We Are Oshawa

We Are Oshawa is a membership-based grassroots, non-partisan organization that seeks to make progressive issues a priority in Oshawa.  We aim to empower and mobilize residents to become active agents for social change in their community.


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    Now Seeking Canvassers and a Temporary Community Organizer

    Position: Volunteer Canvasser, door-to-door, phone (multiple openings)

     

    We Are Oshawa is a membership-based grassroots, non-partisan organization that seeks to make progressive issues a priority in Oshawa.  We aim to empower and mobilize residents to become active agents for social change in their community.

     

    We Are Oshawa is seeking champions of social justice who can work in an anti-racist/anti-oppression framework, who are excited to canvass and eager to help us build capacity. We Are Oshawa has temporary, part-time contracts available as canvassers.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES 

    o Organize and coordinate capacity building for We Are Oshawa

    o Recruit members through door knocking and phone-calls

    o Coordinate and assist with outreach and resident engagement 

    o Maintain contacts lists, records, program statistics, as required by We Are Oshawa

    o Build rapport with community members  

    o Participate in some of the broader activities of We Are Oshawa

     

    QUALIFICATIONS 

    o Deep sense of social justice, able to work in anti-racist/anti-oppression framework working with diverse neighbourhoods

    o Experience working with community development

    o Strong time-management skills

    o Demonstrated experience working with residents from diverse communities and backgrounds 

    o Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills 

    o Self-directed with ability to collaborate with multiple teams 

    o Adaptable to working flexible weekdays, some evenings and weekends 

     

    We Are Oshawa welcomes the contributions that individuals from equality seeking communities bring to our organization and invites indigenous people; people of colour; women; gays, lesbians, bisexuals, queer oriented people, transgender and transsexual persons; single parents; members of ethnic minorities; newcomers and/or refugees; people with disabilities; and people of all ages to apply.

     

    Contract date to be determined. Honararium will be paid.  

     

    Applications: Persons interested should send their resume and cover letter in Word, PDF or RTF format. Applications will be accepted via e-mail with “Canvasser” in the subject line to the attention of We Are Oshawa, weareoshawa@gmail.com  no later than May 27, 2016.

     

    We thank all applicants for their interest however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or queries please.

     

     

     

     

    Position: Volunteer Community Organizer

     

    We Are Oshawa is a membership-based grassroots, non-partisan organization that seeks to make progressive issues a priority in Oshawa.  We aim to empower and mobilize residents to become active agents for social change in their community.

     

    We Are Oshawa is seeking a champion of social justice who can work in an anti-racist/anti-oppression framework, eager to help us build capacity.

     

    Come be a part of a movement, to build strength in the roots of the grassroots, and help work towards fairness in Oshawa.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES 

     

    • Organize and coordinate capacity building for We Are Oshawa
    • Liaise and build partnerships with community, labour, and grassroots organizations
    • Coordinate and assist with outreach and resident engagement 
    • Perform broad range of clerical and administrative tasks as required by We Are Oshawa
    • Maintain contacts lists, records, program statistics, as required by We Are Oshawa
    • Coordinate and perform project-related spending and budgeting in accord with project budget 
    • Update website, social media, send group emails, work with canvassers
    • Participate in some of the broader activities of We Are Oshawa
    • Maintain Social Media and Web Presence
    • Fundraising

     

    QUALIFICATIONS 

    • Deep sense of social justice, able to work in anti-racist/anti-oppression framework
    • Experience working with community development
    • Experience with program development and delivery in a community setting 
    • Skilled in group facilitation and presentation 
    • Demonstrated experience working with residents from diverse communities and backgrounds 
    • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills 
    • Self-directed with ability to collaborate with multiple teams 
    • Adaptable to working flexible weekdays, some evenings and weekends 
    • Good working knowledge of internet, social media and MS Office programs 
    • Working knowledge of NationBuilder

     

     

    We Are Oshawa welcomes the contributions that individuals from equality seeking communities bring to our organization and invites indigenous people; people of colour; women; gays, lesbians, bisexuals, queer oriented people, transgender and transsexual persons; single parents; members of ethnic minorities; newcomers and/or refugees; people with disabilities; and people of all ages to apply.

     

     Compensation:  Honorarium with the expectation that some weeks would require more than 20 hours and other weeks would require less based on operational requirements. subject to renewal.

     

    Applications: Persons interested should send their resume and cover letter in Word, PDF or RTF format. Applications will be accepted via e-mail with “Community Organizer” in the subject line to the attention of We Are Oshawa, weareoshawa@gmail.com  no later than May 27, 2016.

     

    We thank all applicants for their interest however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or queries please.