Position: National Engagement Coordinator Hours: Full-time (40 hours per week)
Contract type: 1 year contract, with possibility of extension based on performance Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Flexible)
Start date: October 1, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ontario – Office located at Queen St. W. & Bay St. Salary: $40,000 + $50 monthly mobile phone stipend
Health & Dental Benefits: Provided Vacation: 3 weeks paid
Reports to: Senior Program Manager
Application method: Resumé, 1- page Cover Letter, and 1-Page Proposal. See below for details on how to apply.
Closing date: Thursday, July 25 at 11:59 PM EST
All applicants must be able to work legally in Canada at the time of application.
Launched in 2009 at the Clinton Global Initiative, G(irls)20 places young women at the centre of decision- making processes. Through our signature programs, Global Summit and Girls on Boards, we make strategic investments in young women through education and training, building networks, and access to unparalleled opportunities at home and abroad. While advocating for change at the global
level through the annual G(irls)20 Global Summit, we are invested in changing the status quo for women at decision-making tables in communities across Canada with Girls on Boards. Learn more at www.girls20.org.
WORKING AT G(IRLS)20
We’re a collaborative team committed to creating opportunities for all young women to get a seat at decision-making tables and have their voices heard, whether it be in business, politics, or social change. We provide high-quality programming and work closely with alumnae to constantly improve program design. As an organization, we are working toward making stronger connections to an intersectional and LGBTQ2S+ feminist movement and evolve our programming and staffing in this direction. G(irls)20 has an all-hands-on-deck attitude and there is no task too big or too small that staff may do. We work hard and have fun. We offer some flexibility around work hours and the occasional day working from home. G(irls)20 is currently a team of 5 and will expand to 7 in the fall of 2019. This is an exciting time to join a growing organization, with the ability to have your own imprint on the future of the organization.
G(irls)20 is committed to equitable representation and access. Candidates from Indigenous, racialized, LGBTQ2S+, newcomer, and other marginalized communities are encouraged to self-identify in your resume.
With two highly visible and successful programs ongoing, G(irls)20 is beginning to play a specific and
collaborative role within the women’s movement. In the past few years, G(irls)20 has been asked to join relevant advisory councils, including: W20, UN Women We Empower Program, SWC’s GBA+ Roundtable Advisory Committee, as well as bring young and diverse women to the table at events such as Women’s Forum for the Economy, Women Political Leaders Summit, and more. In every space, we push for a broader message of ensuring young women have access to decision-making spaces. With new funding to amplify our approach, G(irls)20 is uniquely positioned to develop a more sophisticated approach to advocating our message to the public, non-profit and corporate sectors.
The National Engagement Coordinator is a new position that is funded by the Government of Canada. This is a multifaceted and evolving role that will coordinate original research, develop advocacy strategies, build campaigns, and engage a range of stakeholders. Reporting to the Senior Program Manager, the National Engagement Coordinator will work across programs and activities at G(irls)20 and be the lynchpin connecting the organization’s programming, research, advocacy, and communications.
Please note: As this is a new role within the organization, the roles and expectations may shift over time.
NATIONAL ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Communications & Digital Campaigning (25%)
- Writing, editing and quality control for communications tools (e.g. manifestos, press releases, etc.).
- Build and maintain digital infrastructure to support advocacy and fundraising campaigns.
- Track and analyze data analytics to inform digital campaigns.
- Represent G(irls)20 and our brand at external events.
Stakeholder Engagement (25%)
- Maintain positive and collaborative relationships with stakeholders including: program participants and alumni, program stakeholders, funders, leaders in the non-profit and business communities.
- Identify new, relevant stakeholders to engage with across programs, advocacy and partnerships.
- Facilitate events and workshops.
Research & Reporting (20%)
- Analyze and compile research and other data related to women in leadership, including staying abreast of the latest research on this topic.
- Connect the dots to other related topics (e.g. gender equality, corporate boards, etc.).
- Track regional, national and international legislative and policy issues and develop strategies to align G(irls)20 priorities.
- Develop issue-oriented advocacy content for digital and media campaigns.
- Coordinate vendors and consultants, which will include setting goals, administration and ensure they meet deliverables.
- Develop workbacks and keep projects on track.
- Coordinate logistics, including occasional travel and event planning.
Collaboration with G(irls)20 colleagues (10%)
- Assist in the preparation of interim reports for donors, G(irls)20 Board of Directors, Senior Program Manager & CEO, and others as they arise.
- Occasional administrative work, including finances and office administration.
- Assist in the coordination of external communications (e.g. newsletters, mailers, website content).
- Support fundraising efforts by the team and, specifically, Fundraising team.
- Contribute strategically to the project by recording and reporting on your learnings, best practices and recommended iterations.
- Contribute to organizational strategic planning, annual planning, etc.
- Other duties as asked.
SKILLS AND ATTITUDES ESSENTIAL TO THIS ROLE:
- Committed to feminist values with an understanding of how diverse women experience marginalization differently.
- Ability to work quickly, nimbly, and work both independently and in a team, especially on tight and changing timelines.
- Comfort working with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and other project management tools to maintain clear and organized documentation and data management.
- Comfort reading and analyzing research and data. Some knowledge of quantifiable methods is preferred.
- An organized approach to data and contact management.
- Solutions-oriented and can troubleshoot day-to-day issues as they arise, whether logistical or interpersonal in nature
- Be a team player and willing to do any task, big or small.
- Flexibility to travel occasionally within Canada and internationally. G(irls)20 will consider barriers such as visa/PR status if necessary.
- Sensitivity working with young women (ages 18-25) from a diversity of communities.
- Ease fostering relationships with the business and non-profit communities alike.
- Experience coordinating multiple stakeholders and the many moving parts of a project.
- Comfort with social media and digital technologies.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
OTHER ASSETS INCLUDE:
- Knowledge of CRM software, such as Salesforce or NationBuilder
- Knowledge of design and design software, such as Adobe Suite or Canva
- Proficiency in French
- Past experience working in the women’s movement or another social movement
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please forward your resume, 1-page cover letter and a 1-page proposal saved in a single PDF document titled “Last name, first name” in an email with the subject line: “NATIONAL ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR APPLICATION” to email@example.com no later than Thursday, July 25 at 11:59pm EST.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR 1-PAGE PROPOSAL:
Statistics Canada has just released new data on the gender composition of corporate boards (see: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/190507/dq190507a-eng.htm). This is an important issue for the G(irls)20 community and we need to prepare a strategy for how to respond. Please prepare a proposal no longer than 1 page. The proposal will be directed to G(irls)20’s Senior Program Manager and Communications Coordinator with a strategy for how to respond to the new data. Please include:
- Background: What the data says and how it relates to G(irls)20’s work
- Suggested Twitter thread for @girls20
- Identify stakeholders to be included in the strategy
- Recommend next steps to the G(irls)20 team
- Long-listed candidates will be contacted for a 15-minute phone interview between July 29 – August 9.
- Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview, to take place between August 12 – 23.
If you have any inquiries that are not covered in this Job Description please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE APPRECIATE ALL APPLICATIONS BUT ONLY APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED.