Job Posting 85824

Francophone Engagement Manager
AMSSA (Affiliation of Multicultural Society and Service Agencies of BC)
Work From Home - Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 4 days ago (Mon, 8 Aug)
full time

 

Purpose:

Collaborate with existing organizations that support francophone organizations to promote dialogue and capacity-building resources to enhance francophone service delivery for newcomers. The Francophone Engagement Manager will provide support to the B.C.’s francophone settlement and integration service providers through developing francophone settlement specific content for AMSSA’s activities and resources. In addition, the Francophone Engagement Manager aims to empower the Anglophone sector to support the francophone integration pathway. The Francophone Engagement Manager works closely with the AMSSA’s Settlement and Integration Program Manager and Language Program Manager as well as the Settlement and Integration Services team and other team members.

Reports to: Director of Programs

Hours & location:

A 35-hour / week combination of remote work and work from AMSSA’s office located at 4445 Norfolk Street, Burnaby BC.

Salary:

$33.88 / hour

Eligible for benefits after three months

Classification:

Contract: July 15, 2022 – March 31, 2024 with possibility of extension

How to apply:

Please send cover letter and resume/CV together in one document outlining relevant experience and qualifications to Sabrina Dumitra, Director of Programs at

·         Applications must be sent in English.

·         Include position title in email subject line.

·         Include your full name (first and last) and job title in the title of your Cover letter/resume attachment.

Applications will be reviewed starting July 11, 2022. The posting will remain open until filled and will close without notice. Only shortlisted applications will be contacted.

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 EQUITYand strive to be the catalyst for change which disrupts systems promoting racial and social injustice.
  • We value INCLUSIVENESSand 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 RESPECTby 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.

DUTIES

  • Participates in collaborative discussions with the francophone indirect service provider and attends their regular meetings with direct service providers when invited.
  • Provides support to francophone organizations and French settlement service providers through capacity building resources and events.
  • Liaise and build relationships with francophone settlement service providers, francophone-service delivery programs and pilots.
  • Collaborate with the francophone indirect service provider to develop resources that aim to empower the anglophone sector to support the francophone integration pathway.
  • Liaise with francophone settlement service providers for participation in AMSSA’s capacity building and sector support resources, meetings and events as appropriate.
  • Curates and organizes weekly francophone settlement related Settlement Net content.
  • Prepares bilingual (French and English) communications and materials where necessary.
  • Develops relationships with experts in the settlement and integration field to deliver AMSSA activities.
  • Provides inputs to the AMSSA team on francophone and French-speakers’ needs for AMSSA activities as required.
  • Ensures all settlement and integration support programming activities including e-learning courses are aligned with AMSSA program goals, objectives and policies.
  • Work with the AMSSA team on additional and emerging projects as required.
  • Coordinates and develops the content for service provider meetings and other in-person, hybrid and online capacity building activities including developing the content, securing guest speakers and overseeing the event logistics in conjunction with the settlement and integration team.
  • Uses surveys, evaluations and interaction with service providers to generate content for convening, information sharing, and networking activities
  • Facilitates meetings, online activities and other ad hoc events as needed
  • Ensures that settlement support programming activities are aligned with contract expectations and funder expectations.
  • Write reports and meeting minutes as required.
  • Participate in external working groups and committees where relevant
  • Work with the AMSSA team on additional and emerging projects as required

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post-secondary degree (graduate or undergraduate) in a relevant discipline, 3 - 5 years of work experience; OR, a combination of education, training, and experience that is relevant to this field of work.
  • 1 - 2 years of experience in a managerial role in the not-for-profit, human services, academic or public sector.
  • Understand the specific context, needs and challenges the B.C. Francophone Settlement and Integration sector and francophone newcomers face in their settlement journey.
  • Knowledge of the Government of Canada’s IRCC’s Francophone Integration Strategy, Francophone Integration Pathway, Welcoming Francophone Communities Initiative and understanding of the Canada Official Languages Act.
  • Experience working with and leading committees or working groups and facilitating meetings.
  • Strong project management experience and skills including well-developed organization, leadership, and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to build relationships with relevant stakeholders (Francophone Settlement Organizations and stakeholders).
  • Ability to work independently, while being a collaborative and communicative team member.
  • Excellent time and resource management techniques.
  • Adaptive and responsive in a dynamic work environment and with shifting priorities.
  • Strong communication (written and oral) skills.
  • Experience in research including researching information to develop resource materials.
  • Excellent active listening, team-building and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of current technological teaching tools and online platforms: Zoom, GoToMeeting, MS Teams.
  • Group presentation and/or facilitation skills whether face-to-face or through online platforms like Zoom, GoToMeeting, MS Teams.
  • Proficient with a variety of software and applications: Office 365 including: Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint; Constant Contact and database management tools; Google Documents and Spreadsheets.
  • Ability to work and communicate fluently in both French and English languages.

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