CRRC needs a coordinator!

Co-ordinator, Community and Race Relations Committee

Hours: 20hrs/wk x 52 weeks

Wage: $18.00/hr (increases after 3 & 6 month probation)

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

The Community Race Relations Committee of Peterborough (CRRC) is a non-profit community-based organization committed to encouraging and promoting anti-racism and equitable race and community relations throughout Peterborough/Nogojiwanong.

CRRC supports the basic principle that all individuals in Canada are equal in dignity and rights, and its strategies are aimed at identifying and eliminating all forms of institutional and systemic discrimination while recognizing the ways in which all forms of oppression from sexism and queerphobia to social class and colonialism intersect with racism. CRRC aims to build an inclusive region across our many diversities by:

  • Promote, through educational activities and projects, increase community understanding of racial intolerance and racial disadvantage arising from the institutional systemic nature of racism.  
  • Establish and maintain a data-base of community accessible resource material on race relations, accessible for public use.
  • Investigate or cause to investigate incidents of racism and to take an advocacy role in the resolution of conflict of a racial nature
  • Provide training to employers and personnel of public and private institutions on anti-racism.
  • Promote the existence of the CRRC and the services it offers to the community.

The Job Responsibilities:

CRRC seeks a part-time Coordinator to be responsible for promoting anti-racism, diversity and anti-oppression in the City/County of Peterborough. The coordinator 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 will need to work closely with community and local organizations. Strong writing, organizational and outreach skills as well as a solid analysis of anti-racism, anti-oppression and decolonization are required for this position. You will also be responsible for actively participating in the Peterborough Partnership Council on Immigrant Integration, and therefore need an understanding of issues facing newcomers. 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 differing levels of government and other not-for-profit, public and grassroots organizations.

Primary Areas of Responsibility and Specific Duties:

Advocacy & Research

  • Advocate for anti-racism, diversity and equity via (social) media- paper, facebook, twitter
  • Coordinate research partnerships with educational institutions and community researcher bodies, promoting anti-racism and social justice
  • Intake, processing and supporting the resolution of complaints/incidents reported through supporting and taking direction from survivors of racism
  • Provide anti-racist consultation services to community organizations, service providers, businesses and individuals

Programming and Campaigns

  • Coordinate CRRC programming and campaigns, including developing new campaigns
  • Participate actively with  other like minded organisation included but not limited to-, OPRIG, KWIC, Peterborough Partnership Council on Immigrant Integration,
  • Participate in such grassroot organizations, but not limited to, BLM-NOGO Rallies, Dis-Orientation Week, Make Trent Safe, Solidarity Weekend. Solidarity youth Indigenous Initiative
  • 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
  • Strong written, oral and listen skills
  • Draft support materials, including literature, press releases, web materials, etc.
  • Seeking new funding opportunities by leading and supporting grant-writing.


  • Manage email traffic, phone communications, project updates, and content updates of websites and social media
  • Maintain office, including banking, basic accounting, filing, and scheduling ???
  • Support and attend meetings of CRRC Board of Directors

Required Education, Experience and Skills:


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), preferably in the social sciences or related field


  • Two years work experience preferred but not required
  • Advocacy-related work experience preferred but not required
  • 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 advocacy and 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: 20hrs/wk x 52 weeks in Peterborough, ON. Permanent position upon success of probationary periods.

Application Requirements:

Please send an email with an attached electronic cover letter and resume by, March 27th, 2018, with “Co-ordinator, 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 the Board including those who are Indigenous, of colour, members of ethnic, cultural and/or faith communities, (im)migrants/ newcomers, women, LGBTQQI2SAP identified folks, single parents, working class and (dis)abled people to apply.

CRRC thanks all applicants, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted, no later than March 28th, 2018.