The Career Paths Program supports skilled immigrants and refugees to fast-track their re-credentialing and employment journey in British Columbia. We do so through customized one-on-one career coaching, group and self-paced online learning on career development and standards in BC, local connections to mentors and skilled professionals, on-site employer tours and networking events, and access to skills enhancement services to fund regulatory or skills upgrading requirements in our clients’ chosen occupations.
In Career Paths, we believe that with career support from our Career Strategists, Resources Advisor, and Employer Relations Specialists, all our clients can re-align and re-enter their chosen profession here in BC. Our services are tailored to your individuals’ education, training, and professional experiences.
As an Employer Relations Specialist, you will report to the Assistant Manager – Client Success and you will focus on serving skilled professional clients who require assistance in finding meaningful work. In addition to marketing job placement services to generate job leads and placements for unemployed clients that are consistent with ISSofBC policies and funder’s guidelines, you will also: develop and maintain a database network of resources and employers contacts to ensure the availability of job leads for clients, provide job information and resources to clients, pre-screen clients and employers and conduct quality job matches and job referrals and provide placement-related coaching and support and conduct follow-up activities with clients and employers.
How You’ll Make a Difference
Develops and maintains a network of resources and employers to ensure the availability of job leads for clients
Maintains a database of contacts; and markets job placement services to generate job leads and placements for clients
Conducts and delivers presentations to employers and employer groups in support of client marketing activities
Builds and maintains positive relationships with prospective employers, resource persons, and other relevant organizations
Keeps abreast of developments in the local labour market and trends in the employment/career counselling area
Arranges placement of participants in job shadowing or work experience opportunities that improve their chances for securing jobs commensurate with their identified skills and experience
Works with program staff, as appropriate, to identify and pre-screen suitable candidates for job postings, and conducts the necessary screening interviews and appropriate tests to facilitate quality job matches and referrals
Conducts matches between the skills sets required by employers and the skills sets identified by the clients
Prepares and coaches participants for job and/or work experience placement interviews with employers
Provides ongoing coaching and support to clients. Consults with the relevant staff or the Manager regarding any unresolved issues and problems
Updates client’s information and employment activities in the CRM, NewTrack
Maintains necessary records and prepares accurate and timely narrative/statistical data for program reporting purposes
Perform administrative functions to support marketing activities, such as preparing correspondence, reports, and records
Creates jobs postings and pre-screening interview forms
Participates in creating marketing strategies and activities with the marketing team such as planning and participating in outreach and recruitment activities, e.g., hiring events and career information workshops
Performs other related duties as assigned
What You Bring
Post-secondary degree in Human Resources, Business Management, Sociology, professional experience in recruiting and/or talent acquisitions, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the employer. Job Developer certificate is an asset to the position.
What Makes You a Change Maker
Strong communicator: you clearly express your thoughts in conversation as well as write and present in a persuasive and influencing manner
A natural connector with an exceptional ability to interact authentically with people from diverse cultural, linguistic, and/or socio-economic backgrounds and experiences
Proven ability to liaise and develop relationships with employers
Demonstrated cross-cultural counselling abilities
Knowledge of adult learning principles including facilitation, use of social media, and /or online learning concepts
Stay abreast of local labour market trends and issues, especially those related to immigrants and/or clients with skilled professionals
Demonstrated proficiency in Windows applications, software, and databases
Ability to obtain and maintain a clear BC Criminal Record Check
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
ISSofBC Value Proposition
Role Salary Range: $25.50 - $31.40 per hour
Expected Starting Range: $25.50 - $27.06. Dependent on education, training, experience, and internal equity. Wage grids are reviewed annually
105 hours of vacation and 35 hours of personal leave
Extended health and dental benefits
Employer matched RRSP with contributions up to 5%
Hybrid work opportunity
Collaborative peers with a wide range of backgrounds and talents
Innovative workplace with opportunity for new approaches
ISSofBC’s mission and values emphasize inclusivity and recognition of individuals’ unique talents. In recruiting and developing our staff, we see strength in diversity of backgrounds, lived experiences, and identities. We welcome and encourage applicants who bring new perspectives and experiences to our team.
If you are passionate about making a difference, apply now!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Location: Surrey, Burnaby, New Westminster, and Vancouver
Position: (3) Three regular full-time positions at 35 hours per week
Closing Date: open until filled
Email applications must include: “2022-CP-08” and can be sent to:
Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada. We thank all applicants; however, only those shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.
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