Careers

Friends of Ruby has a passionate team whose personal and professional experiences strengthen our services. As a team member, you would partake in vital work with 2SLGBTQIA+ youth. We aim to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds and communities, recognizing their unique competencies, ideas and experiences.

Who We Are

Friends of Ruby is a registered charity dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and two-spirit youth (aged 16-29) through counselling, social services and housing. Founded as Egale Youth Services in 2014, we became an independent entity in 2019. To date we have supported more than 1,000 youth and prevented over 470 mental health crises. At the Friends of Ruby Home and drop-in space, we offer counselling and a variety of programs and support groups, including dedicated spaces for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) youth.

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Join Our Team 

Friends of Ruby has a passionate team whose personal and professional experiences strengthen our services.  We recognize that a diverse team is critical to accomplishing our mission. We aim to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds and communities, recognizing their unique competencies, ideas and experiences. 

We are dedicated to taking proactive steps to overcome historical patterns of discrimination which have created barriers around race, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, language, class, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. 

We highly encourage applicants who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender queer, intersex and/or two-spirit who meet the job requirements to self-identify as a member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in their cover letter. 

Available positions

2SLGBTQIA+ Case Worker

Reporting to the Manager of Case Management and Director of Strategic Initiatives and Programs the Case Worker will provide support, engagement and case management services with an interdisciplinary team to high-risk 2SLGBTQIA+ youth. 

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IT Coordinator/Jr. Business Analyst

The IT Coordinator/Jr. Business Analyst, reporting to the Director of Finance and Business Operations, is required to perform in a fast-paced high energy environment, supporting staff and senior leadership with the execution of systems, tasks and projects. This role will provide day-to-day support to the staff and senior leadership and perform specialized duties as part of the Operations Team. This position regularly interacts with staff, management, external consultants and vendors. 

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Finance Manager

The Finance Manager will manage the organization’s finance function creating organizational program budgets in collaboration with the Director of Finance and Business Operations and the key members of the Leadership team. This role will be responsible for the full cycle of accounting, budgets performance, forecasts, and reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

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Program Manager

The Friends of Ruby Program Manager reports to the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Programs, and is responsible for working collaboratively with youth, program staff and the management group to create, evaluate and support the delivery of high-quality programming across all functions of the agency. This includes but is not limited to the Transitional Home and the Drop-In Program.

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Residential Housing Worker

We are looking for a member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community to be our next Residential Housing Worker to support the organization’s efforts towards providing progressive support to 2SLGBTQIA+ youth including those with intersectional identities of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC).

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Volunteering

Volunteers are an essential part of our organization and support staff and youth in different capacities. We are currently not accepting volunteers at this time. Please stay tuned for updates.

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About Us

Friends of Ruby supports LGBTQI2S youth (aged 16-29) through mental health services, social services and housing. Our approach is comprehensive, involving mind, body and community – supporting youth wherever they are on their personal journey.

When you give to Friends of Ruby, you directly support essential services for LGBTQI2S youth. We provide meals, groceries, community programming, practical supports and mental health services.

Volunteer

Volunteers are an essential part of our organization and support staff and youth in different capacities. As a volunteer you’d play a vital role in our mission, while gaining valuable experience and developing new skills.