Job Posting 94478

Project Lead, GBA+ National Capacity
Atlantic Region Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies
Central / Halifax area
closes in 6 days (Wed, 7 Jun)
full time  •  $56,806 annually, plus a comprehensive benefits package


The Atlantic Region Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (ARAISA)is seeking a Project Lead (Bilingual EN/FR) to join its growing team. Reporting to the Manager, Special Initiatives, the Project Lead will coordinate with national partners through a collective impact approach to advance gender equity and build the capacity of the newcomer serving sector to apply a Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) framework to programs and policies.


ARAISA is a non-profit umbrella association that serves as a collective voice and forum for its members who are committed to the settlement and integration of immigrants and refugees in the Atlantic Region. ARAISA works to increase the effectiveness of its members through its initiatives to support the sector and its contributions to regional and national forums. ARAISA provides professional development and networking opportunities, facilitates information and resource exchange, hosts sector-specific working groups, convenes meetings with key stakeholders, and represents its members through national bodies, with the goal of having a positive impact on settlement and integration policies and practices.


· Advance gender equity and build the capacity of the newcomer serving sector to apply a GBA+ framework to programs and policies

· Develop tools and resources to support agencies in adopting gender equality approaches and GBA+ programming and policies

· Contribute to the development of professional development programming, including webinars and PD courses

· Pilot GBA+ programming and policies within the organization, including creating feedback mechanisms, and collaborative reporting

· Coordinate programming with national partners

· Develop gender equality, GBA+ programming and policy recommendations for adoption

· Coordinate with member agencies for piloting of GBA+ policies and programming

· Develop and implement a collective impact model to test the process of mainstreaming a transformative gender equality approach

· Provide sector and topical expertise to guide the direction of the project

· Conduct sector engagement initiatives to inform the project, disseminate knowledge, and expand the reach of programming

· Utilize the national Community of Practice (COP) for knowledge mobilization

· Work with Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) and Réseaux en immigration francophone (RIFs) to coordinate gender equity events across the country

· Ensure accurate communication occurs in both official languages, including translation of texts and simultaneous interpretation during meetings, where required

· Contribute to a positive team environment where diversity, trust, learning, and well-being are valued

The Project Lead, GBA+ is also responsible for:

· Providing support to ARAISA’s programs and operations as required

· Representing ARAISA at events or external meetings, when requested

· Other duties or projects as assigned


· 2+ years of experience working in supporting collaborative initiatives, preferably with experience in the settlement and integration sector

· University degree(s) in a relevant field(s)

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both French and English required

Other competencies:

· Knowledge/experience in GBA+ and/or collective impact

· Strong administrative and communications skills with experience supporting large groups in meetings and dialogue

· Experience in research support, and official documentation

· Familiarity with adult learning principles and online learning

· Strong technological aptitude for working in virtual meeting platforms, including Zoom

· Ability to demonstrate diplomacy while remaining engaging and proactive in advancing the objectives of the group

· Excellent active listening, interpersonal, and communication skills

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

· Demonstrated ability to write, proofread and edit minutes and communication materials

· Strong time-management and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple activities at once

· Familiarity with non-profit associations, and/or Government of Canada-funded programming is an asset

· Flexible team player willing to do what it takes to get the job done; adaptable and enjoys a challenge

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other office productivity tools, with an aptitude to learn new software and systems


· ARAISA staff work in a hybrid environment which includes a minimum of 2 days per week in the ARAISA office, with additional regular all-staff in-person meetings in accordance with our HR Policy Manual that can be updated periodically.

· Travel within the Atlantic Region may be occasionally required


This is a full-time position (35 hours/week) starting as soon as possible. For this position, the annual salary is $56,806 and also includes:

  • A competitive benefit package and health plan
  • RRSP contributions after one year
  • 3 weeks vacation, plus an additional 16 days paid holidays/time off per year
  • Wellness days (up to 12 per year) and personal days (up to 3 per year)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A flexible and supportive work environment

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