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Job Skills is a forward thinking, not-for-profit, charitable organization that is constantly developing or implementing new programs to help individuals achieve economic independence. In doing so, we aim to contribute to the economic and social viability of our community. We are ethical, Client-focused, performance-oriented and believe in the personal growth of our Staff, our community and our Clients.

Job Skills is committed to fostering a workplace that is both inclusive and representative of the communities we serve. As a diverse workplace incorporates a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, we believe that being a diverse and inclusive organization is essential to achieving success and Client satisfaction in all Job Skills’ Services and Programs. To meet these objectives, we invite all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please be advised that accommodation is available upon request.

Unless otherwise stated in the posting, resumes may be submitted to the email address indicated in the job posting, with the job title in the subject line. They may also be faxed to 905-898-4830, or mailed to the attention of the Hiring Committee, Job Skills, 14-130 Davis Drive, Box 34, Newmarket, ON L3Y 2N1.

All Job Skills' employees will:

  • Strive for excellence
  • Commit to and support the Organization’s Mission Statement and Objectives
  • Promote open communication within all levels of the Organization
Information Technology Assistant

Full-time 3 Month Contract
York Region Location

Resumes may be submitted to Human Resources quoting Job Reference Number: H120339 in the subject line.

Deadline to apply is 4:30 pm, February 15, 2019

What we need:

A results-oriented individual possessing the following qualifications:

  • Is proficient in website development, learning management systems, content management, web graphics, multimedia and online security
  • Has demonstrated experience in Outcome Management, Program Monitoring, Trend Analysis, Collaboration, Communication, Managing Work, Planning and Organizing, Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills
  • Has a Bachelor’s degree and/or technical training in computer science and/or design, from a recognized College or University
  • Has a minimum of 5 years recent and relevant experience
  • Has proven expertise working with JavaScript, HTML, CSS, XML, and web protocols including internet related software and has solid coding skills
  • Will be proficient in the use of Adobe CS6 and Adobe Creative Cloud, and Dreamweaver
  • Has demonstrated experience working with learning management systems software
  • Is knowledgeable of the requirements determined by the standards bodies (i.e. World Wide Web Association)
  • Has demonstrated team leadership abilities
  • Has superior oral and written communication skills
  • Has excellent organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task and problem solve
  • Is able to work effectively both in a team environment and independently
  • Is proficient in MS Office programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint
  • Will have a valid Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle

What you will do:

Support Job Skills by:

  • Maintaining, configuring and troubleshooting the CMS of the online components
  • Assisting with the development and integration of webinars, and online training materials into the online learning platform
  • Implementing marketing/outreach strategies to create/maintain an ongoing presence – using SEO, social media, other online resources etc.
  • Reviewing website statistics and monitoring related analytics to ensure Marketing strategies/targets are consistently being met
  • Ensuring that all web content is in compliance with current accessibility standards
  • Liaising with media sales representatives regarding advertising requirements
  • Developing policies and procedures relating to content management, to ensure compliance to business and technical requirements
  • Ensuring high quality and standards are met in all marketing and promotional products per organization guidelines
  • Ensuring continuous development of the website based on new technologies as per industry standards
  • Developing online survey tools to gather feedback from Clients
  • Collaborating with team members on an ongoing basis, to meet organizational needs and make improvements to the functionality and usability of the site

What you will get:

In addition to the satisfaction gained from helping people reach their goals, Job Skills offers a competitive salary and benefits package!

If you are interested in this employment opportunity, please read on to learn more about Job Skills, how you can apply to this exciting position and become part our growing Job Skills Team!

Job Skills is a forward thinking, not-for-profit, charitable organization that is constantly developing or implementing new Programs to help individuals achieve economic independence. In doing so, we aim to contribute to the economic and social viability of our community. We are ethical, Client-focused, performance-oriented and believe in the personal growth of our Staff, our community and our Clients.

As a Information Technology Assistant for Job Skills you will work for a high performing organization that is dedicated to assisting individuals in achieving their employment goals. In this role, you will utilize your unique combination of skills and business experience to help Participants achieve their employment goals.

