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CORE COMPETENCIES FOR ALL POSITIONS

COMMUNICATION: Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing and goal achievement across the Association.

INTEGRITY: Demonstrates responsible behavior at all times and maintains high ethical standards.

TEAMWORK: Participates actively in a team for organizational effectiveness. Create an atmosphere of trust amongst all team members.

CONCERN FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY: Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction

 

Saskatchewan Program Manager

Position Summary

As a Saskatchewan Program Manager your main role will be to grow Black Business entrepreneurship and project base across the Western Canada, and internationally. Our unique position within the organizational landscape and progressive culture allows you to focus on a specific market segment that excites you and/or one that you may already have key relationships and experience in.

The chosen candidate will bring a breadth of experience within the business entity and will be a specialist in creating dialogue and building relationships with both current and prospective Black Business Owners.

This role is best suited for individuals that thrive under an autonomous work structure and are looking to empower the Black communities to reach their potential in Business.

You join BCW for a cause, you stay for the passion of serving others, you work to build an inclusive and prosperous Canada!


 Key Roles & Responsibilities

Entrepreneurship Initiative

•    Organizing programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization
•    Leading business development activities of products and/or services to Black entrepreneurs doing business in the Western, Canada and abroad
•    Developing and implementing new programs and initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization
•    Develop, implement, deliver and grow the entrepreneurship program and initiatives, which entails event planning, execution and evaluation including budgeting, scheduling, promotion/marketing, and reporting
•    Determine measurable organizational goals and defining ways to achieve them.
•    Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved
•    Provide strategic advice and guidance to the Executive Director through regular reporting and presentations
•    Participate in discussions with advisory committee and provide them with information leading to strengthening program delivery
•    Support businesses and entrepreneurs in navigating and connecting with ecosystem players including help with accessing loans and grant funding
•    Supervise the development of an internal system for profiling clients and outcomes and the intake of new clients, early assessment, and assignments

Planning and implementation

•    Planning BCW in Action activities by establishing tasks, objectives, and priorities
•    Monitoring and controlling project progress, objectives, and costs against established schedule and budget
•    Identifying problems and deficiencies, ensuring necessary corrective measures are implemented
•    Establish all business tools online directory, calendar, macro agenda, business tool kit (digital and physical versions)
•    Assessing and identifying new opportunities for growth in current and prospective markets
•    Advises higher management on status or action required in connection with existing and potential business development opportunities
•    May have budget responsibilities

 

Leadership
•    Determine staffing needs, based on programs, goals, and objectives and aligning to available budget
•    Lead and manage a business team, including coaches, trainers and foster a positive, innovative, team-based and high-performance culture, ensuring exceptional results and relationships with stakeholders. Challenge others to develop as leaders while serving as a role model and mentor
•    Create an environment where knowledge-sharing, support, training tools, coaching and staff foster a workspace that encourages creativity, innovation and growth
•    Contribute to strategic planning and operational management of BCW in Action Client, communities & Stakeholder Relationships
•    Building relationships with both internal and external parties
•    Communicating, motivating, and inspiring employees
•    Gaining influence, trust, and credibility within the organization to build and help foster

partnerships and collaborative work relationships

•    Liaising with external business partners, other third-party organizations, and accompanying Executive Director to high level meetings and representing organization in the community
Events and new initiatives
•    Overseeing internal and external event coordination (including promotional events)

Resources

•    Creating, developing and implementing marketing and communications strategies

•    Creating funding proposals, grant application and other strategies to help BCW in Action access resources that will enable organizational sustainability and development of other programs and tools that will support and empower BIPOC entrepreneurs

Qualifications

•    Master’s degree in Commerce, Marketing or a related field, an MBA is preferred
•    Previous experience working in a business development role (preferably)
•    An entrepreneurial mindset with outstanding organizational and leadership skills
•    Experience in developing profitable strategies and implementing organization’s vision
•    Proven track record of generating new business and achieving revenue growth
•    Solid business acumen to drive stakeholder and community relations engagements while
partnering with key influencers
•    Demonstrated track record in effective management of people, projects, and budgets
•    Ambitious and target focused with drive to succeed
•    Proven ability to work in a team environment and ability to work independently
•    Strong communication and presentation skills
 
Requirements:

•    Master’s degree in Business Administration, Business management or other related
fields.
•    At least 3-5 years’ experience in a management position.
•    Outstanding leadership abilities.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•    Working knowledge of the latest business policies and regulations.
•    Demonstrable analytical thinking & business insight.
•    Knowledge in Public Relation.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
 

To Apply, send resume and cover letter to info@bcwinaction.ca

Business Operations Specialist

 

Grow as a leader when you become a business operations specialist. You will combine your business experience and leadership skills with your ability to provide great customer service. In order to succeed, you will have to be driven and self-motivated, checking up with clients and staying on the lookout for chances to build new partnerships and deepen relationships.

