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Project Coordinator, A Commitment to Training and Employment for Women

A Commitment to Training and Employment for Women (ACTEW) is seeking a full-time Project Coordinator for the Women's Online Training Community web site at This is a contract position to provide interim support for a staff person currently on leave.

Job Summary

The Project Coordinator is responsible for the implementation and oversight of ACTEW's online projects. Her work includes the responsibility for the continuing development and support of ACTEW's interactive member services through the Women's Online Training Community web site at She supports and trains the ACTEW membership in the use of the Internet as an effective tool for community development, membership outreach and capacity building. As ACTEW's annual income is comprised primarily of project-based funding from a variety of sources, she will also work with the Executive Director to identify potential sources for funding and developing funding proposals.

ACTEW is a provincial umbrella group of supporters, trainers, agencies, and programs delivering employment and training services to women in Ontario. We promote women's full economic and social participation in the Canadian labour force by supporting community-based training programs through networking, information-sharing, and professional development with our members and within the community-based training sector; by undertaking capacity-building projects and sector development; and through the development of public education research and publications.

Reporting Relationship

The Project Coordinator is accountable to the Executive Director and

through her to the membership.

Specific Responsibilities Include

Technical Development

* work with ACTEW's technical consultants to maintain and enhance the

functionality of the Women's Online Training Community database-driven

applications (News, Events, Jobs, E-Library, Members Discussion Area,

Looking for Training?, and Skills and Knowledge Profile)

* manage all Internet-based technical services for ACTEW, including web

hosting services, email, and email list administration and set-up

* maintain and enhance all graphical and web elements of the site

Content Development

* review, develop and enhance ACTEW's Women's Online Training Community web site, including all written content in keeping with ACTEW's style guides

* review, enhance, and approve all content submitted to the web site by

members of the general public or our content partners

* preparation, writing and distribution of regularly scheduled (monthly) email bulletins

Community Capacity-Building

* consult with, and co-facilitate, various advisory groups related to our online projects

* maintain and facilitate the online discussion area (Members Discussion Area)

* prepare and deliver written and public presentations and workshops about the Women's Online Training Community to ACTEW members, funders and the general public as required; travel outside the Greater Toronto Area will be required

Project Reporting

* prepare progress reports and financial claims on a quarterly basis for funders

* ensure work plan and project objectives are completed in an effective and timely manner

Promotion / Outreach

* initiate, develop, and support partnerships related to online content and our projects in general

* outreach and liaise with the community-based employment and training

sector, women's service providers, and the general public about ACTEW and the Women's Online Training Community

* represent ACTEW and our various online projects to the external community at events, in advisory committees and working groups, and/or in online discussions or email lists

* provide telephone and email referrals to the general public seeking

information on community based training resources for women


* coordinate and facilitate regular meetings with the advisory groups for ACTEW's online projects

* hold focus groups and foster opportunities for informal feedback to

evaluate ACTEW's online tools

* collect and analyze a range of qualitative and qualitative information sources related to the Women's Online Training Community tools for the purposes of continuous improvement and reporting

Skills and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

* Extensive experience in project management in the non-profit/voluntary sector

* Demonstrated experience in coordinating and facilitating community-based online initiatives

* Understanding of issues affecting women's access to the labour market

* Understanding of community-based training and employment sector, as well as the larger voluntary sector

* Well developed oral and written communication skills, including strong offline and online facilitation skills

* Ability to research, synthesize and disseminate information related to employment, training and labour force development policy using plain


* Experience and demonstrated capacity for developing and delivering

hands-on Internet training workshops

* Solid understanding of database-driven web applications, web site design, HTML, and email list administration

* Experience in coalition building, community development, and

community-based programming

* Strong financial management and budgeting experience

* Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently, and to ask for help when needed

* Well organized, good problem-solving abilities, creativity and a sense of humour

* Extensive computer experience in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint

* Willingness and ability to work flexible hours (some evening and weekend hours will be required)

* Willingness and ability to travel to communities across southern and

central Ontario to deliver community workshops

Salary: $38,000-40,000 a year, to be determined, with benefits

To Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter (as MSWord attachments) no later than Friday, October 22, 2004, to [email protected].

No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be