We Welcome the World (WWTW) Centres play a vital role at the Peel District School Board (PDSB) in meeting the settlement needs of our diverse students and their families. As a member of the Multicultural, Settlement and Education Partnership (MSEP) team, you’ll contribute meaningfully to this goal by putting to work your strengths as a multi-tasker and communicator.
Reporting to the We Welcome the World Coordinator, and supporting the Multicultural, Settlement and Education Partnership Facilitator, you’ll assist with the logistics, organization and communication of MSEP initiatives such as the summer orientation program (WOW), and the co-ordination of training programs and parent sessions in multiple languages. This highly collaborative position involves working closely with MSEP settlement workers, partnering organizations and other community service providers, and co-ordinating with presenters, graphic designers, printers, interpreters and other external contractors.
As MSEP Assistant, you’ll plan and execute special events for We Welcome the World, including the MSEP awareness event, mental health forums and similar activities. Your research, proofreading and writing skills will prove invaluable as you go about creating, preparing and editing a variety of documents, including news releases, memos, letters and other communication materials about MSEP and WWTW Centres, assisting with the creation and preparation of surveys and reports, and preparing settlement worker and school information packages. Scheduling school requests for school settlement workers, taking minutes in community forums, and compiling and maintaining data and statistics will be other important aspects of your multi-faceted job.
While you’ll be working primarily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., you must be prepared to work outside those hours, as assigned.
With a diploma in communications, community development, settlement work or a social services-related field, you have a solid foundation for success in the rewarding role of Multicultural, Settlement and Education Partnership (MSEP) Assistant. This background is complemented by the following knowledge, strengths and abilities:
- Ability to exercise tact and discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive information
- Excellent research and note-taking abilities
- Excellent verbal and written communication, and proofreading skills
- Excellent computer skills, including experience using Excel and PowerPoint
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize
- Ability to create and edit a variety of documents
- Demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse school community and/or work environment
- A valid driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle to move between sites, as needed.
- Experience with and/or awareness of the settlement sector and sensitivity to diverse populations
- Working knowledge of the education system
Salary range: $46,580 - $58,225 per annum
How to apply:
To apply for this Multicultural, Settlement and Education Partnership Assistant position, please complete an online application through Apply to Education. Your completed application package on Apply to Education must include your cover letter, resume and supporting educational credentials. Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
The Peel District School Board is one of the largest school boards in Canada, with more than 155,000 students in 257 schools.
We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be interviewing selected candidates.
For the safety of students, successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory criminal record check prior to the commencement of any employment duties. Recent changes made by the RCMP have resulted in significant processing delays for some candidates. You may wish to start the process to obtain your criminal record check as soon as possible.
The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We will provide reasonable accommodation, based on any of the human rights protected grounds, during the hiring process if advised in advance.