INTERNAL/EXTERNAL OCISO JOB POSTING
Position: Project Coordinator/Researcher – FIN YESS Project
Term: 35 hours per week, September 2023 – March 2024
Reports to: Manager - Community Economic Development (CED)
Location: 945 Wellington St. West
OCISO supports immigrants through the journey of making Canada their home by providing creative and responsive programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, by building community through mutual respect and partnerships, and by fostering healthy and inclusive spaces for open dialogue and healing.
The Project Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the FIN YESS Project and ensure the success of the project. They are also responsible for the FIN YESS Project staff, conducting research on and testing youth mentorship models, conducting project evaluations and reporting research findings, developing outreach strategies targeted at re-engaging WUSC Alumni, and providing employment related supports, along with supporting operational procedures. The Project Coordinator has to ensure that the staff comply with KPIs and FIN-YESS Project objectives outlined.
- Working closely with the CED Manager, facilitate project procedures, work-flow, reports, and resources for clients and mentors
- Lead the FIN-YESS Project representing OCISO, including but not limited to: develop a project plan and timelines with clearly defined outcomes, determine a research plan and evaluation framework, conduct a literature review on existing local, national, and international mentorship models, research and test two mentorship models and report on the findings
- Coordinate project; establish and monitor work plan in consultation with core partners; ensure strong reporting, evaluation framework, communication strategy
- In collaboration with WUSC, recruit and train bilingual peer facilitators, conduct focus groups and interviews with peer facilitators through participatory research
- Recruit, train and onboard mentors within the WUSC FIN Alumni as well as existing OCISO’s FIN mentors
- Conduct client intakes, assessments, and referrals to assess employment readiness; define short/long term career goals and identify motivation
- Deliver orientation sessions for youth mentees; Facilitate a mentorship match by connecting them with mentors; ensure youth feel supported throughout the mentorship match; collect feedback and evaluate interventions
- Engage alumni to facilitate Peer to Peer (P2P) leadership workshops to participating youth in order to increase employment related competencies and confidence
- Coordinate and support employment related supports such as speed mentoring, interviewing events
- Monitor the progress of the participants within every phase of the plan and evaluate the progress of every step of the program
- Deliver activities required under evaluation framework and prepare progress/final reports
- Develop and deliver networking sessions
- Deliver orientation sessions to clients
- Provide referrals to other programs/services as needed
- Participate on internal committees and working groups as required
- Maintain database for the purpose of detailed activity/outcome tracking and reporting
- Demonstrate a commitment to OCISO’s culture of respect management approach and anti-racism/anti oppression policy within the work environment and in the community
- Develop and lead virtual professional development workshops with youth
- Knowledge of office procedures, Microsoft Office Suite and Electronic Communications is imperative
- Must be capable of setting priorities and working under pressure
- Must be attentive to detail and apply problem solving skills in a fast-paced work setting meeting deadlines
- Demonstrate a commitment to OCISO’s culture of respect approach
- Any other responsibilities outlined by Program Manager
· University degree or college diploma in Human Resources/Social Services, Education, Human Resources, Career Coaching or equivalent
· Experience in program and project management or coordination and program evaluation is essential
· Demonstrated experience working with youth in community programs; possesses conflict resolution and intercultural communications skills, handles sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy
· 3+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas; research and testing of models, mentorship to employment, employment supports, human resources, career coaching/counselling, labor market integration
· Knowledge of the labor market trends and challenges faced by youth in Canada and working knowledge of positive youth development programming and principles
· Excellent organizational, coordination and presentation skills
· Strong verbal and written communication skills
· Effective interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
· Knowledge and experience with mainstream computer applications and database software
· Fluency in English is essential, French and additional languages desirable
· Proven ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural team environment
Salary & Benefits:
$53,526 - $54,600 annually. Comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, an RRSP plan and a generous leave entitlement.
September 22, 2023 by 12:00 p.m. (EST). Rolling interviews will be conducted.
Please rename your cover letter and resume with your "First name_position title" (e.g., OCISO_PCR _letter or resume) before applying and send it to the HR Department: [email protected]
We encourage applications from qualified people of all backgrounds, especially women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities.
OCISO is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, OCISO will endeavor to provide accommodation to people with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the HR & Operations Administrator upon scheduling your interview.
Please note, after the hiring process is complete and before joining, OCISO requires successful candidates to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination document as a condition of employment, subject to an Ontario Human Rights Code exemption.
Thank you for your interest in joining OCISO. We appreciate all applications. Due to the volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those selected for further consideration process upon request.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $53,526.00-$54,600.00 per year
Work Location: In person
Application deadline: 2023-09-22