Great Jobs for Moms

Childcare Manager – Metro Mothers Network (flexible & part-time)

The Metro Mothers Network is a volunteer-based not-for-profit, registered charity committed to providing opportunities for mothers to meet in a mutually supportive peer group setting. Our mission is to promote the emotional, mental and physical well being of approximately 400 group members across Metro Toronto. See our website for further descriptions of our work and programs.

Our Childcare Manager position has become available.  We require a Childcare Manager with training in early childhood education, effective communication and computer skills, and the flexibility to oversee/visit our childcare program in multiple locations across Toronto. This individual will carry out responsibilities from home, 12 hours per week, 40 weeks per year.  Remuneration will be discussed with candidates receiving interviews.

Previous management/supervising experience is preferred.

Responsibilities to the following groups include:

Childcare Providers

· Management of childcare providers in our various groups across Toronto

· Oversee hiring and evaluation of childcare providers

· Management of the police records checks procedures

· Providing ongoing First Aid and CPR certified training

· Designing and delivering annual childcare orientation and training sessions in each region (east/west/central)

Childcare Representatives

· Support and advise group childcare representatives who volunteer to act as liaison

Metro Mothers Network

· Assist in design of childcare policy for Metro Mothers Network and ensure it is followed at all times

· Provide pertinent childcare info to our website

· Ensure all legal and insurance-related compliance

Interested Applicants must have:

· ECE training or equivalent and at least 3 years experience in the childcare field

· Strong inter-personal skills

· Computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel

· The ability to travel in the mornings to multiple group locations across Toronto

Thank you for your interest.

Please send resume and cover letter by May 11th, 2011 in confidence to Executive Director Marjorie MacIsaac at

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Part-Time Assistant to the Publisher

Job Posting for Assistant to the Publisher (2 days/week) at

If you are passionate about progressive politics, social change and independent media, and believe that administration and management skills are key to a successful project, then read on., Canada’s leading site for independent progressive online news and analysis, seeks an Assistant to the Publisher. The ideal candidate works independently but enjoys being part of a dynamic team, has a passion for order and organization, a facility for writing, for learning new software and for juggling many projects simultaneously.
  • The Assistant to the Publisher is responsible for supporting the Publisher in all elements of the business end of the rabble project.
  • The Assistant supports the Publisher in ensuring the overall financial health of the organization; supports promotional campaigns, maintains the various administrative functions for the site, maintains online advertising, provides membership support, and supports the Publisher in fundraising and sponsorship opportunities.
Major areas of responsibility involve Administration, Financial Management, Advertising, Promotion and Fundraising. The
Assistant to the Publisher reports to the Publisher, and works closely with the Director of Special Projects and the Membership Coordinator.
Work will primarily be done from rabble’s desk at the Centre for Social Innovation.
Responsibilities include:
* Manage the administrative elements of rabble: respond to general email inquires, manage mail, bank deposits, member and donor database, events listings, and other related tasks.
Membership Support
* Working with the Publisher, develop plan for regular communication with members, including maintaining current incentives program and developing new elements for the program. Support the annual membership renewal campaign, working with the Publisher, Director of Special Projects, and Membership Coordinator.
* Manage online advertising using OpenAds, and other related tasks.
* Support social media campaigns, giveaways, media sponsorships, and support in the coordination of promotional events.215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 400 Toronto, ON M5T 2C7
* Support Publisher and Director of special projects in annual donor mailing, donor cultivation; send out thank you letters, receipts and donor gifts.
Financial Management
* Support Publisher in management of budget, using Access and QuickBooks in coordination with Membership Coordinator, and other related tasks.
* May involve the supervision of interns and volunteers.
A qualified candidate should have:
  • Strong organizational skills and be self motivated with little or no supervision
  • The ability to create excellent connections with organizations who support social justice mandates
  • Strong writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and a collaborative approach to teamwork
  • A creative approach to working with limited financial resources
  • Project management experience an asset
  • Competence in Microsoft Access, Excel and Word.
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks, Photoshop, Adobe are assets.
  • Experience in social media marketing and/or event coordination are assets.
  • Familiarity with Drupal, Basecamp, OpenAds, and Google advertising tools are asset
Six month contract with possibility of renewal. Remuneration: $25/hour Deadline for applications: April 11th, 2011
Please send a cover letter and CV attention to: Hiring Committee,
Please note: In the spirit of the virtual office, only electronic applications will be accepted. Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted. Thank you to all those who apply. is committed to achieving a representative workforce. Qualified diversity group members are encouraged to self identify on their applications.
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I uncovered two “hidden” Marketing opportunities at CAA

