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Hiring Immigrant Professional Talent (HIP Talent) Coordinator

  • Posted:Sep 15, 2020
  • Apply by:Sep 19, 2020
  • Job Type
  • Contract / Part Time
  • Job Level
  • Other
  • Location
  • Pickering, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Other
  • Company Type
  • Other

About this position

Hiring Immigrant Professional Talent (HIP Talent) Coordinator

Part-time (20 hours per week)


Position Summary:

Coordinate implementation of the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre’s (DRUHC) new Hiring Immigrant Professional Talent (HIP Talent) program through the Pickering Welcome Centre (PWC). The HIP Talent program offers regularly scheduled and accessible events that put highly skilled, educated, immigrant professional job seekers, in front of Durham employers to showcase the skilled talent available in our community; and at the same time addressing overt and systemic barriers to hiring.


Major Duties:

  • Organize monthly “HIP Talent” events.
  • Identify industry sectors in Durham Region that reflect the skills and experience of immigrant professionals, including participants of the Job Search Workshop (JSW) and TRIEC Mentoring Partnership (TMP) and other local employment programs.
  • Collaborate with PWC Manager to identify best practices for hiring immigrant professionals to be highlighted during HIP Talent events.
  • Recruit guest presenters for each monthly event.
  • Develop marketing and promotional materials.
  • Host monthly events in collaboration with PWC Manager.
  • Gather feedback from program participants and stakeholders following events, and modify event planning if required.
  • Ensure monthly reports are accurately completed and submitted to PWC Manager within required time frames.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Issues and challenges facing Immigrant Professionals.
  • Labour market trends – local, regional, provincial and national.
  • Human Rights Legislation, Labour Laws and Employment Equity Laws



  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Excellent organizational and facilitation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including; effective listening, ability to establish good rapport, supportive manner.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point). 


Ability to:

  • Multitask, work well under pressure and adapt to change.
  • Organize and prioritize for event preparation and timely delivery.


Preferred Qualifications & Requirements:

  • A post secondary degree/ diploma in a related field, such as Psychology, Human Resources, Social Services.
  • 2 - 3 years’ experience as a Workshop Facilitator or demonstrated expertise in the field of instruction.
  • Experience facilitating activities on a virtual platform such as Zoom.
  • Experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds is an asset.
  • Experience with Equity, Diversity and Inclusion tools and resources is an asset.
  • Second language is an asset.
  • Access to a vehicle (no less than 2 days a week) and possess a valid driver’s license
  • Proficiency in computer use and keyboarding >40 wpm


Working Conditions:

  • Sitting at a desk for several hours of the day – moderate level of computer usage
  • Standing for the facilitation of workshops
  • Some travel within Durham Region – working out of Pickering office
  • Little exposure to hazards


Personal Characteristics Required:

  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices and ensure own behaviour and the behaviour of others are consistent with these standards and align with the values of DRUHC.
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others both internally and externally to achieve the goals of DRUHC.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speaks, listens and writes in a non-judgmental, supportive and professional manner using appropriate non-bias or assuming language. Ability to be assertive when required.
  • Focus on Client Needs: Anticipate, understand, and effectively respond to the needs of marginalized youth to meet or exceed their expectations within DRUHC parameters.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and collaboratively with DRUHC team members to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance customer service and organizational effectiveness.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and take appropriate actions which are timely and in the best interests of DRUHC and its service users. Understand when to bring matters to peers &/or management
  • Organization/Plan: Maintain and organize working area, materials, files, set priorities and monitor progress.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations, identify causes, gather relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem including advising management when warranted.


The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre encourages applications from members identified of the four designated groups: women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are contacted for an interview and require any accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.


To apply for this position candidates are requested to forward a copy of your application (cover letter, resume and any other document supporting your candidature) to Pam DeWilde, Pickering Welcome Centre Manager ( by September 18, 2020.


We wish to thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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