The CEE Centre For Young Black Professionals is a charity dedicated to addressing economic and social barriers affecting black youth ages 14+. We offer programs to improve their careers, education, and empowerment (CEE) that are holistic, person-centered, and culturally relevant. Based in Toronto, we work to strengthen the social service sector in the city by providing capacity building training and a community of practice under CEE’s Black to the Future initiative.
The CEE Programs Coordinator is adaptable, versatile, and skilled in facilitation, administration and project management to keep the program focused on its objectives. Reporting to the Programs Manager, the Program Coordinator works closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that CEE’s programming is effective and supports the achievement of its strategic objectives. A member of the programs team, the Program Coordinator works closely with the social support team to design and coordinate the resources, equipment, information, and staff required to deliver programs in 5 sectors: technology, social services, trades, hospitality and film. Ideally, the project coordinator develops the initial project schedule, making certain that all scheduling conflicts are resolved with routine updates with the Program Manager. Additionally, the program coordinator is tasked with sourcing, cultivating, and stewarding relationships with sector professionals, public agencies, and corporate partners to build partnerships for program delivery, internship, job placements, and unsubsidized work opportunities.
- Coordinate and monitor program activities, resources, information technology and equipment, information, and staff required to fulfill program deliverables in an efficient time and within budget guidelines.
- Coordinate and deliver program orientation/training to the CEE staff team, partners, and guest facilitators and placement students
- Develop and update program plans
- Develops budget in consultation with Programs Manager and track expenses in collaboration with program admin
- Lead in budget reconciliation and expenditure tracking including dispensing funds; collecting and coding receipts for the program items: stipends, food, travel, hardship funds and workshop materials, etc.
- Research and identify potential placement opportunities and employers and provide program manager with a short list
- Provide program manager with regular reports on program status, budget, design issues/risks, best practices and solutions
- Report and track data throughout the program life cycle at program meetings
- Collaborate with the program manager, programs teams, finance and social supports team to complete interim and final reports
- To attend and provide reports at committee meetings
- Supports program manager with partnerships and stakeholder management
- Supports Program manager to research and develop programs in 5 sectors: technology, social services, trades, hospitality, and film, working in collaboration with the Social Support Manager/ programs team to develop and support partnerships, curriculum, and resources.
- Consulted on program quality assurance issues and solution pathways
- Consult on marketing strategies: including flyer and content direction working in collaboration with the program lead and outreach team.
- Consulted on programs team performance
- Other tasks as assigned by Program Manager, Executive Director and/or Operations Director
- All members of the CEE team are expected to be accessible to the community, be present at community events when required and serve as ambassadors for CEE.
- 5+ years of professional experience in project management, community development, youth workforce development, employment/entrepreneurship, or adult education
- Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. project management, community development, sociology, political science, social work) or equivalent education, training and experience
- Direct experience in delivering services to individuals facing multiple-barriers including: conflict with the law, substance abuse, mental health, insecure housing, trauma, childcare issues
- Cultural competence working in diverse Black communities, demonstrated ability to articulate the issues, needs, and realities of black youth in Toronto’s priority neighborhoods
- Significant experience managing risk, exercising judgment and supporting staff and clients in crisis situations in a complex, high needs environment
- Experience implementing program data collection, evaluation processes and reporting
- Excellent written and oral English communication skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and project management software
- Resourcefulness, initiative and flexibility to function effectively as part of a small team
- Knowledge and experience of working within an anti-oppression and anti-racist framework
- Training and experience in conflict resolution and staff resiliency are assets
- Access to a vehicle an asset
Please email your cover letter and resume as a single Word document to email@example.com by March 13, 2021.
Please state use YOUR NAME – Programs Coordinator in the subject line of your email.
We work remotely due to COVID-19.
We thank all applications for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.