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PROJECT OFFICER - (12-month contract) Application deadline July 15, 2022

Salary $50,000/year


Black History Ottawa through the Resilient Communities project Funded by Ontario Trillium Foundation has created this exciting position and is looking for an enthusiastic individual with experience working with a charity, a non-profit and/or with volunteers to help us increase our presence and impact in the National Capital Region. Success in this role calls for the ability to work closely with the Board of Directors to help build Black History Ottawa’s organizational capacity and improve its operational management.



The Project Officer will play a key role in the development of our programming and will increase our ability to deliver on our original mission (documenting, showcasing, sharing our history and contributions to Ottawa and Canada) as well as our more recent community development and empowerment activities.



As a Project Officer, you will coordinate Black History Ottawa’s outreach initiatives, fundraising activities, and community events. You are a very well-organized person that will also provide day to day support for management of grants and governance support. You must possess strong communication (oral and written) and time management skills, have solid experience using relevant technology, and be capable of handling multiple projects simultaneously.



*College diploma or university degree in Social Sciences, Business Administration, Project Management or other related qualifications

*Experience in project management or project coordination

*Experience in community development and engagement

*Knowledge of ethnic and community organizations

*Excellent communication and problem-solving skills


*Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to interact remotely and in person


As this is a new position within the organization, evaluation or the role will be on-going, responsibilities may be adjusted to meet future operational priorities and additional community requirements.


Proficiency in French is considered a great asset.




Work schedule will be flexible, and the successful candidate may be required to work in the evenings and on weekends to attend events and meetings.


If you are interested in joining us and feel ready to positively influence what is known about our history and contributions to Canadian society as well as the kind of legacy we leave our children and future generations, then we want to hear from you!


Please forward your cover letter and your current resume to   


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Black History Ottawa (BHO) is a registered Charity that engages Canadians to increase their knowledge, understanding and awareness of contributions of Black Canadians to Canadian History. We promote citizenship, civic engagement and address issues affecting full participation in society. Our programs are inclusive and create opportunities of positive interactions between cultural, religious, ethnic and diverse communities. Please visit our website to learn more about us at

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