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Project Coordinator: Building Anti-Racism Capacity through Mental Health Research, Resources and Training (1-3MH1BR)

Position Description
The Project Coordinator will oversee the work of the key activities of the Building Anti-Racism Capacity through Mental Health Research, Resources and Training project. The Project Coordinator will be supported by the project manager, administrative team and additional support staff. This position works collaboratively with academic and public institutions, community partners and requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The Project Coordinator must be flexible and able to meet time-sensitive deadlines and successfully manage competing priorities.

Major Responsibilities
• Draft written reports, oral presentations and summaries as required
• Maintain record of support staff and volunteer hours
• Maintain professional notes and take meeting minutes as required
• Track ongoing and completed tasks in project workplan
Project Coordination
• With support of project manager, coordinate overall activities as detailed in the project workplan
• With support of project manager, coordinate support staff and other volunteers to meet goals and deadlines in the project workplan
• Ensure activities maintain alignment to project goals and intended outcomes
• Maintain consistent and professional communication with key working groups, team members, committees and stakeholders
• Support committee work (e.g. advisory committee)
• Support the research team in development, coordination and implementation of measurement and evaluation
• Follow-up on and implement recommendations as directed by advisory committee
Community Outreach and Engagement
• Support community outreach and engagement strategy as directed by advisory committee and lead/participate in community engagement activities with diverse groups
• Support participant recruitment through community partners
• Provide professional, timely and compassionate liaison through various methods of engagement (virtual, in-person, telephone, email communication) with community partners and research participants
• Help with developing materials that can be shared widely with broader community engagement (e.g. posters, brochures)
• Implement knnowledge and resource dissemination plan
Resource Development
• Support research team and advisory committee on development of Anti-Racism Community Resources Toolkit and Advocate Training Program
• Conduct scans of existing training materials and community resources
• Coordinate translation of materials

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field required, Master’s degree preferred
• A combination of education and experience may be considered
• Education or experience in facilitation, supervision, training and/or research is an asset
• Experience in one or more related fields such as: mental health, anti-racist theories and approaches, anti-oppressive practice, settlement work, community development and engagement
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to tailor communication to diverse audiences
• Excellent interpersonal skills, working on a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office and virtual meeting platforms (e.g. Zoom)
• Detail-oriented and superior organizational skills
• Strong critical thinking, problem solving and analysis skills with ability to work independently

Working Environment & Hours of Work
• This position works 20-30 hours/week remotely with some in-person meetings where possible and necessary
• Some weekend and evening flexibility is required
• Some overtime may be required depending on project deadlines

Mission Statement
Empowering Chinese-Canadians to participate, engage and have pride in all spheres of contemporary Canadian society.
Ensuring Chinese-Canadian representation in building an equitable and inclusive Canada.

The ACCT Foundation formed in 2017 with the aim to contribute towards Canada’s vision for an inclusive society by
1) Advancing Chinese Canadian civic engagement and leadership development;
2) Creating community resources and building capacity; and
3) Furthering education on racial equality of minorities including Chinese Canadians.

Project Summary
To meet the gap in research/services for immigrants affected by the trauma of racism, ACCT in partnership with ACT2endracism propose a research, resource development/training, and advocate training program for service providers. The main groups that benefit from the project include:

1) East/SE Asian communities
2) Settlement workers/agencies
3) Immigrant users of settlement agencies
4) Public institutions

The project aims to focus its research on members of East/SE Asian communities as recent statistics demonstrate that this population experiences significant, decreased sense of personal safety during COVID. Settlement workers/agencies would benefit from knowledge and resources for how to support clients who have experienced racism. The project aims to strengthen immigrant users’ access to referrals/mental health support in dealing with racism. Public institutions benefit from serving newcomers who may otherwise experience barriers accessing services. The project will test settlement workers’ effectiveness in helping immigrant clients understand racism, its impact, and supports available. The primary project outcome is to build the anti-racism capacity of settlement agencies in delivering coordinated, anti-racist settlement and community services. In turn, communities/public institutions foster welcoming environments for immigrants. Project partners include academic and public institutions, evaluators and settlement agencies.

Available Positions: 1

Start Date: As soon as possible

Posting will remain open until suitable candidate is found

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