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Job Details

Job Number:  56306
Employer Relations Officer
Job Posted: Saturday, 27 July 2019
Closing Date: Saturday, 31 August 2019
(in 7 days)
The Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC)
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $45,000 - $50,000

About Us


The Immigrant Employment Council of BC is a dynamic not-for-profit that helps BC employers recognize the collective value immigrants bring to the workforce, positively impacting our society and economy. As a growing organization, our programs break down barriers that keep BC businesses from making full use of the diverse skills and experience immigrants bring.


We help immigrants build a new life in Canada by creating pathways to employment and community engagement. If want to join an innovative and purpose-driven team that is building a prosperous and inclusive future for British Columbia, apply to join the Immigrant Employment Council of BC.


About the Role


Working with the Senior Manager, the Employer Relations Officer is responsible for providing strategic direction and oversight to grow and deepen IEC-BC’s relationships with employers, the incumbent will proactively develop and implement strategies to connect employers to immigrant talent through our various programs and employer learning initiatives.  


Reports to: Senior Manager, Programs & Stakeholder Relations or Senior Manager, Workforce Development.


Scope of Responsibilities


Program Delivery

  • Develop and implement an employer engagement strategy and achieving annual targets.
  • Develop work plans for the ongoing progress and execution of employer relations deliverables.
  • Implement targeted strategies to increase employer utilization of IEC-BC programs and resources to connect employers to immigrant talent.
  • Liaise with industry and business associations, including Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade to create new leads and promote IEC-BC programs and resources to employer members.
  • Lead the planning and activation of employer connections events.
  • Convene and provide support and direction to project teams, as needed.


Employer and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Coordinate IEC-BC Employer Advisory Committee.
  • Strategically identify and build relationships with employers to help them achieve agreed upon goals.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participate in related committees/working groups, as assigned.
  • Represent IEC-BC at networking events and other business-related forums.
  • Fulfill speaking requests and give presentations on behalf of IEC-BC, as assigned.



  • Prepare all progress reports for funders, Board and other stakeholders.
  • Develop and manage budgets specific to activities and contracts.
  • Process and track budget expenses.
  • Input and track all contacts in our Customer Relationship Management system (SugarCRM).

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform other duties assigned by the Senior Manager or CEO.


About You: Required Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Diploma or degree, preferably in Business Administration or Marketing or a related field.
  • Minimum two years of experience in a business-development or customer-service role in a business/industry environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the BC/Canadian labour market.
  • Experience working with BC employers and industry/business associations.
  • Facilitation and/or public speaking experience.
  • Experience working in a small team setting an asset.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to start and manage a variety of tasks without ongoing direction.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet timelines and work within budgets.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft computer applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of customer relationship management systems, SugarCRM or others is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within and across a wide range of cultural and community contexts.
  • Availability to work occasional evening and weekend hours when required.
  • Awareness of the issues faced by immigrants in finding appropriate employment.


Personal Characteristics

  • Customer Service Orientation: “Client first” and “Do what it takes” approach to providing service and support to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Flexibility: Demonstrates a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing workforce environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Communicates Effectively: Speaks, listens and writes in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques. Possesses good presentation skills and active listening skills. Effectively accesses and uses information to inform, influence and persuade others.
  • Teamwork / Building and Maintaining Relationships: Works cooperatively/collaboratively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems and make decisions. Is able to work with individuals from a wide variety of cultures and perspectives. Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with both internal and external clients to achieve organizational and project goals, possesses the ability to manage upwards.
  • Organizational Skills: Sets priorities, develops a work schedule and meets deadlines.
  • Problem Solving and Analysis: Assesses challenges to identify causes, gathers and processes relevant information, generates possible solutions, and makes recommendations and/or resolves problems.
  • Bias for Action/Results Orientation: Uses a proactive approach to take action and focus on achieving desired outcomes.
  • Energy: Demonstrates high levels of energy and passion for the role.


How to Apply


If you're an individual who thrives in a fast-paced, challenging work environment and have an interest on making an impact on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, this could be the position for you. Submit your covering letter and resume to . Ensure that you quote "Employer Relations Officer - First & Last Name" in the heading. Please note, applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. 


We kindly ask for no phone calls. Due to the high number of applications we receive, only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their interest in the Immigrant Employment Council of BC.


IEC-BC is growing! We're also looking to fill positions for Employer Learning Specialist, Communications Manager, & Coordinator, Programs. 

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