Job Posting 99648

Business Relations Specialist
Toronto Metro area
closes in 8 days (Fri, 8 Mar)
full time - temporary / contract

Job Posting


Job title: Business Relations Specialist, Leave of Absence
Hours: 35 hours per week
Start/end date: ASAP – August 16, 2024, with possibility of extension
Posting Date: February 7, 2024
Reference Number: CLNU-2024-02
Deadline to apply: Open until filled


CultureLink is a Not for Profit Charity settlement and community organization with 35 years of experience in
developing and delivering services to meet the needs of diverse communities. Passionate about providing
innovative services, we adapt to changes and create new programs that best respond to and address our
clients’ specific needs.
Our team of more than 70 staff members, speaking more than 30 languages, is dedicated, knowledgeable, and
multicultural. We serve around 10,000 participants on average each year.
Our services connect cultures to build welcoming communities. We assist newcomers looking for employment,
help families navigate the school system, and provide youth with the skills necessary for bright and successful
futures. We support refugees and bring together new and established Canadians.


Job Summary:
The Youth Employment Skills Strategy program (YESS) provides employment related settlement services for
youth (15-30). The YESS program provides services including promotion, outreach, needs assessment and
referrals, information and orientation, employment related workshops, individual coaching, job placement
support, job retention support, facilitating and monitoring mentoring matches. The Business Relations
Specialist is responsible for the successful implementation of the YESS program, achieving committed output
and outcomes.
The purpose of the position, Business Relations Specialist, is to provide one-on-one coaching, support, and
oversight to the YESS team consisting of 3+ direct reports, to ensure effective delivery of the program’s
initiatives. In addition, the role will build, strengthen and coordinate business (employer) relations activities at
CultureLink, by strengthening existing employer relationships and building new partnerships.
On-site presence as well as periodic visits to business partners is required.


Working closely with management team, staff, and business partners the Business Relations Specialist will:
Program Leadership
 Manage all aspects of Program delivery
 Design, collect, and analyze data to assess community needs, to support program development efforts
 Identify CultureLink’s business needs, develop and implement results-oriented marketing and
engagement strategy to employers
 Oversee tracking of all information using appropriate tracking tools, compilation of statistics and
submission of reports as required
 Provide support to staff, addressing concerns or recommendations with regards to the program
 Responsible for setting performance parameters, monitoring of individual achievements and,
conducting performance evaluations
 Mentor, support and develop team members through coaching and direction on training and
development opportunities
Programs Operations
 Ensure that staff are well equipped to provide clients with the necessary training and coaching to
meet the recruitment needs of identified employers
 Liaise with external stakeholders and lead all employer focused events such as networking events,
mentoring events, employer panels, job fairs etc.
 Lead, facilitate and perform program administration and HR related tasks relating to staff and
management of physical resources and facilities
Relationships Management
 Represent CultureLink to program stakeholders and partners, liaising with businesses to identify
various corporate engagement opportunities including creation of employment/placement/job
shadowing opportunities, and participating in networking/mentoring events
 Have an exceptional aptitude towards forming connections with diverse business partners and
Other Duties
 Any other duties assigned


Required Work Capacities: .
 Physical Demands: sitting at desk for computer work (50% of the workday) and meetings; lifting (files,
laptop and program supplies up to 5kg); working in an open office
 Non-physical demands: travel between worksites; businesses/community partners, monthly
deadlines, variety of tasks; some evening and weekend work required
 Social/emotional demands: teamwork; relationships/network-building; working closely with clients and
 Cognitive/mental demands: attention to detail; multitasking; organizational ability/time management,
adaptability, sound judgement


Qualifications .
 Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Public Relations, Business Administration and/or any relevant field.
 Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in program delivery/management, business relations and/or
employment services
 Minimum of two (2) years of experience directly supervising a team
 Knowledge of program design, and evaluation
 Sensitivity and understanding of newcomer issues
 Strong oral and written communication skills
 Experience in a unionized environment is an asset
 Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening with the past six months;
 Legally entitled to work in Canada


How to Apply .
Please submit your cover letter and resume to the Executive Assistant at , quoting the
reference number (CLNU-2024-02).
CultureLink works within an anti-oppression framework and is committed to equity. We value diversity and
inclusion, and strongly encourage applications from racialized people, people with disabilities, and people
from gender and sexually diverse communities. Upon request, CultureLink will provide accommodations for
people with disabilities throughout the selection process.
We thank all candidates for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be
contacted. We will be reviewing applications as they are submitted.

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