Community Organizer

The Canadian Federation of Students–Ontario seeks two (2) Community Organizers, to assist and provide support to northern and rural region, and Indigenous students by developing and promoting the Federation’s campaigns, services and programming for the 2022-2023 academic term. The Community Organizer will also be facilitating labour coalition and solidarity work alongside the general membership for our Students & Workers United, OHIP for ALL and Justice for Workers, Decent Work for All campaigns.

The Canadian Federation of Students–Ontario (CFS-O) represents 350,000 college and university students from 35 students’ unions in Ontario. CFS–Ontario is an autonomous, incorporated, not-for profit organization, affiliated with the Canadian Federation of Students, which brings together over 530,000 students across Canada. The Canadian Federation of Students was formed in 1981 to provide students with an effective and united voice, provincially and nationally and to provide cost-saving services to its members.

Contract duration: Part-time contract position
Start date: July 11, 2022
Salary: $23.25 an hour, 30 hours a week


The Community Organizer will help full-time staff implement campaigns and services to students’ unions at the college and university – undergraduate and graduate level – across Ontario. The Community Organizers shall undertake duties as directed by the Federation’s Ontario Executive. Such duties include, but are not limited to:

Campaigns and Services Implementation: Assist representatives in the Federation’s Toronto and Ottawa offices to coordinate the implementation of Federation campaigns and services; and assisting with the planning and implementation of Federation campaigns and services on member local campuses.

Campus Students’ Union Support: Assist representatives in maintaining contact with member students’ unions on a regular basis and providing support in the development and implementation of locally directed and determined campaigns and services.

Membership Development: Help and assist with the development and implementation of member outreach strategies, including making presentations to college and university students’ unions and other student organizations.

General Work: Attending and assisting with the organizing of provincial and national general membership meetings and executive meetings; engaging in collective office work, including general operational and day-to-day administrative responsibilities; working collectively with the other Federation staff; and performing additional duties as assigned.


  • Current knowledge of the Ontario government and the Canadian political process, and of the aims of and issues facing the student movement in Ontario and Canada;
  • Knowledge of the Canadian Federation of Students–Ontario, the Canadian Federation of Students and the representation and services provided to their membership;
  • Experience in the student movement in Canada;
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in coordinating campaigns around specific demands;
  • Experience and skills in organizing volunteers and coordinating education and outreach initiatives;
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in project management, assessment and service delivery;
  • Strong written communication skills and strong oral communication skills;
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and the Office Suite (2011 and above), Adobe In-Design and Adobe Acrobat, and proficiency in working in a Macintosh environment;
  • Willingness to travel; and
  • Ability to be Bilingual in English and French is an asset.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, this work for this position can be done remotely.

The Canadian Federation of Students–Ontario is an employment equity employer. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome; in particular, applications are encouraged from racialized people, First Nations, Inuit and Métis people, people with disabilities, queer and trans people, and women.

Only those candidates contacted for an interview will be notified. No telephone or email inquiries.

Multiple jobs may be posted, please use the following subject line: “Application: Community Organizer”
Deadline for Application: Sunday, June 27, 2022 by 5pm.