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Contract Community Outreach Coordinator (8 months, 15 hours/week)

Contract Community Outreach Coordinator (8 months, 15 hours/week)

Contract Community Outreach Coordinator (8 months, 15 hours/week)

The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) is the largest independent LGBTQ2+ archives in the world. Primarily a volunteer-run organization, with a focus on Canadian content, the CLGA acquires, preserves and provides public access to information and archival materials in any medium. The organization offers a range of research, exhibition, educational and community programming.

We are seeking a Community Outreach Coordinator for an eight month contract (15 hours/week with a flexible schedule) to work in collaboration with the Executive Director and CLGA Committees. The candidate will be responsible for supporting the community outreach initiatives of the CLGA and identifying and supporting new opportunities for partnership.

Responsibilities

  • Promote the CLGA as a community partner and resource for other organizations and individuals. Encourage partner organizations to increase their engagement at the CLGA through volunteer presence and financial contributions.
  • Work closely with the CLGA’s Communication Committee and Community Engagement committees.
  • Respond to requests for partnerships by connecting prospective partners to the appropriate Committee Chairs or other CLGA volunteers. Give tours and presentations as requested.
  • Attend events and activities of other community organizations to ensure CLGA presence and grow relations.
  • Evaluate the success of all outreach initiatives with a view to growing the CLGA’s capacity to fulfill its strategic objectives for increased inclusivity and diversity in its volunteer base and holdings. Offer recommendations for opportunities to improve the work in this area.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of the LGBTQ2+ community, issues, and history in Canada.
  • Experience working with LGBTQ2+ community-run organisations.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills for relationship-building with a range of individuals and stakeholder groups. Ability to work independently, with a project team, committees, and in a primarily volunteer organization.
  • Strong time management, project management and multi-tasking capabilities. Excellent communication skills one-on-one, with groups and in written form.

 

The CLGA is committed to supporting and encouraging a diverse environment and seeks candidates from underrepresented communities who can make positive and imaginative contributions. Women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal peoples are encouraged to apply.

Organization website: www.clga.ca
Application deadline: April 27, 2018
Salary: $20/hr; 15 hrs/wk
How to apply: Email a cover letter and CV jobposting@clga.ca. Attention of Raegan Swanson, Executive Director

 

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Contract Community Outreach Coordinator (8 months, 15 hours/week)

Contract Community Outreach Coordinator (8 months, 15 hours/week)

The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) is the largest independent LGBTQ2+ archives in the world. Primarily a volunteer-run organization, with a focus on Canadian content, the CLGA acquires, preserves and provides public access to information and archival materials in any medium. The organization offers a range of research, exhibition, educational and community programming.

We are seeking a Community Outreach Coordinator for an eight month contract (15 hours/week with a flexible schedule) to work in collaboration with the Executive Director and CLGA Committees. The candidate will be responsible for supporting the community outreach initiatives of the CLGA and identifying and supporting new opportunities for partnership.

Responsibilities

  • Promote the CLGA as a community partner and resource for other organizations and individuals. Encourage partner organizations to increase their engagement at the CLGA through volunteer presence and financial contributions.
  • Work closely with the CLGA’s Communication Committee and Community Engagement committees.
  • Respond to requests for partnerships by connecting prospective partners to the appropriate Committee Chairs or other CLGA volunteers. Give tours and presentations as requested.
  • Attend events and activities of other community organizations to ensure CLGA presence and grow relations.
  • Evaluate the success of all outreach initiatives with a view to growing the CLGA’s capacity to fulfill its strategic objectives for increased inclusivity and diversity in its volunteer base and holdings. Offer recommendations for opportunities to improve the work in this area.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of the LGBTQ2+ community, issues, and history in Canada.
  • Experience working with LGBTQ2+ community-run organisations.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills for relationship-building with a range of individuals and stakeholder groups. Ability to work independently, with a project team, committees, and in a primarily volunteer organization.
  • Strong time management, project management and multi-tasking capabilities. Excellent communication skills one-on-one, with groups and in written form.

 

The CLGA is committed to supporting and encouraging a diverse environment and seeks candidates from underrepresented communities who can make positive and imaginative contributions. Women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal peoples are encouraged to apply.

Organization website: www.clga.ca
Application deadline: April 27, 2018
Salary: $20/hr; 15 hrs/wk
How to apply: Email a cover letter and CV jobposting@clga.ca. Attention of Raegan Swanson, Executive Director

 

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Telephone: 416-777-2755
Email: queeries@clga.ca

Street Address:
34 Isabella Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1

Mailing Address:
Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
P.O. Box 699
663A Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9

PUBLIC HOURS

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday

NOTE TO RESEARCHERS:
Some of our materials are stored off site. Before visiting the archives, please send us an email at queeries@clga.ca listing in detail the topics and sources that you wish to consult and we will let you know when they will be available. We aim to respond to email inquiries within 4 business days.

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE:

As we continue our efforts to make the CLGA more accessible, we are now renovating the front of the house to add a ramp to the front entrance. The exterior construction started Monday, September 17, 2018 and will continue until late November. The first steps will be working to fence off the tree at the front of the house. Please note that there will not be any construction work done during public service hours. Should there be any disruptions affecting our access to the front door and/or work in the house during this process, we will post a notice as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we try to make the CLGA more accessible to all. If you have any questions/concerns, please contact the Executive Director, Raegan Swanson, at executivedirector@clga.ca

Update – Sep 27, 2018: The front door is currently not accessible due to construction. Please use the back door until further notice.


The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives is located on the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat. Today, Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The CLGA strives to gather the stories of the unheard and silenced voices of the 2SLGBTQ+ first peoples of this land. We acknowledge that some stories have already been lost, and we aim to ensure that those that remain and those that are to come are preserved for the future.