JOB TITLE: Employer Relations Coordinator
REPORTS TO: Employment Services Manager
HOURLY WAGE: Starting at $25/hour
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5:00PM

 

“Despite great challenges we believe unhealthy cycles can be broken, new opportunities created and, through healing, health restored.”

Would you like to be a part of an organization that works with some of Edmonton’s most vulnerable populations and counts on the professionalism, expertise, insight, and passion of its staff to develop programs and services for the clients they work with? Join us at Boyle Street Community Services.

“We stand with our clients, side by side, patiently and for as long as they want – a constant and consistent caring force”

Boyle Street Community Services (BSCS) is a values-driven organization that believes our clients are the experts in their own life. Your job will be to foster innovation with your team alongside our clients. If your values are aligned with our values and beliefs listed at: http://boylestreet.org/who-we-are/mission-and-history/, please consider joining our team.

This position comes with a comprehensive dental, health and drug benefits package, three weeks of annual vacation, and numerous professional development and training opportunities.

JOB PURPOSE:

Boyle Street Community Services is seeking an Employer Relations Coordinator for its

Water Wings Employment Readiness Program. The position focuses on preparing individuals, of all ages, for the world of work with the end result being:

  1. They function with greater confidence and competence in society.
  2. They increase their chance of gaining employment.
  3. They gain and retain apprenticeships, internships and/or employment.Mileage is paid at $0.52 per km.KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
  • Visit work sites to gain greater understanding of the work culture and potential opportunities or barriers for Aboriginal or New immigrant workers
  • Engage industry representatives in a variety of contexts, including job fairs, business mixers, awards ceremonies, conferences, cold calls, and others
  • Market clients to potential employers and help clients find jobs and/or internships
  • Provide support to clients in making cold calls to employers
  • Promote program benefits and services to employer contacts
  • Review resumes and refer to Education Workers for revisions as needed
  • Organize mock interviews for clients and provide constructive feedback
  • Maintain accurate, detailed records of participant’s achievements/activities
  • Monitor program participants who have gained employment at 90 and 180 days
  • Organize one mini job fair, i.e. one employer that is hiring, at least once every two months
  • Prepare for and execute 2 semi-annual multi job fairs, i.e. coordinate efforts with program staff and existing or potential employment services partner agencies
  • Keep and manage basic financial records, timesheet, travel expenses

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Completed a Degree/Diploma program in Business, Arts/Science, Education, or Human Services
  • Will consider equivalencies in work experience

Skills and Abilities:

  • Outgoing, friendly with the ability to motivate and persuade others
  • Self-motivated, self-directed and flexible
  • Strong ability to build positive relationships with employers and other partners
  • Adept at using computers with a good working knowledge of MS Office
  • Works well independently and in a team environment
  • Works well in a fast-paced environment

Experience and Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience of Aboriginal and multicultural communities is essential
  • An understanding of poverty and marginalization and of how and why it affects those we serve is essential
  • Experience working with inner-city communities, including people facing multiple barriers is preferred
  • Experience/knowledge of a variety of working environments and trades
  • Some sales, marketing and/or community outreach experience preferred
  • Criminal Record Check must be completed by the successful applicant prior to work commencement
  • Vulnerable Sector Check must be completed upon hire
  • Possess a valid driver’s licence and have access to a reliable vehicle

Boyle Street Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of the communities we serve, and are committed to engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Boyle Street Community Services welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, differently-abled, and LGBTQ2S communities.

To Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to: EBishop@boylestreet.org. Please include Employment Relations Coordinator in the Subject Line of the email. In the cover letter please state how you heard about this position.

Closing Date:  September 12, 2018