Senior Coordinator – Capacity Building and Training for Small Black-led and Racialized Organizations (SROs)

Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Monday, May 8, 2023 - 5:00pm

Who we are:

OCASI – Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants acts as the collective voice for immigrant and refugee-serving organizations in Ontario, and coordinates response to shared needs and concerns. Our mission is to achieve equality, access and full participation for immigrants and refugees in every aspect of Canadian life. OCASI was founded in 1978 and now has 240 member agencies across Ontario.


This special project is grounded in anti black-racism and equity, it builds the capacity of small, black led and racialized organizations (SROs) to successfully navigate government funding processes and apply for and manage funding opportunities. Together with our partners, OCASI will deliver a capacity building program grounded in anti-racism and equity that will build the capacity of smaller, racialized organizations (SROs) to successfully navigate government funding processes and apply for and manage funding opportunities. 

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate would have lived experience and a detailed understanding of challenges faced by black led and racialized organizations. As a senior team member they would be well versed in leading complex projects and managing sensitive external relationships. To perform these roles, individuals must understand the potential risks and have a plan for controlling them. In addition, individuals should have demonstrated knowledge and skills, initiative, independent decision-making and organizing capabilities including planning, monitoring and evaluation to complete the project in a timely manner successfully. The ideal candidate would provide end to end coordination to a wide variety of project activities starting with needs assessment and all the way to evaluation and completion of the project.

What will the Senior Coordinator do:

Provide support in building an ecosystem of support for small Black led and racialized organizations organizations, including but not limited to:

  • Developing project work plans, timelines, implementation strategies and plans for the need’s assessment, consultations, research and content development for tools and guidelines and webinars for the project
  • Preparing, monitoring and tracking progress of project deliverables and timing, identifying issues and providing advice on project progression;
  • Identifying, review acquire resources on human resources, strategic leadership, organizational change, community capacity building, client-centred approaches, financial management, anti-oppression, and other areas of organizational development
  • Delivering / coordinating Workshops/webinars on various topics including IRCC funding processes and requirements, financial stewardship and reporting and project management 
  • Ensuring that project deliverables meet OCASI’s standards, are clearly understood by project partners /contractors, and are executed in a manner that contributes to SROs learning and best practice development.
  • Identifying organizations as project partners and mentors, matching mentors with organization that need them; developing guidelines / training that facilitate a win-win relationship 
  • Planing, facilitating and conducting meetings
  • Developing and implementing an outreach and promotion strategy that strengthens relationships with black led and racialized organization and amongst Immigrant and Refugee serving organizations, in general, across the province
  • Overall responsibility over project communications, including content on website, communication with participants, partners, mentors, mentees, stakeholders, print materials, and various project reports and documents
  • Coordinating all aspects of the project: monitor budget, write reports, prepare and manage contracts / MOU with consultants/contractors and partners; liaise with community stakeholders
  • Other duties as assigned

Required qualifications:

  • Relevant post-secondary degree (e.g. organizational development, community development, immigration & settlement studies) or the equivalent acceptable combination of education and experience working in the non-profit sector
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience of preferably working as a coordinator in a non-profit or community-based agency in the immigrant services sector or other relevant community services sector 
  • Knowledge of the small black-led and racialized organizational capacity development challenges
  • Understanding of equity and access issues as they pertain to immigrants, refugees, newcomers and racialized communities
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of immigrant and refugee issues and the agencies that serve them 
  • Experience consulting with various stakeholders 
  • Relationship-building skills as well as the ability to deliver results by influencing decision-makers 
  • Experience in program coordination, including need assessment, program planning, developing work plans, priority setting, keeping track of expenses, writing reports to funders, and evaluation
  • Outreach and promotion skills; ability to develop strong partnerships and engage stakeholders
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills; Ability to develop a work schedule, monitor progress, and track details, data, information and activities
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing social media tools to promote projects; Good computer skills, proficient with MS Office applications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to consult, collaborate and work as part of a team 
  • Able to travel across Ontario

Additional information:

OCASI is committed to Employment Equity. We especially welcome applications from members of racialized groups, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.


Salary is $56,342 plus benefits, unionized with Unifor Local 87M

Job type: Full-time position based on 35 hrs/week

How to apply: 

Send a cover letter and resume with the subject line: Senior Coordinator – Capacity Building and Training for Small Black-led and Racialized Organizations (SROs) by May 08, 2023 to: Hiring Committee, OCASI at

OCASI is committed to achieving full accessibility for persons with disabilities by arranging for any necessary accommodations.

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