Located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is the voice of Canada’s publicly supported colleges, institutes, cégeps and polytechnics, and an international leader in education for employment in over 25 countries. CICan’s members add over $190B to Canada’s economy annually and contribute to inclusive economic growth by working with industry and community partners to offer more than 10,000 programs to learners in urban, rural, remote, and northern communities.
CICan is an innovative, responsive and entrepreneurial learning organization that values diversity, accountability and transparency and supports the ongoing development of the country’s college and institute system and its people.
Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrated leadership capability and effective management experience, including strong team building and conflict-resolution capabilities
- Demonstrated leadership in collaborating in complex service delivery environments
- Excellent communications skills and demonstrated ability to interact with senior official
- Broad understanding of the Canadian educational milieu, focusing on the college/institute system
- Understanding of Canadian immigration policies and programs and immigrant integration issues
- High degree of organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to exercise discretion and professionalism
- Fluently bilingual in English and French (comprehension, oral and written)
- Strong digital and data literacy
- Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Excel
- Perform duties in accordance with Colleges and Institutes Canada’s competencies, values and code of ethics
- Able to travel domestically and internationally.
Agility: We thrive in a complex environment that requires nimbleness and adaptability, and we anticipate and respond to changes with quick and resourceful actions.
Inspiring Others: We motivate individuals to strive for excellence and commit to common goals and purposes, as we create a sense of self-efficacy, resilience, and persistence in others.
Integrity: We treat others fairly and respectfully, and we further the standing of the organization and its relationships of trust with our members and other stakeholders.
- Intercultural and/or International work experience;
- Work experience with adult learning/newcomers;
- Knowledge of privacy and security practices; and,
- Knowledge of online and adult learning best practice.
- A complete benefit package
- Generous group RRSP contributions
- Great work environment with flexible hours
- 4 weeks vacation;
- Time off with pay between Christmas and New Years
- Summer hours
- Generous paid time off package including paid sick time, medical/dental appointment leave and family sick leave)
- Corporate discounted gym membership
- Professional development opportunities
Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Director, Planning for Canada (PfC), the Manager, Online Global Team and Member Engagement, ensures effective and efficient management of PfC’s Online Global Team (OGT), consistent high-quality program wide online services and leveraging of CICan member expertise to enhance PfC services.
Planning for Canada (PfC), an initiative of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), is designed to enhance immigrants’ readiness for economic and social integration. PfC pre-arrival services are delivered worldwide to prospective Economic Class (federal and provincial skilled workers) and Family Class immigrants and their dependents. Services include i) group information sessions, ii) individualized planning sessions, and iii) customized referrals to organizations in Canada. PfC services are provided in English in-person and online via teams located in India and the Philippines as well as by a virtual team, the Online Global Team (OGT), in both English and French.
The Planning for Canada team is geographically and culturally diverse, as such, the Manager, OGT and member engagement, must be adept in working effectively in a variety of operating contexts, notably in virtual/remote environments.
As a member of CICan’s management team, the incumbent is expected to contribute to strategic planning, priority-setting and policy discussions as well as to the achievement of goals and objectives set out in CICan’s Strategic Plan. As the ideal candidate, you are a skilled bilingual individual who embodies CICan’s member-service orientation and its core values of agility, integrity, and inspiring others. As a member of the management team, you apply critical thinking to complex problems, demonstrate strong planning and project management skills and understand business needs. You are pro-active, customer-focused, positive, energetic, work collaboratively, inspire excellence, and nurture innovation. You can manage multiple priorities and you thrive in a small organization’s nimble and fast-paced environment.
The Manager, OGT and Member Engagement, is accountable for fulfilling performance objectives based on agreed-upon annual work plans with identified objectives and results.
Reporting to the Director, Planning for Canada, the Manager, OGT and Member Engagement, is responsible for:
A. Leadership of PfC’s Online Global Team (OGT)
- Set parameters for the OGT operations;
- Direct the work of part-time consultants working remotely in Canada and abroad, including one (1) client service coordinator and six (6) facilitators;
- Ensure standardized, consistent, high-quality implementation of the PfC program for online clients, both in English and in French;
- Work closely with the PfC management and CICan-based teams to contribute to PfC program services and practices;
- Stay informed of relevant changes in the settlement sector, particularly within the pre-arrival context;
B. Expertise in online delivery of services for PfC
- Lead the establishment of standards for PfC online services, including development of tools and training to support consistent, high quality services across all PfC operations (OGT, India and Philippines)
C. Lead development and implementation of a CICan member engagement strategy focused on immigrant integration
- Develop and implement a CICan member engagement strategy in collaboration with other CICan teams;
- Lead conceptualization and development of a Newcomer Guide for Post-Secondary Education;
- Supervise and support work of a Senior Policy Officer; and,
Education and Experience
- Graduate from a post-secondary institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
- Minimum five years’ experience in program delivery/ project management, work planning, financial management, monitoring and evaluation and progress reporting. Ideally in a virtual and/or intercultural context.
- Minimum five years’ experience in partnership building and stakeholder engagement
- Experience managing individuals and teams
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to Ossama Mazbouh, Human Resources Generalist before 4pm on March 23, 2020 via email to: email@example.com.
CICan is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. Do not hesitate to contact me if you require alternative arrangements to submit your application.
CICan provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise me if you require any accommodation.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process will be contacted.