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Job Number:  46171
Regional Advisor - Lower Mainland, BC
Job Posted: Tuesday, 10 July 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 24 August 2018
(84 days ago)
Women Building Futures
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Lower Mainland, BC Salary: (not entered)

The Regional Advisor acts as WBF’s ambassador for the Lower Mainland region in British Columbia. Using community knowledge they support recruitment activities, provide informational sessions, applicant screening, and support indigenous engagement with our programs. He/she also coordinates programming, liaison with partners, assist students in finding work through earned referrals, and mediates employer concerns. This is an all-encompassing role supported out of the Edmonton office.




Learner Support Activities:

  • Promote WBF and its programs through awareness and outreach (community activities, awareness campaigns, and informational sessions).
  • Develop expert knowledge of program details and employer needs by connecting with internal Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) and our external partners.
  • Support students in the application process (full cycle recruitment); screen and assess applicants, interview, and provide external referral support.
  • Identify barriers and make referrals and/or recommendations for support.
  • Understanding of funding avenues; provide guidance and conduct funding estimates.


  • Coordination of programming; logistics, facilities, source and secure contracts with service providers.
  • Manage all programs including assisting in finding work placements, engage in employer follow-up for feedback on student performance, and liaison with partners as needed.
  • Handles all administrative functions pertaining to programming.
  • Acts as internal Subject Matter Expert.

Indigenous Engagement:

  • Actively support WBF’s engagement of Indigenous women in exploring, preparing for and successfully entering British Columbia’s trade’s workforce.
  • Provides support to Indigenous Engagement team, refers students/applicants as appropriate.

Industry Relations:

  • Acts as face of WBF brand in the Lower Mainland and to our existing partners.
  • Support industry relations through professional interactions with employers/partners.
  • Provide student and alumni support.
  • Mediate employer concerns including student disciplinary issues as they arise.


  • Expert knowledge of the British Columbia’s Lower Mainland and surrounding communities; knowledgeable on available resources, potential partners, and community supports.
  • Excellent communication skills; verbal and written.
  • Excellent organizational, time management and problem solving skills.
  • Able to work independently, consistently meet deadlines.
  • Process oriented.
  • Intermediate to expert level abilities with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Visio, Outlook), and digital systems such as CRM, LMS, online user portals, digital scheduling, and project management software
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel 30% of the time. (Drivers abstract required).


  • 5+ years’ work experience in any sector that relates to:
  • Career Coaching/Counselling
  • Advocacy
  • Project Management
  • Business Development
  • Post-secondary education in but not limited to Adult Education, Social Work, Human Resources, Business Administration.
  • Formalized coaching, mentoring courses are an asset.
  • Familiar with employer expectations in trades and industry.
  • Experienced in and comfortable with public speaking/presenting and speaking with industry leaders.
  • Experience with government an asset.
  • Experience with Indigenous populations; knowledge of available community resources for indigenous applicants and students.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Interested applicants can e-mail their cover letter and resume to Human Resources at careers@womenbuildingfutures. com.

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Open until suitable candidate is found
Contact Details:
Human Resources
Women Building Futures
10315-109 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5J 1N3

Tel: 780-452-1200
www:   www.womenbuildingfutures.com

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