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Title School of College to Work Initiatives Program Coordinator
Division Academic Services & Student Affairs
Category Support Staff
Type Temporary
Incumbent Vacant
Salary $32.19 - $37.31 per hour
Band I
Hours 35 hours per week
Campus St. James
Effective Date January 2, 2014 to June 30, 2014
Reporting to the Educational Partnerships Manager in the CPO, the SCWI Program Coordinator position is a complex, and multi-faceted position that involves interfacing with both internal and external partners to design and deliver transitional programs for at-risk high school students.
  • Coordinates and leads project team made up of faculty and support staff by planning with internal and external partners, organizing and directing SCWI activities.
  • Sets goals, objectives, and targets for each activity, event and dual credit programs, and maintains strict timelines.Develops, compiles and maintains the overall work plans, tracks and analyzes program results, and submits reports to school boards and Ministry funders.
  • Oversees SCWI budget and resource allocation (prepares rationale and recommendations related to budget allocation and expenditures). Identifies problems within the initiatives, troubleshoots, and problem solves.
  • Writes proposals, creates and designs descriptions and program outlines.Responsible for writing all submission to the Ministry for funding and final evaluation of program outcomes, executes a wide range of communication materials, including Ministry reports/submissions, marketing materials, conference presentations and information flow within the Community Partnerships Office.
  • Coordinates, organizes and oversees the outreach and information events: and the delivery of student success initiatives; ensures the update of the SCWI database.
  • Collaborates with school boards regarding Dual Credit opportunities and SCWI Events to design and develop a plan for implementation at the high school and college level.
  • Orients, supervises and schedules the daily activities of junior event staff.
  • Represents college on the Ministry GTA Steering Committee for SCWI. 
  • Track student progress and retention (i.e. academic grades, needs of support etc.) and coordinates with guidance counsellors, teachers and student success faculty to share information.
  • Oversees the SCWI Team Leaders by guiding and supporting daily work plan and ensuring objectives are met.
  • Directs and manages the process of recruiting and selecting, training and mentoring all student staff and co-op placements for student positions.
  • In absence of the manager, acts as first point of contact for problem solving and decisions.
  • Three-year diploma or degree from a recognized post secondary institution in Community Services, Business Administration, Adult Training, Human Relations or equivalent; in addition to the diploma/degree must have an Event/ Project Management Certification, or related field.
  • Minimum five years relevant experience within an educational institution, and/or a community setting, with demonstrated progression of more complex roles over the career span.
  • Documented project management skills; report writing – ability to write high level proposals to the Ministry.
  • Superior verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Must have experience with mentoring, guiding and advising students.
  • Must have a high attention to detail and ability to analyze and synthesize data for communication and reporting purposes.
  • Proven negotiating skills and experienced with obtaining buy- in from stakeholders to support project objectives; experience chairing meetings and running focus groups.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, time management skills, including proven ability to adapt to a dynamic project environment and manage multiple projects with conflicting priorities.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities in leading teams, delegation skills, excellent relationship building and public relation skills; excellent coordination skills.
  • Proven ability working with budgets – analyzing discrepancies and preparing for audits.
  • Broad-based understanding and application of the college system issues and constraints and established credibility with community partnerships
  • Working knowledge and application of Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities processes, rules and regulations related to various programs offered through provincial government.
  • Advance use of Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Some overtime evening/weekend work will be required for sessions and special events.
  • Ability to demonstrate tact, diplomacy and respect for confidentiality are essential.
  • Occasional travel is required (i.e. between campuses to conduct training).
  • Ability to work in an environment where a diversity of people and situations are encountered.


Note: Interview process may consist of a practical skills component.
The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
To Apply
To apply submit a covering letter and resume combined in one (1) document.
Preference will be given to qualified internal candidates in accordance with the applicable collective agreement. Should a suitable candidate not be found, external candidates will be considered. George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and aboriginal peoples.
Competition # 13-156
Closing Date November 8, 2013