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Role: Director of Community Engagement and Evaluations
Organization: Building Roots
Location: Downtown East Toronto ON / Hybrid
Compensation: $28 per hour/ 40 hours per week, with extended health benefits
Length of Contract: One year contract with possibility of extension, with 3-month probation period

Building Roots is a non-profit focused on nurturing social cohesion in the Downtown East. Please visit to learn more about us.

Task will Include:

Community Engagement

  • Facilitate planning of community outreach
  • Engage community partners (partner agencies) and community members (program and service ‘users’) with focus on accessibility for folks in Moss Park and Downtown East
  • Lead outreach and engagement strategies, working closely with our Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, in support of Building Roots’ current and upcoming programs and services
  • Work with program managers to ensure programming is safe and accessible, with special attention to community feedback
  • Streamline outreach materials and language used for community members with emphasis on accessibility, in collaboration with Communications Manager
  • Work alongside Community Care and Food Programs Manager on Food Delivery Program, with special attention to intake and outreach
  • Support Volunteer program, as needed
  • Support development of community leadership program, with emphasis on capacity building opportunities


  • Lead organization-wide program evaluations including evaluation overviews in line with organizational mission and goals, both process and outcome evaluations, plan data collection, and data analysis
  • Write and co-design annual impact reports, and lead strategic roll out plans to funders/ donors, material contributors, partners, and community members
  • Support program managers to conduct community consultations and surveys to ascertain what community members would like to see in programming

Leadership, Professional Development, and other

  • Act as point of contact for team, helping to problem-solve and facilitate conversations, and escalate to leadership team where needed
  • Lead Professional Development within the team, volunteers, and community leaders with emphasis on cultivating skills and capacity in relation to the community
  • Bring in ideas to streamline organizational structure
  • Administrative tasks, as needed

Relevant qualifications, skills, and experience:

  • Degree in social services, social work, social justice, or related field an asset
  • At least 3 years experience in non-profit work in community outreach, with experience in leadership
  • At least 2 years conducting process and outcome evaluations, with understanding of community-based methodologies, qualitative and quantitative methodologies, data analysis, and report writing in non-profit spaces
  • Experience and knowledge of food security and food justice, working with folks experiencing marginalization and poverty, and asset-based community development
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with diverse audiences
  • Strong leadership and team working skills, compassionate, people-focused
  • Ability to work both remotely from home, with in person capability in Downtown East Toronto
  • Knowledge of asana, google suite, slack, an asset
  • Anti-oppression training, conflict resolution, trauma-informed care, and crisis intervention skills an asset

Why Work for Building Roots?

  • Extended health benefits
  • Paid Professional Development opportunities
  • Encouraged 4-day work weeks
  • Progressive and flexible vacation time and sick day policies

Please send resume to by Tuesday August 16, 2022. Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Building Roots recognizes and values the unique perspective of people with lived experiences. We encourage any applicants to share experiences that they feel would be relevant to the successful execution of this role.
We actively support and mobilize alongside our community partners, local organizations & small businesses of all kinds. This is done with the intention of fostering social cohesion as we implement a community-led programming model.
Building Roots is actively working to hire, and meaningfully engage with, and include guidance and input from, LGBTQIA2+, Black, Indigenous and any BIPOC humans in ways that are central to intersectionality. Our organization explicitly supports and promotes indigenous resilience, anti-racist principles, equity, diversity & representation within our workplaces and programs.
We encourage applications from all-kinds of humans & are committed to an equitable hiring process.




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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Aug 4 2022    ID: 65294