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Community Relations Coordinator

Full-time: 35 hours/week

Salary: $30.20/hr

Contract: June 1, 2023 - September 30, 2023 (with possibility of renewal)

Benefits: Supplementary health, dental, vision, medical, and life insurance provided. Ongoing training, learning, and leadership opportunities. Flexible working options.

Company description:

BIPOC USHR, which stands for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour United for Strength, Home, Relationship, is a PEI-based not-for-profit organization, providing support and advocacy to Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) folks living on Prince Edward Island. Our aim is to serve Black and POC communities on PEI and work in solidarity with the Mi’kmaq upon whose land we reside.

We work to create various programs (with a current focus on mental and social health, food insecurity, and sexual violence prevention) to create braver spaces in which BIPOC communities will be engaged, supported, and heard.

BIPOC USHR is based on the values of compassion, care, cooperation, and collectivism. We carry and work with feminine energy and recognize the efforts of all BIPOC women and non-binary folks in our collective struggle, along with the struggles of BIPOC cisgender heterosexual men.

Our work is based on the values of anti-racism and decolonization as we work toward social justice for BIPOC communities on PEI. We reject racism/white supremacy, anti-Blackness, anti-Indigeneity, Islamophobia, antisemitism, Sinophobia, colonialism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, classism, ableism, casteism, colourism/shadeism, and all forms of oppression.

Summary of the role and expectations:

The main role of the community relations coordinator is to build community and community safety through proactive measures. Specifically, the community relations coordinator  will have three main responsibilities.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop, maintain, and update directory and resources of fulsome information on a variety of topics relevant to BIPOC community members, including but not limited to housing, justice, immigration, education, health, social assistance, etc.

  • Address the social and emotional needs of BIPOC communities on PEI through the development and delivery of innovative community building events, opportunities, programs, resources, networking, etc. Conduct needs assessments, when needed. Identify system gaps and work with BIPOC USHR to determine ways to fill those gaps. 

  • Provide information about services, provide practical supports, reach out to their networks, and provide advocacy in other ways as needed.

Qualifications

  • Degree or diploma in social sciences, well-being related/human services related fields (e.g., psychology, anthropology, political science, occupational therapy, etc.) or equivalent work experience

  • Demonstrates a clear and robust understanding of inclusive, anti-oppressive, and anti-racist practice

  • Have self-awareness with an understanding of their own limits

  • Be able to provide a Criminal Record Check

  • Have knowledge of and experience living on PEI

Experience

  • Demonstration of a good understanding of the needs of BIPOC communities on PEI;

  • Knowledge of community resources and services related to justice, education, healthcare, housing, employment, violence prevention, etc.

  • Experience with advocacy and community building

  • Experience with event planning and fundraising

  • Research experience

  • Self-motivated and able to work as part of a team

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Understand the concept of community care and community development;

  • Computer literacy, especially Word for Windows and Excel

How to apply for the job

 

To apply please send your cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: director@bipocushr.org. In the subject line please write: “ATTN: Job Application Community Navigator”

BIPOC USHR is an equitable employer and we encourage anyone interested in the position to apply. We thank everyone for applying, but only those get an interview will be contacted.

 

Deadline to apply: June 30, 2023 by 11:59pm

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