The 519 – a City of Toronto agency, registered charity, and the largest LGBTQ2S community centre in Canada – is seeking a Senior Consultant, Special Projects to support a range of key organizational initiatives including the development and implementation of our Anti-Racism and Equity framework and new Strategic Plan for 2019-2022. The position reports to the Executive Director and plays a vital role in advancing The 519’s mandate of Service, Space and Leadership in-line with the City of Toronto’s Relationship Framework and the Toronto Public Service by-law.

If you are an experienced project manager skilled at building relationships, managing complex projects and championing anti-racism, equity and inclusion, we want to hear from you.

THE 519

The 519 is committed to the health, happiness, and full participation of the LGBTQ community. A City of Toronto agency with an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, we strive to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect in Toronto and beyond.  Our unique three-pillared organizational model of service, space and leadership is present in every program, initiative and activity we undertake.


We respond to the evolving needs of the LGBTQ community, from counselling services and queer parenting resources to coming out groups, trans programming and senior’s support.


We provide free, accommodating and non-judgmental space where individuals, organizations and non-profit groups can meet, organize and work towards their goals.


We share knowledge and insight gathered on the ground through consulting and workshop services, best practice research and public engagement campaigns.

Additional Links

•   History - http://www.the519.org/about/history-timeline

•   Leadership Team - http://www.the519.org/about/team

•   The 519 Programs - http://www.the519.org/programs

•   The 519 Space - http://www.the519.org/space

•   The 519 Leadership - http://www.the519.org/education-training

•   Annual Report - http://www.the519.org/about/annual-reports

•   Newsletter - http://www.the519.org/newsletter-archive



  • Demonstrated experience leading projects from planning through completion and a willingness to tackle all aspects of the framework launch including research, partnership building, financial recordkeeping and reporting.
  • Deep understanding of policy and current issues related to social development, anti-racism and equity, and the strong research background to continue building on that understanding as community needs develop.
  • Experience working with legal agreements, statements of work, and contracts.
  • Strategic-minded with the ability to build tailored organizational processes from the ground up.
  • Understands the importance of relationship building, is comfortable engaging with a diversity of people, approaches the role with the spirit of community engagement and is eager to participate in developing and supporting The 519’s Anti-racism and Equity framework.
  • An inclusive leader who is equally comfortable allowing others to lead with support and to learn from those with different skills and competencies.
  • A self-starter, able to motivate and inspire both staff and volunteers to new levels of achievement using persuasion and collaboration.  Combines confidence and assertiveness with empathy, tact and diplomacy in communicating both verbally and in writing with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of, and experience working in, the LGBTQ communities that include an awareness of current issues, and trends impacting these communities is a significant asset. Recognizes that the employees of The 519 are a part of the communities we serve.
  • Working knowledge of the Employment Standards Act, MFIPPA and other relevant legislation.
  • A related post-secondary degree and/or other equivalent combination of education and demonstrated work experience; CHRP/CHRL designation an asset.



  • Leads the development of the Anti-Racism and Equity Framework and other strategic organizational priorities through all phases including development, planning implementation, evaluation, etc.
  • Leads the development of engagement strategies that support meaningful opportunities for stakeholder engagement ensuring accessible and effective communication and outreach in relation to various initiatives.
  • Develops and manages relevant steering and advisory committee structures to support the steering of project goals including providing Project Management support for tracking and managing all deliverables, meeting/agenda management, resource materials, etc.
  • Uses effective information technology systems to appropriately share information and provides administration and coordination leadership at relevant team and committee meetings, including the development and updating of long-term strategic work plan activities. 
  • Prepares various reports including monthly project team updates, statistical data, correspondence and make presentations and briefs to the project team, the Executive Director, Board, Board committees and the general public/membership
  • Conducts broad research and analysis taking into consideration organizational and corporate policy, legislation, risk management and relevant best practices
  • Conducts business process reviews and makes recommendations to senior management, including process optimization and simplifications that could lead to changes in staffing levels and resource allocation. 
  • Works with other project staff to develop communications materials for various donor/public image products including newsletters and annual reports
  • Develops required materials for successful grant and corporate funding and sponsorship applications and proposals, coordinates research and proposal writing in consultation with relevant staff and project team members. Ensures that applications/proposals are submitted in a timely manner, meeting required deadlines
  • Administers assigned budgets including completing cash-projection and variance reports.
  • Manages confidential and sensitive information affecting operations, external relations, assets and organizational resources.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with funders, community partners, senior levels of government and acts as liaison on behalf of The Centre and works in consultation with key senior management staff.



Email cover letter and resume to Careers@The519.org no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Applicants must quote Job 18-02 in the cover letter and in the subject line of the email.

All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence. 

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 and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  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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