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The APG is hiring!


Position: Coordinator of the Americas Policy Group (APG)

Type: Part-Time

Employment term: 1-year contract

Location: Remote (Based in Canada)

Languages: English and Spanish required

Application deadline: October 4, 2023

Start date: As soon as possible

Compensation: $30/hr

Hours: up to 21 hours per week


The Americas Policy Group (APG) is a national network of Canadian civil society organizations dedicated to promoting human rights and social and environmental justice in Latin America and the Caribbean. Comprising over twenty international development and humanitarian NGOs, human rights organizations, labour unions, faith-based and solidarity groups, and research institutions, the APG fosters collective reflection, analysis, and coordinated policy positions and advocates these positions with government authorities, parliamentarians, and other decision-making bodies to advance human rights and social and environmental justice across the Americas. The APG draws its strength from its members’ direct connection with partners on the ground throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. The APG consists of two regional working groups: Mesoamerica and Colombia. The Steering Committee, composed of five elected members, is responsible for implementing the APG’s mandate. The Americas Policy Group (APG) is currently in the process of evaluating and assessing its mission, vision, and strategic plan.

The APG is currently looking for a dynamic, self-directed individual with relevant training or experience in the social sciences to fill its part-time Coordinator position. The Coordinator will support member organizations in the development of the APG as a space for collective reflection and analysis, the articulation of coordinated policy positions, and advocacy with government authorities, parliamentarians, and other decision-making bodies. Experience with NGOs, networks of organizations, and related fields is desirable. The ability to work in English and Spanish is required. Proficiency in French is preferred but not essential. Knowledge of Latin America, Proficiency in Office Suite and other relevant software is required. The Coordinator reports to the APG Steering Committee.

The APG is committed to equity and social justice. It endeavors to remove barriers to employment faced by equity-seeking groups, particularly Indigenous persons, persons of colour, 2SLGBTQIA+ persons, and persons with disabilities. The APG encourages (but does not require) members of these groups to self-identify as such in their cover letters. The APG will strive to provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities upon request. If you are selected for an interview, please notify the hiring committee in advance of your requirement for accommodation.


  • Organize, convene, facilitate, and take notes for APG meetings (AGM, subgroups, steering committee) and manage minutes and action deliverables from these meetings
  • Oversee work plans using APG’s shared online drive
  • Manage the APG listserv (general and subgroups)
  • Manage requests and emails addressed to APG
  • Maintain communications with APG member organizations
  • Facilitate connections between APG members on specific initiatives
  • Collaborate closely with the APG membership to handle requests and support event logistics
  • Oversee communication and information needs on website and social networks
  • Assist in implementing resolutions of the Steering Committee and APG  as a whole
  • Support treasury management, including basic financial tasks, such as member dues collection and follow-up
  • Liaise with Parliamentarians and government officials, especially Global Affairs Canada
    • Build lists of contacts of Parliamentarians and government officials and update lists as required.
    • Work with APG subgroups to develop relationships with parliamentarians and government officials
    • Arrange meetings with parliamentarians and government officials
  • Prepare annual report
  • Assist with a Request for Proposal (RFP) for APG strategic review
  • Perform additional tasks related to the APG, as required



  • Must be eligible to work in Canada
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite
  • Ability to attend online meetings (Zoom, MS Teams) based on Eastern Time (ET).
  • Commitment to APG’s principles around the self-determination of Indigenous and Tribal peoples, popular sovereignty, corporate accountability, democratic governance, and peace.
  • Knowledge of and passion for social movements, human rights, and social, environmental, political, and economic justice issues in Latin America
  • Knowledge of and interest in international solidarity
  • Capacity to work with limited supervision, both independently and as part of a team
  • Capacity to take initiative and seek direction when  required
  • Strong organization and coordination skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, work under pressure, and meet deadlines
  • Highly analytical, adaptive, flexible, and responsive to feedback and changes in direction



  • Basic oral and written communication skills in French
  • Experience in and/or familiarity with the Canadian NGO sector and/or labour sector
  • Experience working with networks or coalitions
  • Experience in advocacy and government relations


Resumes and cover letters may be sent as a single pdf document to [email protected] by 11:59 P.M., Wednesday, October 4th, 2023. Late applications will NOT be accepted. Resumes without cover letters will NOT be accepted. Only those eligible to work in Canada may apply.

In your cover letter, please tell us about your relevant experiences and answer the following questions:

  1. What human rights and international solidarity mean to you?
  2. Your relationship to Latin America, and any Latin American social movement, theme, or specific case that is of particular importance to you?

We thank everyone who applies but will only contact those applicants selected for an interview. Interviews will be conducted virtually the week of October 16 to 20th, 2023.

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