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We're Hiring A Sex Work Research Project Coordinator!

Learn more and apply through Charity Village by September 30th, 11:59pm/est.

We're thrilled to have received funding through the Law Foundation of Ontario to pursue research and resource development related to the needs of sex workers! Learn more about the role below or through Charity Village! Title: Project Coordinator

Number of Positions with this Title: One

Salary: $25/hr at 20hr/week.

Effective Date: October 1st, 2021 – December 31st, 2022.

Application Deadline: September 30th, 11:59pm/est

Position Rationale: The Project Coordinator will report to our Acting Operations Director and support in the completion of a 1 year research and resource development initiative for sex workers running between October 1st, 2021 and December 31st, 2022. The Project Coordinator will work in collaboration with a project co-lead to fulfill the goals of the project. The project focuses on building legal resources and supports for sex workers navigating criminalization and stigma, through community consultation consisting of focus groups, interviews and digital survey completion; community advisory committees working to support in the development and completion of the project; and a final phase of resource development and dissemination that looks to address community needs through resources in the form of print and digital media, and creative arts.

Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers’ Action Project is an organization run by and for local sex workers. Our mission is to provide educational initiatives, further advocacy for sex workers rights, and support sex workers to live and work with safety and dignity. Our organization works with sex workers of all genders from all areas of the sex industry. We are founded on the belief that in order to improve our circumstances, sex workers must control our own lives and destinies. We offer a wide range of resources and supports for sex workers in Toronto’s downtown east end including drop-in space and harm reduction supplies, emergency food boxes and relief funds, political and legal advocacy, peer support, educational materials and more.

Maggie’s Mission: Maggie’s mission is to provide education, advocacy, and support to assist sex workers in living and working with safety and dignity. This entails drop-in programming, a harm reduction service counter, workshops, outreach services, and a mental health program that ensure sex workers in our community have a place to connect with community and access vital harm reduction supplies for safe sex and drug use.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Support in the facilitation of a 15-month research project in collaboration with a project co-lead, exploring sex workers’ experiences with law enforcement and legal regulation.

  • Support in the organizing of sex-worker led advisory committees who will collaborate on the project and help identify key gaps in knowledge, resources to be created and contribute to the development and direction of the project.

  • Support in the coordination and scheduling of interviews, focus groups and online surveys for community members in consultation with a project co-lead and community-led advisory committees.

  • Work collaboratively to produce a series of resource guides, digital resources and informational tools for sex workers based on community responses. This includes communication with graphic designers, video editors, advisory committee members and other staff to create, evaluate and revise project materials.

  • Provide administrative support and use project management techniques to track progress and development.

  • Support in the tracking of project-based expenses and reporting as required by funders.

Compliance Requirements: The Project Coordinator is required to follow all of Maggie’s policies and procedures relevant to their position as outlined in Maggie’s Human Resources Policy Manual.

Skills:

  • Lived experience as a current or former sex worker is a requirement. We encourage current and former workers from historically oppressed communities to apply.

  • Post-secondary education and/or a background in community-based participatory research is an asset.

  • Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to communicate clearly with project team members.

  • A current understanding of federal, provincial and municipal laws, bylaws and zoning regulations impacting various kinds of sex workers is an asset.

  • Working knowledge and experience with grassroots organizations (sex working experience, and experience with sex worker rights’ organizations and/or community-led organizations’ is a strong asset).

  • Demonstrated experience working from anti-oppressive frameworks.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.

  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills.

  • Strong organizational and planning skills.

  • Excellent time management capacity.

  • Ability to work flexible hours as required.

Relationship with Other Positions: The direct supervisor is the Executive Director (or the Acting Operations Director if the ED position is not filled). The Project Coordinator may collaborate with other positions at Maggie’s but does not have authority over them.

Working Conditions: The Project Coordinator role is a 20hr/week virtual position. If the public health crisis clears up in the near future we may be able to offer a physical space in our office to conduct your work.

To apply please submit single PDF document which includes a one page cover letter and your resume to info@MaggiesTo.org by September 30th at 11:59pm/est.