Who we are:
OCASI – Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants acts as the collective voice for immigrant and refugee-serving organizations in Ontario, and coordinates response to shared needs and concerns. Our mission is to achieve equality, access and full participation for immigrants and refugees in every aspect of Canadian life. OCASI was founded in 1978 and now has 240 member agencies across Ontario.
The Enhancing National Sector GBA+ Capacity project is aimed at providing the newcomer services sector with skills, tools, and resources to adopt gender equality approaches and GBA+ programming and policies into their support of immigrant and refugee throughout Canada. This project will be led by the Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA) in partnership with OCASI and various other umbrella organizations across Canada. This project is designed to improve the immigrant and refugee serving sector's capacity to mainstream gender equality and GBA+ in their organizational knowledge, programming, and policies, leading to environments that are more understanding and welcoming to newcomers across Canada
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a dynamic professional with a commitment to helping newcomers to develop the skills, knowledge, confidence and connections they need to play a strong, active role in civic areas.
The Senior Coordinator will have a commitment to and awareness of equity, access to services, anti-racism and anti-oppression, gender-justice and anti-poverty as it relates to immigrants and refugees.
What will the Senior Coordinator, Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) do?
The Senior Coordinator, Gender Based Analysis (GBA+) will be a full-time OCASI employee and function as the focal point of contact with umbrella organizations across Canada. The Senior Coordinator will undertake the following main responsibilities:
• Advance gender equity and build capacity of the immigrant and refugee serving sector to apply a GBA+ framework to programs and policies by contributing to the development of an intersectional gender-based analytical framework
• Development of tools and resources to support agencies in adopting gender equalityapproaches and GBA+ programming and policies
• Contribution to the development of professional development programming, including webinars and PD courses
• Piloting of GBA+ programming and policies within the agency, including creating and feedback mechanisms, and collaborative reporting
• Coordination of programming with national partners
• Development of gender equality, GBA+ programming and policy recommendations for adoption
• Coordination with member agencies for piloting of GBA+ policies and programming
• Development and implementation of a collective impact model to test the process of mainstreaming a transformative gender equality approach
• Provide sector and topical expertise to guide the direction of the project
• Conduct sector engagement initiatives to inform the project, disseminate knowledge, and expand the reach of programming
• Utilize the national Community of Practice (COP) for knowledge mobilization
• Other duties as assigned
• Relevant post-secondary degree (e.g. women studies, education, social studies, counselling, immigration studies) or the equivalent acceptable combination of education and experience working in the non-profit sector
• Extensive knowledge of Gender Based Violence issues and challenges facing newcomers, immigrant and refugee communities
• Minimum of 5 years of experience of preferably working as a coordinator in a non-profit or community-based agency in the immigrant services sector or other relevant community services sector
• Strong administrative and communications skills with experience supporting large groups in meetings and dialogue
• Demonstrated ability to develop curriculum related to violence against women (sexual and gender-based violence, trafficking in women and girls, etc.)
• Serve as a role model for other Coordinators in terms of professional/leadership skills as well as knowledge and expertise in area of GBV
• Extensive knowledge and understanding of immigrant and refugee sector issues, settlement processes/issues, barriers and information needs of newcomers
• Strong relationship building and networking skills as well as the ability to establish rapport with members, partners, staff and volunteers
• Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines and demanding schedules
• Good judgment, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
• Proficiency with computers and Internet including demonstrated experience utilizing social media tools to promote projects/campaigns
• Excellent active listening, interpersonal and communication skills
• Proficiency in French considered an asset
OCASI is committed to Employment Equity. We especially welcome applications from members of racialized groups, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities
• Salary is $56,342 plus benefits, unionized with Unifor Local 87M
• Job type: Full-time position based on 35 hrs/week
Please send a cover letter and resume with the subject line: Senior Coordinator, Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) by May 5th, 2023 to: Hiring Committee, OCASI at firstname.lastname@example.org
OCASI is committed to achieving full accessibility for persons with disabilities by arranging for any necessary accommodations.
We thank all applicants for applying however, we regret only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.