Mentorship Coordinator

Job city: 
Niagara Region
Job region: 
South
Application Deadline: 
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
Job terms: 
Full-time

Position Summary:

The primary purpose of the Mentorship Coordinator is to match skilled immigrants with employer/mentors in career fields related to the employment aspirations of the candidates. The Coordinator will outreach and recruit employer mentors/volunteers across the Niagara Region and maintain positive relationships with community stakeholders.

The Mentorship Coordinator will organize and host information sessions, employer recruitment events, and sector-specific job seeker group sessions, in addition to representing Community Connections Mentorship Program and the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre on public events as requested involving various stake holders.

Responsibilities:

The Mentorship Coordinator will:

  • Develop and implement strategies for recruitment and engaging community partners and stakeholders that will provide on-site mentorship opportunities to eligible newcomers
  • Negotiate and establish terms and conditions for the mentorship and/or internship placements
  • Support, follow-up and evaluate mentorship connections
  • Develop and implement training opportunities for participants in the mentorship program
  • Identify, develop and implement marketing and promotion strategies that support the outcomes of the program according funder requirements and guidelines
  • Participate in meetings and activities that promote understanding of newcomers
  • Work collaboratively with volunteers and staff to ensure efficient and effective management of Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre events and activities
  • May occasionally be required to perform duties not set forth in the job description

Qualifications:

The Mentorship Coordinator understands and supports Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre’s mission. This position requires strong communications and interpersonal skills, excellent organizational abilities and exceptional cultural competency. The Mentorship Coordinator must be a self-starter with initiative who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment

  • Two or more years of relevant experience, including experience in a mentorship program related role
  • Knowledge and experience with community stakeholders, especially in areas related to local employment opportunities and economic development
  • Strong written and verbal communication and documentation skills
  • Detail oriented with excellent organization and time management skills and the ability to balance multiple priorities
  • Strong event coordination and logistics skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills, the ability to work with all levels of staff and various external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated capacity-building approach to community engagement
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office products, particularly (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) and the ability to pick up new technology quickly, including databases and web content management systems
  • Post-secondary degree, diploma or equivalent work experience in a related field
  • Interest in and commitment to immigrant employment issues
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in a second language is a strong asset

This is a full-time position
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Expected start date is September 05, 2017

How to Apply:

Deadline to apply is Friday, August 18, 2017 by 4:00 p.m. Apply ONLY by email to:

Jeff Burch
Executive Director

E-mail: jburch@folk-arts.ca

Only selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.