City for All Women Initiative (CAWI) is seeking a Program Officer for an 18 month position.
The Program Officer would undertake work as it relates to the Women Reducing Poverty Together project, education on equity, and the overall engagement of CAWI in the community. This position requires a person with solid skills in project management, communication and advocacy, as well as sensitivity and skills in addressing inequities.
See job posting attached. Application deadline September 20, 2017.
Job Title: Program Officer
Duration: 18 months, with possible extension
Days: 4 days/week, 28 hours/week
Application deadline: September 20, 2017.
City for All Women Initiative (CAWI):
CAWI is a collaborative of women from diverse communities, academics and community
organizations working with city decision makers to advance gender equality and promote an
inclusive city. We envision an Ottawa in which women’s knowledge, and leadership are fully
valued; our diverse experiences, cultures and perspectives are honoured and viewed as an
asset in building an inclusive and caring community.
CAWI seeks to ensure that the issues that impact women from a diversity of backgrounds are
systematically considered in city decision making. It does this by training women in civic
engagement and community facilitation, and working with the City and community
organizations to apply equity and inclusion to all aspects of their work.
The Program Officer reports to CAWI’s Director, working closely with CAWI staff, volunteers
and partners, under the auspices of Lowertown Community Resource Centre. In this position,
the Program Officer would undertake work as it relates to the Women Reducing Poverty
Together project, education on equity, and the overall engagement of CAWI in the
community. This position requires a person with solid skills in project management,
communication and advocacy, as well as sensitivity and skills in addressing inequities.
- Working in coalition with partners, identify key issues to be addressed.
- Bring issues to the attention of decision makers in the City and other local institutions, engaging higher levels of government as needed.
- Engage with community partners, forming working groups so as to foster collaborative working relations.
- Undertake or coordinate research on social issues to be addressed.
- Design and delivery of training in civic engagement, communications and equity.
- Development of materials and messaging to educate on key issues.
- Oversee CAWI’s social media (website, twitter, facebook) and media outreach
- Ensure communication between CAWI committees
- Manage CAWI’s newsletters
- Promotion of CAWI’s workshops and tools.
- Act as a spokesperson, representing CAWI in the media and public fora.
- Managing project budgets.
- Grant writing and reports to funders.
- Manage logistics for meetings and events.
- Resource Production (e.g. liaise with printer, translators and graphic designer)
- Commitment to CAWI’s mission and vision.
- Ability to work with women across cultures, languages, social classes and abilities.
- Understanding of forces at play in achieving equity.
- Ability to bring an intersectional gender analysis to social policy, community relations and change processes.
- Administrative skills including managing project budgets.
- Social media and communication skills.
- Post-secondary education in social sciences or minimum of three year’s experience in working for non-profit organizations
- Ability to work independently and in a team
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to work flexible hours; position involves evening and weekend work
- Fluency in English is essential (oral and written)
- Fluency in French and/or another language
- Workshop design and facilitation.
- Knowledge of how city government works
- Familiarity with community organizations.
- Driver’s licence and a car for job related tasks
- Experience in layout and design of materials
- Self-identifies as belonging to an equity- seeking group
- Work place: Space and capacity to work from home
- Home office expenses covered
- Compensation for childcare cost when staff works beyond the agreed to hours
Salary Range: 26.26/hour – 31.64/hour
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
We encourage women from equity-seeking groups to apply, including women with disabilities,
women of colour, immigrant women and indigenous women.
Please send your cover letter and resume by e-mail by 5pm before or on September
20, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please note the subject line of your email should read
“Program Officer – CAWI ”