Job Skills is committed to fostering a workplace that is both inclusive and representative of the communities we serve. As a diverse workplace incorporates a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, we believe that being a diverse and inclusive organization is essential to achieving success and Client satisfaction in all Job Skills’ Services and Programs. To meet these objectives, we invite all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please be advised that accommodation is available upon request.

We thank all applicants, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Please indicate the position title and Job Reference Number in the E-mail subject line and tell us how you learned about this job in your cover letter.

Resumes may be submitted to Human Resources quoting Job Reference Number: H120339 in the subject line.

Deadline to apply is 4:30 pm, February 15, 2019

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Part-Time Opportunity (21 Hours/Week)

Split Role – Markham North Welcome Centre and Markham Employment Services and Programs Locations

Who we are: Job Skills offers employment solutions connecting the skills of job seekers with the needs of employers to create a more vibrant community.

What we need: A positive, client-oriented individual who:

  • Is inspired by helping people achieve their employment goals
  • Has excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and problem solve
  • Has demonstrated competency in the following areas: managing work, planning and organizing, building trust, information monitoring, innovation, and facilitating change
  • Has a keen eye for maintaining accuracy and detail in a fast paced environment
  • Has superior oral and written communication skills including an excellent telephone manner
  • Has post-secondary education preferably in Administration and/or a minimum of 2 years’ Administrative/Reception experience
  • Has intermediate proficiency in MS Office programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (Access is considered an asset)
  • Available to work some evenings and Saturdays (Welcome Centre only)

What you will do: Support Job Skills’ Markham Welcome Centre and the Job Find Club by:

  • Operating telephone system to receive, screen, and forward telephone calls, take messages and provide general information to callers
  • Having proficiency in data entry into multiple systems such as Excel, Access, WC database, Job Skills database
  • Demonstrating accuracy and completeness of data entry with strong attention to detail
  • Recording and preparing minutes of meetings, as required
  • Preparing and maintaining accurate statistical reports, correspondence, memos, other materials, as well as scanning documents, as required
  • Providing administrative support to event-related activities i.e. invitations, flyers, mass mailings, email blasts
  • Confirming appointments with scheduled clients to reduce the no-show factor
  • Providing administrative assistance to Job Skills staff based at the Welcome Centre, as needed
  • Greeting all visitors with superior customer service skills, welcoming them to the Centre and determining the purposes of their visit
  • Providing general information to walk-in clients and providing an overall description of the services available at the Welcome Centre and with the Job Find Club
  • Assisting clients to book appointments, access staff and navigate the Welcome Centre
  • Providing back-up coverage for the Resource & Information Specialist and other Staff, as required
  • Resetting computers and providing passwords, as required, in the Resources area (printing and photocopying for clients)
  • Assisting with other activities as required

What you will get: In addition to the satisfaction gained from helping people reach their employment goals, Job Skills offers a competitive salary and benefits package!

If you are interested in this employment opportunity, please read on to learn more about Job Skills, how you can apply to this exciting position and become part of our growing Job Skills Team!

Job Skills is a forward thinking, not-for-profit, charitable organization that is constantly developing or implementing new programs to help individuals achieve economic independence. In doing so, we aim to contribute to the economic and social viability of our community. We are ethical, Client-focused, performance-oriented and believe in the personal growth of our Staff, our community and our Clients.

As a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant for Job Skills, you will work for a high performing organization that is dedicated to assisting individuals in achieving their employment goals. In this role, you will utilize your unique combination of skills and experience to support the Executive Assistant, Executive Director, Senior Management Team and Board of Directors, for Job Skills.

Job Skills is committed to fostering a workplace that is both inclusive and representative of the communities we serve. As a diverse workplace incorporates a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, we believe that being a diverse and inclusive organization is essential to achieving success and Client satisfaction in all Job Skills’ Services and Programs. To meet these objectives, we invite all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please be advised that accommodation is available upon request.

We thank all applicants, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Please indicate the position title and Job Reference Number in the E-mail subject line and tell us how you learned about this job in your cover letter.

