Job Posting: Part-time Community Organizer

We Are Oshawa is seeking a part-time Community Organizer.

We Are Oshawa is looking for a person who lives, works, studies, or volunteers in Oshawa with a commitment to social and economic justice who can work within an anti-racist, anti-oppression, decolonization framework.

Applicants should apply for the position by 11:59PM on February 20, 2018.

We Are Oshawa is a membership-driven, grassroots organization focused on organizing on issue-based campaigns in low-income and working class communities in Oshawa, Ontario.

Position Description

The Community Organizer will develop and implement campaigns on a range of issues around politics, public policy, and other issues affecting the lives of residents of the City of Oshawa. The role of the Community Organizer is to provide leadership direction and development to members of We Are Oshawa as it relates to carrying out the vision, goals, and campaigns of We Are Oshawa.

The Community Organizer will work under the direction of the We Are Oshawa Executive Committee to achieve the campaign and organizational objectives of We Are Oshawa. The Community Organizer will work as part of a team and must be a motivated, organized individual with a strong political analysis who can multitask and complete tasks on short timelines.

Job Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize, and manage city-wide campaigns and membership engagement activities
  • Fundraising to meet and grow organizational capacity
  • Draft and implement campaign plans and budget
  • Liaise with local unions, community groups, and provincial and federal organizations
  • Report to, and attend, We Are Oshawa Executive Committee and General Membership meetings
  • Manage We Are Oshawa’s social media and online communications and Nation Builder account

Wage and Schedule: $17/hour, ability to work some evenings and weekends. Length of contract and number of hours per week will be determined by success of fundraising activities.

We Are Oshawa encourages applicants from equity seeking groups including, but not limited to, Indigenous Peoples, racialized and Black individuals, women, LGBTQ individuals, poor and working class people, single parents, members of ethnic minorities, migrants and/or refugees, people with varying abilities, and people of all ages.

Please send your resume and cover letter to with “Community Organizer” in the subject line.

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