STATUS:Full time, contract non –union, 6 months
# HRS / WEEK: 35 hrs
DEPARTMENT: Toronto Local Immigration Partnership (TSLIP)
REPORT TO: Director, TSLIP
The Toronto South Local Immigration Partnership (TSLIP) is a community collaborative focused on developing and implementing local settlement strategies that coordinate and enhance service delivery to newcomers while promoting innovation and efficient use of resources. TSLIP is one of five Toronto region LIPs and works closely with its sister LIPs to further the integration of newcomers throughout Toronto.
The position will support and promote community mobilization on social issues, as well as conduct community-based, action-oriented research on a variety of social issues involving the settlement of new immigrants to Toronto. Other responsibilities include analyzing public policy as it affects Toronto, facilitating meetings, as well as planning, designing, implementing, evaluating and coordinating LIP engagement with member agencies and community and government partners.
A. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Ensure effective facilitation of working group and other meetings.
- Involve stakeholders in the planning and implementation of working group projects.
- Build and maintain positive relationships with TSLIP partners and other stakeholders.
- Participate in Community Partner tables and events as appropriate
- Collaborate with the TSLIP Director, other LIPs, staff, students, partners and community members to achieve workplan goals and project deliverables
- Contribute to the development and implementation of performance measurement strategies to evaluate TSLIP projects, including a year-end project evaluation
- Contribute to analysis and recommendations toward organizational and sector improvement
- Contribute to the generation of internal and external reports
- Participate in Project Staff team meetings.
- Participate in the coordination and support of LIP meetings, including workshop days, Council Meetings, Executive Meetings and others.
- Assist Project Director with responsibilities as requested.
- Interpret and apply TSLIP program policies and framework documents
- Performs other duties as assigned
B. ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Prepare for and actively participate in regular supervision meetings with the Director including the establishment and evaluation of a work plan
- Actively participate in the TSLIP team, undertaking responsibilities as assigned
- Maintain accurate records as required by the House
- Adhere to all House policies and procedures and ensure confidentiality is maintained on all client, staff and agency matters
- Cooperate and participate in ensuring a safe and healthy working environment
- Ensure the agency is well represented in the community
- Masters degree in relevant discipline, and 2-3 years’ experience working in community development, community based research, or combined equivalent of education and experience
- Understanding of the non-profit sector; preferred recent experience with the immigrant serving sector or working directly with newcomers to Canada
- Excellent facilitation and presentation skills.
- Some experience with both primary and secondary research preferred
- Experience designing and implementing surveys and questionnaires and focus groups in a community based setting.
- Experience working within an Anti-Oppressive framework
- Demonstrated ability to produce clear, concise and effective tools, presentations, reports
- Creative and consultative approach to problem-solving, working with a high degree of proficiency, confidentiality, decision-making and problem-solving skills in order to identify appropriate solutions to address issues in the face of conflicting needs.
- Strong communication skills with a wide range of people including people with lived experience, agency staff and volunteers, managers, government program representatives and others
- Excellent organizational and planning skills
- Proficient Windows, MS Office, internet, e-mail, mailchimp, surveymonkey and Eventbrite skills.
- Demonstrated ability to handle a multi-task environment, and meet deadlines, as well as to work independently and in a team environment
- Be able to travel within the GTA
We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected will be contacted for an interview.
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