Job Skills Manager, HR Bridging Program Contract in York, ON

Job Skills

Branch York ON CA

Manager, HR Bridging Program
York, ON

High level of energy and a positive attitude with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment. MANAGER, HR BRIDGING PROGRAM….

Markham Location

(Full-time, One Year Contract Opportunity, 35 Hours/Week )

Job Skills is a non-profit organization, dedicated to enhancing people’s capacity to participate in the labour market, thereby contributing to the economic and social viability of our community.

The Job Skills’ Human Resources (HR) Bridging Program for Internationally Trained Individuals (ITIs) is a labour market integration program that will serve internationally trained Human Resources professionals.

The Program is designed to facilitate the integration of those who complete the Program into employment in their field, or a related field. The HR Bridging Program includes components that help ITIs address barriers to employment including: gaining specific knowledge of the Canadian HR workplace (legal and health information and other top issues for Canadian employers); sector specific language development; connections to employers in the human resources field through networking events, structured mentoring and workplace experience; and continued coaching and supports to ensure that employed participants pass their probationary period and succeed in their jobs.

The Manager will be responsible for the overall management, development and implementation of the HR Bridging program. S/he is active in performance/program evaluation and provides the systems and structures for a consistent and professional atmosphere for clients and staff.


Leads the implementation and delivery of the HR Bridging Program

Develops strong working relationships with settlement, social service, and community agencies to promote the HR Bridging Program within the community

With Job Skills’ Team, embeds the new Bridging Program into Job Skills’ menu of Employment and Business Programs and Services

Ensures that curriculum is prepared, reviewed and approved by the Advisory Committee

Ensures that Program Evaluation is carried out and compiles, analyzes and distributes evaluation results to staff, committee members and other stakeholders


Enhances communication between sector agencies in York Region by promoting the HR Bridging Program within the community

Uses excellent customer service skills both in person and through email and telephone contacts to deal tactfully and effectively with community partners, staff and Funders

Keeps the Director of Newcomer Services and Programs aware of critical issues and weekly activities

Chairs bi-weekly team meetings providing support and project updates to team

Maintains a working relationship with the entire Job Skills’ organization and its departments

Reporting and Data Analysis

Ensures all policy and procedures related to the Initiative are followed and updated

Maintains an awareness of contractual targets and monitors monthly progress

Prepares monthly and quarterly statistics for the HR Bridging Program agreement and reports to funder; writes narrative reports for monthly claims

Provides trends analysis and statistics for proposals and reports through data collection: assists in the preparation and writing of reports and proposals

Attends Board meetings and Annual General meetings as required


Orients new staff to agency policies, procedures and job duties

Monitors staff work performance and provides formal and informal feedback

Ensures customer service is maximized through effective monitoring and scheduling of all resources including staff

Coordinates the internal and external training for staff

Keeps the Director of Newcomer Services and Programs apprised of all staffing and issues

Staff Development

Attends staff meetings and participates in reporting and decision-making as required

Identifies professional development needs and participates in training opportunities

Performs other duties as required.

Post-secondary Education in Social Services/Career and Work Counseling/Human Resources Management and/or equivalent work experience

Minimum two years’ experience related to providing job-search assistance to Newcomers to Canada and/or experience in an employment related capacity preferably in a non-profit environment

Solid knowledge of the Canadian labour market, Canadian workplace practices, job search strategies and techniques

Experience working with people from various cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds

Program Management Experience

Strong Administrative Skills

Exceptional outreach, organizational, and team work skills

Superior oral and written communication skills, excellent time management skills

High level of energy and a positive attitude with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment

Intermediate proficiency in MS Office Applications : Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Access

Access to a reliable vehicle and the ability to travel

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Please indicate the position title in the E-mail subject line.

Job Skills embraces diversity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

Accommodation is available for persons with disabilities, upon request.

We thank all applicants, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted.


Hiring Committee

14-130 Davis Drive

Newmarket, ON, L3Y 2N1

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: York, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-01-24
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