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White Ribbon: Community Engagement Manager


Job Type: Full-time

Location: Toronto, Ontario 

Deadline: Feb 26th

Starting: March 12th, 2018


The Community Engagement Manager (CEM) is an integral and vibrant role within White Ribbon. They will be a key public-facing member of the team, and a spokesperson to challenge misogyny, prevent gender-based violence and promote male ally-ship. The position will entail the smooth coordination and implementation of White Ribbon’s broad community engagement events and initiatives. Under the leadership of the Program Manager, the CEM is responsible for outreach, response and facilitation of a range of workshop and program types, trainings and presentations with diverse stakeholders, including; schools, community organizations, businesses and in the broader community.Essential to the role, the CEM is responsible for the prioritization and management of project deliverables supporting new and existing government-funded projects, ensuring that the assigned Project’s objectives/outputs are achieved to a high standard of quality according to the project’s work plan; budget; timelines; and in compliance with WR and funder policies, procedures and regulations.   In addition to their work with White Ribbon, the CEM may also be called upon to support the efforts and projects of our social enterprise, Parker P. Consulting. 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES (This is not an exhaustive list of duties to be performed):

Facilitation and Community Outreach (75%)

  • Using an intersectional and anti-oppressive framework, demonstrate thought leadership and content expertise in the areas of gender and masculinities and find creative ways to engage more men and boys to prevent Gender Based Violence (GBV), and promote gender equality 
  • Facilitate workshops within elementary, secondary and post-secondary institutions (mainly in Ontario) on the areas of healthy masculinities, gender-based violence prevention, and male ally-ship
  • Lead the development of White Ribbon Curricula and revise curricula on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance 
  • Respond to requests for workshops, presentations, and trainings from educators and community organizations with a particular focus on young men and boys
  • Liaise directly with key partners and stakeholders to provide professional development workshops with educators, and boys’ conferences throughout the province of Ontario 
  • Proactive outreach to and work with diverse communities across Canada including ethno-cultural, indigenous and a range of  communities and underserved groups such as inner-city, and rural youth.
  • Support to social media, website, and other vehicles of communication, with a particular emphasis on story-telling and impact from workshop delivery 

Project Management (25%)

  • Foster active and meaningful relationships with project partners, and advisory committees
  • Coordinate and lead the planning and delivery of community engagement initiatives (i.e. awareness events, conferences, etc.), with the White Ribbon team, and other projects assigned from beginning to end
  • Develop work-plans, budgets, and lead all project reporting as required 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in event planning, including conceptualizing the objectives, aligning with fundraising goals, liaison with speakers and volunteers, execution and evaluation 
  • Develop community needs assessments with project partners in identifying gaps, needs and opportunities engaging men and boys to prevent GBV
  • Develop/contribute to internal and external reports, documents, and communication pieces for various audiences (WR staff, Board, funders, general community) highlighting project milestones, results, lessons learned and future recommendations
  • Collaborate with WR staff on the development of proposals to various funders
  • Support to Parker P. Consulting (White Ribbon social enterprise) in developing, facilitating and evaluating workshop delivery focused on male ally-ship, and GBV prevention 


  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills 
  • Ongoing curiosity and expertise in the areas of gender and masculinities, GBV prevention, and gender transformative programming
  • Proven track record in project management including planning, budgeting, volunteer management, logistics, and marketing
  • Experience designing, and facilitating community needs assessments 
  • High degree of professionalism 
  • Knowledge and experience working from a youth-engagement model 
  • Experience in community mobilization, peer education, campaign development, facilitating gender transformative workshops, trainings and presentations
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills and exceptional ability to manage multiple activities to tight timelines, attention to detail and ability to prioritize
  • Strong ability and willingness to work effectively as a team member;. Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders Including community organizations, volunteers, educators, and event sponsors


  • University degree, preferably in social sciences, gender, education, or community development 
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in project management
  • 5-10 years experience in public speaking, workshop facilitation, and capacity-building training with diverse stakeholder groups focused on gender-based violence prevention
  • Fluent in oral and written English
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to travel within the GTA, and occasionally outside of the region, up to 50% of the time
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s License 


  • Experience working in international development in the field of engaging men and boys to prevent GBV 
  • Fluency in a second language (French, Spanish would be ideal)  
  • Experience working with immigrant, migrant and refugee communities 
  • Familiarity with Salesforce, Google Docs and other cloud-based productivity tools
  • Knowledge of the Violence Against Women (VAW) Sector in Ontario

About White Ribbon

White Ribbon (WR) is a not-for-profit, community-based organization focused on engaging men and boys to promote gender equality and end violence against women and girls. Founded in Toronto, Canada, in 1991 the campaign has now spread to over sixty countries around the globe. Through education, awareness-raising, outreach, technical assistance, capacity building, partnerships and creative campaigns, White Ribbon develops tools, strategies and models that challenge negative, outdated concepts of masculinity and inspire men and boys to understand and embrace the potential they have to be a part of positive change.  


WR is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package, and a collegial working environment. Salary will be commensurate to experience. 

People that identify their gender as non-binary, non-conforming, trans, and as a part of under-represented groups (including indigenous communities) are strongly encouraged to apply. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Only qualified applicants will be shortlisted and contacted.  The successful candidate must receive clearance by a police background check, including the vulnerable sector screen.