The Workforce Development Board/Local Employment Planning Council (WDB/LEPC) is a not-for-profit organization funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. We are seeking a dynamic individual with strong communication and project management skills to take on the role of Project Coordinator.

This is a full-time, contract role ending March 31, 2020 with the possibility of extension. Reporting to the CEO and under the leadership of the Project Manager, the incumbent will provide responsible support and execution in the development and delivery of projects within the WDB/LEPC.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and delivery of projects at all stages including consultation, assessment, research, report writing, application/proposal writing, partnership development, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
  • With the assistance of the CEO and Project Manager, monitor projects to ensure that objectives, milestones, deliverables, outcomes, timelines and reporting requirements are met.
  • With the assistance of the CEO and Project Manager, work to ensure that project funding is allocated correctly, and in compliance with WDB’s financial management policies.
  • Engage with community stakeholders, including those in skilled trades, to promote WDB/LEPC’s projects and scheduled activities.
  • Work in collaboration with the Community Development and Communications Coordinator to promote project activities that are consistent with WDB communication policy.
  • Assist with special event planning.
  • Proactively advise the CEO of emerging issues that may affect the WDB and develop/implement related risk assessments and mitigation strategies.
  • Perform ongoing monitoring and follow-up on delegated tasks to ensure deliverables and deadlines are met.
  • Perform other administrative duties as required.
  • Travel within, and occasionally outside the WDB catchment area is required.
  • Other duties as required.

 SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in a field related to the defined position responsibilities (Business Administration, Social Sciences, General Arts, etc.) or equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • Evidence of research, analytical and report writing skills.
  • Knowledge of local, provincial, and federal labour market sources (i.e. Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey) is an asset.
  • Knowledge of skilled trades and apprenticeships is an asset.
  • Evidence of project management experience in a not-for-profit or public service environment is an asset.
  • Evidence of exceptional interpersonal, stakeholder engagement, oral and written communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Strong organization and event planning skills with attention to detail.
  • Advanced knowledge of office support software including MS Office.
  • Ability to consistently represent the WDB professionally and in a manner that reflects WDB values and public image.
  • Availability and willingness to travel within, and occasionally outside, the WDB catchment area.
  • Must possess a valid “G” Ontario Drivers’ license.

For further consideration, qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume by Monday, April 29, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. to jlamantia@wdb.ca indicating the position name in the subject line.

While we appreciate all applications, we can only contact those individuals selected for an interview.

We are committed to providing accommodation for persons with disabilities.  Accommodation will be provided as part of our hiring process (if accommodation is required, we appreciate Applicants making this request in advance, so we can support your needs).