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TENANT OUTREACH WORKER

Reference: FMTA776
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Employer: Federation of Metro Tenants Associations
Application deadline: CLOSED
Contact: Hiring Committee
Url: http://torontotenants.org

Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations

EXTERNAL POSTING
The Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations is hiring for a FULL-TIME TENANT OUTREACH WORKER starting July 2014 pending funding approval by the City of Toronto.

NOTE: This position will be housed outside of the FMTA offices on Carlton St at Woodgreen Homelessness and Housing Help Services at 650 Queen St. East.

TENANT ORGANIZER

Hours of Work: 35 hours / week
Status of Employment: Temporary Full-Time (position ends December 31st, 2014)
Reports To: Executive Director

Vacation Entitlement: 3 weeks per year in the first three years of employment;
4 weeks per year in the fourth, fifth and sixth year of employment;
5 weeks per year in the seventh and subsequent years of employment
Pro-rated for part-time employment

Sick Day Entitlement: 24 days per year (Pro-rated for part-time employment)

Base Salary: $41,200.05yr

OBJECTIVE:
To work with tenants and Tenant Associations across the City of Toronto in the most effective manner possible; to assist them in meeting their objectives – most importantly, to organize around challenging Above Guideline Rent Increases.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Outreach & Organizing Team Operations
□ To work collaboratively with the Coordinator and the team on all operational aspects of the Outreach & Organizing program
□ To take responsibility for written materials related to the Outreach & Organizing program, including any information pamphlets, flyers, resources, etc.
□ To work in compliance with all contractual obligations of the FMTA and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the FMTA
□ To promote a positive image of the FMTA to the community as a whole
□ To be knowledgeable and remain up to date on the current legislation affecting tenants, and any other relevant housing or tenant policy
□ To disseminate information about current tenant legislation and policies affecting tenants to tenants in the City of Toronto by facilitating workshops and info sessions according to tenant needs
□ Outreach to tenants across the city; making agencies, service providers and tenants aware of the FMTA
□ Keep records of meetings with tenants and Tenants’ Associations, and update database and activity log as required
□ Network with community agencies and tenant groups
Tenant Organizing/Advocacy
□ To assist tenants in the City of Toronto to organize around issues such as Above Guideline Rent Increases, loss of rental housing, evictions, maintenance and repairs, privacy, harassment and discrimination, licensing, etc.
□ To assist tenants in starting Tenants’ Associations and to work with existing Tenants’ Associations
□ To assist tenants in negotiating the complicated procedures of the Landlord and Tenant Board, including provision of assistance for tenants conducting file reviews and filling out Tenant Applications
□ Design and facilitate education workshops on the current tenant legislation for tenants in the city of Toronto
□ Provide resources and referrals for tenants in the City of Toronto
□ To advocate on behalf of the Tenants of the City of Toronto
FMTA Operations
□ To assist with operations of the Federation of Metro Tenants’ Associations as required by the Program Coordinators and the Board of Directors
□ To assist Coordinators of the FMTA with provisions of information, education and reports to the Board as required
□ To assist with the Annual General Meeting
FMTA welcomes the contributions that individuals from oppressed communities bring to our organization, and invites aboriginal people, people of colour, women, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, two-spirited people, transgendered people, transsexuals, single parents, members of ethnic minorities, immigrants and people with disabilities to apply. Any personal disclosure will be held in confidence.
The FMTA office is wheelchair accessible.
This is a unionized position with CUPE 1281

Interested internal candidates should submit a covering letter with their resume to the Hiring Committee by email to fmta@torontotenants.org by Tuesday, July 2nd, at 6:00pm.
Covering letters and resumes can also be mailed to 27 Carlton St. Suite 500, Toronto, ON, M5B 1L2.