Project Coordinator - Building Bridges Project

Job city: 
Mississauga
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 12:00pm
Job terms: 
Part-time contract

Introduction

MIAG Centre for Diverse Women & Families is a community organization that works towards an inclusive and resilient community. We strive to enhance the capacity of individuals and families from different ethno-cultural communities through empowerment, innovation, and well-being based programs and services.

Project Description

MIAG is seeking an experienced individual to coordinate the ‘Building Bridges’ project. This project is a three year project. The main objective is to empower immigrant women to be active, confident and to be able to influence change in the community. It enhances their sense of belonging, increases their involvement in the social service sector and it motivates them to gain a broader understanding of the Canadian society. They will be more capable to work together to build inclusive and engaged communities. This program will bring an excellent learning experience for women who live and/or work in Peel region. It will increase their facilitation skills and their capability to work with community groups

Responsibilities:

The Building Bridges Project Coordinator is expected to:

  • Provide leadership in planning and implementing all project activities in collaboration with supervisor and partner agencies
  • Develop the project work plan for project activities including an evaluation plan and measurement indicators
  • Form an Advisory Committee that includes collaborative partners and key people in the project planning and delivery process. Organize meetings on regular basis
  • Design promotional materials and outreach to women from different ethno-cultural communities in Peel
  • Organize and facilitate in-class training for immigrant women to increase their facilitation skills and their capability to work with community groups. The training themes are: Concepts of Facilitation and Community Engagement, Working Effectively with Groups, Facilitation, Leadership and Power Styles, Working Effectively in a Cross Cultural/Intercultural Setting, Working with the Community, Time Management and the Importance of Self-care, Exploring Employment Resource (among others).
  • Arrange for 20 hours practicum placement for women participants in different committees and networks in a decision making role
  • Meet with women graduates who would like to work in community development; identify needs and support them in the process
  • Organize an annual Achievement celebration for women graduates. Present program outcomes including data descriptions in charts and percentages
  • Compile reports of qualitative and quantitative project results
  • Any other responsibility prescribed by the supervisor or that is complimentary to the position
  • Comply with the organization’s rules and policies

Qualifications:

  • University degree in Women Studies, Social Service Work, Education or related field from a recognized university or institution
  • Three years or more in project management and community outreach. Proven experience in coordinating and facilitating training based programs to different age groups and ethno-cultural communities
  • Demonstrate group development and motivation skills. Ability to facilitate women skills development training and women empowerment program to make positive changes in their lives
  • Ability to develop materials, tools, and exercises as well as other skills development resources aimed for immigrant women
  • Strong ability to work with a multicultural clientele and within an anti-oppression framework. Extensive understanding of best practices in delivering immigrant women’s programs
  • Fluent in speaking, reading and writing in English. Knowledge of other languages is an asset
  • Wide knowledge of the sector including available resources, programs and services pertaining to women skills development. Ability to develop partnerships with organizations and networks
  • Proven understanding of community development concept and practices
  • Results oriented with excellent organizational, time management and problem solving skills
  • Able to work independently and as a team player; work effectively with other service providers
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office; knowledge of other software programs is an asset
  • Flexible to work in evenings and weekends if and when required
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is a must

A new contract to start mid November until September 30, 2017 (renewable depending on performance in the position and the availability of funds).
Hours: 28 hours/week
Salary: $23/hour

How to apply:

Interested individuals are invited to apply by sending a resume and cover letter by Sunday, November 6, 2016 to:

E-mail: info@miag.ca

Fax: 905-270-6263

Thank you in advance for your interest. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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