Job Posting-Coordinator Position

Coordinator Position
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba (in Winnipeg)
Full time (35 hours/week) September 2017 – April 30, 2018

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Manitoba office (CCPA MB) is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social, economic and environmental justice. Founded in 1980, the CCPA is one of Canada’s leading progressive voices in public policy debates. CCPA has a national office in Ottawa, and provincial offices in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Nova Scotia, as well as Manitoba.

The Coordinator will take over projects, communications and fundraising done by the CCPA MB Director while on parental leave. The Coordinator will report to the acting CCPA MB Director.



  • Project management of key projects such as the State of the Inner City Report and other community-based research reports
  • Represent CCPA MB at the Make Poverty History Manitoba committee and coordinate publication of upcoming MPHM community-based report to end poverty in Winnipeg
  • Develop major speaking event for Spring 2017 with event producer
  • Represent CCPA MB at relevant community groups and with key stakeholders, support related priority activities as a community-based research hub in consultation with the CCPA MB Director

Publications and Communications

  • Receive submissions for publication and review with CCPA MB Director. Copy edit reports and commentary for publication.
  • Work with Knowledge Translation and Communications Coordinator for publication and dissemination of key Manitoba Research Alliance publications
  • Non-MRA-funded reports: develop communications plan with report authors and stakeholders. Draft and finalize press releases and oversee key messages and social media roll out.

Fundraising and relations with funders

  • Work with CCPA MB Supporter Development Committee and Errol Black Chair in Fundraising Committee to implement fundraising plans
  • Support Office Manager with logistics for CCPA MB events and fundraisers
  • Develop and finalize content for annual mailings, with support of Office Manager
  • Ensure funding reports and letters are sent to relevant funders


  • Dedication to advancing social, economic and environmental justice using community-based approaches
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong communications skills: editorial, press releases, social media and verbal
  • Experience with communications: developing key messages, drafting press releases and media relations
  • Understanding of community-based research and policy-oriented research and commentary
  • Understanding of the local social justice community, including its key players and dynamics
  • Conflict mediation skills and good community relations. Ability to work cooperatively in a small office environment
  • Ability to work independently as well as take direction from others
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite and social media (Twitter & Facebook).


  • Post-secondary degree in social sciences coupled with training in communications
  • Training in fundraising, project management, anti-oppression and conflict mediation an asset

This is a full time position at $1,072/ week for 32 weeks. Benefits available after a 3-month probation period. This is a unionized position.

Applications can be sent to by Monday August 28th at 9 am. Please send a PDF of your CV/Resume and cover letter in an email with the subject heading “Coordinator application – (your name)”.

CCPA Manitoba is committed to equity hiring. Qualified individuals who identify as Indigenous, racialized, as a person with a disability, GLBTTQ* are encouraged to apply.

Thank you to all who apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.