Located in Toronto, ERDCO (Ethno-Racial people with Disabilities Coalition of Ontario) is a voluntary, non-profit organization, committed to promoting respect for ethno racial people with disabilities of all ages, cultures, languages, and religions, consistent with the principles of anti-racism, anti-oppression, universal access and inclusion.
ERDCO is partnering with OCASI (Ontario Council of Associations Serving Immigrants) in a CIC funded project entitled “Welcoming and Inclusive Communities.” A major aim of the project is to develop and deliver, to immigrant serving agencies in Ontario, training that will enable them to meet the needs of immigrants with disabilities. Each partner organization will have a coordinator. The ERDCO Project Coordinator, together with the OCASI Project Coordinator and other representatives of each organization, will be part of the joint ERDCO/OCASI Project Management Team, the decision making body for the overall project. Within ERDCO, the Project Coordinator will be responsible to, and work collaboratively with, the Board of the Directors and will report on a day-to-day basis through the Chair or his/her designate. The ERDCO Project Coordinator will provide direction and support to part-time project staff.
As the ERDCO Project Coordinator you will play a key role in the successful implementation of the project and will be involved in all phases of the project, from the initial outreach and environmental scan, to the actual delivery of training and the evaluation of the project. We are seeking an experienced, creative and enthusiastic person who will provide leadership to this exciting and important project. Along with the qualifications noted below, we require someone able to work flexible hours (including evenings and weekends, as required) and to travel to the various venues where training will be delivered.
This is a contractual, full time position for a two year term, scheduled to begin April 1, 2011 or as soon thereafter as possible and to end March 31, 2013. The salary is $47,000 in the first year, with a small increase in the second year. Qualifications:
• Relevant post secondary diploma or degree (e.g. social science, social work, community development, disability studies, immigration & settlement studies)
• Direct experience with disabled people from diverse and ethno-racial communities through paid or volunteer work and (ideally) personal experience
• Substantial experience in community engagement/community development ideally in a leadership capacity
• Demonstrated skill and experience in a teaching/training role
• Experience working with volunteer boards, committees, community groups, agency networks, etc
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
• Experience writing or drafting reports, information updates, and other forms of communication
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively
• Excellent interpersonal skills, motivation & commitment to social justice
To apply: Applications, including a covering letter and resume, must be submitted electronically to the hiring committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 20, 2011. Those selected for an interview will be contacted no later than April 15, 2011. Please include “ERDCO APPLICATION [your name]” in the subject heading of your email.