Work with Ten Oaks Project - Ten Oaks Project

Work with Ten Oaks Project

job summary 

The Ten Oaks Project is a charitable, volunteer-driven organization that engages and connects children and youth from 2SLGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer, intersex, ace) identities, families, and communities. Thanks to funding from Canada Summer Jobs, we are looking for an energetic, flexible, and detail-oriented Special Events Coordinator to join our small team. The Special Events Coordinator will help organize and support in-person events for Ten Oaks Project over the summer. These events will include our new Trans about Town program, the Pride Family Picnic, and other events during Ottawa Pride week. The position plays a vital role in ensuring positive community engagement during our busy camp season. The Ten Oaks Project is committed to implementing a racially and ethnically diverse, anti-ageist, gender-varied, economically-mixed, and multi-abled staff team of people from 2SLGBTQ+ identities, families, and communities. Applicants are encouraged to share accessibility needs in the application process, and every attempt will be made to accommodate them. Trans and gender-diverse applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for this role.


Position: Temporary part-time contract
Hours of Work: 30 hours/ week for 9 weeks starting July 3rd, 2023 and ending
September 1st, 2023.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Wage: $15.50/hr
Reports to: Community Engagement Coordinator

Duties and Responsibilities

Community Engagement

  • Plan, organize, and facilitate Ten Oaks Project participation in in-person
    events during the summer months.
  • Work alongside the Community Engagement Coordinator to ensure volunteers
    are thoroughly engaged throughout the process

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong understanding and commitment to the values and mission of the Ten Oaks Project, social justice, anti-oppressive and anti-racist practices, youth engagement, confidentiality, and complex boundary navigation
  • Current Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Remote (home office) with access to computer and internet for private meetings and groups with families an asset
  • Experience doing detail-oriented work, taking initiative, working independently, remaining organized, productive and time efficient, and leading and overseeing large projects
  • Ability to make decisions confidently when consultations are not possible
    Experience working with 2SLGBTQ+ communities in a paid or volunteer capacity.
  • Understanding and commitment to social justice, anti-oppressive practices, youth engagement, confidentiality and complex boundary navigation
  • Written and oral English skills with a capacity to communicate in an accessible manner
  • Skills in: communication, interpersonal relations, conflict resolution, problem solving, and leadership
  • Demonstrated patience, compassion, non-judgmental attitude, and empathy when connecting with volunteers, staff, and program participants
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office, email, zoom and social media and willingness to learn Formstack.
  • Experience incorporating social justice, anti-oppressive, and anti-racist values into work.
  • Relevant education and/or experience that demonstrates the candidate’s foundation in the work skills identified above.

Physical and Mental Demands

  • Must be able to set and maintain boundaries: working in communities you are a part of can be challenging work.
  • Must be able to attend outdoor events regardless of weather conditions. We endeavour to choose accessible spaces, however, not all event spaces may be accessible to folks with mobility aides.
  • Must be willing to remain Covid-safe at all times, which includes wearing masks at all indoor Ten Oaks Project events, staying vaccinated, and sharing our commitment to community harm reduction and disability justice.

Commitment to Equity

In keeping with the Ten Oaks Project’s commitment to equity, applicants are strongly encouraged to self-identify in their applications. Applicants are encouraged to share accessibility needs in the application process, and every attempt will be made to accommodate them.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter and your resume by email to the Executive Director; this posting will close on June 16th. We are grateful for all interest in this position, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Trans and gender-diverse applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.