Entrepreneurship Instructor

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Skills for Change
  • Education: Teaching / Training
  • Immigration / Settlement Services
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Experienced (Non-manager)$26.84 (Hourly)2019-01-022019-03-01

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITY:

Reporting to the Supervisor of Programs & Services, the Entrepreneurship Instructor works within the Newcomer Entrepreneurship Hub to deliver entrepreneurship curriculum and evaluate learner outcomes. The instructor will also provide individual counselling and support to learners. While doing so, the Instructor will maintain the Skills for Change high standards of professionalism and quality of service.   

PROGRAM NATURE AND SCOPE:

Newcomer Entrepreneurship Hub is a program operating under Skills for Change whose purpose is to improve employment outcomes for new immigrants. The program is designed to break down barriers for newcomers to successfully establish a business and/or obtain employment by focusing on the entrepreneurial spirit of newcomers by providing information and support to increase newcomers’ knowledge of establishing a business in Ontario.  

SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Teach the following courses: Business Strategy, Creative Entrepreneurship, Business Management & Operations, Finance for Small Business, Marketing, Business sales Development
  • Teach any other new or existing courses provided under the Newcomer Entrepreneurship Hub
  • Research and update existing labour markets, consumer information, and community resources to support the needs of program participants
  • Modify existing curriculum and deliverables to as needed to keep them current.
  • Assist clients with concept development, marketing planning, risk analysis, and drafting of comprehensive business plans
  • Provide clients with appropriate referrals relevant to their needs or goals in terms of business development, research, financial support, and mentoring
  • Provide individual counseling and coaching support to clients through one-on-one interactions or electronic communication as required
  • Assist in organizing as well as attending outreach events, networking events, guest speaker events, and continuous learning clinics
  • Produce metrics on client service activities including client evaluations and client outcomes
  • Assist in the updating of client files as required
  • Contribute to marketing initiatives such as e-newsletters, social media, and promotional materials as required
  • Participate in the evaluation of the program’s effectiveness and present solutions to enhance service effectiveness on an ongoing basis and as part of the larger agency service system
  • Work as part of a team to ensure smooth delivery and coordination of service to clients
  • Participate in team meetings, staff meetings, and all other board and committee meetings as required
  • Handle all other duties as they may be assigned by Management

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum 5 years of business unit leadership in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Minimum 5 years of business concept development, marketing planning, risk analysis, and drafting comprehensive business plans
  • Minimum 5 years of researching labour markets, consumer information, and community resources
  • Minimum 5 years demonstrated ability developing goals and action plans for business units
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate classroom learning and workshops
  • Demonstrated ability to provide coaching and counselling to learners and/or business units
  • Intermediate level skills in MS Office with a focus on Excel and PowerPoint
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of barriers to newcomers
  • Keen eye for detail and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to deal with people tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times
  • Ability to be flexible with his/her schedule, working days, evenings, and weekends, and move between our various locations within the GTA on a regular basis

EDUCATION:

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from an accredited post-secondary institution is required
  • TESL certificate or relevant experience is required

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