Hiring for 1 of 2 Coordinator positions

Project Summary:
The Confronting Racism in Durham project involves working with service providers supporting job seekers and employers in Durham to identify and confront racism in hiring, recruiting, and workplace practices. The aim of this project is to raise awareness and promote the economic benefits of an inclusive, anti-racist workplace by developing and sharing resources and best practices.
Position Summary
Program Coordinator will collaborate with community stakeholders and partners through focus groups and working groups to develop materials (newsletter, handbook, online training), and host events, that meet the objectives of the Confronting Racism in Durham project.

Job Responsibilities:
• Conduct an environmental scan of current and previous anti-racism activities within Durham and identify individuals/ organizations who will be invited to partner and move forward the project agenda.
• Recruit and facilitate focus groups with members of local Black, South Asian, and Hispanic communities and other predominant racialized groups.
• Recruit members and facilitate a ‘Confronting Racism in Durham Working Group’ (CRDWG) to provide input into the compilation and development of anti-racism materials, webinars, etc.
• Publish a monthly employer newsletter for the duration of the project to share project information/ findings.
• Create engaging e-Learning materials for employers and employment service providers; and, develop materials for various formats and platforms, including a website, that raise awareness and promote the economic benefits of an inclusive, anti-racist workplace.
• Co-ordinate training events and job fairs, and other related community-focused activities.
• Develop an evaluation framework for tracking activities and outcomes, including various participant surveys.
• Submit monthly reports to PWC Manager and prepare interim funding reports based on project deliverables.
• Ensure all project milestones and outcomes are met, or exceeded, through meticulous monitoring, troubleshooting, and collaboration with project staff.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

Knowledge of and/or training:
• Equity, diversity, inclusion, and discrimination and harassment prevention frameworks.
• Human Rights Legislation, Labour Laws and Employment Equity Laws
• Labour market trends – local, regional, provincial and national
• Adult education, group facilitation and e-learning platforms.
• Program evaluation and data analysis.
Skills:
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills – listening, building rapport, supporting.
• Strong facilitation skills – questioning, advising, motivating and encouraging.
• Strong project management skills.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
Ability to:
• Articulate societal and business imperatives for inclusion and belonging in organizations.
• Multi-task and work well under pressure.
• Work independently and with a team, initiate and maintain positive working relationships.
• Organize, prioritize, solve problems, and adapt to change.
• Respond to difficult, challenging, or disruptive situations to alleviate or resolve issues.
Additional Requirements
• A strong self-starter who assumes responsibility and is accountable for actions and decisions.
• High level of energy, and a positive attitude.
• Demonstrate a non-judgmental and positive approach to challenges.
• Flexibility regarding assigned work hours and location, willing to work some evenings and/or weekends.

Minimum Qualifications: 
• Completion of a university degree in a related discipline or combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent.
• Experience in coalition building, program management and/or project management experience.
• Demonstrated experience researching, developing and delivering programs, public education materials, promotional materials and/or community initiatives related to racism or anti-racism.
• Experience working in the field of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
• Ability to speak another language an asset.
• Experience working with newcomers, including racialized communities.

How to apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of Pam DeWilde
druhc-careers@unemployedhelp.on.ca by Friday February 11, 2022.
We wish to thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre encourages applications from members identified of the four designated groups: women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre will provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are contacted for an interview and require any accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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