Job Posting 92479

Project Specialist, Housing Experiences
AMSSA (Affiliation of Multicultural Society and Service Agencies of BC)
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
4445 Norfolk Street, Burnaby, BC V5G 0A7
closes in 11 days (Mon, 3 Apr)
part time  •  $33.00 / hour – Eligible for benefits after three months



Position: Project Specialist, Housing Experiences


Purpose: Lead a year-long research project that examines the intersectionality of settlement and housing experiences of newcomers in B.C. by assessing the needs, challenges, best practices, and the role of the settlement sector. Develop an action plan based on the recommendations that emerge.


Reports to: Policy and Research Analyst


Classification: Part-Time Contract; April 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024 subject to extension based on funding.


Hours & location: 21 hours per week – work from AMSSA’s office located at 4445 Norfolk Street, Burnaby, B.C. with the possibility to work from home 1 – 2 days a week.


Salary: $33.00 / hour – Eligible for benefits after three months


How to apply: Please send your cover letter and resume together in one document outlining relevant experience and qualifications to Sabrina Dumitra, Director of Programs at .


• Include position title in email subject line.

• Include your first and last name and the job title of the posting in

the title of your cover letter and resume document.


Applications will be reviewed starting March 17, 2023. The posting will remain open until filled and will close without notice. Only shortlisted applications will be contacted.



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.


We are an employer committed to advancing opportunities for equity-seeking groups.



· Works closely with the Policy and Research Analyst to lead the research and writing of the Settlement and Housing Project.

· Research, understand and organize solutions to and supports for the current and evolving needs of the settlement and integration sector.

· Conduct an in-depth literature review on the intersectionality of housing and settlement in B.C., especially as it relates to newcomers.

· Support in the organization of a Settlement Housing Advisory Committee that is inclusive of settlement practitioners, housing specialists, and provincial and federal government representatives.

· Conduct focus groups, surveys, and 1-on-1 interviews to engage the B.C. settlement, housing, and other sectors.

· Provide a comprehensive research report that outlines the findings and identifies promising practices.

· Support in the development of resources and training tools based on the recommendations of the working group and outcomes of the report.

· Create an action plan and suggestions for next step based on the recommendations and outcomes of the report.

· Coordinates and supports the logistics of meetings, Settlement Housing Advisory Committee Meetings, focus groups, interviews, information sessions and workshops.

· Write and prepare work plans, agendas, production schedules, evaluation surveys, reports, slide presentations and other documents to be used for meetings, events and resources.

· Work with the AMSSA team on additional and emerging projects as required.



· University degree (graduate or undergraduate degree) in a relevant discipline, 2-3 years of experience; or a combination of education, training, and experience that is relevant to the field of work.

· In-depth critical understanding of theoretical approaches to immigration and migration including: multiculturalism, diversity, social inclusion and social sustainability.

· Exceptional research skills and creativity in developing learning materials.

· Ability to develop surveys then collect, analyze and report on results.

· Capacity to research, review and assess various information sources including product information, academic articles, policy descriptions, legal information, media articles, sectoral materials and other related information sources.

· Demonstrate the ability to write, proofread and edit reports, minutes, communication materials and proposals.

· Ability to organize, prioritize, synthesize, and adapt information to various audiences.

· Critical understanding of discourses that relate to immigration, settlement, service delivery and management, policy and legal environments.

· Demonstrated experience in communications to inform stakeholders about activities.

· Experience in participating on committees and in meetings, conferences, and events

· Experience in writing funder reports.

· Experience in committee meeting and event planning.

· Experience working with webinar and meeting platforms.

· Detail oriented, highly organized and able to respond quickly to new or changing work demands.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

· Excellent active listening, interpersonal and communication skills.

· Excellent time and resource management techniques.

· Computer literacy – Microsoft Office, Zoom, SurveyMonkey, database and project management tools.

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