PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 11:30pm
Job terms: 
Full-time

Summary

The Coordinator will lead the development and implementation of new tools and programs for The Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAH) Association.

Description

**This position is subject to funding**
Location: Currently remote (work from home). Future location to be confirmed. The SAH Association is a national organization (excluding Quebec). We welcome applications from applicants across Canada.
Employer: The Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association (SAH Association)
Starting Date: 2021/04/01
Duration of Contract: Until March 31, 2022 with the possibility of extension
Remuneration: $35/hour (35 – 37.5 hours/week). Benefits will be provided after successful completion of a 3-month probationary period.

BACKGROUND

The Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association (SAH Association) is a national membership association of approximately 130 Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) across Canada (excluding Quebec). The mission of the SAH Association is to be a collective voice for SAHs in promoting and enabling Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program [including the Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) program], whether among its members’ own constituencies, the Canadian public, national and international organizations, or the government of Canada and its provinces and territories.

The SAH Council acts as the SAH Association's elected governance body in strengthening the PSR program. The SAH Navigation Unit is the SAH Association’s support office.

The SAH Navigation Unit is instrumental in:
  • Bringing the collective voice and experience of the SAH Association to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC);
  • Disseminating information to the SAH Association; and
  • Designing solutions with the SAH Council and IRCC to address policy and operational challenges in the PSR program.
The SAH Navigation Unit is currently seeking an organized, strategic, and innovative Program Development Coordinator to join our team.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Aligned with the vision, mission and values of the SAH Association, the Program Development Coordinator will take the lead on developing new tools and programs for the SAH Association. The Coordinator will:
  • Lead the design, development, implementation, oversight and evaluation of a resource-sharing tool (a “resource bank”) for SAH representatives;
  • Lead the design, development, implementation, oversight and evaluation of a peer-to-peer SAH mentorship program;
  • Conduct research/gather input from the SAH Association on resource bank and mentorship program to determine the needs and tech capacity/knowledge of SAH representatives;
  • Work closely with a website developer to design and implement the resource bank;
  • Ensure that equity and inclusion is at the forefront of all program/project design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Recruit and coordinate a newcomer advisory committee;
  • Assist with webinars and meetings with the SAH Association (including developing resources/presentations, and facilitating/presenting);
  • Assist with the organizing of an annual national conference for SAH representatives (SAH-only Conference);
  • Prepare for and participate in NGO-Government Committee meetings (with the SAH Council, IRCC and the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program, RSTP);
  • Assist with the updating and maintenance of the SAH Association website and internal webpage;
  • Regularly liaise with SAH representatives, IRCC staff, and other stakeholders over email, telephone, and in-person (when possible);
  • Assist with the SAH Association’s strategic planning and strategic goal implementation;
  • Provide administrative support upon request and as required;
  • Conduct other activities as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education
  • University degree in Project Management, Communications, Social Sciences, Humanities, Public Administration, or a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Language Requirements
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication abilities are essential.  French language abilities are a strong asset.
Experience
  • Minimum five years of experience in the immigration and refugee resettlement/settlement sector;
  • Extensive knowledge of, and experience with, the Private Sponsorship of Refugees program;
  • Demonstrated experience leading or implementing projects from start to finish;
  • Demonstrated experience with project or program design, development, implementation and evaluation;
  • Demonstrated experience conducting primary research;
  • Demonstrated and significant experience liaising with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) in a clear, concise and accessible manner;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with short deadlines;
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team with minimal supervision;
  • Experience in conference planning is an asset;
  • Experience participating in a strategic planning process is an asset;
  • A high level of comfort with and knowledge of various technological platforms is required for this position. Specifically, the successful candidate must demonstrate experience:
    • working with WordPress;
    • running large meetings on Zoom (including breakout rooms, providing tech support to participants, etc.);
    • sharing and editing documents via Google Drive;
    • creating/updating Excel spreadsheets (for qualitative data);
    • creating surveys on SurveyMonkey.
The ideal candidate will be able to research new tech platforms/tools that may be required for the resource bank, and will be comfortable quickly learning how to use them.
Competencies
The ideal candidate will be creative and take initiative, and will possess the following competencies:
  • alignment with the SAH Association’s values and ethical standards (including integrity, dignity and respect);
  • strong organizational skills;
  • ability to gather and sort a large amount of information;
  • ability to think strategically;
  • ability to find creative and practical solutions to challenges;
  • ability to easily navigate new technology;
  • strong problem-solving skills;
  • high level of tact;
  • cultural sensitivity and competency;
  • flexibility/openness to change;
  • understanding of systems of oppression and a commitment to equity, inclusion, accessibility and principles of anti-oppression.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • A current, clear criminal record check, including vulnerable populations check, is required for this position.
  • The SAH Association is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to upholding principles of anti-oppression, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Persons with lived experience as refugees or migrants are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • This is a limited-term position until March 31, 2022. Continuation is dependent on funding and performance.
  • Some travel in Canada is required (when it is possible to do so).
  • Occasional work outside of regular office hours, including evenings and weekends, will be required.

How To Apply

Interested candidates are required to send their cover letter and resume in one PDF document to Nadine Nasir, Senior Program Manager at: nnasir@sahnavigationunit.ca, quoting “Program Development Coordinator” in the subject line.

The Hiring Committee will not be accepting any calls or email inquiries regarding this job posting.