Employment Type: Full-time
Job Level: Manager
Reports to: Director, Community Engagement Application
Elevate is launching a major program and we’re hiring! Come join our team and make a difference. Let's create a more inclusive and diverse landscape together!
Elevate is a purpose-driven not-for-profit committed to uniting the world’s innovators to solve society’s greatest challenges. In partnership with the United Nations, Elevate offers year-round tech, innovation and sustainability programs via the Elevate Social Innovation Exchange (Elevate SIX).
In 2021, Elevate launched Elevate Talent working with Community Partners across the GTHA with a rapid workforce development program for underrepresented communities. By collaborating with community, employment and learning partners, the project will match training to the more than 70,000 open jobs in the tech and innovation sector.
We are building a dynamic, creative and solutions-oriented team in the tech and innovation ecosystem to reduce barriers to employment through the launch of a comprehensive training and workforce development program for underrepresented communities. To learn more about the program, visit elevatetalent.ca.
Who you are
You are a natural people connector and collaborator, who is passionate about supporting impactful programs to improve economic opportunities for those experiencing multiple barriers to employment. You have experience developing culturally-appropriate relationships with Indigenous communities and Indigenous-led organizations. You are an exceptional communicator who is skilled at leading community outreach activities and increasing visibility through public awareness campaigns.
You are familiar with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action and employ a holistic, person-centered approach to community engagement. You have experience working in the skills development, employment and workforce development fields and centre Indigenous world views in your approach. You are adaptable, dynamic and not shy to bring new ideas forward in a collaborative working environment.
In this role, you will:
This is a unique opportunity to make a mission-driven impact and drive the future of education and employment for underrepresented communities in tech and innovation.
What you bring
We value lived/living experience and strongly encourage First Nations, Métis, Inuk and Afro-Indigenous candidates to apply.
Cultural Awareness - Acknowledges, understands, respects and communicates respective cultures that are based upon missions, practices, people, governance, traditions, financial structure and capacity, and institutional histories. Finds ways to eliminate or minimize barriers that contribute to strengthen the mutual endeavor; values the difference and finds ways to integrate these differences into a workable operating culture for the overall partnership.
Collaborative Leadership – Leads as a peer to enable people to merge from different departments to accomplish organizational objectives. Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit towards mission accomplishments; works with others to achieve goals.
Stakeholder and Partnership Management – Understands the importance of building and fostering relations to benefit organizational needs. Strategically leverage relations through thoughtful engagement, monitoring and improving relations by systematic analysis of needs and expectations.
Emotional Initiative – A demonstrated level of enthusiasm and dedication towards work priorities and puts forth every effort to make a difference. A connection with the organization and brand which tends to positively influence behaviors and level of productivity in work-related activities for oneself and others.
Community Engagement - Effectively manages the process of working collaboratively with and through affiliated groups to address issues affecting the well-being of those groups. Successfully brings about necessary change that will improve the community and its members. Collaboratively helps to mobilize resources and influence systems, relationships and partners to change policies, programs, and practices for the community.
This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a fast-paced Startup with a talented, result-oriented and innovative team. At Elevate, we’re committed to openness, curiosity and creating an inclusive culture, as we know that diverse teams generate better ideas and offer better solutions. We provide a safe, collaborative and inclusive space, where our teams can bring their full, authentic selves to the table and are inspired to do their best work.
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