Co-ordinator of Local Economic Opportunites
East Scarborough Storefront has a unique approach to community development that uses the power of collaboration to support people and build community. Storefront staff help build relationships and help foster local connections between and among community members, organizations, linking them with each other and with opportunities and resources. East Scarborough Storefront is a project of Tides Canada Initiatives.
Purpose: To ensure that employment, and other economic opportunities, supports and strategies are developed and utilized in innovative and effective ways to improve the economic wellbeing of residents of Kingston Galloway Orton Park.
The specific responsibilities for this position include:
Playing a lead role in the development and implementation of Local Economic Opportunity strategy
Providing leadership and supervision to a professional team responsible for providing a wide of supports and opportunities for job seekers, entrepreneurs and local businesses
Working with a diverse group of individuals and organizations to create conditions that contribute to the economic vitality and prosperity of the neighbourhood
Working within the frameworks of the Resilient Neighbourhood Economies project (Metcalf Foundation) and Employment Ontario (Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities)
Initiating and facilitating networks of people with varied interests and expertise who wish to improve the economic wellbeing and resiliency in East Scarborough
Working with key Storefront team members to broker relationships between and among entrepreneurs, businesses and those who can provide them with information, resources and opportunities
Using appropriate analyses of neighbourhood assets, labour market and demographic information to develop and adapt economic strategies
Articulating local economic initiatives and strategies in presentations, funding proposals and reports, on websites and in publications.
Ensuring the smooth running of the employment resource centre which is a unique space within the Storefront service delivery hub
Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation including Employment Standards, Health and Safety and Human Rights
Compiling, maintaining and reporting on monthly, quarterly and annual statistics
Playing an active role on the Storefront’s Co-ordinating team and making a positive contribution to the organization as a whole
At minimum of two years demonstrated experience in a leadership role: both leading a staff team and facilitating networks
Relevant post secondary education related to economic development in a community context
Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to initiate and implement innovative projects to address complex issues
Knowledge of issues, trends and legislation pertaining to employment and labour market research
Ability to motivate others to try new approaches to creating localeconomic change
Understanding of the benefits of using collaboration to enhance service delivery
Flexibility to perform a wide variety of tasks
Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
Excellent team player
Full time Monday to Friday, schedule to be determined, some evening and weekend work required.
Please forward resumes in person or by mail by October 16 at 5:00 (Please note email or fax applications will not be accepted)
East Scarborough Storefront
4040 Lawrence Ave E
Scarborough, M1E 2R2
East Scarborough Storefront encourages applicants from all Human Rights protected groups.
The Storefront and Tides Canada are committed to hiring staff members who reflect the diversity of East Scarborough.
No phone calls please. We regret that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
attention: Anne Gloger