Job Responsibilities

- Provide advice to people who wish to develop their business or business model.

- Analyze data and financial projections that are neither overestimated nor underestimated in a time frame suitable for launching a business or to develop business plans;

- Carry out entrepreneurial visits on a regular basis.

- Maintain good relationships with partners and clients, and develop new relationships when the opportunities present themselves.

- Organize and attend client meetings as well as meetings for internal staff.

- Facilitate good communication between your colleagues working;

- Report project details and progress to the appropriate manager on a regular basis.

- Track project schedules and make sure that projects are being completed on time; in the event of unexpected delays, adjust schedules as necessary.

- Set specific goals for projects, including distribution to clients, and ensure that these goals are being met.

- All other tasks related to operational functioning

 

Job Skills & Qualifications

Required:

- Post-secondary degree in business administration, accounting, banking or a related field;

- Excellent customer service skills and the ability to build and maintain professional relationships;

- Ability to communicate effectively in English and French, in both written and spoken settings;

- Be able to travel within and outside the province occasionally;

- Minimum two or three years of management experience.

- Bilingual (English/French) is considered an asset

Conditions

Permanent, full-time position (40/week)

Salary: according to the salary scale in effect

Start date: As soon as filled

Workplace 3 positions: Edmonton, Calgary, Regina

To Apply, send resume and cover letter to info@bcwinaction.ca

 

Early Childhood Educator    Location: Edmonton

Start date: June 13 , 2022

Are you an enthusiastic individual and interested in contributing your skills to increase the emotional ,social and artistic development of children?

If yes, Black Canadian Women in Action (BCW ) needs you!

Minimum qualifications and skills

  • Childcare development certificate Level 1, 2 or 3 or equivalent studies in progress

  • Student currently enrolled in Early Education studies

  • Demonstrate a good working knowledge of the technical details and Child Care curriculum which may include Playing to Learn, FLIGHT and A Place to Connect.

  • At least 1 year of experience working with children  and of diverse background (required)

  • Experience working with individuals from different cultural background

  • Updated First Aid/ CPR (required)

  • Able to obtain a Police Information Check with Vulnerable sector check (Required

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain  on-going positive interactions with the children during program activities on an individual, small or large group basis

  • Supervise, mentor, and ages 4-6 in  all ages in their daily living routines and activities

  • Lead, participate, and provide support in activities supporting healthy development and wellbeing of children  in a community settings

  • Implement interventions and programs aligned with company’s policies and procedures

  • Intervene in times of emergency and crisis providing emotional support and behavior management to young or older adults

  • Commitment to Health and Safety and Child Protection Policies and Procedures

  • Know and understand ALL emergency procedures associated with the program.

  • Know, enforce, and follow all safety guidelines associated with the program activities

  • Adhere to mentorship and skill development provided by organization

 

Recreational Coordinator  – Location Edmonton

Start Date :June 6th 2022

Job Description

The Recreational Coordinator is responsible for the coordination, operation and support of all camp related activities. The Coordinator is responsible manages and coaches camp staff, while establishing and maintaining positive relationships with staff, parents, and campers. The personnel collaborate with the Program Coordinator, and reports directly to the Executive Director.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Skills

  • 3 plus years coordinating recreational and social activities in a community setting

  • Embodies personal beliefs in keeping with the Mission, Principles & Practices of organization

  • Demonstrated appropriate attitude, skills & knowledge for the position.

  • Strong communication skills with an interest in developing personal leadership abilities.

  • Values constructive feedback and opportunities for professional growth

  •  Strong verbal and written communication

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Planning and coordination of programs and their activities

  • Supervise and plan for children (aged 5-15 years) in a recreational setting

  • Embodies personal beliefs in keeping with the Mission, Principles & Practices of organization

  • Demonstrated appropriate attitude, skills & knowledge for the position.

  • Strong communication skills with an interest in developing personal leadership abilities.

  • Values constructive feedback and opportunities for professional growth.

