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Title Community & Employment Manager
Division Academic Excellence
Category Administrative Staff
Type Probationary
Incumbent Vacant
Salary $60,243 - $75,304
Band 9
Campus St. James
Effective Date ASAP
Reporting to the Senior Manager Special Projects & Community Partnerships, the Community & Employment Manager will be responsible for the management and development of community-based and employment projects that span college-wide, and are aligned with the College's strategic direction. Projects and initiatives include, but are not limited to, pre-apprenticeship, city local-initiative employment projects, and employment training flexible delivery projects. The incumbent:
  • Strategically plans and directs the logistics of community & employment projects from the design stage, through to delivery.
  • Actively manages project plans, deliverables, dependencies and outcome for all projects and initiatives to ensure that the project goals and objectives are achieved within the project timeframe and guidelines established by the relevant stakeholders.
  • Develops and maintains partnerships within the community to create synergies, build community capacity and strength in project work.
  • Manages stakeholder relations by actively engaging other college departments, community stakeholders, employment agencies, and employers to source, negotiate new contracts, and develop new proposals.
  • Oversees timely and responsive service supports for proposed and approved projects.
  • Leads and chairs steering committee meetings to establish strong connections with agencies, employers and funders, build partnerships, and develop initiatives that support our educational mandate.
  • Efficiently and competently manages staff, creates performance measures, and directs staff when things go off plan (changed requirements, missed deadlines etc.).
  • Writes interim and final reports, directs future project plans, and actively seeks out new funding initiatives.
  • Leads the creation, execution, and monitoring of project work plans, and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Oversees project reporting, and responsible for overall analysis and documentation of outcomes that will inform future project initiatives.
  • Oversees the development of promotional materials related to projects and initiatives interfacing with marketing and graphic design programs.
  • Interviews, hires and manages project staff (job coaches and job developers), providing direction through delegation of assignments, and conducts performance reviews.
  • Creates and delivers presentations to management teams, community members, wider college community, and at conferences.
  • Manages community project teams consisting of support staff, job coaches, job developers, team leaders and faculty.
  •  Participates in HR planning and issue resolution meetings with management staff.
  • Sets objectives, conducts performance evaluations and gives regular feedback to project staff.
  • Manages budgets, including resource allocation, reconciliation, compilation and reporting.
  • Provides budget reports to Funders, and prepares for audit reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Undergraduate (4-year) degree in the social sciences, community education, or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5 years of management experience.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in delivering large-scale projects and business development in a community oriented organization.
  • Background in employment programming, outreach and training in a community-based setting.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities in leading and managing teams and conflict/issue resolution.
  • Ability to organize and work effectively with project teams of staff and key stakeholder.
  • Background in strategic planning in a large institutional setting.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, including the proven ability to adapt to a dynamic project environment and manage multiple projects.
  • Proven ability to manage key stakeholder interests while at the same time managing conflicting priorities and business interests.
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and written) effectively with students, stakeholders and senior leadership.
  • Cultural acumen and sensitivity when working with diverse populations.
  • Understanding of post-secondary sector, working in a unionized environment.
  • Knowledge of the employment training sector.
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
Please submit a covering letter and resume combined in one (1) document.
George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and aboriginal peoples.  George Brown College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  The Human Resources representative responsible for the recruitment for this position will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.
Competition # 14-118
Posting External
Closing Date Open Until Filled