These are not being externally posted and the hiring manager is urgently looking to fill some dynamic new roles at the Canadian Automobile Association.
Another client of mine sent a description for a Marketing Communications Manager at CAA.  She was very enthusiastic about what a family-friendly environment it is.  They need someone to create synergies across CAA’s various product lines.  It will be a role where negotiating internal buy-in will be important; so they need someone with a strong and persuasive style!  There are 2 direct reports which tells me the role is more Senior Manager…compensation is around $80-85K + bonus.  Looking for 5-10 years marketing experience with progressive companies.
They are also looking for a Loyalty Marketing Manager – another newly created position.  There are plans to re-vamp the current loyalty program to make it more sophisticated.  5-10 years experience required.
If you’re interested in learning more and being connected to the hiring manager, please contact me asap.
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Bookkeeper – Centre for Social Innovation

Keeping track of the change – for Social Change
Position Type: Full time position
Salary: Commensurate with experience
About the Centre for Social Innovation
The Centre for Social Innovation is a nonprofit organization with a mission to spark, connect and support new ideas that are making positive change in the world. We do this by providing shared space and services to over 300 social mission groups, acting as a community centre for social innovators, and helping to launch new entrepreneurial and collaborative projects.
About the Centre for Social Innovation’s Bookkeeper
We are looking for someone who is interested in doing much more than posting debits and credits; we are looking for someone who loves challenges and who is excited to be part of a fun and inspiring community!
The ideal candidate will also be excited about helping CSI’s financial system grow. In May 2010, CSI purchased a building and we are scaling our financial systems to manage our doubling budget and increasingly complex areas of responsibility. We currently have 300 amazing tenants and will have over 400 tenants within the next year. This is a very exciting opportunity for someone who has initiative and likes new challenges.
The Bookkeeper will manage multiple sets of books for CSI: one set for CSI’s main operations and programs for two buildings, and several other sets for smaller entities.
This position will be based from our gorgeous offices located at 215 Spadina Avenue, and will report to the Director of Finance.
The responsibilities for the full-charge bookkeeper we are seeking include:
  • AR, AP, PR, and GL
  • Invoicing
  • Prepare government remittances and filings
  • Bank and account reconciliations
  • Prepare all information required for the annual external audit, including the year- end financial statements and supporting working papers
  • Providing excellent customer service to all our members and community
  • Other financial duties as required
The ideal candidate will have:
  • A minimum of 8 years in a full-charge bookkeeper role
  • Worked with non-profit organizations or charities
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong communications skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Enthusiasm and energy
  • High level of proficiency with Quickbooks, MS Excel, and the Internet
  • Sound judgment, and comfort working autonomously
  • A low-stress attitude and a sense of humour (essential in our complex environment)
  • Familiarity with, and keen interest in, Toronto’s social mission sector
We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly support applications from diverse backgrounds and communities. Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.
Submit your cover letter and resume by email or by post by Sunday February 20, 2011 to:
Karine Jaouich Director of Operations Centre for Social Innovation 215 Spadina Ave, Suite 120 Toronto, ON M5T 2C7
For more information about the Centre for Social Innovation visit:
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Managing Director, Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre – Artscape

