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[OPIRG-EVENTS] FW: job posting - OCSJ (Toronto)

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From: Ontario Coalition for Social Justice [mailto:ocsj@ocsj.ca] 
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2003 2:50 PM
To: ocsj@ocsj.ca
Subject: job posting

Please post.
The Ontario Coalition for Social Justice

Location: Toronto
Deadline for application: Sept. 12, 2003
Salary: $42,000-45,000 per year
Start Date: late September 2003

The Ontario Coalition for Social Justice (OCSJ) is a provincial coalition of
local social justice coalitions, as well as labour, faith, housing,
anti-poverty, seniors, student, international development and community
service groups working for social and economic justice in Ontario.

On an ongoing basis, the OCSJ provides support to local social justice
coalitions in more than twenty communities. We help them get established and
provide support for social justice events and campaigns. Additionally, the
OCSJ provides information and resources about social justice work being done
around the province. The OCSJ also engages in province wide campaigns.
Currently, the organization is working on its Living Wage - Living Income
campaign to increase the minimum wage and social assistance rates. 

The OCSJ needs a dynamic, progressive person committed to social justice to
provide overall coordination of all activities of the coalition. The
Coordinator is reports to the OCSJ Steering Committee.
1. Campaign development and coordination
-Monitor political landscape
-Identify needs and opportunities for effective campaigns
-Develop campaign plans
-Build campaign on a provincial basis by working with local social justice
coalitions and other members and allies of the OCSJ
-Coordinate and support province-wide actions 
-Develop and implement media strategies
-Liase and lobby politicians as appropriate

2. Fundraise
-work with Fundraising Committee to maintain current funders and secure new

3. Support local social justice coalitions 
-Respond to the organizing needs and informational requests of existing
local groups
-Plan and facilitate local roundtable meetings to support the emergence of
new social justice coalitions
-Work with local communities to identify contacts, help develop broader
networks and assist in developing local action plans
-Work with provincial groups to gain support for local organizing
-Facilitate workshops and training with all member groups
-Organize the bi-annual OCSJ membership assemblies
4. Develop and distribute resources for members groups, as well as
distribute others' resources.
-Ensure that the OCSJ membership directory, OCSJ media directory and the
OCSJ anti-poverty group directory are regularly updated and distributed
-Keep updated and distribute our general coalition building resources
-Share the activities and resources of member groups with each other through
our mailings, E-bulletins and website 

5. Provide general coordination of the organization
-Organize necessary meetings
-Represent OCSJ to other organizations
-General office administration
-Experience working with a broad range of groups including trade unions,
low-income groups, women's groups, students, seniors and ethnic and
multiracial groups and working in coalitions
-Experience developing and coordinating political campaigns
-Excellent community organizing and community development skills
-Experience facilitating meetings and workshops
-Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
-Excellent communication skills and ability to manage a system for
disseminating information
-Experience in fund-raising
-Experience in media relations
-Excellent computer, desktop publishing skills and e-mail skills
-Office management including bookkeeping, financial report, databases etc.
-Multi-lingual skills a asset
-Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
-Accountable to Steering Committee
-Must be accountable to collective decisions and respect and foster teamwork
and collective action
-Must be willing and able to travel to various parts of the province
-Ability to supervise and support student placements

Please send resumes and cover letter to: OCSJ, 15 Gervais Drive, #305,
Toronto, Ontario, M3C 1Y8. You may also email your resume to ocsj@ocsj.ca.
We regret that only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
We are committed to the principles of employment equity and encourage
applications from people of colour, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered
people, aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and other
equality seeking groups.
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