Women Unlimited is a not-for-profit organization in Nova Scotia that supports diverse women as they build careers in the trades and technology (T&T) fields.
Women Unlimited is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women who self-identify as African Nova Scotian, Indigenous, Immigrant, differently abled, LGBT and other members of the visible minority community.
Working in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), the Workforce Coach has primary responsibility for supporting and coaching women to make informed career decisions and to successfully transition into the labour market. The Workforce Coach also has primary responsibility for engaging employers in the recruitment and retention of diverse women in the T&T fields. Reporting to the Workforce Coordinator, the Workforce Coach will have responsibility for the following duties:
Labour Market Navigation/Career Coaching
Participate in the recruitment and selection of program participants
Support women’s employment readiness through the delivery of Labour Market Information (LMI) workshops, identify site visits, facilitate group planning sessions, and provide individual career-coaching sessions
Assist participants in making informed career decisions
Transitional Employment Services
Support and coach women to identify and secure work placements during their T&T programs
Conduct daily research on industry-specific opportunities and assist women in contacting employers, identify and complete job applications, prepare resumes and cover letters, and prepare for job interviews
Maintain regular communication with the women in order to provide information about potential job opportunities in the T&T sector
Support and coach women to address workplace challenges
Maintain accurate and up-to-date records documenting women’s participation, progress, and outcomes
Establish and maintain relationships with T&T employers, trade unions, local sector councils, industry associations, and apprenticeship
Facilitate meetings with employers to identify opportunities and advocate for women
Maintain accurate and up-to-date records documenting employer participation, progress, and outcomes
Are you a woman in the trades or technologies? Do you have a post-secondary degree? Or, do you have a wealth of experience working with diverse women and employers?
We are looking for a positive, engaging, dedicated individual who can support diverse women to identify the T&T careers that are right for them. You must also demonstrate your expertise working with employers. We need someone who is as at ease working with employers as she is working with diverse women. Diversity is important to us, so it is critical to demonstrate your commitment and experience working with diverse women.
A minimum of 3 years experience working with diverse women
A minimum of 3 years experience working with employers, preferably within the trades or technology sectors
A trade or technology diploma, an undergraduate degree, or at least 5 years of relevant experience
Excellent oral, written and social media communication skills, as well as presentation skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of community and industry stakeholders
Excellent research and reporting skills with the ability to analyze Labour
Market Information and trends
Demonstrated experience working both independently and as part of a team.
Compensation: $46,800 per annum plus benefits
Term: December 1, 2017 – March 31, 2019
Please submit your application (cover letter and resume) by November 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. Women Unlimited would like to thank all candidates for their interest in the position, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.