Position: Project Officer, Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care
Reports to: Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care Board of Directors
Location: Ontario, work-from-home
Deadline for application: October 22, 2021
The OCBCC is seeking a Project Officer to coordinate, facilitate and report on the OCBCC’s new project: “Centring the voices of racialized mothers and educators in shaping child care response and recovery”. Successful candidates will: understand the principles of collaboration and collective action; demonstrate strong skills in facilitation, consultation and community organizing.
The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care is Ontario’s central advocacy group for a universal, affordable, high-quality system of early childhood education and care (ECEC). Formed in 1981, the OCBCC is a member organization comprising non-profit child care centres, local and provincial groups, and individuals from all across Ontario. We bring together early childhood educators, parents, centre directors, social activists, employers, trade unionists and academics to work on issues of shared concern. Most importantly we are people who care about child care.
We encourage applications from Black, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and racialized individuals; Two-Spirit, non-binary, trans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer people; people with disabilities; and members of other equity-seeking groups.
- To plan and present information sessions and facilitate community consultations;
- Convene a working group on child care Covid response, working with partners to co-create program and policy recommendations;
- Plan and implement community mobilization forums and educational sessions for decision-makers;
- Prepare written outputs from the project (reports, toolkits, fact sheets, etc.);
- Other activities as required.
The successful applicant will have the following qualifications and skills:
- Post-secondary education at college or university in a relevant discipline;
- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong and collaborative relationships with diverse partners and stakeholders;
- Current knowledge of the licensed child care sector in Canada and its governance and operations at all levels of government;
- Excellent facilitation, leadership and time management skills;
- Experience in planning events;
- Ability and interest in public speaking to a wide range of groups;
- Ability to work independently and within team environments;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills including presentation skills;
- Willingness to work flexible hours;
- Proficient computer skills;
- Proficiency in French language is an asset;
Salary: $60,000 per year, plus comprehensive benefits plan (as per Article 26 of the CUPE 2484.25 Collective Agreement)
Hours of work: 35 hours / week, with occasional evening and weekend events.
Duration: This is a contract position until March 31, 2024 related to a specific project.
Terms of employment: Staff are supervised by the Policy Coordinator and responsible to a volunteer Board of Directors and unionized under CUPE Local 2484.25, with a 3-month probationary period.
Apply to: [email protected]
Please be advised that only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. A writing sample will be requested from candidates when confirming an interview.