Position Type: Full Time, Salaried
Location: Toronto – Downtown
Start Date: March 2011
Artscape is currently seeking a qualified individual as the inaugural Managing Director of the Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre, responsible for the overall management and implementation of the vision of this vibrant new cultural centre, scheduled to open in early 2012.
Toronto Community Housing Corporation, The Daniels Corporation and Artscape are working collaboratively with the local community on the development of a vibrant new arts and cultural centre in Regent Park. The Governments of Canada and Ontario have contributed $24 million though the Infrastructure Stimulus Funding Program toward this $34 million centre. The Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre will be a state-of-the-art, 60,000 square foot,  multi-tenant arts centre located on Dundas Street East between Sumach and Sackville Streets that has been designed by the award-winning Diamond + Schmitt Architects. The Centre will be operated by Artscape.
The Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre will be a showcase for artistic talent and a hub of community activity including:
•    Performances
•    Celebrations
•    Festivals
•    Public and Community events
•    Arts-based learning
•    Social innovation
•    Skills development
•    Participation and creation with a special commitment to young people
Dedicated to experience, learning and innovation, the new Centre is poised to become the artistic, cultural and social heart of the Regent Park revitalization. The three floors of the Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre will include a 400+ seat flexible performance/event venue, the Artscape Café, space for 7 arts and youth-oriented arts programs and  a shared-services hub that will be home to more than 60 social mission organizations and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit
Reporting to the Artscape Executive Vice President and working closely with the entire Artscape senior management team, the local community and the facility’s sub-tenants, the Managing Director of the Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre will be responsible for ensuring that the vision of the Centre is fulfilled while financial and operational goals are met. During the period leading up to the opening, the Managing Director is responsible for establishing the systems, staff and programming that will ensure a successful launch and first year of operations. Responsibilities include:
•    Managing the building and operations including the development and implementation of policies and operating budget
•    Reporting as required to Artscape and other boards/committees and ensuring the principle of community stewardship is built into the Centre’s governance structure
•    Programming the major performance/event space and outdoor performance court in collaboration with a Program Advisory Committee; ensuring that the vision is fulfilled and working closely with Artscape Event Services team to optimize earned revenue
•    Managing community and stakeholder relations and building strong relationships between Artscape, sub-tenants, the local community and arts and cultural groups; including stewarding relationships and managing processes with existing stakeholder groups and committees; supporting the RPACC Capital Project Manager with stakeholder relation requirements and assisting in implementing stakeholder strategy
•    Managing the Centre’s staff including: programming, technical, maintenance, cleaning, and event services
•    Ensuring successful management of the Artscape Café
•    Liaising and working closely with the Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre Capital Project Manager and other Artscape departments including properties, finance, communications and tenant relations
The ideal candidate will show solid prior experience in these key areas:
•    Management experience – At least five years management experience involving oversight of staff and facilities
•    Programming – A demonstrated track record of programming in the performing arts and enthusiasm for doing so in collaboration with a Programming Advisory Committee
•    Vision and creativity – Ability to embrace an ambitious vision and bring it to life
•    Financial aptitude – Establishing and meeting annual operating budgets
•    Communications – Strong ability to connect with the community and stakeholders and establish positive and productive ongoing relationships
•    High performance mentality – Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment with ambitious goals and multiple priorities
•    Prior performance venue knowledge/background and proficiency in language(s) in addition to English would be seen as positive assets
Artscape is a not-for-profit organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities. Artscape projects provide affordable space for creativity while generating positive cultural, economic, social and environmental impacts. Since its inception in 1986, Artscape has transformed a portfolio of underutilized buildings across Toronto into dynamic community assets that serve to enable innovation and creativity, including the award-winning Artscape Wychwood Barns and multi-tenant arts facilities in the Queen Street West, Liberty Village, Toronto Island and Distillery Historic District neighbourhoods. Collectively, Artscape manages 10 buildings for 863 artist and cultural worker tenants and owners in 417,000 square feet of space.
Deadline for Applications: February 24, 2011 by 5:00pm
Salary is negotiable commensurate with experience. Artscape offers an employee health benefit package.
Please respond with a cover letter outlining the qualifications and experience you would bring to the position as well as your salary expectations, and a resume. In addition, please provide detailed contact information for three professional references.
Applications will be received in confidence by mail, courier or email only and should be forwarded to:
Attention: Human Resources, Managing Director, Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre Submission
Suite 224, 171 East Liberty Street
Toronto, ON M6K 3P6
No phone calls please. We thank all applicants, however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted directly.
Artscape is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in all its work. We work proactively to be fair and equitable in practice and to build diversity into our teams, creative communities, programs and services.
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Program Manager, Knowledge Exchange – Artscape

