Full professional competence in both of Canada’s official languages is required – this will be tested during the recruitment.
Cooperation Canada is committed to an inclusive, diverse and safe workplace and to advancing anti-racism in all that we do. This includes removing barriers to employment that are faced by equity-seeking groups including through self-identification, anonymous review processes and by ensuring diverse hiring panels. Applications are encouraged from all candidates, particularly those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and other racialized communities, persons with disabilities (visible or not), people of diverse gender identities and expressions, and other marginalized groups in our sector who share Cooperation Canada’s mission. We kindly encourage (but do not require) members of these groups to self-identify in their cover letters.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
We are Canada’s national association of international development and humanitarian organizations. Cooperation Canada brings together and advocates for Canada’s international development and humanitarian organizations by convening sector leaders, influencing policy and strengthening capacity. Together, we work with partners both inside and outside Canada to build a world that’s fair, safe and sustainable for all. Learn more about Cooperation Canada at www.cooperation.ca
About Anti-Racist Cooperation (ARC)
The ARC Hub is a new initiative at Cooperation Canada. In 2020, international mobilization against anti-Black racism challenged peoples, organizations and sectors to critically examine their individual and collective roles in creating unequal outcomes and upholding systems of racial injustice. Within this context, Cooperation Canada set out to examine racism within the Canadian international cooperation sector. An advisory group was formed from a coalition of organizations in the international cooperation sector in an effort to address the legacy of racism and injustice that has permeated the sector through collaborative, proactive and quantifiable anti-racist measures. The newly funded 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.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Reporting to the ARC Hub co-leads, the ARC Program Assistant (PA) provides overall support and coordination for the ARC Hub, and is responsible for administration and logistics, communications, and research for the program. The PA also supports the Racial Justice Expert as the Hub develops and deploys program activities including trainings, events, resources and related communication materials. The PA will become an integral part of the Cooperation Canada team as the organization anchors its role in providing members with tailored anti-racism services under the ARC Hub. As such, the PA will also work closely with the communications, events and member engagement team to support program initiatives as well as integrate ARC 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 some experience or a strong interest in working on issues related to anti-racism, intersectional feminism or decolonial methodologies, and are familiar with the international cooperation sector. You have skills and experience related to research, communications and/or project implementation, particularly administration and logistics. You are comfortable with websites and learning new tools and programs to support your work. You have a reputation for being extremely organized and reliable. You are a good collaborator and are ready to learn. If you are applying for this job, you are entirely bilingual (French and English).
With the underlying goal of improved capacity of Canadian international organizations to mainstream racial justice applying an intersectional feminist approach, the Program Assistant is responsible for:
For more details on the job duties, responsibilities and desired skills and competencies, see the full job description available here:
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.
The deadline for applications is August 8, 2022. Please visit this page to apply.
As part of your application, you will be required to provide a CV and a Cover Letter, and answer the questions within our system.
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.
July 19, 2022
August 8, 2022
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