Reporting to the Senior Consultant, Anti-Violence Initiatives, this position will work to strengthen and build The 519’s anti-violence interventions across our programs and services and work collaboratively with the community and local neighbourhood to develop local leadership and enhance and build external partnerships.  This Coordinator, Anti-Violence Initiatives will work to empower LGBTQ2S communities and allies to end all forms of violence through community engagement, education, counselling support, and advocacy.


  • Work collaboratively to develop and implement innovative, local, and city-wide community mobilization/engagement, educational and public advocacy programs and campaigns that address issues of violence experienced by diverse LGBTQ2S communities.
  • Develop and implement strategies to respond to local incidents of violence ensuring that outreach includes the active engagement of marginalized LGBTQ2S communities, – including trans and non-binary communities, racialized and Indigenous communities, newcomers and refugees, seniors, and youth;
  • Represent The 519 on various committees and coalitions that are responding to issues of community safety and violence and work to develop and maintain productive and proactive relationships with key partners, community leaders, and policy makers;
  • Support the development of organizational anti-violence strategies and programmatic interventions that respond to community needs and that adapt to current social and political climates;
  • In collaboration with other staff and the community, develop campaign strategies and innovative tactics, conduct campaign research, create campaign materials, and mobilize for action;
  • Responds collaboratively to critical incidents in the community and facilitates the mobilization of resources and supports where required;
  • Develop and maintain mechanisms for program reporting, documentation, evaluation and dissemination of replicable program designs and models;
  • Support the development and implementation of skills building and professional development plans for all staff that support consistent and effective practice in responses to violence in our communities;
  • Oversee the preparation and management of budgets, statistical reports, and funder reports for the program;
  • Serve as a spokesperson for our anti-violence work in a range of settings and with diverse audiences;
  • Help ensure 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;
  • Maintain appropriate record-keeping, conduct research, analysis and prepare regular timely reports and statistical information that supports the overall program. Complete related information for funding applications, financial and statistical reports;   
  • 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.


  1. Degree in social science, community development, education, public health, or public policy fields and/or a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in community organizing/community development;
  2. Extensive knowledge of the issues and best practice approaches working with LGBTQ2S community members who have experienced violence and/or trauma;
  3. Experience working with survivors of sexual violence and gender-based violence and knowledge of a broad range of LGBTQ2S hate violence/’bashing’, intimate partner violence, and sexual violence issues;
  4. Ability to build relationships and work well in diverse settings and with diverse constituencies and communities from an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, strengths-based, person-centered, trauma-informed perspective;
  5. Demonstrated ability to work with and understand issues affecting LGBTQ2S communities including demonstrated experience integrating anti-racism, anti-oppression and intersectional values and principles into daily practice;
  6. Experience leading and planning popular and political education curricula, and training and meeting facilitation;
  7. Excellent verbal and written communication, time management and organizational skills;
  8. A well-developed knowledge of relevant community resources including knowledge, experience and understanding of the LGBTQ2S community normally acquired through work in the field/lived experience;
  9. Highly developed decision-making, sound-judgment, conflict resolution, problem solving, facilitation and communication skills;
  10. Sound decision-making and judgment skills with the ability to effectively manage communications with community, government agencies, committees and coalitions;
  11. Demonstrated experience training, supporting and recognizing volunteers;
  12. Working knowledge of MFIPPA, and other relevant legislation;
  13. Sound decision-making and judgment skills with the ability to effectively manage communications with community, government agencies, committees and coalitions;
  14. Must be able to work flexible hours including heavy weekend and evening work;
  15. Proficient in Windows, spreadsheet, and database applications.


Position Status

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

Union Status

Union Position – CUPE Local 2998

Wage Grade


Hourly Rate

$25.03 per hour

Hours of Work

40 hrs 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 18-08 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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