Senior Manager, Indigenous Employment Initiatives
June 11th, 2020
Full-time, Contract until March 31, 2022
Posting Period: June 10, 2020 to June 23, 2020
Reporting to the Director, Community Initiatives, the Senior Manager, Indigenous Employment Initiatives will utilize their expertise in the area of community building, knowledge of employment issues within the Indigenous community in East Ontario and writing skills to manage the development and execution of deliverables as outlined in the grant provided by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.
In partnership with the Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition, this project includes working with key stakeholders to build an Indigenous Employment Leadership Table to address the issues of labour market inclusion for Indigenous Youth, conducting research into the issue and developing best practices to support employers to ensure inclusive workplaces and practices.
This role will also provide strategic guidance to United Way East Ontario’s Poverty to Possibility Focus Area and work both externally with community stakeholders such as agency representatives, network and planning tables, funders, government and corporate supporters and donors, and internally, with United Way staff and volunteers.
Relationship Building and Community Development
Ensure all interactions and project deliverables are developed and maintained with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a focus on establishing inter-culturally competent relationships
Participate in community events and appropriate networks and keep abreast of new developments and emerging issues
Build and maintain the Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition partnership throughout the project to ensure a strong and ongoing relationship
Develop and maintain relationships with appropriate community partners including agencies, post- secondary institutions, government, funders and businesses, primarily as it relates to the deliverables of the project and the Indigenous Employment Leadership Table and research aspects of the grant
Actively convene and engage with community stakeholders across our region, through one-on-one meetings, network and planning tables, community consultation and information sessions
Create and deliver applicable presentations to the appropriate wide range of audiences, related to the work of the project
Build and maintain relationships to support the activities of the grant as they relate to focus groups and consultations
Oversee and manage the planning, stakeholder engagement, administration, program and committee oversight, reporting and grant management including for the grant activities and deliverables
Oversee and manage the development, implementation, execution and evaluation of the initiatives, activities and deliverables as outlined in the grant proposal.
Be accountable for expenses related to the overall project and keep the Finance team informed regularly
Complete funding reports for all projects.
Commit and support continuous learning within United Way East Ontario and the Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition
Actively seek out, and work to understand up-to-date research and data to support the grant deliverables of writing and producing an environmental scan that identifies the labour market issues and gaps facing Indigenous Youth in East Ontario along with writing a final report for the funder.
Articulate key messages, develop briefs or prepare social policy recommendations associated with the grant and how this work supports and is aligned to the Poverty to Possibility Focus Area.
Post-secondary education and/or related job experience
Demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning and professional development
Working with or for Indigenous organizations and/or groups
Minimum three years progressive employment experience in social development, social services and/or the voluntary sector with a comprehensive knowledge of social services systems
Community capacity building and project management experience
Experience in writing research documents, briefs, conducting research and focus groups
Minimum of three years in a management position
Project management experience would be considered an asset
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong knowledge and awareness of the Indigenous community
Experience in the employment sector, human resources, and/or learning and development experience
A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and inter-culturally competent relationship building skills
Excellent relationship management skills and good ability to identify, build and maintain formal and informal networks an partnerships
Demonstrated experience in developing and nurturing actionable research
Ability to plan, scope, initiate and monitor progress for deliverable and work plans
Demonstrated ability to organize and present information, views and concepts in a concise and understandable format to a variety of key stakeholders and audiences.
Ability to identify, build and maintain formal and informal networks and partnerships, both internally and externally
Proven organizational, interpersonal, facilitation and presentation skills
Demonstrated ability to think both strategically and critically
Ability to problem solve and to respond effectively in difficult situations
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively
Strong analytical, and writing skills
Ability to work as part of a team, to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines
Computer literacy in Microsoft Office is required
Written and oral fluency in English required with bilingualism considered an asset
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit a detailed cover letter and a resume indicating their interest in the role in confidence by June 23, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please quote competition number #2020-14 when submitting your resume.
United Way East Ontario invites qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds, including experienced and aspiring First Nations / Métis / Inuit professionals.
Please advise if you require accommodation throughout the recruitment process.