Purpose: The Program Coordinator collects, compiles and disseminates information with the goal of enhancing the capacity of service providers in B.C. who support resettled refugees and displaced Ukrainians. The Coordinator will arrange meetings, events and support the development of resources that further this goal.
Reports to: Program Manager, Provincial Refugee Resource Network
Hours & location: 35 hours per week - combination of working from home and working from AMSSA's office location at 4445 Norfolk Street, Burnaby, B.C.
Salary: $ 30/ hour - eligible for benefits after three months
Classification: Full-Time Contract until March 31, 2024 with possibility to renew based on funding
How to apply: Please send your cover letter and resume in one document to Sabrina Dumitra, Director of Programs at .
Resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. The posting may close without notice. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
This position is dependent on confirmation of funding.
AMSSA OVERVIEW AND VALUES
AMSSA is a unique province-wide association that strengthens over 80 member agencies as well as hundreds of community stakeholder agencies who serve immigrants and newcomers, and build culturally inclusive communities, with the knowledge, resources and support they need to fulfill their mandates.
· We value EQUITY and strive to be the catalyst for change which disrupts systems promoting racial and social injustice.
· We value INCLUSIVENESS and work with our members and stakeholders to place voices that have been marginalized in positions of influence, creating space for all perspectives.
· We value INTEGRITY, striving to always work to the highest standards, encouraging innovation, risk taking and leadership; we are always open to new thoughts and maintain accountability in our work.
· We value DIVERSITY, recognizing our own individual biases and engaging members and stakeholders in meaningful ways that promotes inclusion of all voices and perspectives.
· We value MUTUAL RESPECT by respecting what everyone has to offer within their own context of life experiences, opening our hearts and minds to always listening and learning.
· We value COLLABORATION, engaging in equitable partnerships, mindfully exploring old and new ideas to advance the work of AMSSA and our members.
· We value SUSTAINABLE TRANSFORMATION, engaging in continuous individual and organizational reflection and collaboration to build capacity and integrate what we learn into our culture and infrastructure.
· Works closely with the Program Manager to conduct research and writing of resource materials that enhance the capacity of service providers and external stakeholders involved in supporting resettled refugees and displaced Ukrainians.
· Coordinates and supports the logistics of Provincial Refugee Resource Network (PRRN) meetings, webinars, and events where resource materials can be used and distributed.
· Prepares background documents as needed for Provincial Refugee Resource Network meetings and Refugee Response Team (RRTs) group meetings.
· Takes minutes for meetings and other events and supports the development of the related reports.
· Gathers information on initiatives around B.C. supporting resettled refugees and displaced Ukrainians.
· Collects and synthesizes B.C. wide quantitative and qualitative data pertaining to resettled refugees and displaced Ukrainians.
· Leads in curating, organizing, writing and dissemination of the regular Update bulletins and associated social media posts.
· Organizes, updates and expands AMSSA's contacts list.
· Understands the research and communications goals and develops a workplan to meet these goals.
· Participates in external working groups as relevant to the work of the Provincial Refugee Resource Network.
· Works with the AMSSA team on additional and emerging projects as required.
· Experience working with resettled refugees, preferably with experience in the settlement and integration sector.
· Degree or equivalent or 3-5 years of research and writing experience.
· Experience using a range of tools to acquire information and interpret data, including primary source materials (interviews), data tables, academic articles, policy descriptions, sectoral materials and other related information sources.
· Ability to organize, synthesize and adapt information gained from research to various audiences.
· Exceptional research skills and creativity in developing learning materials.
· Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills.
· Demonstrated ability to write, proofread and edit reports, minutes and communication materials.
· Strong time-management skills and the ability to prioritize, organize and coordinate multiple projects at once.
· Ability to work independently, while being a collaborative and communicative team member.
· Strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
· Demonstrated attention to detail, professional attitude, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
· Adaptive and responsive in a dynamic work environment and with shifting priorities.
· Proficient with a variety of software and applications: Office 365 including: Teams, Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint; Constant Contact/Mailchimp and database management tools; Google Documents and Spreadsheets with an aptitude to learn new software and systems.
· Knowledge of current technological online meeting platforms: Zoom, MS Teams and of cloud-based electronic filing through Dropbox, Google Drive and One Drive.
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