Job Posting 78109

Local Workforce Development Assistant
East Scarborough Storefront
Toronto Metro area
4040 Lawrence Ave East Scarborough Ontario (Mainly Remote)
closes in 5 days (Fri, 3 Dec)
full time - term / contract  •  $19.50/hour

✔ Are you passionate about building community resilience?
✔ Do you want to learn more about equitable community economic development?

✔ Are you between 15 and 30 years of age?
✔ Are you currently unemployed or underemployed and not in school or training?


If this sounds like you, apply to join the team at East Scarborough Storefront as our Local Workforce Development Assistant!


Application Deadline: Friday, December 3, 2021 by 12pm (noon) Compensation: $19.50/hour
Start Date - End Date: Monday, January 10, 2022 - July 8, 2022 Position Type: Full time (37.5 hours), 6 months contract

Location: Mainly remote (laptop & internet subsidy available)
Some in person work may be required when protocols allow


About East Scarborough Storefront

East Scarborough Storefront (The Storefront) is a Community Integrator that uses an innovative Connected Community Approach to improve the wellbeing of people in the inner-suburban community of Kingston Galloway Orton Park (KGO) and East Scarborough.


Position Overview

The Local Workforce Development Assistant will play a key role in advancing our work to map and align the local employment ecosystem in East Scarborough.


Specifically, the Local Workforce Development Assistant will carry out key tasks related to The Storefront’s innovative place-based workforce development initiative, East Scarborough Works. East Scarborough Works (ESW) is a demand-led, supply-driven, network-managed approach to local workforce development that applies the principles of the Connected Community Approach to ensure that when local jobs are created in East Scarborough, local people have the best possible chance of being successful candidates for those jobs.


This work experience placement is part of the CreateAction Inclusive Social Innovation program. The Local Workforce Development Assistant will be part of a network of CreateAction participants and will join in regular peer learning sessions and evaluation activities delivered by the program partners: the Canadian CED Network, the National Association of Friendship Centres, and the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation.


Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a passion for building stronger and more resilient communities. They will also be able to demonstrate an interest in community economic development, urban planning, community benefits, and/or tackling geographic poverty in urban areas. Knowledge of, or a connection to, East Scarborough will be considered an asset.


Skills & Experience

Previous work experience in this field is not a requirement for this position. However, applicants should be able to share examples that demonstrate their experience using these skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong information-gathering and research skills
  •  Strong organization skills and a keen eye for detail
  • Strengths in team collaboration, interpersonal skills, active listening, perspective taking and the ability to take initiative
  • Intermediate to advanced computer proficiency with Google applications, MS Word


Lived experience of poverty, racialization or other forms of marginalization is also an asset.


Eligibility Requirements

This position has been created by the CreateAction Inclusive Social Innovation program and therefore must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at start of placement;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, or permanent resident or a protected person as defined by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations; and
  • Be experiencing one or more barriers to employment; and/or
  • Be not in education, employment, or training (NEET)


For more about The Storefront, our projects, and approach:


How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter (300 words maximum) that includes your responses to the following questions:

  1. What interests you most about this position?
  2. How would your skills and experiences (personal and professional) help you succeed in this position?
  3. If you are chosen as the successful candidate, what will your learning goals be?
  4. What is your knowledge of, or connection to, East Scarborough (if any)?
  5. Candidates who are currently unemployed and out of school/training will be prioritized. Candidates who are underemployed will also be considered. Do you self-identify as unemployed or underemployed and out of school/training?
  • A virtual group screening will be conducted with selected candidates via ZOOM on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 10:30am to 12pm.
  • Candidates chosen from the group screening will be invited to a Panel Interview. Interviews will be conducted via ZOOM on Thursday December 9 between 2:30 and 5:30pm and Friday December 10 between 1pm and 4pm.
  • We will provide accommodation during all steps of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. Please advise us if you need any accommodation.


The Storefront is a project on MakeWay’s shared platform. MakeWay believes in a world where everyone is living in a stable climate and is treated fairly and equally. Where people feel secure and part of a community. Ecosystems are in balance, and waters are clean. When our environment is healthy, economies and communities can thrive. This is the world we work toward. We do it with collaboration and creativity, with changemakers, funders, community organizations and investors from coast to coast to coast.


MakeWay and The Storefront are strongly committed to creating a diverse and equitable workplace reflective of the community; we welcome and encourage applications from Black and Indigenous people, other equity seeking groups. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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