Position Type: Full Time, Salaried
Location: Toronto – Liberty Village
Start Date: April 2011
Artscape is currently seeking a qualified individual as Program Manager, Knowledge Exchange, to contribute to the planning, coordination, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of the Knowledge Exchange Department’s programs and activities.
Artscape is a not-for-profit organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities. Artscape projects provide affordable space for creativity while generating positive cultural, economic, social and environmental impacts. Since its inception in 1986, Artscape has transformed a portfolio of underutilized buildings across Toronto into dynamic community assets that serve to enable innovation and creativity, including the award-winning Artscape Wychwood Barns and multi-tenant arts facilities in the Queen Street West, Liberty Village, Toronto Island and Distillery Historic District neighbourhoods. Collectively, Artscape manages 10 buildings for 863 artist and cultural worker tenants and owners in 417,000 square feet of space.
Artscape is currently developing Artscape Shaw Street Centre, a 75,000 square foot creative convergence centre for artists and arts, community and social mission organizations in the West Queen West neighbourhood, and Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre, a 60,000 square foot new-build project located in the heart of the Regent Park community revitalization project.
While Artscape’s development work is focused in Toronto, it shares its expertise with communities across Canada and internationally through its Knowledge Exchange program. Artscape’s Knowledge Exchange Program delivers tools, expands thinking and inspires action in communities large and small through a suite of continuing and new programs, including:
  • Mentorship and Coaching Program
  • Research and Development
  • Online Tools and Resources
  • Spacemaking and Placemaking Workshops
  • Creative Places + Spaces Conference Series
The department also makes a significant contribution to researching and undertaking pre-project development and planning activities for many of Artscape’s planned future projects.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Director, Knowledge Exchange, the Program Manager:
  • Contributes to the day to day coordination, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of the Knowledge Exchange Department’s programs and activities
  • Is responsible for managing, updating and enhancing departmental records, resources and materials
  • Is responsible for the coordination, delivery and evaluation of Artscape’s workshop program and contributes to program development
  • Is responsible for coordinating all aspects of Artscape’s Mentorship and Coaching Program including client liaison, itinerary development, evaluation and contributes to market development
  • Project manages special projects under development by the department, as required
  • Plans and coordinates public meetings, focus groups, consultations and other public activities undertaken by the Knowledge Exchange Department
  • Contributes to the development of funding applications and the production of funding reports as required to support departmental activities
  • Supports the research, market testing and pre-development work of the department including project coordination, report and presentation design and formatting, maintaining orderly records etc.
  • Is the first point of contact for general inquiries to the department
  • Contributes to project and program development
  • Liaises with and contributes to cross departmental project teams as required
  • Education? – At minimum, a first degree in a relevant discipline, ideally related to the arts, culture and creative industries ,economic development or urban planning
  • Language – ?Fluent in English (written and spoken).  French is desirable. Other languages would be considered an asset
  • A minimum of three years working within the arts, cultural and creative industries; municipal cultural or urban planning, or economic development particularly in relation to the culture and/or creative sectors in a project management and /or administrative capacity
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and coordination
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Has knowledge about, and passion for, the intersection of culture, community building, economic development and urban regeneration from an international perspective
  • Experience and confidence in working with online tools and resources
  • Experience in events management and/or knowledge management or transfer is an asset
  • Technical Skills? Essential: Fully confident in the use of Microsoft Office Professional applications, with a sophisticated understanding of and ability to work in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project Manager.?Desirable: Ability in ARCGIS software, Database management and best practices (Raiser’s Edge or other), InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, film editing (Premiere or other), web-based CMS and/or HTML, social media tools (Facebook/Twitter/Flickr/YouTube)

