Jobs

Join our team. The SPC offers an exciting, fast-paced work environment, with competitive compensation, where you can truly make a difference in the community.

 

Coordinator and Job Developer for Youth Employment Program (full-time / one year contract)

Conditions:

  • 12 month employment contract with possibility of extension
  • 35 hours per week at $50,000 per annum
  • Three weeks vacation
  • Some evening and weekend work required
  • Work will be a combination of remote and face-to-face with proper social distancing protocols

Overview of the Position:

This is a one year employment contract (with possibility of extension subject to funding) to coordinate our youth employment program, including serving as the sole job developer. Our “Technology, Research and Communications Training and Career Laddering” (TRAC) program provides youth aged 19 to 29 who are racialized or from priority neighbourhoods with hard and soft skills, mentoring and work experience in one of three areas:

  • Computer systems technician
  • Social research
  • Videography and communications.

The main activities include:

  • Outreach and support to participants
  • Coordinating soft and hard skill training related to the three targeted sectors
  • Source job opportunities for participants
  • Job coaching and support to participants and employers for successful work placements and advancement.

Duties:

  • Outreach and screening for program participants;
  • Explore, identify and clarify client interests, abilities, skill, education and experience in relation to short and long term career and employment goals
  • Coordinate training workshops (occupational skills and employability) for program participants.
  • The coordinator will deliver some pre-employment and soft skills training and will coordinate others to deliver additional soft skills/pre-employment training and hard skills training;
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with employers, industry organizations, and public agencies to source job openings and secure employment for participants.
  • Find and negotiate work placements;
  • Monitor work placements to ensure success and resolve issues which may arise;
  • Coach employers and youth to ensure successful outcomes
  • Support career advancement for under-employed youth;
  • Connect youth with other services or opportunities that are appropriate to their needs/interests;
  • Organize weekly economically focused drop-ins;
  • Conduct an evaluation with participants and employers;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Post-secondary education in social services, career counselling, education, or other related field or equivalent life experience
  • Experience counselling, coaching or mentoring youth in a community-based program setting
  • Experience working in an environment coaching/developing people, both in one-on-one and group settings
  • Good understanding of issues related to youth employment and entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge of the local labour market and related trends
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, maintaining confidentiality at all times; strong negotiation skills
  • Experience providing services to small business owners
  • Must be self-motivated and a strong team player
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to supervise multiple trainees
  • Clear Police Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening (to be obtained if offer of employment made)

Assets:

  • Good knowledge of employers in Ottawa in one or more of the three job sectors targeted by the program
  • Bilingual (English / French)
  • Non-official language(s)
  • Valid driver’s licence and use of a car
  • Knowledge of human resource management and recruitment procedures
  • Proficient with computers, including Microsoft applications
  • Ability to troubleshoot and manage crisis situations
  • Updated CPR certification

Please send cover letter and resume by October 26 2020, 5:00 p.m. to: office@spcottawa.on.ca.

We regret that we cannot answer inquiries or phone calls about this position. The Social Planning Council is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from members of equity seeking groups.

 

Office Manager (Permanent / Part-time)

Objective:

The purpose of the position is to facilitate an effective infrastructure through which Council staff can effectively undertake their work and the Council can work to improve the quality of life in Ottawa. The Office Manager provides administrative, organizational, communications, project
management and technical support to staff, volunteers, students and affiliated groups. Staff and students are responsible for their own day to day administration (preparation of correspondence, photocopying, etc.), but the Office Manager role includes administrative support for the
Executive Director. The Office Manager also plays a central role in supporting the capacity of staff to manage their projects and to work effectively individually and as a team.

Working Conditions:

  • The salary for this position is calculated at $22.00 per hour.
  • 21 hours per week,
  • Three weeks annual leave (pro-rated)
  • Combination of on-site and remote work

Responsibilities:

1. Financial Administration (roughly one day per week)

  • Provide day to day financial administration – accounts payable, accounts receivable, etc.,  and vendor management
  • Prepare materials for and liaise with the accountant
  • Prepare bank deposits
  • Manage petty cash and project advances
  • Prepare charitable receipts quarterly

2. Administrative Support to the Executive Director (roughly one day per week)

  • Coordinate appointments and meetings
  • Basic correspondence – respond to emails etc.
  • Assist with preparation of funding agreements, reports to funders, reports to Board
  • On-board new staff with respect to technology, processes and collaboration tools
  • Assist with project management including updating our on-line project management system (may also include modified scrum master role)
  • Support staff to effectively implement their projects, individually and in teams (coaching, mentoring, some project management)
  • Assist with data gathering for monitoring and evaluation of SPC projects

3. Other Office Management (roughly one day per week)

  • Liaise with sponsored projects
  • Manage the material needs of the Council, including IT and phone requirements
  • Maintain internal communications tools and procedures including our web-based time management platform and email system
  • Manage donation and membership records, and CRM system
  • Prepare documentation for the annual audit plus additional audits or financial monitoring
  • Organize meetings including the Annual General Meeting and some program logistics (such as catering)
  • Maintain office administrative systems and documents
  • Communicate/negotiate with landlord re. building related services (keys, heat, etc.)
  • Receive, open, sort and distribute mail
  • Other tasks as negotiated

Requirements:

  • Excellent computer skills including MS Office Suite
  • Basic bookkeeping knowledge / experience
  • 5 years experience in a fast passed office environment (or equivalent)
  • Experience working effectively with volunteers, professionals, community members
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, maintaining confidentiality at all times
  • Must be self-motivated and a strong team player
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with demonstrated ability to multitask
  • Interest in social issues
  • Bilingual (English / French) a significant asset
  • Non-official language(s) an asset

Please send cover letter and resume by October 23 2020, 5:00 p.m.:
E-mail to: office@spcottawa.on.ca.

We regret that we cannot answer inquiries or phone calls about this position.  The Social Planning Council is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from members of equity seeking groups.