Employment Opportunities

LGBTQ+ Training and Capacity Building Coordinator

Position Title: LGBTQ+ Training and Capacity Building Coordinator
Position Type: Full-time 2 year Contract Position at 35 hours/week
Reporting To: LGBTQ+ Programs Manager
Compensation Type: Salary plus benefits
Location of Office: Brampton

Summary
Reporting to the LGBTQ+ Programs Manager, and working as part of a region-wide LGBTQ+ Collaborative of more than eight partners*, this position is responsible for providing training and policy/procedure consultation support to members of the Collaborative and training on LGBTQ+ issues to the broader Peel community. Guided by community development principles, this position will work very closely with Collaborative members, the LGBTQ+ Collaborative Coordinator, LGBTQ+ community members, and health and social service agencies in Peel to enhance LGBTQ+ inclusion and promote increased visibility of the LGBTQ+ community’s needs and interests.
Applying a variety of lenses, including diversity, equity and inclusion, intersectionality, and life course theory this position will work with local community organizations, groups and initiatives to promote the inclusion of LGBTQ+ community needs and interests into their current programs, services, policies and procedures through community development, training and consultations.

Responsibilities
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, deliver and evaluate competency-based LGBTQ+ capacity building curricula
  • Develop/adapt, implement and evaluate other relevant capacity building tools such as organizational audit tools, LGBTQ+ inclusion plans, and other resources
  • Support Collaborative members to adopt LGBTQ+ inclusion best practices tools
  • Develop, implement, evaluate and revise annual work plans and budgets
  • Monitor and evaluate capacity building activities through the development of an evaluation framework and related tools.
  • Develop training evaluation reports as required
  • Train and support volunteers and students to contribute to training and capacity building activities
  • Support development of funding applications
  • Manage program files and other documentation, including Collaborative minutes, according to agency standards
  • Participate on all internal teams as required
  • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures
  • Participate in relevant professional development opportunities
  • Other responsibilities as required

Attributes
Friendly, positive, courteous, outgoing and respectful, you are keenly interested in community based initiatives. You are a sincere, compassionate, clear, effective and diplomatic communicator who works comfortably with diverse populations and also values confidentiality. You know how to work collaboratively, you take initiative, you need limited guidance and instructions, but respond well to these when offered. You meet deadlines and are able to work both independently and as part of a team. You are flexible and willing to take on tasks as required, even if they do not fall within the parameters of your usual responsibilities. You are able to prioritize, multi-task and manage workload. You are a key component of the organization and value your role in enabling your colleagues in the organization to fulfill responsibilities with greater ease and efficiency.

Qualifications

  • Post-Secondary education in Adult Education an asset or education in a related field and/or related experience required
  • Training and/or experience developing, delivering and evaluating innovative training programs using adult education practices
  • Significant knowledge of/experience working with LGBTQ+ communities
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value and importance of nurturing inclusion of diverse racial, cultural, linguistic, sexual, gender, ability, and other experiences
  • Technical ability to develop multi-media training resources an asset
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate in more than one language is a strong asset
  • Passion for nurturing community participation and providing leadership on issues related individual, community and systemic advocacy
  • Experience working or volunteering in a community based not for profit
  • Knowledge of website, social media and print content development
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite and knowledge of online/email communications platforms
  • Ability to occasionally work outside of regular scheduled hours (evenings and weekends)
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license, insurance and reliable vehicle is mandatory

Peel HIV/AIDS Network promotes the principles of anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applicants living with or affected by HIV. We also encourage people of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, gender identities and expressions, and sexual orientations to apply.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position and value the time you have put into applying. However, due to volume of applicants and limited resources, only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted by phone and/or email. No telephone inquiries please.

Please apply via Charity Village at http://bit.ly/2n2GYLM

*LGBTQ+ Collaborative members currently include: Associated Youth Service of Peel, Caledon Community Services, CMHA Peel Dufferin, East Mississauga Community Health Centre, Family Services of Peel, Peel HIV/AIDS Network, Punjabi Community Health Services, Volunteer Mississauga Brampton Caledon, Wellfort Community Health Services