Personal Skills

  • A generalist and a fast learner
  • Proven excellent written, graphic and oral communication skills
  • Highly organized and possesses an intellectual grasp and capacity for critical thinking
  • Focused on results – A sense of urgency, self motivated, and a disciplined doer
  • A confident and personable communicator
  • A multi-tasker – Able to juggle multiple priorities
  • A learner – Always keen to expand their skills and knowledge
  • A driving licence is desirable but not essential
  • From time to time, the post holder will be required to travel and must be able to spend nights away if required
Deadline for Applications: February 21, 2011 by 3:00pm
Salary is negotiable commensurate with experience. Artscape offers an employee health benefit package.
TO APPLY: Please respond with a cover letter (maximum one page) summarising your skills, qualifications and experience; a personal statement (maximum three pages) including at least two examples of complex projects you have managed from initiation to completion and explain what you learned from these experiences; and a resume (maximum two pages). In addition, please provide detailed contact information for three professional references.
Applications will be received in confidence by mail, courier or email only and should be forwarded to:?Attention: Human Resources, Program Manager, Knowledge Exchange Submission?Artscape?Suite 224, 171 East Liberty Street?Toronto, ON M6K 3P6?
No phone calls please. We thank all applicants, however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted directly.
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Fundraising and Outreach Coordinator – Pueblito Canada

Pueblito Canada is an international development agency dedicated to improving the lives of children in Latin America. For almost 35 years Pueblito has been helping the youngsters of Latin America by strengthening communities, safe-guarding rights, and providing the essentials for education, nutrition, and health. Working in partnership with local non-governmental organizations, Pueblito provides capacity building and financial assistance to develop culturally appropriate, innovative programs that benefit children and youth directly. Our programs involve and mobilize the family and community to ensure sustainability.
Position type: Part-time, 12-month contract
Submission guidelines:
·      Deadline: February 13th 2011 at 5:00 pm.  Shortlisted candidates will be contacted during the week of February 28th 2011.
·      Submit a cover letter (1 page) and resume as one .pdf or .doc document
·      Application filename should read: firstname lastname – Fundraising Coordinator.pdf
·      Submit electronically only by the deadline to
·      Please do not phone or visit the Pueblito offices
·      Pueblito Canada is an equal opportunity employer.
·      You will receive a confirmation email that your application was received.  We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Job Description:
• Create calendar of events for fundraising activities
·      Work with the fundraising committee to determine fundraising goals
• Work with the fundraising committee to determine a fundraising strategy for 2011
• Research new funding possibilities as time permits
• Coordinate the implementation of the 2011 Fundraising Plan in conjunction with the fundraising committee
Outreach Campaigns
• Coordinate a schedule of outreach presentations to universities and churches
• Conduct outreach presentations using existing presentation to universities, and churches
• Work with the Program Director to reach out to Canadian supporters
• Conduct research about current and prospective donor demographics
• Determine and coordinate a social media outreach campaign (twitter, blog, facebook, etc.)
• Update website as needed
Volunteer and Intern Management
• Write job descriptions for interns and volunteers according to tasks necessary to fulfil fundraising plan goals
• Promote volunteer and internship possibilities with Pueblito
• Seek out opportunities to acquire interns and volunteers
• Coordinate activities of interns and volunteers
• Ensure mentors are available to interns
• Fulfil monitoring and evaluation requirements for internship programs
• Work with the Program Director to ensure that human resource requirements are met to reach fundraising goals
·      Completed or working towards a post-secondary degree in social science, communications, fund raising management, non-profit management or equivalent
·      Some experience in a non-profit, agency, government or corporate environment.
·      Excellent public speaking skills
·      Excellent written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail and accuracy including strong proofreading skills
·      Strong organizational skills with ability to effectively coordinate multiple projects, meet deadlines and priorities.
·      Experience working with social media, including engagement with online communities
·      Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
·      Understanding and familiarity with international development an asset
·       Professional, self-starter, ability to work with little supervision
Position Details:
This position is part-time (15 hrs/week) at $17/hour. This is a 12-month contract.
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Part-time Assistant Needed for Consulting Company