Please reply in confidence by 4:30 p.m. February 15, 2019

JOB SKILLS Hiring Committee
Job Reference Number: N011438
14-130 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 2N1
E-mail: Human Resources
http://www.jobskills.org

Administrative Assistant

Full-time , 1 Year Contract - Newmarket Location

Who we are:               Job Skills offers employment solutions connecting the skills of job seekers with the needs of employers to create a more vibrant community.

What we need:       A flexible and motivated individual with a high level of energy and a positive attitude who:

  • Has post-secondary education at a College/University level in Business Administration or a related field and/or a combination of related education and relevant work experience
  • Has a minimum of five years of experience providing senior level administrative support
  • Previous experience working with a non-profit Board of Directors required
  • Has knowledge of Board practices and governance
  • Has demonstrated experience in Communication (verbal and written), Decision Making, Adaptability, Planning and Organizing, Time Management, Contributing to Team Success and a Quality Focus
  • Is Results oriented, proactive, and resourceful with a quality-standards approach
  • Has excellent writing and minute taking skills
  • Is self-directed and detail-oriented, with the ability to multi-task and prioritize work to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Has well-developed interpersonal/customer service skills including excellent telephone manner
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access)
  • Knowledge of standard office administrative practices and procedures
  • Has flexibility to provide support across office locations
  • Has flexibility to work outside of office hours as required, including occasional evenings and weekends
  • Has a valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle

What you will do:    The Administrative Assistant will provide support to the Senior Management Team. This person will provide reception relief at Head Office, communicating efficiently and effectively with all internal and external clients. Responsibilities include:

  • Attending Board meetings, Board Committee Meetings, Strategic Planning and Governance Sessions, Senior Management Meetings, as required
  • Assisting all Departments at Head Office as needed, including HR, Finance and Marketing
  • Taking on the following duties as assigned:
        • Attending and taking minutes at internal meetings as required, including recording, transcribing minutes of the meetings
        • Providing reception relief and support as required
        • Processing proposals, documents, correspondence and other materials
        • Arranging for all aspects of the various meetings/events related to the Board of Directors, Workshops, Planning Sessions and Executive Director special meetings and/or events as required (including catering, venue booking, logistics, registration)
        • Maintaining filing systems for the Executive Director and Executive Assistant
        • Booking travel, accommodations and conference arrangements, when necessary
        • Assisting with the Executive Director’s schedules and appointment in Outlook, as necessary
        • Maintaining up-to-date contact lists for all internal and external clients
        • Assisting with the organization and maintenance of confidential office filing systems and document management databases and folders
        • Working with the Receptionist/Administrative Assistant to prepare and monitor telephone relief schedule, acting as reception relief when required

What you will get: In addition to the satisfaction gained from helping people reach their employment goals, Job Skills offers a competitive salary and benefits package!

If you are interested in this employment opportunity, please read on to learn more about Job Skills, how you can apply to this exciting position and become part of our growing Job Skills Team!

Job Skills is a forward thinking, not-for-profit, charitable organization that is constantly developing or implementing new programs to help individuals achieve economic independence. In doing so, we aim to contribute to the economic and social viability of our community. We are ethical, Client-focused, performance-oriented and believe in the personal growth of our Staff, our community and our Clients.

As a Intermediate Administrative Assistant for Job Skills, you will work for a high performing organization that is dedicated to assisting individuals in achieving their employment goals. In this role, you will utilize your unique combination of skills and experience to support the Executive Assistant, Executive Director, Senior Management Team and Board of Directors, for Job Skills.

Job Skills is committed to fostering a workplace that is both inclusive and representative of the communities we serve. As a diverse workplace incorporates a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, we believe that being a diverse and inclusive organization is essential to achieving success and Client satisfaction in all Job Skills’ Services and Programs. To meet these objectives, we invite all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please be advised that accommodation is available upon request.

We thank all applicants, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Please indicate the position title and Job Reference Number in the E-mail subject line and tell us how you learned about this job in your cover letter.

