Project Coordinator – SDI Allies in Refugee Integration

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Job region: 
Central Ontario
Application Deadline: 
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
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About OCASI:

The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) acts as a collective voice for immigrant and refugee-serving organizations and coordinates response to shared needs and concerns. OCASI is a registered charity governed by a volunteer board of directors. OCASI’s membership is comprised of over 220 community-based organizations in Ontario.

Position Summary:

The Service Delivery Innovation (SDI) Allies in Refugee Integration: New Tools for Settlement-Sponsorship Teamwork Project aims to identify, develop and test innovative tools that strengthen collaboration between settlement service providers and refugee sponsorship groups in Ontario, and ultimately improve settlement outcomes of privately sponsored refugees. The project will move through 3 phases: research, design and evaluation. Phase 1 activities: establishing a picture of the current situation and an evidence base via an environmental scan. Phase 2 activities: developing agreement on the problem definition and generating solutions via co-design workshops. Phase 3 activities: pilot-testing and evaluating selected tools for effectiveness, feasibility and impact on refugee settlement.

Outcomes include

  • shared understanding of existing practices and gaps
  • improved understanding of each other’s roles and responsibilities
  • strengthened networks and relationships as a result of participating and
  • a set of tested tools that are recommended for implementation.

The Project Coordinator – SDI Allies in Refugee Integration, working in partnership with Refugee613 is responsible for the planning, execution, and oversight of all three phases of the project.

The Project Coordinator – SDI Allies in Refugee Integration will have a commitment to and awareness of equity, access to services, anti-racism and anti-oppression, gender-justice and anti-poverty as it relates to immigrants and refugees.


  • Coordinate all three phases (and their constituent activities) of the project in accordance with the project work plan, vision and project objectives.
  • Work in collaboration with Refugee613 to plan, execute and oversee all projects phases to successful completion.
  • In partnership with Refugee613, organize collaborative design workshops with partners and key stakeholders.
  • Maintain project website.
  • Perform community engagement activities with diverse stakeholders for participation in project activities.
  • Carry out research for the Environmental Scan and prepare and disseminate findings.
  • Review, shortlist and further develop innovative solutions developed during the co-design workshops and select ideas for pilots.
  • Plan and execute pilots and document results. 
  • In partnership with the external evaluator, collaborate on all evaluation activities.
  • Prepare monthly reports for the funder and other stakeholders.
  • Maintain knowledge base of pilot ideas/solutions and recommendations for innovative tools.
  • Prepare final recommendations for IRCC.
  • Other duties as required including assisting in cross-team promotional and content support.


The Project Coordinator should have the following qualifications:

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills and effective presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Strong community consultation skills and ability to liaise with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to other cultures and ability to outreach to newcomer communities.
  • Strong research, writing and  data analysis skills
  • Relevant post-secondary diploma or degree (e.g. social science, social work, community development, immigration & settlement studies).
  • 3-5 years of experience working in a non-profit or community-based agency, preferably in the settlement sector.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate in-depth knowledge of equity, access, and anti-racism into all aspects of the work.
  • Experience in project management, including program planning, developing work plans, priority setting, keeping track of expenses, writing reports to funders, and evaluation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated relationship management experience, strong networking and community consultation skills and ability to collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders (partners, users, and internal teams).
  • Excellent attention to detail, solid judgement, proven analytical and problem-solving skills, strong organization skills, ability to meet tight deadlines and demanding schedules.
  • Strong work ethic, self-directed, independent, and a high degree of diplomacy.
  • Ability to travel, as required.

This is a full-time position.
Compensation: $50,000 / year plus benefits package

How to apply:

Send cover letter and resume by Friday September 14, 2018 to:

Hiring Committee, OCASI


OCASI is committed to Employment Equity.

Thank you to all applicants for applying. However, we regret that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.