Ctr is actively searching for the perfect assistant to work at ctr’s Dundas and Logan office and remotely for about 8 days a month, starting this month.
Job Description:
To be a senior assistant to the head of ctr inc., on a variety of admin and communication support tasks, with the intent of ultimately moving into other roles within the company
About Ctr (
Ctr is a value based, sustainability building and communications consulting practice that specializes in helping individuals, companies and NFP organization build value that is meaningful to their customers, employees and the communities in which they operate.   Our multi-disciplined team of service providers consists of sustainability focused experts in leadership, energy engineering, business transformation, communication and marketing and IT architecture; primarily in these sectors:  Agriculture, Industrial, Technology, Government, Real Estate, Commercial + charities.
The ideal candidate:
1.       Believes in sustainability and is not opposed to for working with clients of all sizes – including corporate (sustainability, marketing and energy departments of global and national companies) as well as private firms, NFP and charities.
2.       Graduated from university or college, ideally in business and/or communications (or similar discipline)
3.       Has excellent organizational, facilitation, verbal and written communication skills and interacts well with others
4.       Is proficient in MS office software, including excel and if possible, project management (a bonus)
5.       Likes to learn and is open to sharing
6.       Has consulting work environment experience
7.       Enjoys working collaboratively and can also work independently
8.       Other – tbd organically
9.       BONUS – has project management experience and is bi-lingual (Portuguese, Spanish or French + English)
Job Application due Date:  January 12, 2011
Application Process:
If interested please submit your resume to and cc me at
In your cover letter, please provide a short summary of your work experience and work interests, as well as any questions for clarification.
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COMMUNITY ANIMATOR: AKA – Barista for Social Change (full & part-time)

…I just love how this posting is written!  Sounds like a super laid back, fun and invigorating place to work! – Beth
Position Type: Full and Part-time Positions available
Salary: $32,000 FTE
Is it possible to find fun-loving and anal- retentive, detail oriented and big picture inspired in the same person? We’re counting on it!
About the Centre for Social Innovation
The Centre for Social innovation catalyzes and supports social innovation in Toronto and around the world. We create community workspaces, incubate emerging enterprises, and develop new models and methods with world-changing potential.
We currently operate two workspaces: one at 215 Spadina Avenue and one at 720 Bathurst Street. Our spaces are home to over 250 projects and organizations dedicated to making a brighter future!
About CSI’s Community Host & Animator
The community animator is part host, part office manager, part receptionist, part triage nurse, part executive assistant, part social networker and full-time agent for change!!
We seek an extraordinary individual who brings solid communication skills, superior organizational skills, strong customer-service orientation and a positive attitude to a demanding and dynamic work environment. The Community Hosts and Animators will work closely with the Lead Community Animators and will be responsible for handling the day-to-day reception, administration and coordination of our Spadina and Annex offices.
The Work Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate the day-to-day operations to ensure that the tenants and visitors are happy
  • Act as reception and provide front-line communications with those interested in the work of the Centre
  • Handle event inquiries– act as event mid-wife to those wanting to host events at CSI
  • Help facilitate various events as required
  • Handle internal communications and email lists
  • Resolve and solve problems constantly and manage everything at once
  • Fill coffee, empty dishwashers and clean up spills
  • Provide hospitality service to our tenants and guests
  • Provide administrative and technology support as required
  • Provide administrative support to the Lead Community Animators in each building
  • Handle meeting room booking
  • Trouble-shoot technical and administrative (and interpersonal!) problems
  • Communicate in person and via e-mail in a friendly and clear way
  • Ensure that all of the shared amenities and equipment are operating
  • Coordinate and work with the building staff and owner
  • Set up boardrooms as needed (it can get physical)
  • Help us modify and set-up our operational infrastructure!
The Fun Responsibilities:
  • Connecting people and ideas
  • Brightening people’s days
  • Building social networks
  • Capturing and telling stories
  • Creating a culture of openness and sharing
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Superior attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Some writing and social media skills
  • Some event organizing/ coordination experience
  • People skills and sensitivity to people’s needs
  • Capacity to handle a million things
  • Enthusiasm and energy
  • Sound judgment and comfort working autonomously
  • A low-stress attitude in a complex environment
  • Familiarity with –- and keen interest in -– Toronto’s social mission sector
  • Willingness to do whatever it takes…… Zero attitude!!
You must also have a great sense of humour –- seriously, you will need a great sense of humour because inevitably something will go wrong.
This position offers the right candidate an excellent opportunity to be part of something incredible, meeting tons of amazing people and applying your skills to positive social change in Toronto.
We are seeking someone who recognizes the value of this role and understands how convening community contributes to social change!
We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly support applications from diverse backgrounds and communities.
Submit your cover letter and resume by email by Monday, January 10th, 2011 to: Grace Yogaretnam, Exec. Assistant:
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Knowledge Translation and Exchange Officer- College of Family Physicians

