Job Posting: Senior Coordinator, Community Engagement

Location: On-site at 260 Queen St East with some remote work as well
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: Full Time, 32 hours (4-day) work week
Salary: $50,000 + immediate benefits
Closing date: September 15th, 2023 (applications will be considered on a rolling basis)

Position Title: Senior Coordinator, Community Engagement

Position Overview: The Senior Coordinator, Community Engagement will work closely with the Director of Community Engagement and the larger Building Roots team to coordinate and implement various outreach and volunteer operations

Remuneration: Annual salary of $50,000. 4 day work weeks. Extended health benefits will be provided upon commencement of employment. Worker benefits, vacation and sick time will apply as stated in the Building Roots Handbook.

Schedule: Days of work are Wednesday through to Saturday.

Scope of Work:

  • Community engagement on Saturdays to include supervising the function and flow of the food market; assisting with any customer service issues that may arise; Conflict resolution and de-escalation as needed; direct volunteers in the food market; other tasks as they arise
  • Manage the PWYC program at the market.
  • Community engagement during the week related to feedback on programming, listening to community needs, interacting with volunteers and partner organizations, and other tasks as assigned by the Director of Community Engagement.
  • Support with training volunteers and in the coordination of volunteer scheduling
  • Support with data collection related to community engagement evaluations (surveys, amount of food used, etc.) and related administrative tasks
  • Contribute to the strategic planning as it relates to community engagement strategies; areas of focus for greatest impact; and community needs.
  • Oversee the direction of the Moss Park Market and work directly with the Director of Community Engagement and Director of Programming to collaborate on the evolution of the hub
  • Support the delivery of thoughtful and supportive offerings for community members while cultivating inclusive learnings, trust and respectful practices
  • Engages and supports in reflective practices and debriefs with Director of Community Engagement and staff


Skills needed:

  • Minimum one year experience working in a position that works directly with the community and community development
  • Training and experience in de-escalation, harm/risk reduction, conflict mediation, crisis intervention and the ability to stay calm
  • Experience and training related to working from a trauma-informed and holistic practice
  • A second language is an asset (such as,Cantonese, Mandarin, Arabic)
  • Time management, organizational skills and ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • Experience managing budgets, costs and supply expenditures
  • Strong facilitation and interpersonal skills for community meetings, workshops, events and essential community programming
  • Experience working in diverse and direct service settings with adults who experience the impacts of poverty, homelessness/under-housing, mental health and or substance use challenges, and other sources of marginalization or oppressions


What we offer:

  • Four day (32 hour) work weeks
  • Extended health benefits that commence on date of hire
  • Progressive and flexible vacation time and sick day policies
  • Paid Professional Development opportunities


To apply:

Please submit your resume as well as a cover letter indicating why you think you would be a good fit for this role to Your application will not be considered without a cover letter. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Building Roots is actively working to hire, and meaningfully engage with, and include guidance and input from, LGBTQIA2+, Black, Indigenous and any BIPOC humans in ways that are central to intersectionality. Our organization explicitly supports and promotes anti-racist principles, equity, diversity & representation within our workplaces and programs.

We encourage applications from all kinds of humans & are committed to an equitable hiring process. If you feel you need accommodation please do not hesitate to contact us with your accommodation requests at or 647-478-7736.

Please note that only candidates selected to move forward in the hiring process will be contacted.