Director of Programming
Egale Canada Human Rights Trust - Toronto, ON

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Organization: Egale Canada Human Rights Trust
Position Title: Director of Programming
Salary: Competitive, benefits included
Contract: Full-time, 1 year contract with possible extension

Organization Description
Egale Canada Human Rights Trust is Canada’s only national charity promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) human rights through research, education and community engagement. Through initiatives such as MyGSA.ca and Report Homophobic Violence, Period (RHVP), Egale is working to create a Canada free of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and all other forms of discrimination so that every person can achieve their full potential, unencumbered by hatred and bias.

Job Purpose
The Director of the Programming Department oversees all areas of Egale programs and staff in the department:
Education

  • Safer & Accepting Schools
  • Safer & Accepting Campuses
  • OUTShine National GSA Summit
  • Youth Programs (Youth-Serving Organizations, GSA Creation)

Corporate & Institutional

  • Safer & Accepting Workplaces/Workforces
  • Report Homophobic Violence, Period & RHVP International
  • Long Term Care Homes & LGBTQ Seniors
  • Pre-Service Programs (Medical, Paramedical, Nursing, Law, Education)

Resources & Special Projects

  • MyGSA.ca
  • Physical & Handout Resource Materials
  • Courage in the Face of Hate: Trans Women Speak Out
  • Additional Projects (Pink Triangle Tour, Proud to Play))

Reporting
Reports to Executive Director, with updates to all Directors

Responsibilities
Program Development Oversight (30%)
Staff Management (30%)
Outreach, Planning and New Program Activation (30%)
Communication (10%)

Program Development Oversight

  • Ensure that all project deliverables are accounted for and met within program granting window
  • Provide up-to-date data on training and deliverables completed throughout program process
  • Streamline development of resource creation through multi-departmental channels
  • Manage budgetary requirements and line items for all program budgets
  • Coordinate and prepare interim, mid-term and final reports for grant-specific programs
  • Coordinate and oversee planning efforts for OUTShine-related and program-related special events
  • Process and organize deliverables and goals for incoming projects; delineate responsibilities and timelines for new projects

Staff Management

  • Prepare team schedule with advance knowledge of training & facilitation, meetings, events and in-office timelines
  • Listen to staff to ensure voices are being heard and recognize; meeting the needs of staff within the department and office environment
  • Ensure mental health needs of staff are met within all planning and implementation avenues
  • Hold monthly Programming Department meetings and occasional one-to-one check-ins with staff to ensure that programs, projects and staff needs are on track
  • Delegate responsibilities of multiple programs and ensure timely completion of tasks
  • Mitigate inter- and extra-personal communication and staffing issues
  • Maintain morale of all staff and provide levity to tense situations as necessary

Outreach, Planning and New Program Activation

  • Coordinate consistent outreach with program stakeholders and potential participants/recipients
  • Follow-up and confirm booking information, dates, times, participant numbers and other necessary requirements
  • Track and monitor expenses through Turbine for specific program-related planning, including travel, accommodations, resources, handout materials and technology
  • Create program and project plans and implement action item to ensure timely completion of deliverables, tasks and other elements
  • Work with Development Department to activate newly granted programs
  • Work with other departments to create streamlined support systems for new and existing programs
  • With Programming Department staff, develop new and lucrative program initiatives to create awareness, generate revenue and expand the reach of Egale

Communication

  • Ensure constant open lines of communications with external partners, collaborators and colleagues during office hours via e-mail, telephone and other means
  • Maintain consistent internal communication with Directors, Executive Director and all staff through e-mail, telephone and internal instant messaging system
  • Provide updates to Executive Director about program development & advancement and staff updates
  • Prepare briefings and program notes for various uses for government and other reporting purposes

Qualifications

  • Excellent in areas described above
  • Excellent organizational agility, problem solving and project management skills’
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Thorough experience in team management and scheduling
  • Experience in completing projects in a self-sufficient capacity, demonstrating organizational skill, consistent reporting, excellent time management and timely results
  • Proven capability in thoughtful leadership and execution excellence

Additional Qualifications

  • Understanding of social and political issues that face LGBTQ individuals and communities
  • A demonstrated ability to use a full range of social media tools to promote a product, campaign or event and/or to a build a brand
  • Experience with a variety of web-based technological tools for efficient project management
  • An understanding of education systems across Canada
  • An Ontario G-level or equivalent drivers licence is considered an asset
  • Proficiency with French is considered an asset

Instructions and Deadline

This is a full-time contract position, located in Toronto. Eligible applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter by Sunday 20th April, 2014. Please e-mail your application to: Sammy Feilchenfeld

Egale Canada Human Rights Trust is committed to ensuring that members of traditionally marginalized groups, from a broad range of communities, feel empowered to apply for positions within the organization. We encourage qualified applicants to consider work and volunteer opportunities with Egale as we recognize that a diverse work force and volunteer base are critical to accomplishing our mission. The organization is dedicated to taking proactive steps to overcome historical patterns of discrimination in our society which have created barriers of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, language, class, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression for some individuals and have resulted in the denial of their full participation in society.


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Egale Canada Human Rights Trust is Canada’s only national charity promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) human rights...