This is a part-time contract position working 17.5 – 21 hours per week. This new role will be in place from January 2011 to the end of the current project on March 31, 2015. To learn more about the CPCSSN project, please visit

Position Description:

The KT-E officer will provide expertise in the dissemination and exchange of information related to CPCSSN’s KT-Communications committee. Both the KT-C standard operating procedures and the strategic communication plan developed for the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) will guide the KT-E officer duties on behalf of the KT-Communications committee and the CPCSSN board. The incumbent will participate in the CPCSSN KT-C committee meetings and teleconferences and will assist in the development and implementation of the CPCSSN standard operating procedures (SOPs) and protocols for the conduct of communications under the supervision of the KT-C committee and the CPCSSN operations manager. The KT-E officer will provide significant input on the tools that will be used for dissemination of the CPCSSN surveillance information to all its publics. The incumbent will advise on application of appropriate communications methods and principles.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Work with the CFPC IT department to manage the CPCSSN web site & other CPCSSN web based communications.

2. Work with the CFPC IT department to manage the CPCSSN SHAREPOINT web space to maintain maximum access and capabilities for CPCSSN team members and sentinel physicians as applicable.

3. Work with the CFPC communications staff in the maintenance of media clippings files and report on CPCSSN’s media exposure to the KT-C committee.

4. Undertake special projects as required by the CPCSSN KT-C co-chairs and CPCSSN Board as required, and support the KT-C committee work as required.

5. Develop and maintain all information related to updating website as approved by the KT-C committee and/or the CPCSSN operations manager.

6. Develop and maintain all information related to updating CPCSSN SHAREPOINT space access and use by all eligible CPCSSN members

7. Support all activities undertaken by the KT-C committee for CPCSSN phase III operations including: o Act as recording secretary for all KT-C meetings o Prepare and edit all associated reports mandated by the KT-C committee

8. Develop and implement a CPCSSN Communications Plan/Strategy with applicable consultants based on direction provided.

9. Manage day-to-day issues pertaining to communications, media relations, knowledge translation and knowledge exchange.

10. Support the regions in their ongoing communications with sentinel physicians (e.g. SHAREPOINT use)

11. Participate in writing and dissemination of media releases at the direction of the KT-C committee with the assistance of communication consultants, CFPC Communications Manager, and the CPCSSN manager.

12. Develop and advise on strategies to increase CPCSSN’s exposure at the national level to funding organizations, for potential sentinel physicians, researchers and other surveillance organizations.

13. Help facilitate linkages between CPCSSN and other surveillance and health care research and policies organizations and agencies.

14. Assist in the preparation of publications and reports, provide editing services, and advise on type- setting, layout and graphic design.



Minimum of a degree in Communications, Public Relations, or equivalent web based information technology (IT) skills training and communications experience.


Minimum of 3-5 years relevant Communications/Media experience as per above education Proficiency with MSword, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook Knowledge of virtual team collaboration tools such as SHAREPOINT as well as Adobe Acrobat

Professional and html website coding software is an asset French proficiency (reading or writing or both) is an asset

Personal Qualities:

– Exceptional attention to detail – Strong ability to multi-task and to prioritize tasks from several projects both short term and

strategic – Superior interpersonal and communications skills (oral and written) – Effective problem solving and decision making skills – Ability to work with minimal supervision and enjoys working in a team environment – Ability to be versatile and adaptable to acquire new skills as needed – Ability to maintain confidentiality – Ability to exercise good judgement, discretion and tact in dealing with members of the CFPC and members of the public

To apply for this position, please submit your résumé and cover letter

to by 5:00 p.m. on January 3, 2011.

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