  • Schedule and organize meetings, events and maintain agenda

  • Foster a culture of collaboration and support with BCW team, partners etc

  • Assess and develop key processes to quality programming

  • Write reports and keep update records

  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Manager

  • Know and understand ALL emergency procedures associated with the program.

  • Know, enforce, and follow all safety guidelines associated with the program activities

  • Adhere to mentorship and skill development provided by organization

 

Art /Creative Instructor   – Location Edmonton

Start Date :May 23rd  2022

The Art Instructor  is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing core creative and art programs and experiences for participant ages 5-15 years in a small group setting. They will also be responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants in his/her group.

Minimum qualifications and skills

  • Currently enrolled in arts program and have 1years+ experience facilitating sessions  in a community setting

  • A passion for teaching ages children of various ages

  • A strong love for arts and creativity

  • Creative Problem Solving Skills and some familiarity with STEAM project

  • Understand the versatility of acrylic paints: dry brushing, staining, layering, underpainting, mono-printing.

  • Understand a variety of “masters” techniques

  • Knows and can apply elements of design and modern principles of art

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Help implement a weekly schedule  or artistic projects for the groups.

  • Organize and lead a variety of small and large group activities each week. Activities may include crafts, songs, and games, skill development

  • Identify and respond to day to day issues and concerns

  • Ensure that the site is kept clean, organized, and free of litter.

  • Instruct students in proper care and use of tools and equipment

  • Evaluate each student’s performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings

  • Integrate other meaningful learning activities for participants

  • Attend training sessions and regular meetings

  • Know and understand ALL emergency procedures associated with the program.

  • Know, enforce, and follow all safety guidelines associated with the program activities

  • Adhere to mentorship and skill development provided by organization.

  • Any other tasks assigned by Program Manager

 

Day Camp Counsellor    – Location Edmonton

Start Date :June 20th 2022

The Day Camp Counselor is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing core and non-core programs and experiences for children in a small group setting.  They will also be responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants in his/her group. 

Minimum qualifications and skills

  • Fulltime Student ,returning to school

  • Minimum age required 15 years.

  • Desire to work with children and provide leadership

  • Education classes or experience in, youth programs, recreation, working with children, or in a related field.

  • excellent people skills and a friendly, responsible, service-oriented attitude

  • strong communication and teamwork abilities

  • able to problem solve effectively

  • Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities.

  • Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills

  • Must be able to physically support children during general activities and for safety.

 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Help write and implement a weekly schedule for your camp group.

  • Organize and lead a variety of small and large group activities each week.  Activities may include crafts, nature, songs, games.

  • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues.

  • Ensure that the site is kept clean, organized, and free of litter.

  • Communicate with parents about participant’s experiences and report concerns to Camp Leadership.

  • Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports, logbook documentation, and daily attendance.

  • lead groups from one activity to the next in an orderly manner

  •  attend training sessions and regular meetings

  • Know and understand ALL emergency procedures associated with the program.

  • Know, enforce, and follow all safety guidelines associated with the camp and all program areas.  This includes but is not limited to being responsible for your campers’ safety and their whereabouts at all times.

  • Help guide Junior Counselors and Camp Volunteers to have a deeper understanding of leadership and counseling skills.

 

Outreach Worker    – Location Edmonton

Put your passion for working with our community towards a rewarding opportunity with Black Canadian Women in Action  .

Start Date :May 9th 2022

The Outreach Worker  is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing core and non-core programs and experiences for children in a small group setting.  They will also be responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants in his/her group. 

Minimum qualifications and skills

  • Post-Secondary diploma, degree, or certification in communications or marketing or equivalent experience in public relations or journalism.

  • Experience in community engagement and outreach.

  • Excellent communication, time management and customer service skills.

  • Experience and comfortability with public speaking.

  • Experience working with volunteers.

  • Strong information technology skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, and SharePoint,) Google products, and Zoom.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the general public, community groups and others to increase awareness of the organization

  • Assist in the creation of marketing and outreach plan for the organization

  • Establish and maintain working relationships with team in all program

  • Recruit and train volunteers in the organization

  • Act as a resource for staff who interact with community  and ensures compliance with organizational policies relevant to volunteers.

  • Support the program managers in creating marketing and communications pieces as required by the organization to support workshops, partnerships and outreach

  • Identify opportunities to raise brand awareness and support their implementation

  • Assist in the creation of marketing and outreach strategies  such as newsletters and event materials for both internal and external communications

To Apply, send resume and cover letter to info@bcwinaction.ca