Please reply in confidence by 4:30 p.m. February 15, 2019

JOB SKILLS Hiring Committee
Job Reference Number: HO110737
14-130 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 2N1
E-mail: Human Resources
http://www.jobskills.org

Business Liaison Specialist (Job Developer)

Full-time Opportunity - Markham Employment Services and Program Location

Who we are: Job Skills offers employment solutions connecting the skills of job seekers with the needs of employers to create a more vibrant community.

What we need: Results-driven individuals who:

  • Are inspired by helping people achieve their employment goals and enjoys building relationships with the employer and business community
  • Have demonstrated experience in sales, negotiation, building partnerships, innovation, coaching and facilitating change
  • Have post-secondary education in a Social Services related field, Human Resources, Marketing, Recruitment or a combination of related education and relevant work experience
  • Have well-developed interpersonal, communication and relationship-building skills
  • Have knowledge of community agencies, services, resources and employers within the community
  • Will have a valid Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Has excellent writing and minute taking skills

What you will do: The Business Liaison Specialist is responsible for developing collaborative relationships with employers and Job Skills clients, to engage employers and find job placement opportunities for our clients. This “hands on role” involves identifying and addressing participant needs and issues, as they work towards meeting their employment goals.

In this role, the Business Liaison Specialist will establish a direct relationship with employers by contacting and meeting with them, as well as encouraging them to provide opportunities for clients. In addition, the Business Liaison Specialist will provide clients with assessment and career development services, such as mock interviews, résumé, cover letter assistance, in order to increase their knowledge of the job market, career options and themselves.

The Business Liaison Specialist will coach Job Skills’ clients towards successful and meaningful employment by:

  • Creating and implementing outreach strategies to engage employers and help them understand the benefit of hiring Job Skills’ clients
  • Helping employers determine needs, developing job descriptions for meaningful training and arranging for interviews of potential employees
  • Screening employers for suitability and relevancy, securing buy-in commitments and participation in Job Skills Employment Programs, coordinating and negotiating for job contracts
  • Working collaboratively with clients to support the achievement of their employment objectives through the assessment of client needs, clarification of employment goals and coaching to promote client success and employment retention
  • Ensuring suitable clients are matched with the appropriate work placements and mentoring opportunities
  • Actively promoting all Job Skills Employment Programs and Services to develop employment opportunities for our clients through networking and outreach opportunities
  • Developing meaningful partnerships within the community using your strong sales, marketing and communication skills
  • Meeting targets and objectives as set by management and the funding requirements
  • Developing and maintaining accurate, up-to-date, documentation of employers and clients, including updating databases and client files when necessary, monthly summary reports and other administrative duties as required

What you will get: In addition to the satisfaction gained from helping people reach their employment goals, Job Skills offers a competitive salary and benefits package!

If you are interested in this employment opportunity, please read on to learn more about Job Skills, how you can apply to this exciting position and become part of our growing Job Skills Team!

Job Skills is a forward thinking, not-for-profit, charitable organization that is constantly developing or implementing new programs to help individuals achieve economic independence. In doing so, we aim to contribute to the economic and social viability of our community. We are ethical, Client-focused, performance-oriented and believe in the personal growth of our Staff, our community and our Clients.

As a Business Liaison Specialst for Job Skills, you will work for a high performing organization that is dedicated to assisting individuals in achieving their employment goals. In this role, you will utilize your unique combination of skills and experience to support the Executive Assistant, Executive Director, Senior Management Team and Board of Directors, for Job Skills.

Job Skills is committed to fostering a workplace that is both inclusive and representative of the communities we serve. As a diverse workplace incorporates a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, we believe that being a diverse and inclusive organization is essential to achieving success and Client satisfaction in all Job Skills’ Services and Programs. To meet these objectives, we invite all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please be advised that accommodation is available upon request.

We thank all applicants, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Please indicate the position title and Job Reference Number in the E-mail subject line and tell us how you learned about this job in your cover letter.

Please reply in confidence by 4:30 p.m. February 15, 2019

JOB SKILLS Hiring Committee
Job Reference Number: M121740
14-130 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 2N1
E-mail: Human Resources
http://www.jobskills.org