Volunteer Facilitator – YOCISO E - Homework Club

Job city: 
Job region: 
Eastern Ontario
Application Deadline: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 
Part-time contract


OCISO supports immigrants through the journey of making Canada their home by providing creative and responsive programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, by building community through mutual respect and partnerships, and by fostering healthy and inclusive spaces for open dialogue and healing.

Position Summary

As a member of the dynamic and growing Youth Program team, the incumbent will work closely with the Manager to coordinate and deliver the E-Homework Club Project. The incumbent provides leadership to volunteers in order to meet the strategic goals and priorities of OCISO. This incumbent is responsible for conducting intake, assessment and referrals, recruiting, supporting, training, and placing immigrant and Canadian volunteers to help provide remote and possible face-to-face academic support to newcomer youth. This position requires excellent time management and interpersonal skills and a strong desire to help newcomer youth integrate as part of a dynamic and diverse team.

Reports to: Manager of Youth Services (YOCISO)


  • The Volunteer Facilitator provides leadership to the volunteers in order to meet the strategic goals, priorities, and outcomes of the YOCISO E-Homework Club. All strategic outcomes within an anti-racism and anti-oppression framework
  • Recruits, trains, supports, and places volunteers in consultation with staff to meet identified academic needs of student referrals
  • Ensures that data is gathered to provide timely statistical information regarding services, gaps and trends
  • Create and maintain database for the purpose of detailed activity/outcome tracking and reporting
  • Provides support and direction to volunteers in complex and high-pressure situations
  • Determines and pursues new sources of revenue that would strengthen and expand the program
  • Develops and implements mechanisms to ensure that standards of excellence are developed based on a culturally based framework
  • Ensures high standards of cultural and linguistic service delivery within an anti-racism and anti-oppression policy framework
  • Demonstrates a commitment to OCISO’s culture of respect management approach and anti-racism / anti-oppression policy within the work environment and in the community
  • Liaises with service providers outside the organization and with community groups to ensure the effective delivery of services to support immigrants through the long-term process of integration and full participation
  • Represents OCISO to clients, to the community and other stakeholders
  • Attends and participates in professional and community meetings


  • University or College Diploma in the Management of Volunteer Resources or post secondary education in social science or administration with two years of working experience in program coordination
  • Proficiency in program development, delivery and evaluation, preferably in a community-based setting
  • Understanding the issues and barriers faced by immigrants and refugees
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate in-depth knowledge of equity, access and anti-racism into all aspects of program and policy development
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate in-depth knowledge of equity, access and anti-racism into all aspects of program and policy development
  • Effective interpersonal, organizational and cross-cultural communication, negotiation, public relation and public speaking skills
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to communicate with a broad range of stakeholders from community representatives to partners
  • Proven to demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural team environment
  • Excellent knowledge of community resources
  • Computer literate - Ms Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet etc.
  • Ability to work some evenings

Term: Part-time – 28 hours per week (September 2020 – March 31, 2021)
Salary & Benefits: $37,500 - $39,000 annually, based on a 35 hour work week (prorated for part-time). Comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, an RRSP plan and a generous leave entitlement

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and a resume by August 21, 2020 before 5:00 p.m. to:

Halimah Shaw, H.R. Administrator

Email: hr@ociso.org

OCISO encourage applications from qualified people of all backgrounds, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

OCISO is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, OCISO will endeavor to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the HR Administrator upon scheduling your interview.