Length of Service: 28-35 hours per week
Anticipated Start date: September 28th, 2015
The LIP Coordinator provides indirect services that bring about a new form of collaboration at the community-level related to newcomer settlement and integration.
The Coordinator’s aim is to:
- Foster a systematic approach to engage SPOs and other institutions to integrate newcomers;
- Support community-based knowledge sharing and local strategic planning; and,
- Improve coordination of effective services that facilitate immigrant settlement and integration.
- Maintain strong working relations with agency programs and partner agencies
- Consult, guide and supervise the implementing partner organizations in developing all project deliverables to ensure that the project meets and exceeds the set targets;
- Coordinate research to be used to create local settlement strategy and action plans;
- Develop the cash flow, prepare monthly expense claims, financial and narrative reports;
- Create meeting minutes and distribute to LIP members;
- Take the lead role in the majority of LIP communication and administrative tasks;
- Conduct evaluation utilizing the measures outlined and collect stories attesting to the project impact;
- Facilitate monthly meetings to catalyze development of innovative and collaborative solutions for newcomer attraction and integration; act as the liaison between Working Groups and the Steering Committee to enhance synergies and collaboration among the respective action plans;
- Research the best practices and suggest project ideas to enhance the newcomers’ cultural and community integration that will feed into LIP strategic planning;
- Recruit and train volunteers to assist with the project, provide development for volunteers;
- Focus on extensive outreach to train municipal ambassadors in delivering project tools and becoming a focal point for settlement initiatives;
- Research streams for further funding and develop project proposals based on strategic needs;
- Participate in local or regional networks, boards, or councils to raise awareness of newcomers’ needs in the community and inform decisions and priorities.
- Post-Secondary Education in a related field and/or equivalent experience
- Proven track record of working with multiple stakeholders to catalyze collaboration
- Excellent organizational and project management skills
- Keen understanding of diversity issues, experience of working in multicultural settings
- Ability to work with volunteers
- Proven skills in developing and implementing media campaigns on sensitive public issues
- Effective interpersonal, cross-cultural, written and verbal communication and public speaking skills
- Bilingual – English/French is an asset, knowledge of other languages is strongly preferred
- Knowledge of community resources and agencies, including professional and specialized services for at-risk or marginalized populations, and how to use those resources for the benefit of the participants
- Demonstrate computer proficiency
- Familiarity with issues facing newcomers and vulnerable populations and barriers facing immigrants in regards to integration in education, social, cultural, and economic aspects of Canadian life
Reporting Structure: Reports to Immigrant Services Manager
To apply: Email resume and cover letter to Katelin Mitchell, Immigrant Services Manager at ac.rcknull@niletak.
Application Deadline: All applications must be submitted by Monday, September 7th, 2015 at 4:00 pm.