The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto. Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.
Resumes are being accepted for the position of Project Manager, Local Immigration Partnership with Culture, Tourism, and Community Investment. Reporting to the Manager of Community Investment, the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of the Guelph Wellington Local Immigration Partnership (guelphwellingtonlip.ca) which includes community engagement and the marketing of GWLIP priorities, as well as support to the Local Immigration Partnership Leadership Council and Project Committees. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph strategic plan and committed to the corporate values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the community vision – to be the City that makes a difference.
- Coordinate and lead the planning and implementation of all project activities as outlined in the GWLIP Contribution Agreement.
- Manage and support the GWLIP staff team in alignment with the City of Guelph Leadership Charter.
- Respond to direction from the GWLIP Leadership Council and Strategic Planning Team.
- Build partnerships, seek synergies and coordinate tasks amongst all stakeholders, including: GWLIP Leadership Council members, Project Committees and other community stakeholders.
- Monitor policies and research related to immigration and support staff and stakeholders to respond and align to shifts
- Establish and maintain effective relationships with businesses and private sector representatives with a stake in immigration.
- Bring resources together and build needed community relationships, ensuring timely communication to the community.
- Design and conduct research with big and local data to ensure that GWLIP and partner actions are evidence-informed
- Develop initiatives to address stakeholder and immigration needs in both urban and rural settings.
- Identify and recruit new stakeholders to the GWLIP including those with lived experience of immigration.
- Strengthen GWLIP sustainability by leveraging business development opportunities to generate revenue for the GWLIP or GWLIP initiatives.
- Co-ordinate, manage, and review finances and forecasts to ensure project is within budget
- Complete all required quarterly and annual reporting requirements from the funder, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada
- Negotiate and manage contribution agreement and amendment obligations of the City of Guelph with the funder, Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
- Develop communication and marketing tools based on audience analysis that support the implementation of GWLIP priorities.
- Oversee the development and revision of GWLIP related policies and procedures.
- Conduct community presentations as well as oversee the publishing and dissemination of the project documents to ensure understanding of GWLIP priorities and broader immigration policy directions.
- Prepare and present annual reports to City and County Council on GWLIP progress
- Establish and maintain excellent networking relationships with other Local Immigration Partnerships, local municipalities, and Provincial and Federal agencies engaged in immigration.
- Co-ordinate GWLIP work and requirements with various City departments including Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Open Data.
- Participate in regional, provincial, and national consultations on immigration on behalf of Guelph Wellington
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of post-secondary education in Social Sciences, Public Administration or related discipline with considerable experience in immigration and settlement initiatives including partnership development, stakeholder, and community engagement, research and policy. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Experience in project management with proven ability to manage a team of staff to deliver projects on time and within budget
- Experience using intercultural competency to lead a staff team of diverse backgrounds and workstyles.
- Experience providing leadership to key stakeholders.
- Knowledge in the area of community activation and community development to achieve project implementation.
- Proven organizational and analytical skills with the ability to make decisions.
- Business development skills and the ability to identify and implement revenue generating opportunities.
- Knowledge of the immigration experience, research, and policy with the ability to provide guidance on best practices.
- Knowledge of community resources and commitment to issues in immigration and inclusion work.
- Excellent interpersonal skills (negotiating, collaboration, conflict resolution, consensus building).
- A team player with excellent customer service skills with the ability to develop positive relationships with local stakeholders and approval authorities.
- Knowledge of data analysis techniques and familiarity working with statistics Canada and Public Health data.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to prepare reports and make presentations.
- Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
- Ability to work evenings and weekends when required.
- Project management certification an asset.
- Lived experience of immigration may be considered an asset.
$44.85- $56.06 per hour
How to apply
Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Thursday May 2, 2019. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.
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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.
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