Director, Peel Newcomer Strategy Group

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Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 4:30pm
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Peel Newcomer Strategy Group (PNSG) is a cross-sectoral collaborative with a vision to create the systems change required in Peel for the successful inclusion of newcomers into all aspects of community life. The initiative is sponsored by the United Way of Peel Region. Funding support for this initiative is provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the Region of Peel, and United Way of Peel Region.

The Director of the Peel Newcomer Strategy Group will work with the Central Planning Table (CPT) and Working Groups comprising of partners from the Peel community. The Director will provide leadership and actively mobilize key stakeholders including: residents, service providers (both settlement and non-settlement), community development/planning networks, all tiers of government and local businesses to support the vision and mission of the Peel Newcomer Strategy Group.

The Director is accountable to the Central Planning Table and will report directly to the President and CEO of United Way of Peel Region.

Reporting to: President & CEO of United Way of Peel Region


  • Carry out funding objectives, develop project work plans and project activities to support the implementation of PNSG’s deliverables
  • Build upon the notable accomplishments that PNSG has achieved to date and lead the implementation of the 3-year (2017-2020) strategic plan that guides the vision and objectives of the Peel Newcomer Strategy Group (PNSG)
  • Measure, evaluate and communicate the impact of PNSG in the successful inclusion of newcomers in Peel
  • Identify, assess, and inform the Central Planning Table on internal and external issues that affect PNSG’s vision for newcomer settlement and inclusion as well as the settlement sector in Peel Region
  • Foster teamwork and authentic partnerships between the Central Planning Table, PNSG Staff, Service Providers, Businesses, Residents and Government Stakeholders
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of PNSG’s activities and deliverables that are accountable to the Central Planning Table and Funders
  • Foster a positive, healthy and safe work environment and maintain a climate that attracts, retains and motivates a diverse team of quality people
  • Lead organizational management with the ability to coach, recruit, hire and supervise staff as well as procure resources and consultant services that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further PNSG’s strategic objectives
  • Secure adequate funding for the growth and sustainability of PNSG
  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates preparing and administering a comprehensive budget inclusive of regular reports, progress updates on the revenues and expenditure of PNSG as well as operating within the budget and ensuring maximum resource utilization
  • Oversee the development and implementation of communication and engagement and capacity building strategies required to support the work of PNSG
  • Responsible for the enhancement of PNSG’s image by being active and visible in Peel by establishing good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with settlement services providers, other community organizations, funders, elected officials, and businesses to help achieve the goals and objectives of PNSG.


  • Five to seven years progressive and relevant experience within the non-profit sector; settlement services program management experience preferred.
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in a relevant discipline is preferred.
  • Sound knowledge of the Peel community, immigration, refugee, the settlement sector and the human services system.
  • Experience working with diverse funding sources: federal, provincial, foundations etc.
  • Proven experience in program evaluation, community development and sector capacity building.
  • Highly developed organizational skills in leading large-scale projects, prioritizing and meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrate solid use of project management principals and change management tools and practices
  • Excellent skills in decision making, consensus building, communication, interpersonal and making presentations

How to apply:

Qualified individuals are invited to submit their written expression of interest via e-mail, fax or mail by September 22, 2017 at 4:30pm to:

Chris Thompson
Human Resources Manager
United Way of Peel Region
90 Burnhamthorpe Road W., Suite 408, PO Box 58,
Mississauga, Ont. L5B 3C3

Fax: 905-602-3651


United Way of Peel Region is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring a workforce inclusive of the diverse population it serves. United Way of Peel Region promotes the principles of diversity and equity and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

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Thank you to all applicants for your interest in this position. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.