develop a training schedule (online and in person trainings) for all volunteers within the organization and oversee its implementation. The Organizer will coordinate, train, and deploy volunteers for the organization. They will also monitor volunteer progress, spend time with them 1 on 1 where possible, and help oversee their growth so that they can help to manage other volunteers and the work of the organization.
The Organizer will also work with and foster relationships with allied organizations, communities, and movements alongside other members of our team. They will help to manage door, street, and phone canvasses for the organization and will help to set and achieve targets for our campaigns. They will also help to oversee the development and implementation of volunteer appreciation and engagement to ensure volunteers within the organization know they are valued.
We are a new organization and we are looking to add team members who will help set the course of our work over the next few years. Since we are a small team, we are looking for team members who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and help with many different types of work within the organization.
If you’re a driven, creative, resourceful, team player, committed to building a progressive Toronto, this job may be for you!
- Commitment to building an inclusive team, a demonstrated commitment to equity and respect for working across difference
- Motivated by an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, highly-collaborative team environment
- Dedication to grassroots, local organizing and an understanding of local community-based organizations and respect for their leaders and programs
- A desire to train, invest in, mentor and build organizers across Toronto
- Familiarity with and insatiable curiosity in Toronto City Hall and TDSB decision-making
- Comfort speaking publicly (e.g. training sessions, public meetings, rallies)
- Ability to work flexible hours and a willingness to work some evenings and weekends
- Willingness to travel throughout the city
- Experience working on issue-based and electoral campaigns is an asset, but not required
- Fluency in a language other than English also an asset
Interviews will take place at the end of July. The roles will begin in early August 2018 and run until December 14, 2018 (with a possible extension). The starting salary for this role is $40,000/year.
We support employment equity and encourage applications from people who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour), women, LGBTQI2S+, people with disabilities, and other equity seeking groups.
Progress Toronto is a new non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that advocates and organizes for a more democratic, socially just, and progressive city. We believe the path to building a progressive city is through building power and changing power. We are connecting people to democratic power through mobilization and engagement in decision making at Toronto City Hall. That means running and supporting campaigns to put progressive solutions onto the city's agenda and organizing to win.
We also work to increase transparency and accountability at City Hall by sharing how Councillors are voting on key issues and, in some cases, who is lobbying them.
To build a more progressive city, we need more progressive City Councillors elected. The 2018 election is our opportunity. This year we will work to elect new progressive champions in key city council races in Toronto.