Project Coordinator – Canada 150
Responsible to: Executive Director
Starting Salary: $4,000 to $5,000/month
Hours: Full-time: 37.5 hours per week (9:00 am to 4:30 pm; M – F with flexibility)
Contract length: September 1, 2016 – March 31, 2018
The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan is committed to promoting, fostering, improving and developing multiculturalism in the cultural, economic, social and political life of Saskatchewan while working to achieve equality of all residents. MCoS is a non-profit charitable provincial cultural organization that provides service and support to multicultural and ethnocultural organizations across Saskatchewan. The office is located in Regina.
MCoS has received Canada 150 funding for a new initiative #Home: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Communities. We are seeking a coordinator to take the lead on this project that will allow MCoS to build capacity within the organization and throughout Saskatchewan with materials and facilitators able to support communities.
The #Home: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Communities Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the project activities. #Home: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Communities will celebrate our cultural diversity and invest in tools, strategies and human resources to increase the ability of all Saskatchewan residents to contribute to their communities, thus building a strong Canada. It will support celebrations of Canada’s multicultural identity and Indigenous heritage for the sesquicentennial (Celebrate Canada, National Aboriginal History Month, St. Jean Baptiste Day, Culture Days, Saskatchewan Multicultural Week) while cultivating deeper roots of this identity by developing tool kits, the #Home pledge, and training facilitators for workplaces, schools, community organizations, and governments to support the tools and the newly emerging programs BRIDGES and INVOLVE.
The Executive Director, Education and BRIDGES Coordinator, and the #Home Coordinator will develop a plan that aligns with the organization’s Strategic Directions, mandate and operational plans. Project activities will support equity and reconciliation with a focus on the perspectives, values and strengths of often marginalized First Nations, Métis, immigrant and refugee individuals and communities. It will inspire and recognize diverse leadership and contributions to local communities that create a shared and harmonious future for Saskatchewan and Canada. The #Home Coordinator will conduct research, plan and implement activities, and work with an external consultant on evaluation to create and document the desired outcomes for this Canada 150 project. The #Home Coordinator reports and is responsible to the Executive Director and works in accordance with the policies of the organization.
The #Home: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Communities Coordinator will be responsible to:
- In conjunction with the Executive Director and the Education and BRIDGES Coordinator, develop and implement a 19 month plan to achieve the goals of the #Home: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Communities project;
- Research on promising practices related to welcoming and inclusive communities to inform project activities.
- Develop and strengthen relationships with a wide variety of organizations, participants and partners.
- Develop, promote and distribute #Home tool kits (150 minimum)
- Develop communications for the #Home pledge (150 minimum)
- Participate in planning #Home public education campaigns, including traditional and social media, in conjunction with Communications Coordinator.
- Develop and implement a network of trained facilitators in coordination with the Education and BRIDGES Coordinator and the Executive Director:
- Contract experienced facilitators to lead training
- Identify potential facilitators
- Coordinate facilitator training in a variety of areas
- Minimum 50 facilitators trained, including min. 9 for each of BRIDGES and INVOLVE
- Coordinate celebrations of Canada’s multicultural identity and Indigenous heritage for the sesquicentennial (Celebrate Canada, National Aboriginal History Month, Jean Baptiste Day, Culture Days, Saskatchewan Multicultural Week) while cultivating deeper roots of this identity.
- Assess and evaluate education program outcomes on a regular basis to provide input into future planning.
- Connect #Home with other organizations leading Canada 150 projects in Saskatchewan.
- Manage project budget in consultation with the Executive Director;
- Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Requirements:
The #Home: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Communities Coordinator will have:
- An undergraduate degree or a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience and on-the-job training;
- Demonstrated experience in project and event coordination
- Demonstrated facilitation experience with a variety of audiences (including adults and youth) and methodologies on topics such as cultural diversity, intercultural communications, anti-racism and equity; experience in non-profit or community-based organizations an asset;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability write, proofread and edit; a excellent command of English along with attention to detail and quality, is essential;
- Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills with a demonstrated welcoming, respectful approach to interactions.
- Familiarity with the Saskatchewan multicultural & Indigenous communities, the issues they face, the benefits of diversity is a significant asset;
- Demonstrated communications and promotion experience, including social media
- Demonstrated experience in research and evaluation
- Experience developing tool kits is an asset
- Spoken and/or written French and other languages are an asset
- Excellent computer skills (word processing, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.);
- Strong organizational skills and a commitment to professionalism, including the ability to multi-task, managing timelines and multiple deadlines;
- Demonstrate a proven track record of working harmoniously within teams;
- Be an independent, energetic, analytical, self-starting and responsible worker, driven by successful, punctual and quality outcomes;
- Ability to travel in Saskatchewan, and have a valid driver’s licence; and
- Be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Please make any inquiries and submit cover letter and résumé electronically by July 26, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. to: Rhonda Rosenberg, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org