Job Posting 101782

Organizing Coordinator 1
Work From Home - Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Southern Vancouver Island
closes in 9 days (Tue, 2 Jul)
part time  •  $37,166.17/year, plus benefits

Dogwood – Organizing Coordinator 1

Date posted: June 3, 2024
Closing date: July 2, 2024 at 12:00 noon
Job type: Permanent, part-time (20 hours per week), unionized position
Salary: $37,166.17/year, plus benefits
Desired start date: August 15, 2024
Location: Southern Vancouver Island

About Dogwood

Dogwood brings people together to transform our democracy, uphold Indigenous rights and defend the climate, land and water that sustain life in B.C. With our allies, we work to break free from fossil fuels, supercharge decarbonization, and counter corporate influence on our democracy and rising right-wing narratives. All of this work takes place on unceded, stolen Indigenous territories amidst ongoing colonial violence, racial injustices and profound wealth inequalities. Thus, Dogwood will contribute, always, to the generations-long project of repairing the injustices of colonialism and dismantling systems of oppression. 

Dogwood is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization. We currently have 16 staff members, sustaining a network of over 100,000 supporters and anchoring volunteer teams in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island. 

We believe that organized people have the power to shift what’s possible in B.C., by building towards and seizing tipping points where we can lock in lasting change. Dogwood’s organizing program builds power and community through outreach, action and solidarity. 

About the role of Organizing Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Organizing

As part of our Organizing team (currently made up of the director and two staff organizers), you will be responsible for volunteer engagement and event coordination in the Victoria area. You’ll support our South Island volunteer team and work with allies to push our province beyond fossil fuels and act in solidarity with Indigenous people and communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis.

In this role, you will:

  • Recruit and retain new volunteers by identifying outreach opportunities, putting volunteers on a path to participation, and developing engagement opportunities. 
  • Support the South Island volunteer team, by coordinating with team members to ensure regular team events occur (e.g. canvassing, actions, recruitment calling), and delivering core tasks as a backstop as necessary.
  • Lead campaign-driven and solidarity events and actions in the region as needed, including planning, recruitment, action/event design and execution.
  • Develop relationships with allies and values-aligned groups and constituencies in the region, including Indigenous communities; and identify opportunities for collaboration, solidarity and volunteer learning.

To be considered for this position, you need to:

  • Have a demonstrated ability to build relationships with people of  diverse backgrounds, ages, identities and abilities.
  • Have experience in organizing, volunteer coordination or community engagement; this experience could be from your work, school, personal or community life but should be in a leadership or coordination role.
  • Have experience with delivering workshops, teaching, public speaking or similar group-leading activities.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to take initiative as part of a distributed/remote team.

Additional Experience and Skills

Other personal strengths, knowledge, lived experience, training or aptitudes in these areas would be considered additional assets in this role and we encourage you to highlight them in your application.

  • Existing connections to community-based groups and networks in the South Island region. 
  • Comfortable with, or excited to experiment with, digital and virtual collaboration tools, such as Nationbuilder, Salesforce, peer-to-peer texting, Zoom, Google suite.
  • Ability to produce written and visual materials (eg. hand-outs, props, signs).
  • A track record of adapting to changing circumstances.
  • Enthusiasm for learning on the job.
  • Curiosity and openness to decolonization including personal learning, Indigenous solidarity and/or anti-racism work. 

Work arrangements

Dogwood offers a flexible, rewarding and unionized work environment including four weeks paid vacation starting in your first year; health, dental and paramedical benefits; and a baseline 30-hour work week. Compensation, benefits and work arrangements for this position will be pro-rated to part-time, with the opportunity for flexible scheduling. While the successful candidate should live in the South Island region, the position could be primarily remote, primarily based in Dogwood’s Victoria office, or hybrid.

How to apply

To apply for this position please submit your application here by July 2, 2024 at 12 noon. If you have questions about the application process or online form, e-mail . No phone calls please.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted after the closing of the posting period. The application process for this position may include interviews, work samples or other exercises to assess relevant skills. The hiring committee aims to make a hiring decision by July 31.

Dogwood is committed to becoming a workplace where people of diverse identities, backgrounds and abilities want to work and feel safe working. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply including Black, Indigenous and people of colour; people of all gender identities and abilities. Dogwood does not discriminate based on race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, political belief, age, gender, sexual orientation or class. 


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