The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) is leading in the creation of opportunities for people with an intellectual or developmental disability to live full and valued lives in all aspects of society and is seeking a dynamic, energetic and enthusiastic individual committed to the vision, values and philosophy of inclusion. Project Relay: Hub & Spoke Knowledge Sharing Network is one of four pillars of The Employment Recovery Project, an initiative aimed at improving workplace inclusion for persons with an intellectual disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through addressing critical hiring and support needs that have emerged in response to COVID-19.
NBACL is seeking an individual for the position of Project Coordinator. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing a virtual community of practice/hub & spoke knowledge sharing network designed to build agency capacity and drive the development and application of innovative methods of supporting job seekers/employees with an intellectual disability or ASD in finding and maintaining employment during COVID-19 pandemic.
This is a full- time contract position until March 31, 2021.
Roles & Responsibilities:
- Coordinate the delivery and evaluation of the Hub & Spoke Knowledge Sharing Network, ensuring model/program fidelity with other sites;
- Recruit and develop a hub team of subject matter experts (SMEs) (~5) with demonstrated experience/expertise in innovative on-the-job supports and supporting persons with an intellectual disability or ASD in navigating employment in the COVID-19 context (e.g. employers, HR practitioners, disability organizations and employment agencies, researchers or individuals with an intellectual disability or autism);
- Recruit ‘spoke’ participants (minimum of 25) to participate in the virtual sessions (e.g. job coaches, employment specialists etc. who may be interested in this type of learning);
- Support the hub team in the development of a curriculum and learning objectives
- Develop participation incentives (e.g. educational credits);
- Coordinate a minimum of 3 virtual sessions (didactic presentations and case/situational discussions) with hub team members and spoke participants over Zoom;
- Establish session agendas and timelines and develop promotional materials for each session;
- Train hub team members in their roles (facilitator, didactic presenter etc.) Manage participant registration and provide tech support to hub team members and participants in engaging over Zoom;
- Implement evaluation plan and strategies to assess participant satisfaction;
- Lead the development of critical project assets (e.g. fact sheets, discussion papers) that emerge from the network;
- Support knowledge mobilization of project assets;
- Liaise with Hub & Spoke Knowledge Sharing Network project coordinators and the Employment Recovery Project’s National Director via weekly cross-country touchpoints.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the vision, goals, and objectives of The Employment Recovery initiative and inclusive employment;
- Commitment to the full inclusion of people with an intellectual disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder including the right to meaningful employment and economic participation in the community;
- Exceptional organizational and project coordination skills, a track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of priorities concurrently in a fast-paced environment;
- Strong collaborator and relationship builder with experience working with a variety of stakeholders;
- Strong outreach, facilitation and team-work skills;
- Superior oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders, developing content, including training materials for a variety of platforms;
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to build and maintain professional relationships;
- Action oriented and self-directed;
- Demonstrates passion, integrity, positive energy, and attitude, and is mission-driven;
- Proficient in videoconferencing/webinar technologies and MS Office applications.
- An undergraduate degree in a related field;
- Project coordination experience reflecting an understanding of the issues and barriers facing people with disabilities in accessing meaningful employment in the community;
- Experience in group facilitation, training or teaching;
- Direct experience working in the area of inclusive employment/supported employment is an asset;
- Ability to produce a clean Criminal Reference check, which includes vulnerable sector screening;
- Ability to work remotely;
- Equivalent combination of training and experience.
If you are interested in applying for this position please forward resume with a cover letter no later than Friday, October 9th, 2020 to:
New Brunswick Association for Community Living
Attn: Kirk Munroe, Human Resources & Administration Manager
800 Hanwell Road
Fredericton, NB E3B 2R7
Fax: (506) 453-4422