Wanted: CRRC Coordinator

Coordinator, Community Race Relations Committee of Peterborough
Posted date: August 14, 2018
Application closing date: Friday, September 7, 2018 at 5 pm
Permanent part-time position
Hours: 25 hours/week X 52 weeks
Wage: $25.00/hour [Increases from $22/hour following 3-month probationary period]
Reports to: Board of Directors, Community Race Relations Committee of Peterborough

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 poverty and colonialism – intersect with racism. CRRC aims to build an inclusive
region across our many diversities by:
 Promoting, through educational activities and projects, increased community understanding
of racial intolerance and racial disadvantage arising from the institutional and systemic
nature of racism
 Establishing and maintaining a database of community and publicly accessible resource
material on race relations
 Investigating, or supporting investigation of, local incidents of racism, while adopting
advocacy roles in the resolution of conflicts of a racial nature

 Providing training to employers and personnel of public and private institutions on anti-

 Promoting the existence of the CRRC and the services it offers to the community
Job Position Overview
CRRC seeks a part-time Coordinator to take a central role promoting anti-racism, social equity,
and anti-colonialism in the City & County of Peterborough. The Coordinator will be responsible
for developing, managing and implementing programming in accordance with CRRC’s advocacy
of a just society. They will report directly to the Board of Directors, and will be required to work closely with community and local organizations. Strong communication, organizational and
outreach skills as well as a solid analysis of anti-racism, social equity and anti-colonialism are
essential to this position. The Coordinator will also be responsible for actively participating in
the Peterborough Immigration Partnership, and will therefore need an understanding of issues
facing newcomers to the area. This position is self-directed as well as Board-directed, while
being underpinned by a mutually-supportive, collaborative relationship among the Coordinator
and Board members. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated, be 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, equity and diversity across various platforms
 Coordinate research partnerships with educational institutions and community researcher
bodies, promoting anti-racism and social justice
 Intake, process and support the resolution of complaints/incidents reported by survivors of
racism by offering assistance and taking direction
 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 and
 Participate actively with other relevant organizations (e.g. Peterborough Immigration
Partnership; Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre; Trent University and Fleming College groups;
government, education, healthcare, social service, gender and labour sectors)
 Support relevant local grassroots groups/causes (e.g. Indigenous communities, Black Lives
Matter, Make Trent Safe, Solidarity Weekend, Nogojiwanong Youth Solidarity Initiative)
 Organize events, workshops, trainings, skill-shares, circles and other activities to raise
awareness of racism and to strengthen anti-racist community capacity
 Coordinate community programming and events for particular times of observance,
including National Aboriginal History Month, Black History Month, Asian and South Asian
Heritage Month, and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
 Outreach and liaise with local community partners
 Represent CRRC at community events, to media and the public
 Maintain and expand positive relations with community partners, and foster the
development of new relationships with emerging community groups
 Seek new funding opportunities by leading and supporting grant-writing

 Strong written, oral and listening skills
 Draft support materials, including literature, press releases, web materials, etc.
 Manage email traffic, phone communications, project updates, and content updates of
websites and social media
 Maintain CRRC’s office, including banking, basic accounting, filing, and scheduling
 Attend, support and represent meetings of CRRC’s 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 of work experience are preferred but not required
 Advocacy-related work experience is preferred but not required
 Experience in a non-profit setting and/or community organizing is preferred
 Experience working with/in racially marginalized communities
 Knowledge of anti-racism, social equity and anti-oppression principles and practices
 Experience in social justice advocacy, facilitation, and community organizing
 Knowledge of issues facing Indigenous peoples, Black peoples, People of Colour, and
newcomers in both the Peterborough area and Canada
 Understanding of CRRC’s goals and mandate
 Excellent oral communication skills and experience with consultation, including ability to
effectively communicate CRRC’s position across diverse audiences and issues
 Able to work well independently and with initiative, including setting work plans and
 Able to work collaboratively with, while taking direction from, Board members
 Seek new funding opportunities by leading and supporting grant-writing
 Knowledge of local community resources
 Professional skills, demeanor and work ethic
 Ability to multi-task, prioritize, work under pressure and follow projects through to
 Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed
 Proficient use of office and computer equipment, including Microsoft Office and electronic

 Interest in contributing to CRRC’s relevant growth and impact within the community
 Interest in developing new competencies as needed
Terms of employment:
Hours: 25 hours per week x 52 weeks based in Peterborough, ON.
Wage: $25.00 per hour. [Increases from $22 per hour following successful completion of initial
3-month probationary period.]
Permanent position upon success of 3-month probationary period.
Application Requirements:
Please send an email with an attached electronic cover letter and resume by September 7,
2018, with “Coordinator, CRRC” in the subject heading to
Questions may also be directed to the above address during the application period.
Please do not send paper documents. No phone calls, please.
CRRC not only welcomes but thrives upon the contributions that individuals from marginalized
communities bring to our organization, and we invite all people, including those identifying as
Indigenous, people of colour, members of ethnic, cultural and/or faith communities,
(im)migrants/newcomers, women, LGBTQQI2SAP, single parents, working class, and (dis)abled,
to apply.
Applicants are welcome to request accommodations in order to fully participate in our
interview process.
CRRC thanks all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted, no later
than September 17, 2018.