Reporting to the Director, Programs and Community Services, the Senior Consultant, Anti-Violence Initiatives will provide visionary leadership to develop and shape The 519’s anti-violence work – including leading advocacy, policy, and research strategies as well as supporting our direct service and community engagement programs. 


  • Manages, oversees, and provides visionary leadership to shape, develop, and expand on The 519’s Anti-Violence Initiatives through internal and external partnerships that seek to address and prevent all forms of violence against LGBTQ2S communities;
  • Leads strategic visioning, policy and program development for the department and helps lead organization and community-wide visioning to support the enhancement and expansion of our anti-violence initiatives;
  • Supervises the day-to-day operation of all assigned staff including the scheduling, assigning and reviewing of work, authorizing and coordinating vacation and overtime requests, monitoring and evaluating work plan objectives, and following policy and collective agreement to manage;
  • Builds and expands relationships to strengthen and amplify The 519’s anti-violence work and its impact at a local, national, and international level;
  • 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;
  • Works collaboratively and effectively to ensure cross-departmental communication and engagement;
  • Manages various programs and initiatives related to our anti-violence work, including developing and maintaining mechanisms for program reporting, documentation, evaluation, and dissemination of best practices;
  • Works with program managers and relevant staff to develop innovative community organizing, education, and public advocacy programs that support impacted community members, and have clear outcomes;
  • Responds collaboratively to critical incidents in the community and facilitates the mobilization of resources and supports where needed;
  • Serves as a spokesperson for the organization’s anti-violence work in a range of settings, with diverse audiences, and through a variety of communication channels – in coordination with the Manager, Communications;
  • Analyzes policies and trends that impact public advocacy related to the organization’s programmatic and strategic objectives and adjusts program goals and objectives accordingly;
  • Ensures that senior leadership and the Board of Management are knowledgeable about the department’s programs and impact by preparing reports and presentations and attending meetings as required;
  • Oversees the development and implementation of skill-building and professional development plans for all relevant staff;
  • Oversees the management of all funding contracts and relationships relevant to the department;
  • Acts as Supervisor under the definitions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and ensures that adequate training, safety equipment, and safe work procedures are in place to develop a strong culture of Health and Safety minimizes any health and safety issues;
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable legislation including but not limited to Health and Safety, Collective Agreements, The 519 and City of Toronto HR policies, Employment Standards Act, etc.;
  • Provides oversight to students, interns, and volunteers;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  1. Post-graduate degree in community development, education, public health, public policy, or a discipline pertinent to this work and/or seven years of relevant work experience.
  2. Experience managing employees and variety of teams (in a unionized environment is considered an asset).  Ability to effectively motivate, train, and supervise staff, students, and volunteers.
  3. Extensive experience in the planning, development, and implementation of community-based programs including demonstrated expertise and experience integrating community development and social inclusion principles and practice in program planning and development.
  4. Extensive knowledge of the issues and best practice approaches working with LGBTQ2S community members who have experienced violence and/or trauma.
  5. Experience working closely with survivors of trauma, and commitment to creating and sustaining a trauma-informed environment.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work with and understand issues affecting LGBTQ2S communities including demonstrated experience integrating anti-racism, equity and intersectional values and principles into daily practice.
  7. Demonstrated experience managing administrative and financial activities associated with program operations including report and grant writing, well-developed budget and variance reporting experience.
  8. Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining cross departmental program/service delivery teams.
  9. Ability to multi-task effectively and meet competing deadlines for internal and external partners using a customer-centric approach
  10. Ability to build relationships with a myriad of constituencies and work well in diverse settings.
  11. Knowledge of applicable legislation (Occupational Health and Safety Act, MFIPPA, Human Rights Code, applicable Collective Agreements, etc.)
  12. Highly developed interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and ability communicate effectively with a broad range of stakeholders.  Exceptional ability to negotiate persuasively, resolve conflict, and effectively forge solid internal and external relationships.
  13. Strong strategic and lateral thinking skills in combination with strong research, analytical, and problem solving abilities
  14. Proficient in Windows, various accounting software, spreadsheet, and database applications
  15. Excellent facilitation and project management skills including the definition of project purpose and objectives, project activities, milestones and deliverables, and monitoring and tracking progress.
  16. Strong decision making skills with a track record of results-orientated leadership and able to work effectively within teams and independently.
  17. Demonstrated proficiency in management competencies required in the City of Toronto including strategic orientation, leadership, political acuity, and fiscal responsibility..


Position Status

Full-Time (until March 31, 2019), with possibility of extension

Union Status


Annual Salary

$64,459.20-75,732.80 (Management Wage Grade 4.5), plus benefits

Hours of Work

35 hours per week. Various shifts, including weekdays, evenings and weekends as needed.


Email cover letter and resume to Careers@The519.org no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Applicants must quote Job 18-07 in the cover letter and in the subject line of the email.

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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