Bilingual National Coordinator - OCASI

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Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 5:00pm
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Full-time contract

Who we are

Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants - OCASI acts as a collective voice for immigrant and refugee-serving organizations and coordinates responses to shared needs and concerns. OCASI is a registered charity governed by a volunteer board of directors and a membership of over 232 community-based organizations in Ontario.

Our mission is to achieve equality, access and full participation for immigrants and refugees in every aspect of Canadian life. OCASI prides itself on the highest standard of ethics and compliance with our values, our mission, and vision.

Project summary

The project is to organize racialized and im(migrant) and refugee women’s groups (English and French) to explore interest and viability to convene a national network. The Bilingual National Coordinator will be responsible for conducting a literature review and environmental scan, developing a database of groups, convening regional and national roundtables and co-creation of a network charter. The project will be carried out using a feminist anti-racism and anti-oppression framework. The project will conclude in December 2022.


• Outreach to women’s groups within the project scope, build relationships to create a new network of leaders
• Organize regional roundtables and one virtual national roundtable, and maintain regular regional and national communications within the network and with partners and allies
• Conduct literature review and environmental scan; develop project reports
• Create and implement project work plan and meet timelines, work with approved budgets and provide financial accounts on a regular basis
• Conduct all logistics and administration including develop and maintain a contact database, organize and conduct virtual meetings, take minutes and other related administrative tasks
• Carry out all project promotion, including the creation of communication materials and development and maintenance of web and social media presence
• Work within the OCASI staff team and with the Project Advisory

Required qualifications

• Minimum of 3 years of experience (paid or unpaid) working with racialized, im(migrant) and refugee women’s groups, preferably in a convening or organizing role
• Demonstrated experience (paid or unpaid) working in a community setting, and within a feminist, anti-racist and anti-oppressive framework
• Demonstrated understanding of systemic racism and discrimination faced by groups within the project scope
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both French and English including for web and diverse social media platforms
• Demonstrated project management and implementation skills, including budgeting, collaboration with diverse stakeholders, meeting multiple project deadlines, and working with online meeting platforms
• Experience in research, writing reports and presenting findings
• Experience in project promotion, including the creation of communication materials and development and maintenance of web and social media presence
• Ability to take initiative and work independently, and collaborate with a team
• Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines and demanding schedules

Preferred experience
Preference given to women or women-identifying persons from Indigenous, Black, and other racialized communities

Some overnight travel within Canada may be required.
This is a full-time contract position based on 35 hours per week until December 2022.
Salary range is $50,000 - $51,220 plus benefits, unionized with Unifor Local 87M

How to apply

Send a cover letter and resume with Bilingual National Coordinator in the title by March 12th, 2021 to: Hiring Committee, OCASI at

OCASI is committed to Employment Equity. OCASI hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of racialized groups, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to achieving full accessibility for persons with disabilities by arranging for any necessary accommodations.

We thank all applicants for applying however, we regret only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.