Community Engagement Coordinator - ASE Community Foundation for Black Canadians with Disabilties

Sep 27, 2021
Across Canada

Summary: If you have a passion for dismantling anti-Black Racism and ableism, have experience managing community-based volunteer programs, and building organizational capacity, join the ASE Community!

Position Title: Community Engagement Coordinator

Start Date: Monday, October 4, 2021 

Hourly: $21 - $24/hour

Reports To: Manager of Programs and Strategic Partnerships

Hours: Part-time (20 hours/week), Oct. 4 - Jan. 31, some evenings and weekends required

Location: Remote access and in-person GTA (when safe and permitted to do so)

ASE Community:

We are a nationwide, grassroots, not-for-profit and volunteer organization that aspires to:

  • build on the foundations of resilience, endurance, and the overwhelming strength embodied by Black Canadians living with disabilities.

  • drive a critical shift in culture that embraces the boundless talents and qualifications of people with disabilities.

ASE Community Foundation recognizes that while there is distinct research, policies, and resources available for Black Canadians, and all Canadians with disabilities, there exists a gap in understanding the intersectional experiences of Black Canadians with disabilities.

The Foundation’s name and logo were carefully chosen:

ASE (pronounced Ah-Shay) means “power and authority” in Nigeria (Yoruba). It is “the ability to bring one’s will into manifestation” or “so it will be”.

The concept of “Aya” or the hardy plant "fern” inspires our logo, which is a Ghanaian Adinkra symbol that represents endurance and resourcefulness.

Job Description:

The Community Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for outreach and membership initiatives, event planning, and social media/online engagement aligned with the ASE community’s vision and values.

Main Responsibilities

  • The minimum level of education required is a college diploma/bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience.

  • A minimum of 2 years event management and community development experience, with demonstrated experience implementing communications and marketing plans

  • Passion for community and public speaking, with creative presentation skills

  • Strong administrative and event management skills including all aspects of assessment, planning, execution, and evaluation.

  • Experience coordinating community-based programs, including implementing community engagement plans, small budgets, and online data.

  • Experience using online tools and platforms, social media, marketing tools, and Zoom

  • Experience working collaboratively with the community organizations and partners is an asset

  • Experience and knowledge of disability and accessibility rights and resources is an asset

  • Experience using accessible technology and basic webpages (GoDaddy, etc.) is an asset

Additional Requirements

  • Working and/or lived experience within the Black community

  • Successful clearance of a police reference check

  • Successful completion of the following training, education, and frameworks is a prerequisite; disability Justice and accessibility training, ie. AODA; gender-based Violence within Black diaspora; Anti-Black Racism and critical race theory; and anti-oppression

  • Must be a member of the ASE Community

Please submit a cover letter and resume by September 27th, 2021 by midnight p.m. to the Manager of Programs and Strategic Partnerships,

ASE Community works within an advanced anti-oppression, disability justice, critical race theory, and Black feminist framework; that actively challenges and works to dismantle systems of oppression; disrupting anti-Black racism, ableism, gender, and LGBTQ2S violence, and intersectional identities within the Black diaspora.

ASE Community focuses on Black folk with disabilities; we strongly encourage and prioritize candidates with lived experience within the Black Community in Canada to apply!

Please let us know what you may need during the application and interview process, including accommodations by emailing

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Please check out our website and become a member of our community.

More information or to become a volunteer, visit us at


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