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Coordinator, Youth Advocacy Programs

  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • Toronto, ON
  • August 22, 2022

Website The519 The 519


Reporting to the Manager, Youth Advocacy Programs, the Coordinator, Youth Advocacy Programs will support the development and implementation of a funded project focused on building the leadership and advocacy skills of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) 2SLGBTQ+ young people between the ages of 15-25. This position will engage in extensive outreach and will coordinate weekly arts-based and advocacy programming for youth in a safe and affirming environment.


  • Coordinate all aspects of The 519’s youth engagement and advocacy initiatives, including outreach and recruitment efforts, selection, onboarding, as well as programming and logistics.
  • Work with the manager to design and develop curriculum for youth advocacy programs in consultation with subject matter experts; and engage and secure relevant speakers and presenters to support program objectives.
  • Support the creation of all program assets, from internal and external communications, marketing and outreach materials, and program guides, agendas, details.
  • Support the application design, posting, review, and selection process for the Youth Advocacy Academy.
  • Provide onsite coverage for all in-person activities, including coordinating room bookings, refreshments, honoraria, and other accessibility needs.
  • Provide support and coordinate referrals for youth engaged in the program, including working with other program staff to facilitate cross-department referrals and engagement opportunities.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with community partners to deliver effective programming and to maintain referral pathways.
  • Track program metrics and analytics and develop and implement an evaluation framework in line with programmatic objectives.
  • Support the manager to complete funding reports, and document project successes and challenges.
  • Commit to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts within the program and among participants.
  • Implement and abide by The 519’s policies procedures and comply with all applicable legislation and regulations including coordination and training of volunteers, confidentiality, MFIPPA and purchasing and inventory control systems.
  • Participate and support The 519’s broad activities and other related policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Post-secondary education in a discipline pertinent to this work and/or the equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Experience working with, mentoring, and responding to the diverse interests and needs of marginalized youth.
  • Experience developing and implementing community engagement and community development initiatives in support of community building.
  • Extensive knowledge of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities, anti-oppression and anti-racist frameworks, including current issues and trends.
  • Understanding and analysis of the systemic nature of oppression, particularly the intersection of gender, race, sexuality, and class; this position requires a commitment to and passion for social justice.
  • Demonstrated experience in and understanding of the non-profit sector, local advocacy organizations, community organizing, arts-based advocacy or similar fields.
  • Demonstrated experience working and supporting community partnership objectives.
  • Proficiency in all social media platforms and a deep understanding of how to ensure a high level of engagement across various social media channels.
  • Highly developed relationship building and interpersonal skills to deal with a broad range of stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively to meet competing deadlines for internal and external partners.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information in a professional manner.
  • Working knowledge of MFIPPA, and other relevant legislation.
  • Sound decision-making and judgment skills with the ability to effectively manage communications with community, government agencies, committees and coalitions.
  • Must be able to work some flexible hours including weekends and evenings.
  • Proficient in Windows, and spreadsheet applications.



All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of hire in accordance with the City’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy. The 519 is a City of Toronto agency. Our employees are considered City employees and must act in accordance with City policy.

Position Status

Full-Time Contract (September 2022 – March 31, 2024)

Union Status

Union Position – CUPE Local 2998 – Wage Grade 9

Starting Hourly Wage

$26.25/hour starting rate (City of Toronto 2022 Wage Grid for Union Staff) (Range is $26.25/hour-$30.40/hour)


Enrolled in health, dental, life and disability benefits after probation. Not eligible for OMERS pension plan.

Hours of Work

40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., some evenings and weekends may be required as needed.


3 weeks per year


Due to the nature of the work, this job will be performed on-site at The 519.


Email your cover letter and resume as one document to no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 22, 2022. Please quote Job #22-22 and your name in the cover letter and in the subject line of the email. For example, in the subject line write “Job 22-22 First Name Last Name”. Please also share which pronouns you would like us to use when corresponding with you (directly and within The 519) in your email or your cover letter.

The 519 actively encourages applicants from all equity seeking groups. The 519 embraces diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop, and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We thank all applicants. No agencies please.

In accordance with Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the City of Toronto’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

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