The North Superior Workforce Planning Board (NSWPB), your Local Employment Planning Council is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated Project Officer to join our team for a temporary contract. The Project Officer will be coordinating all activities relating to the Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC) program being piloted by the North Superior Workforce Planning Board for the Thunder Bay District. The LEPC is intended to improve labour market conditions in local communities through the provision to drive innovation in service delivery based on solid evidence. The LEPC pilot design is intended to strengthen local capacity to address local workforce development challenges and opportunities and to act as a key system feature for integrated employment and training services. The successful candidate will coordinate activities of multiple stakeholder groups, of up to 20 members each, and will be working in a fast-paced team environment. This environment will require its team members to work effectively and efficiently within the team as well as the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Bilingualism would be an advantage. Multilingualism, or a special knowledge of Northwestern Ontario would also be assets.
The Project Officer reports directly to the Project Coordinator. This position has three key areas of responsibility – project coordination (40%), community and employer outreach (40%) and planning and reporting (20%).
- Work under the direction of the Project Coordinator in collaboration with Community Stakeholders to organize and deliver projects and events effectively to meet Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC) Program Guidelines;
- Coordinate all project-related committee meetings including but not limited to: preparing all meeting materials, scheduling, corresponding, attendance invitations and confirmations, minute taking and distribution of materials;
- Manage assigned resources to ensure activities/projects are completed on time and within budget;
- Maintain accurate project records; enter and update project details as required and enter statistical data as needed;
- Provide regular updates to the Project Coordinator regarding committee activities, project development and complete reports as required;
- Responsible for supporting, building, and enhancing the image and visibility of the Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC);
- Work in collaboration with external consultants and stakeholders throughout the LEPC catchment area;
- Participate in the development and implementation of the LEPC Strategic Plan;
- Plan, coordinate and deliver stakeholder engagement and education activities as appropriate in support of general LEPC activities and outreach as well as in support of the work of the assigned Subject Matter Working groups activities and outreach;
- Effectively and accurately communicate relevant project information to the Project Coordinator and Subject Matter Working Groups;
- Keep the Project Coordinator and others informed with project status and issues that may impact program outcomes;
- Participate in weekly team meetings with the Project Coordinator and Executive Director for ongoing project monitoring and management;
- Assist Project Coordinator to compile reports to meet Quarterly Status and Adjustment Reports to the Ministry;
- Prepare and submit reports required under performance management systems in a continuous improvement model to meet reporting standards to the Ministry;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Post-secondary graduate in business, commerce, communications or related field, or a combination of equivalent education and experience;
- Several years of experience with project coordination and/or community outreach;
- Must be legally entitled to work in Canada;
- Valid Driver’s License and vehicle.
- Demonstrated ability to deal effectively and cooperatively with all levels of a board and the public;
- Knowledge of the Thunder Bay District community agencies that deliver employment programs and services as well as familiarity of communities within the Thunder Bay District including Aboriginal communities;
- Strong communication skills, both written and oral;
- Skills and experience in developing partnerships and community planning;
- Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills;
- Multilingualism is valued, therefore fluency in the following languages would be a definite asset: English, French, Ojibway, Cree, Oji-Cree;
- Ability to self-motivate, work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
Wednesday November 22nd, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. EST
We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
Job Type: Contract
Salary: $45,000.00 to $55,000.00 /year