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17 Aug 2022

Full-Time Job Developer (Bilingual French)

HIEC – Halton Industry Education Council-Career Centre – Posted by jobgym225 Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Job Developer (Bilingual French)

Program · Burlington, Ontario

HIEC is an innovative not-for-profit social enterprise that focuses on partnership, mentorship and workforce development across Canada. With over 30 years of experience as an active community-focused organization, HIEC’s goal is to enhance career education and inspire youth to make informed career decisions. We offer a team environment that encourages innovative ideas and an entrepreneurial spirit.

One of HIEC’s core programs/services is the online platform, which connects job seekers and employers in the skilled trades. has addressed and removed barriers to apprenticeship by helping candidates find jobs, and has made it easier for small, medium and large employers to hire the skilled workers they need to grow their businesses.

Job Description

We are currently seeking a highly-motivated, creative, collaborative and entrepreneurially-minded bilingual (French and English) individual who is passionate about the skilled trades. Specifically, the Job Developer will create and maintain effective working relationships with small, medium and large skilled trade employers, applicants and communities across Canada. They will be actively involved in service and program delivery for, including seeking avenues and building relationships to increase employer engagement with the platform.

Successful candidates will have client-facing experience related to non-for-profit stakeholder relations and/or job developing. This role is well-suited to an energetic and organized individual with strong written, verbal communication skills and a strong proficiency with using technology daily and learning new systems/platforms. Experience with the skilled trades sector is a strong asset.

Key areas of responsibility will include:

Employer Support:

  • Support employers as they register with, post jobs, search for applicants and hire;
  • Collaborates with other members of the to shortlist candidates for employers;
  • Promotes job seekers and assists employers to secure the most suitable candidate;
  • Coordinates opportunities for employers to participate in programs, including participating in employer panels, project advisories, experiential learning opportunities;
  • Coordinates employers participation in employment readiness and experiential learning programs, for example, hiring young people for subsidized entry-level positions or experiential learning opportunities;
  • Maintains regular and consistent follow up through weekly contact with the employers to monitor their progress in hiring and onboarding candidates, or to gain updates on their participation in program opportunities;
  • Identifies common issues and innovative approaches to support skilled trades employers in finding, hiring and onboarding apprentices; and
  • Tracks and reports on metrics.

Community Support:

  • Attend employer/labour market seminars, job fairs and networking meetings to gather information and establish connections with potential employer users of the website;
  • Prospect and establish relationships with employers and sector associations, in designated regions in Ontario, to promote hiring apprentices through the website; and
  • Seek and conduct employer outreach/community relations opportunities to increase awareness of and services.

Supporting the Platform:

  • Working with Developers/Programmers to identity bugs and issues with the platform that need to be addressed;
  • Generating ideas for iterations to the platform that will provide a better user experience for employers; and
  • Using the platform to generate and report on performance related statistical reports.

Other duties could include:

  • Assist with the development of creative and appealing employer marketing strategies to encourage employers to access;
  • Assist with the creation of employer resources;
  • Identify areas of employer need to support the development of new proposals and projects; and
  • Maintain performance related statistical reports.

Key Competencies:

  • Strong skills in building and maintaining successful relationships with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Technological competencies (for example, a comfort in learning about and using a proprietary platform, ability to make simple website changes in a platform similar to WordPress, ability to generate reports using technology);
  • Proven ability to work effectively under pressure, to be part of a team, to be responsive and to meet deadlines; and
  • Interest and ability to work in a smaller-sized, not-for-profit organization.

Qualifications to succeed:

  • Relevant undergraduate degree or diploma, or equivalent combination of education and industry experience;
  • Experience in the employment field with a history of developing relationships with employers;
  • Knowledge and experience related to the apprenticeship system and the skilled trades in Ontario and other jurisdictions is a strong asset;
  • Bilingual in French and English is a requirement;
  • A working knowledge of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), the Ontario Works Act, Employment Standards Act, and Human Rights Legislation;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and own a reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance, willing to do some travelling;
  • Proficient in the use of computer software i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet; and
  • Experience creating and delivering presentations.

Working Conditions

Work is usually performed with-in a standard office environment, based out of the HIEC’s Burlington office from the hours of 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. There will be some requirement to work additional hours, occasionally during evenings and weekends.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, work may be performed as a combination of working within the HIEC Office and working remotely from home or other suitable location, with a full phased return to the office planned in accordance with guidance from public health authorities.

How to Apply

Please submit your application online here

HIEC is committed to equity and creating a respectful and inclusive workplace culture that reflects the broad diversity of communities we work with. This includes people who identify as immigrants, refugees, women, Indigenous, Black, LGBTQ2S+ people of colour, and people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for qualified candidates during each stage of the recruitment process. Please note that candidates applying for Canadian job openings should be authorized to work in Canada. Please contact Human Resources by phone (289) 929-5590 should you have any questions or would like additional information.   We thank all applicants for applying; however, only selected applicants will be contacted for a preliminary interview.

Job Categories: Social/Education/Government. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: To be discussed.

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