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Work with us: Project Coordinator

Location:

Remote

Application Deadline:

Applications Closed

Remuneration:

Rate – $28 – $30 per hour | 12 month contract with potential to renew | Part-Time 20hr per week

Anticipated Start Date:

Early/Mid-March (which can be adjusted if needed)

About ODLAN

ODLAN is a non-profit organization that works to remove the digital literacy and access barriers 2SLGBTQIA+ organizations and community members face in Canada. We do this by hosting a resource portal, creating educational materials, offering digital inclusion coaching, and conducting original research.

Project Overview

ODLAN is engaging in a capacity-building and operational development project focused on digital inclusion, safety, and access. This project will strengthen our ability to support 2SLGBTQIA+ community organizations and allies’ with enhancing their digital practices. The ideal candidate is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in relation to combatting digital access barriers.

The project coordinator will report to the project manager.

Responsibilities

  • Support the development and implementation of strategic plans and operational frameworks.
  • Contribute to the identification of operational challenges and opportunities for improvement.
  • Assist in the development of performance metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) to evaluate project success.
  • Collaborate with the Project Manager and team to establish clear goals and objectives.
  • Maintain excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Facilitate communication between different team members, stakeholders, and project managers.
  • Facilitate meetings with the Community Advisory Council.
  • Schedule and coordinate regular meetings to discuss project status, next steps, and any potential issues.
  • Maintain clean records of documentation, including project reports and other relevant records.
  • Work with the project manager to establish a work plan to track and monitor the progress of each aspect of the project.
  • Assist in monitoring the budgetary requirements of the project.
  • Report on budgetary issues to the project manager and collaborate on potential solutions.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with various stakeholders.
  • Cultivate positive relationship with community members, organizations, and other stakeholders.
  • Address stakeholder concerns and manage their expectations effectively.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities and requirements. The successful candidate may be required to perform additional duties as assigned by the project manager.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 1 year of experience project coordinator experience.
  • Experience coordinating projects including developing work plans, tracking project finances, and other administrative tasks.
  • Experience in facilitation of meetings and networks, including hosting meetings, development of meeting minutes, and managing diverse perspectives and experiences in meeting spaces.
  • Deep understanding of and commitment to anti-oppression and anti-racism.
  • Strong understanding of barriers that 2SLGBTQIA+ folks face in accessing online resources and services, gained through lived experience, formal or informal education, work experience, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a remote work environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Publisher.
  • Demonstrated commitment to 2SLGBTQIA+ activism, organizing, and/or community building, broadly conceived. Preference will be given to applicants who’ve integrated anti-racist, decolonial, disability justice, and/or intergenerational perspectives into this work.

Working Conditions

This position is home-based/remote. No relocation is required. ODLAN provides contractors with flexible work schedules, allowing them to determine their own hours as long as they have some availability between 9 AM and 5 PM (EST) for team meetings and collaborative work sessions. Applicants must have a workspace that protects the privacy of work-related activities including meetings held via Zoom. Use of personal computer and reliable internet access are also required, the cost of which will not be reimbursed by ODLAN.

Hiring Process

Selected applicants will be invited for an online interview. Interviews will be scheduled late February / Early March. After the interview, we may ask you to provide us with two references. We will inform all applicants about the status of their applications by February 26, 2024.

ODLAN is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from individuals who are 2-Spirit, Indigenous, IndigiQueer, Black, racialized queer and trans people, as well as qualified candidates with disabilities who are neuro-diverse or new to Canada. Self-identification by candidates is voluntary. All candidates must be permitted to work in Canada.

Accommodations

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the recruitment process. Please contact secretary@odlan.ca if you require any accommodations.

Instructions

Please send a cover letter and resume by email to the hiring committee at secretary@odlan.ca with the subject “Project Coordinator Application.” You’re also welcome to contact us with any questions about the position or application process.

International Transgender Day of Visibility 2023

Happy International Transgender Day of Visibility! Every year on March 31st we come together to celebrate the accomplishments of the Trans community and raise awareness about Trans discrimination around the world. In celebration we have highlighted some resources that offer information and support on a variety of trans and non-binary topics.

Did you know?

  • According to the 2021 census, 60,000 Canadians identify as trans
  • There are 3-7x more Trans folks from GenZ than millennials, Gen X, or baby boomers
  • We can thank trans women of colour for starting Pride
  • Over 1/3 of trans youth have attempted suicide

T-Time Tips –  Am embodiment of Black & Bipoc Trans Power and Liberation. T-Time Tips provides lifestyle and hair advice for those transitioning to Trans sisterhood.

