Event and Outreach Organizer, Community and Race Relations Committee of Peterborough


Hours: 10hrs Bi-Weekly

Wage: $16.00/hr ($2 increases after 3 & 6 month probation periods)

Reports to:  Community and Race Relations Committee of Peterborough, Board of Directors


The Community and Race Relations Committee of Peterborough (CRRC) are seeking a part-time Event and Outreach Organizer to be responsible for promoting anti-racism, diversity and anti-oppression in the City/County of Peterborough. The Event and Outreach Organizer will be responsible for developing, managing and implementing programming for the CRRC to advocate for an equitable society. You will report directly to the Board of Directors and the Coordinator, and will need to work closely with community and local organizations. Strong writing, communications, organizational and outreach skills as well as a solid analysis of anti-racism, anti-oppression, decolonization and intersectionality are required for this position. This position is self-directed as well as board-directed, and the ideal candidate must be self-motivated, willing to work some flexible hours, be passionate about anti-racism, and have excellent capacity to liaise with community members as well as other not-for-profit, public and grassroots organizations.


Primary Areas of Responsibility and Specific Duties:


Programming and Campaigns

  • Coordinate CRRC programming and campaigns, including developing new campaigns

  • Organize events, workshops, trainings, skill-shares, talking circles and other activities to raise awareness of racism and to strengthen anti-racist community capacity

  • Coordinate community programming and events for times of observance, including Black History Month, the March 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Asian and South Asian Heritage Month, and National Aboriginal History Month.



  • Outreach and liaise with local community partners

  • Represent CRRC at community events, to media and the public

  • Maintain positive relations with community partners, and foster the development of new relationships with emerging community groups



  • Draft promotional material, including posters, press releases and .newsletters

  • Draft correspondence and write reports as necessary

  • Write funding and sponsorship proposals


Required Education, Experience and Skills:




  • Two years work experience preferred but not required

  • Experience organizing and/or facilitating public education events and workshops

  • Experience in a nonprofit setting and/or community organizing preferred

  • Experience working with/in racially marginalized communities



  • Knowledge of anti-racism and anti-oppression principles and practices

  • Experience in social justice community organizing

  • A minimum working knowledge of issues facing Indigenous peoples and newcomers in Canada

  • Understanding of CRRC’s goals and mandate

  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to effectively communicating CRRC’s position

  • Able to work well independently, including setting work plans

  • Knowledge of community resources

  • Professional skills, demeanor and work ethic

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, work under pressure and follow projects through completion

  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed

  • Proficient use of office and computer equipment, including Microsoft Office Suite and electronic mail

  • Interest in developing new competencies as needed


Terms of Employment: 10hrs Bi-weekly x 52 weeks in Peterborough, ON. Permanent position granted upon success of probationary periods and yearly reviews.


Application Requirements:


Application closing date: March 7th, 2017 by midnight.

Poistion will begin the week of March 20th, 2017.


In your cover letter, please identify yourself and speak to the ways in which your social location is an asset for this position. Please send an email with an attached electronic cover letter and resume with “Event and Outreach Organizer, CRRC” in the subject heading to:


Please do not send paper documents. No phone calls please.


CRRC welcomes the contributions that individuals from marginalized communities bring to our organization, and invites all people to apply including those who identify as Indigenous, of colour, members of marginalized ethnic, cultural and/or faith communities, (im)migrants/ newcomers, women, LGBTQQI2SAP+, single parents, working class and (dis)abled people to apply.