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KCWA Family and Social Services is a non-profit organization established in 1985 by a group of women who were concerned with women and family issues and serves women, men, senior and youth all of them.

Project Coordinator

 

 

Position Title: Project Coordinator

Reports to: Family Team Leader

Details: Full-time (40 hours/week), September 1, 2017 – August 1, 2018  

Salary: $45,000-50,000

Closing Date: August 11, 2017

 

About KCWA Family & Social Services:

KCWA Family and Social Services (“KCWA”) is a non-profit organization established in 1985 by a group of women who were concerned with women and family issues. Our mission is “Building the Korean-Canadian community, one person at a time" and to accomplish this, we aspire to: Empower all members of the community to live free from violence, poverty and inequity; Provide culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate services and programs; and Enhance the well-being of immigrant families and promote their efforts to realize their potential. KCWA’s vision is a "Barrier-Free Integration into Canada", and core values are inclusiveness, excellence, integrity, respect, and collaboration.

 

Program Summary:

KCWA Family Team is dedicated to providing confidential individual, couple, and family counseling; crisis support counseling and transitional housing and support to survivors of domestic violence; and deliver preventive psychoeducational seminars/workshops mainly to members of the Korean-Canadian community.

 

Champions for Youth project will be an integral part of Family Team services. The project aims to provide education to Korean-speaking parents, caregivers, and adult allies to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to support Korean newcomer youth become healthy and resilient. The Project Coordinator will closely work with Family Team Leader and Evaluation Consultant to develop project work plan, outreach and implementation strategy, evaluation framework, implement project deliverables, and accomplish project milestones and evaluation requirements.

 

Main Tasks & Responsibilities:

 

Development of Workshop Materials & Group Facilitation  

  • Develop of a 6-session workshop curriculum customized for the Korean-speaking parents, caregivers, and adult allies aged 26-65 pertaining to individual, family, and environmental factors that contribute to positive youth development and resiliency.

    ·         Organize, coordinate, and facilitate a total of 8 sets of 6-session workshops to 15 participants per session 

    ·         Organize, coordinate, and facilitate a participant graduation event and funder recognition event

     

    Project Outreach and Network Development

    ·         Develop outreach materials and execute outreach plan to promote project

    ·         Organize and mobilize community stakeholders to participate in the workshop

    ·         Promote and facilitate development of collaborative relationships with other Korean-serving agencies and faith groups

    ·         Facilitate development of supportive network among participants and create a dynamic space for learning

     

    Evaluation and Administrative Duties

    • Develop of an evaluation framework with the Evaluation Consultant to measure the below learning objectives throughout the project period:

      -       To learn the feasibility of this project in providing ethnic Korean adults with the knowledge and skills necessary to raise youths with emotional and social strengths

      -       To learn about the challenges participants experience raising and supporting youth as Canadian immigrants

      -       To learn about the Korean community’s capacity to be mobilized for future youth-targeting programs

      • Report project progress and write report evaluation reports for funder

      • Provide weekly project updates and progress to the Family Team Leader

      • Enter project-related data into the data management system

        ·         Complete necessary administrative work and documentations as required

        ·         Participate in staff and Family Team meetings, training, and professional development sessions

        ·         Maintain cooperative working relationships and participation in the general operation of the organization

        ·         Operate in an unbiased and non-judgmental manner, consistent with the philosophy of the service of KCWA

        ·         To adhere to policies on confidentiality and human rights and all other policies, routines, and procedures established by KCWA

         

Qualifications:

        • A post-secondary degree in the human services field, preferably in the area of child and youth and at least 2 years of experience in social services/community sector

        • Combined knowledge and understanding of project management, community development, case management with newcomer population required 

        • Excellent stakeholder engagement, community outreach and group facilitation skills required

        • Experience managing or working through change in a dynamic work environment/conditions

        • Experience working from an outcome-based perspective and a thorough understanding of evaluation and data collection

        • Experience working with newcomer parents and newcomer youth facing settlement and integration challenges considered a strong asset

        • Experience developing curriculum in a non-profit and/or community-based (local and international) context considered an asset

        • Excellent organizational skills with an ability to demonstrate flexibility, cope with competing demands, and meet deadlines

        • Works effectively with others in the organization and external to the organization to accomplish organizational and community goals

        • Strong administrative, organizational and time-management skills, professional communication skills and the ability to multi-task

        • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Korean and English

        • Computer literacy is a requirement (Korean and English)

           

          Core Competencies:

          ·         High level of professionalism when working with community partners (i.e. service providers, partner organizations, community members, etc.) 

          ·         Established high degree of good judgement, professional manner, empathy, and strong understanding and application of ethical principles

          ·         Strong commitment to anti-oppression and anti-racism framework

          ·         Initiative and commitment to continuous learning 

          ·         Acceptance and use of constructive criticism for personal and professional growth

          ·         Ability to work cooperatively with internal and external stakeholders, and the community KCWA serves

          ·         Capacity to work positively in a team environment

          ·         Leadership mindset

          ·         Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision

           

          Working Relationships: 

          ·         Works under supervision from the Family Team Leader  

          ·         This position interacts with clients, staff, supervisors, volunteers, general public, partner organizations, corporate partners, and other organizations

           

          Working Condition:

          ·         Hours of work: Works regular hours from 9am-5:30pm or 9:30am-6pm with some requirements to work extended hours occasionally

          ·         Location: This position works out of the Head Office at 27 Madison Avenue and may be required to work from other locations based on funders or programs changing requirements. Frequent travel within the GTA required.

           

          How to apply:

          Please submit your cover letter, resume, and three references within one document in MS Word or PDF format by mail or email to: 

           

          ATTENTION:

          KCWA Family & Social Services

          Hiring Committee

          27 Madison Ave. Toronto, ON M5R 2S2

          Email: eunyoung.baek@kcwa.net

           

          KCWA Family & Social Services is committed to employment equity initiatives. We encourage residents of ethno-racial, immigrant, women, refugee, LGBTQQA community groups and individuals with physical challenges to apply and self-identify. If accommodation is required during the hiring process, please advise at the time of application or contact the Hiring Committee personnel.

           

          While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

           

          NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


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