Hamilton Trans Health Coalition – A non-profit coalition of healthcare providers, advocates, and community members working to increase the capacity of health systems in Hamilton, Ontario to meet the needs of trans, gender-diverse, and non-binary people. HTHC provides education workshops on a variety of trans-related issues for health care providers. They also aim to answer questions from local trans folks on how best to find healthcare. 

Sherbourne Health/ Rainbow Health Ontario – Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) is a province-wide program of Sherbourne Health designed to improve access to services and to promote the health of Ontario’s Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (2SLGBTQ) communities. They provide information + consulting, education + training, and develop research to aid in policy-making. 

Canadian Centre for Gender + Sexual Diversity – The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity works in schools and youth communities to stop homophobia, transphobia, bullying & other forms of discrimination. They conduct workshops on comprehensive sex education, intersectionality & diversity as well as professional development. Additionally, they conduct research on the mental health of 2SLGBTQ+ folks.

Trans Wellness Ontario – The mission of Trans Wellness Ontario is to enhance and sustain the health and wellness of transgender, genderqueer, two-spirit, non-binary, queer and questioning communities and their families. They are located in Windsor-Essex and provide services to those over 13 years old. TWO provides individual counseling, peer mentoring, parent peer mentoring as well as games nights, parents nights, ID clinics, an open community room and youth drop-in.

JusticeTrans – JusticeTrans aims to provide accessible legal education to 2STNBGN people by challenging transphobic policy and advocating for community-based transformative social justice. You can visit their website for a variety of legal information at both the provincial and national level on 2SLGBTQ+ issues as well as sex work.

Quebec Trans ID Clinic – The Quebec Trans ID Clinic is a year-long, all-in-one drop-in service for individuals wishing to change their legal name and gender marker, offered across the province of Quebec and notably in Montreal. For now, this service is offered in-person only, but will eventually also be made available remotely.

We are also increasingly concerned with the rise of anti-trans bills being introduced in the US. To keep up to date on this visit translegislation.com.

ODLAN Supports Trans Rights and Inclusion

Here at ODLAN we are extremely disappointed to see the online hate that has been generated in response to Hershey’s inclusion of Fae Johnstone, a trans woman, in an ad campaign celebrating Women’s History Month. On March 1st, 2023, Johnstone tweeted that they would be featured in the Hershey ad:

“The chocolate’s out of the wrapper! Honoured to be featured in this campaign by @Hersheys Canada for #InternationalWomensDay alongside 4 brilliant sisters and change-makers.”

Since then, many have condemned Johnstone’s presence in the advertisement, claiming that she is not a real woman. We condemn this online hate and bigotry against trans women. We stand in support of Fae Johnstone and all other trans women.

Trans lives matter.

Trans women are women.

Trans rights are human rights.

Fae Johnstone is Executive Director and Co-Owner of Wisdom2Action (W2A), a member of YWCA Canada’s Board of Directors, and is an experienced community engagement expert, diversity and inclusion consultant, and project manager. Over her past two years working with W2A, Fae has led local, provincial, and national initiatives focused on 2SLGBTQ+ community health and wellness, youth mental health, meaningful community engagement, and gender-based violence.

To learn more about what ODLAN is doing to combat online hate join us for one of our webinars on the topic (see our social media for dates/time of upcoming webinars) or watch recordings of our webinars here.

Black History Month 2023

February is Black History Month. To celebrate the contributions that the Black community has made to the world of tech (and beyond) we would like to take a moment to highlight some resources we think you might find especially helpful. It was a Black individual who created the world’s first search engine, performed the first open-heart surgery, and created refrigerated trucks, among many more essential tools and services. While Black History Month may be limited to February we at ODLAN aim to uplift Black voices throughout the year.

Black Boys Code – A non-profit with chapters across Canada and the USA. Their mission is to improve the future of Black youth through education in computer science and technology.

Visions of Science Network for Learning – A charitable organization that aims to advance the educational achievements and positive development of youth from low-income and marginalized communities through meaningful engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields and research.

The Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN) – A membership platform that works to bridge the network gap between Black talent and tech career opportunities across North America. They help Black professionals network, connect with one another, share resources, and grow their careers. With over 50,000 Black professionals in their network, they provide members with access to mentorship, skill-building opportunities, and a strong peer network to support professional growth and advancement. They also host events such as a weekly Global Masterclass series, the annual Global BFUTR Tech Summit, and more.

Accelerate Her Future – AHF offers fully-funded 16-week programs for self-identifying Black, Indigenous, and women of colour based in Ontario to accelerate their careers in STEM.

Blacks In Technology – A global platform for Black people in technology. BIT serves members through community, media, and mentorship. They provide resources and guidance and challenge members to establish new standards of innovation./dev /color – A global career accelerator for Black software engineers, technologists, and executives. They have a growing community of over 600 professional members and a global reach of over 20,000. They provide peer mentorships for software engineers.