Project Coordinator – NEARC

PROJECT COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTION

TitleProject Coordinator
ProgramPilot Project 16
Hours25 hours/ week for 20 weeks
Salary$24/hour
Position TypeTerm (with possibility of extension)
Reports toExecutive Director

Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Project Coordinator (PC) will work closely with Job Mentor and with the Pilot Project 16. This is a 16-week initiative for 20 newcomer youth who are at risk. Thus, the key role of the Project Coordinator is to support these youths to get employment ideally once they complete their 12-week job-placement. Project Coordinator should work very closely with employers, keep himself/herself updated about labor market and keep current with local job trends and help these Pilot Project 16 participants reach their employment goals. It is the Project Coordinator’s responsibility to connect these youths with job opportunities that fit their particular skill sets and competence levels. Project Coordinator is also responsible for developing a job poster and widely distributing to the diverse group of newcomer youth at risk. The PC also supports participants once they complete two-week Pre-Employment Training. Before these youths are placed in the job-placement, they have two weeks’ time to further engage in customized employability training or any other skill enhancement trainings. Thus, the PC builds good rapport with the participants immediately after their selection and meet with one-on-one and mentor them intensively for two weeks before they are placed in the job-placement. The PC is also required to assist participants in facilitating and arranging any additional requirements for employment. The PC will build strong relationships with employers to promote the hiring of newcomer youth. The PC is aware of NEARC Inc.’s vision, mission and its mandate to support and empower newcomer families. Such relationships will: facilitate client access to meaningful employment; create opportunities for intercultural dialogues with various ethno-cultural communities and appreciation for cultural diversity. In addition, the PC is also required to create a database of youth residing in West Central Constituency and Daniel McIntyre and St. Matthews neighborhoods in Winnipeg.

Duties & Responsibilities

Knowledge and Information Management

  • Accesses comprehensive, up-to-date information about services and resources available within the City of Winnipeg that are relevant to the employment, especially for newcomer youth
  • Basic knowledge of employment standards and procedures and stays up-to-date regarding training and educational institutions and their programs
  • Supports participants during the training phase and helps find jobs as per the mandate of the Pilot Project 16 and adheres to the contracts signed with respective funders, employers and follows their reporting protocols
  • Maintains a current list of employers who are hiring, especially youth
  • Actively develops professional working relationships and networks with potential employers
  • Acquires accurate, comprehensive knowledge of job competencies and technical requirements, and also creates a pool of unemployed youth at risk and does in-depth analysis to lessen their risk factors
  • Stays current with relevant labor market trends, and industry expansion/contraction that can affect job prospects and/or training needs of participants
  • Submits project progress and evaluation report as assigned by NEARC Inc.

Employer relations

  • Schedules visits to work sites to gain greater understanding of the work culture and potential barriers for newcomers to help develop new youth employment opportunities for NEARC Inc.
  • Attends employment fairs to get an idea of employment opportunities available
  • Presents program and service information on behalf of NEARC Inc. to employers and others as required
  • Liaises between the participant and the employer, advocating on their behalf as necessary
  • Liaises with the business community to identify current hiring needs (by means of “cold calling” and networking)
  • Conveys to employers any special requirements that the clients may have to perform optimally
  • Conducts regular employer satisfaction surveys

Participants support

  • Provides hospitality to all participants, with clear and thoughtful options to their requests
  • Treats all participants with dignity and patience in order to listen deeply to provide services as requested
  • Markets participants’ employability skills to potential employers and help them find job
  • Ensures positive contacts with employers, either through follow-ups or by making appointments directly on behalf of participants
  • Makes fully supported referrals for needs identified by clients
  • Tracks and records job placements while maintaining records of new employers, job placements, and follow-ups and submits to the Executive Director
  • Participates in participant satisfaction survey of job development services and other support duties as assigned by the Executive Director or through the circumstances arising during case management of participants’ job placement

Requirements and Qualifications

Essential

  • Must possess and maintain a Class 5 Driver License and be able to travel throughout Winnipeg
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Relevant undergraduate degree or diploma, or equivalent combination of education and industry experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with newcomer youth
  • Experience in MS Office Suites including MS Outlook 2013 or higher version

Desired

  • Experience in working with not-for-profit organizations, especially dealing with youth
  • Membership with the Career Development Association of Manitoba will be given preferences
  • Understands and adheres to professional ethics related to career counselling
  • Superior interpersonal and English communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work comfortably and effectively with individuals at a variety of levels within industry
  • Extensive knowledge of the Manitoba workplace, including in depth understanding of occupational technical competencies gained through experience or training
  • Job development experience would be an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines
  • Strong organizational and time management skills

 
Application letters with resumes should be sent to: Bijaya Pokharel, Executive Director at nearc@yournearc.org , Neighborhood Empowerment and Resource Centre, 300-61 Juno Street, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1T1

Deadline for submission is Friday, July 28th, 2016 at 4:00 P.M. Central Standard Time

NB: This position is a new opportunity with NEARC Inc. and is 100% dependent on receiving funding available through the First Job Fund MB4 Youth and Neighborhood Alive! which is no later than end of this month