Job Posting 99532

Bilingual Women+ Program Coordinator
Work From Home - From Anywhere
closed 59 days ago (Wed, 14 Feb)
part time - temporary / contract  •  6-month part-time contract role with an hourly rate of between $25-$35 per hour

Empowering People. Launching Ideas.


Rise is Canada's only national organization dedicated to empowering people with mental health and addiction challenges to achieve greater social and economic inclusion through entrepreneurship. Through training, mentorship, micro-financing and other customs supports, we help individuals build the skills and access the capital they need to launch a small business that can improve quality of life and enable them to support themselves, their families and communities.


Since 2010, Rise has financed, trained, mentored, and coached more than 2,000 entrepreneurs and disbursed over $3.3 million via 830+ low interest loans. Today, we work in eight locations across Canada – and are growing. Learn more in our Impact Report.


Your Opportunity

Rise is seeking a highly organized and resourceful professional to provide coordination services to our Programs team as a Bilingual Women+ Program Coordinator from February 2024 to August 2024. Reporting to the Women+ Program Manager, this is an exciting opportunity to help our small but mighty team deliver results and impact for our Women+ Entrepreneurship Program. This is a contract opportunity, with an estimated part-time commitment of approximately 20 hours per week over the course of the 6-month contract. Due to the nature of our work, there will be periods where more or less time will be required. There will be an opportunity to renew this contract, upon confirmation of funding.


Our Training Programs form an integral element of our offering and are often the first exposure to entrepreneurship for many of our clients. Specifically, we’re looking for a driven candidate who has a client-first mentality to take charge with the logistical and outreach rollout of the Women+ Entrepreneurship Program cohorts and activities across Canada. Dealing with concurrent projects and a positive attitude to getting the job done are critical expectations for the successful candidate.


In addition to program coordination responsibilities, the successful candidate will support the Marketing team’s efforts in representing the Rise brand, voice, and online presence across our social media channels. This will also include outreach activities with key identified communities, including Francophones and the Prairies.


Conducting outreach to drive recruitment and supporting marketing initiatives in both official languages is essential to this role. By keeping things running smoothly behind the scenes, and creating a welcoming environment for learning, the Bilingual Women+ Program Coordinator will be integral to the success of Rise’s high-impact Women+ Entrepreneurship Program that is helping to change lives for gender diverse Canadians.



Finding the right person for the job

This position is open to bilingual candidates from across Canada to be filled remotely. Our preference is for someone located in the Prairies (Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan) although candidates with experience marketing in the Prairies will be strongly considered.


Rise is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. We actively seek gender diverse, racialized and indigenous persons, people with disabilities (including people who have experienced mental health and addiction challenges), and additional diverse identities for our team.



Key Responsibilities

Women+ Program Coordination

  • Develop, cultivate and maintain Canada-wide list of outreach partners working in Rise’s areas of interest, including employment support agencies, social service agencies who work with women+ clients on social assistance, community mental health agencies and other community organizations
  • With support from both Programs and Marketing teams, roll out a marketing and outreach plan to reach key audiences to drive recruitment for the W+ Program and promote the Rise brand, specifically in the Prairies and Francophone communities
  • Work with the Women+ Program Manager to setup special events and workshops to enhance the learning opportunities of current clients and alumni throughout the year
  • Conduct comprehensive screening and selection processes to assess applications for fit for the French cohorts
  • Serve as a student liaison and disseminate important communication for all students in the Women+ cohorts and events
  • Arrange all program logistics, including technical support for workshops, student materials preparation, pitch session and graduation execution
  • Manage and animate teaching platforms for the delivery of the program, including Zoom and Slack
  • Support facilitators, mentors and speakers with any administrative and logistical tasks
  • Deliver on special projects related to the Women+ Program or marketing initiatives


Marketing Coordination

  • French community management of social media channels, including responding to direct messages and comments, in alignment with Rise’s wider communications strategy and ensuring adherence to Rise brand standards
  • Support development, design and translation of social media posts and paid advertisements into French
  • Inform Rise’s marketing and outreach strategy, particularly with the nuances of Francophone communities


Evaluation and Reporting

  • Ensure that any program and marketing deliverables are tracked, and all relevant key performance indicators are collected and achieved
  • Coordinate and ensure that students complete the pre- and post-program surveys and take part in focus group interviews as directed
  • Make recommendations to management for program improvements




Essential Qualifications


  • University degree in education, social work, business, marketing or similar fields. A combination of relevant education and work experience may be considered.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in program coordination, education, marketing & outreach or similar fields, ideally in a non-profit environment.
  • Marketing, and outreach experience using digital and traditional marketing tools
  • Strong proficiency with online communication platforms (ie. Meta Business Suite, Ads Manager, Google Analytics) and social scheduling tools, specifically HeyOrca
  • Project management experience including reporting, multi-stage processes and procedures
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office 365, especially Excel, Word and SharePoint as well as Zoom and Slack
  • Fully bilingual in French and English, both orally and written



  • Direct experience balancing client-facing and administrative responsibilities, ideally within a social services environment
  • Interest in working with people who face barriers to employment and financial stability and/or individuals who have experienced mental health or addiction
  • Existing networks and relationships with potential partners to drive pipeline development
  • Experience building networks with multiple parties and agencies (connections)
  • Experience with Salesforce, or similar CRM systems
  • Experience with curriculum and or training programs including recruitment


Personal Attributes

  • Independent self-starter with a dedication to achieving and exceeding goals and objectives
  • Strong administrative skills with ability to juggle several projects simultaneously.
  • Tenacious and driven by deadlines
  • Strong communication skills for both external and internal audiences

Relationship builder with a cross section of culturally and socioeconomically diverse personalities

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