Anti-racism program coordinator


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About Anti-racist Cooperation (ARC)

Cooperation Canada is establishing an Anti-Racist Cooperation (ARC) hub. The ARC hub will deliver, coordinate and monitor the impacts of coherent and sustainable initiatives supporting international cooperation organizations to integrate racial justice principles in their intersectional feminist work. The ARC Hub will be led by a three-person team, supported by an Advisory Committee. The team will include (i) a Racial Justice Expert; (ii) a Program Coordinator, and (iii) a Program Assistant.

Each staff member will bring different expertise and lead on different components of the project. As it is currently envisioned, the Racial Justice Expert serves as the resident expert for the ARC Hub and its programming, responsible for thought leadership, advice to sector organizations, partnership development and the creation and delivery of capacity development resources and annual sector monitoring reports. The Program Coordinator will lead in the coordination of hub activities, communities of practice and reporting to ARC Hub funders. The Racial Justice Expert and the Program Coordinator will co-lead the ARC Hub and are expected to develop their approach to co-leadership building on their respective areas of expertise. The Program Assistant will support the Racial Justice Expert and Program Coordinator across activities pursued by the ARC Hub, such as the creation of accessible tools and resources, developing outreach and dissemination strategies, communications, web presence,  logistics and other tasks as needed.

As Cooperation Canada moves forward in establishing the ARC Hub, we invite you to review the Racial Justice Expert and Program Coordinator roles in tandem. While we anticipate individual applications for both roles, we also welcome applications from teams who would like to be considered together for these roles. If you choose to pursue a team application, please indicate why you/your team would be a good fit in your cover letter. Note, should you apply as a team, you will be assessed as a team rather than on an individual basis. The Racial Justice Expert and Program Coordinator will be responsible for hiring the Program Assistant at a later date.


The Anti-Racism Program Coordinator will co-manage the ARC hub with the Racial Justice Expert. The Anti-Racism Program Coordinator will be accountable for the successful implementation of the Global Affairs Canada (GAC) project, including project management, implementation of planned activities, donor relations, and project reporting. The Project Coordinator is the main ARC Hub contact for Global Affairs Canada. The Project Coordinator will coordinate and implement training activities whose content is generated and delivered by the Racial Justice Expert, facilitate communities of practice/caucuses, support sector initiatives (incubated projects) and facilitate knowledge-sharing events to support increased knowledge of gendered anti-racism among staff of Canadian international cooperation organizations.

A culturally sensitive coordination specialist will bridge the gaps across organizational cultures and expectations and gear ARC Hub signatories towards forward-looking and action oriented collective efforts. With the support of a Program Assistant, the Project Coordinator will become an integral part of the Cooperation Canada team as the organization anchors its role in providing members with tailored capacity building services under the ARC Hub. As such, the Project Coordinator will also work closely with the communications, events and member engagement teams to integrate ARC Hub’s activities into Cooperation Canada’s ongoing work and member services.


You are interested in this role because you know of Cooperation Canada’s critical role in supporting Canadian international cooperation organizations to innovate and ensure equitable and effective approaches to international solidarity. You have experience working on issues related to anti-racism and experience working with the sector. You have a demonstrated capacity to manage complex, government funded projects and know how to engage diverse stakeholders to work towards common goals. You are a good coordinator with financial and project management experience, and you value collaboration. You see the importance and potential to grow Cooperation Canada’s capacity to support its members through creative partnerships and grants. You have a reputation for being extremely organized and reliable. You value quality and rigorous processes and are a good collaborator. 


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What would make you stand out?

  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation of and reporting on a Global Affairs Canada contribution agreement; 
  • Experience in monitoring and reporting, and Results-Based Management tools;
  • Superior reputation for effective organization and administrative support with a strong ability to multitask. 

Interested, but not sure if you are the right person? Tell us why we need your skills. We want to hear from you. We recognize that some excellent candidates may only have part of these requirements and we encourage you to apply so that we may consider what you bring. 

How to Apply:

The recruitment process will remain open until December 19.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

We will be happy to work with those requesting accommodation at any stage of the process.


December 15, 2021


December 19, 2021


Full-time Permanent




Cooperation Canada