Capacity Coordinator

CIPR · Toronto, Ontario
Department CIPR
Employment Type Full-time Contract
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $52,187-$58,703 per year

Policy Capacity Coordinator (Indigenous candidates preferred)

Centre for Indigenous Policy and Research 

Remote Position

Job term: Full-time, 1 year contract (possibility of renewal)

Hours: 35 hours per week

Start date: December 6th, 2021

Closing date: November 7th, 2021 (11:59pm EST)

Compensation: $52,187 - $58,703 + benefits

Requirements: 2+ years experience in program coordination. 

Who we are  

CRE is a National Indigenous & Youth-led, non-profit. A vision of a reconciled Canada is only possible through collective action and impact. So, CRE’s mission is to provide pathways for Indigenous youth on their journey of self-determination and resiliency in an effort to advance reconciliation in their lifetime. This is achieved through programs and granting opportunities that support capacity building, cultural revitalization, networking and solidarity.

At Canadian Roots Exchange, we believe that young people are the key to ensuring the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples improves through dialogue, understanding, and relationship building. Our charitable organization has been convening meetings of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth (ages 13-29) across Canada for over a decade through exchange programs, youth leadership development, educational workshops in schools, national gatherings, and the launch of a National Indigenous Youth Network. 

CRE is a workplace that puts its employees and community first. We are a living wage employer and believe in prioritizing a healthy work-life balance. We provide opportunities for flexible working hours, time off for ceremony and other life responsibilities and we actively respond to the accessibility needs of those who work with us. We are a results-oriented working environment, choosing to focus on achieving objectives, rather than promoting the status quo.

Your impact

Reporting to the Director of the Centre for Indigenous Policy and Research or designate, we are seeking a candidate responsible for the production and implementation of capacity development content

  • Planning, developing, implementing, evaluating policy capacity development activities 
    • Remain up to date with changes and movement in the policy field, updating content as needed
    • Ensuring content is aligned with CRE positions and priorities
  • Policy School & Hackathon Coordination
    • Logistics - ensure the successful and efficient planning and preparation of policy capacity development activities
    • Resources - Ensuring sufficient and required resources are present for the successful and efficient implementation of policy capacity development activities
    • Facilitators  and Guests - Participate in securing facilitators and guests, be the primary point of contact and support their needs, and ensure that they adhere to CRE standards
    • Be available to support policy capacity development activities in real time, including providing technical and facilitation support when needed.
  • Create records management tools and methods, keeping appropriate records of participants, activities and evaluation information

Who you are

  1. You are organized and process-driven. The thought of improving existing procedures excites you, and you find joy in systems that make your coworkers’ lives easier. 
  2. You have experience with facilitation and curriculum development. You get excited about creating content for education based programming and facilitating its delivery in an exciting and engaging way.  
  3. You are a communicator and a listener. You can clearly convey your thoughts and expectations in writing and verbally, and you can interpret what people tell you. Bilingualism in English and French is not necessary, knowledge of any languages Indigenous to Turtle Island is a strong asset.
  4. You are respectful and sensitive. You have awareness of Indigenous culture and the importance of reconciliation in Canada. You appreciate working within diverse environments and value all gifts.
  5. You are a relationship builder and collaborator. You are focused on people and communities, value personal and professional relationships, and love opportunities to work with others. 
  6. You are detail-oriented. Although you see the big picture, the small details do not escape you. You are able to balance multiple projects and timelines. You are proficient with word processing, emailing, spreadsheets and have outstanding organizational skills.
  7. You are a self-starter and team player. If you see a problem, you are the sort of person who works to fix it. You take initiative and bring solutions when problems arise.  You believe that we get further when we pull together. 
  8. You are flexible. Issues arise. Plans change. You can quickly adapt as required and make contingency plans. When needed, you are happy to work hours outside the typical 9-5 and to travel for work.
  9. You are calm and supportive.It’s rare to see you flustered. People feel at ease coming to you with issues and concerns. You are always happy to help.


  • Salary: $52,187 - $58,703 based on experience and education
  • Vacation: 3 weeks and statutory holidays
  • Health Benefits: will begin following a 3-month probationary period
  • Phone: monthly cell allowance of $50
  • Other: RRSP employer contribution that is 5% of salary

As a part of your application, please provide a cover letter that introduces yourself and share your passion for working with youth (especially youth in Indigenous, racialized, and newcomer communities). If you have any questions, you can contact No phone calls, please. 

You can submit a completed application (cover letter and résumé) through the "Apply for This Job" link provided as a single PDF with the following file naming convention:


Hiring Process

  1. Contact for interview November 10, 2021
  2. Interview November 15 - 18, 2021

Canadian Roots Exchange is committed to equitable representation and access. Candidates from Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities are encouraged to self-identify in the cover letter.

As a condition for hiring, successful candidates are required to submit a vulnerable sector check. 

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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full-time Contract
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $52,187-$58,703 per year