We’re Hiring an Organizer (Ontario)!

Are you a talented and adept campaigner/organizer with a strong commitment to decolonization and environmental justice? Are you passionate about supporting Indigenous Nations’ legal actions to defend their lands, rights and title?

Do you want to work with a team of talented and kind people to make a real difference in the world? 

Join the country’s only organization dedicated to advancing Indigenous rights and environmental protection through fundraising for access to justice!

About RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs): Fundraising is in our DNA: everything we do has the simple, powerful goal of motivating people to donate, fundraise, and organize events in support of Nations which take to the courts to advance their rights and defend their territories. 

RAVEN is strongly committed to equality and diversity within its community and to a welcoming and inclusive workplace. We especially welcome applications from Indigenous persons, visible minority group members, women, persons with different abilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. 

Job Description

Position Title: Organizer

Terms: part time, up to 15 hours/month to begin with, opportunity for growth

Location: Greater Toronto Area and environs 

Reporting to: Fundraising Campaigns Director

About the role:

You are an experienced campaigner/organizer with a deep knowledge of Indigenous and environmental issues in Ontario. 

  • You are an Indigenous person, or have ongoing relationships with Indigenous communities and/or Indigenous organizations in Ontario. 
  • Through previous campaigning you have built a network of relationships in the climate and environmental justice arena. You are adept at bringing groups together around a common cause, and forging strong partnerships and coalitions.
  • You are an accomplished event organizer, and easily juggle all the different tasks that go into creating a successful event on a given budget: negotiating with venues and performers, attracting and managing volunteers, marketing and promotion.
  • You have experience stewarding donors, or transferable skills that will enable you to maintain ongoing relationships with RAVEN’s donor base in Ontario.
  • Social media skills are an asset.

This is a role that’s poised for growth as RAVEN’s first two Ontario-based campaigns take root. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Identifying and recruiting champions and allies among NGOs and community groups to support and promote RAVEN’s campaign
  • Reaching out to individuals on RAVEN’s list who are located in Ontario and are likely to become fundraisers
  • Training and stewarding fundraisers through phone calls, webinars etc.
  • Stewarding RAVEN’s donors in Ontario
  • Organizing events in GTA and southern Ontario generally
  • Creating and curating Ontario-specific social media content
  • Tracking campaign metrics
  • (If feasible) engaging local businesses to support the campaign

Qualifications – Education and Experience:

  • Relevant University or College degree/ diploma (Indigenous studies, environmental studies, social sciences, etc.) In exceptional cases, a combination of education and relevant work experience may be considered.
  • Experience in non-profit, social enterprise or government, working with diverse stakeholders including experience with Indigenous communities.
  • Demonstrated success in building partnership
  • Track record in organizing events
  • Self-starter and quick responder; you are able to work independently.

What you bring to the role:

  • Non-profit knowledge. Experience working with non-profit networks and coalitions on shared goals (e.g. sign-on letters, court cases, news conferences). This includes experience in grassroots-led groups, e.g. Indigenous Environmental Network, Wild Salmon Caravan etc.
  • You’ve worked with First Nations, or local, regional and provincial governments.
  • Experienced community organizer: you know how to successfully communicate about environmental and indigenous justice issues for a variety of audiences
  • Committed and passionate about building a better world. You have the talent and heart to deliver and make impacts.
  • Team player. You thrive in an information-rich workplace with dynamic cooperation.
  • Resilient and flexible. You are a quick learner and a collaborative colleague who enjoys being part of a team and can work independently.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and quality while managing multiple projects. You are organized.

What You Get:

  • Amazing work culture with smart colleagues that really care.
  • Being a part of a team of superstars.
  • Be part of systemic change and building a better world. 

Please submit your cover letter and your resume to conrad@raventrust.com with the words “Ontario organizer position” in the subject line.

The position will stay open until it is filled. Only qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews.

We recognize the importance of a diversified workforce, and we encourage QTBIPOC2S, Indigenous people, First Nations, Inuk/ Inuit and Métis candidates, and persons with different abilities to apply.

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