Employment Opportunities: Ottawa Immigrant Women’s Services (IWSO) Project Manager, “Let Your Voice Count: Immigrant and Racialized Women’s Leadership for Systemic Change” – Ottawa, ON

Immigrant Women Services Ottawa is hiring a project manager for the “Let Your Voice Count: The Leadership of Immigrant and Racialized Women for Systemic Change” project in Ottawa, Ontario.

Position: Project Manager, “Let Your Voice Count: Leadership of Immigrant and Racialized Women for Systemic Change” project

Job type: Full time (35 hours / week), December 2021 to March 31, 2024

Reports to: Executive Director of IWSO

Salary: $ 52,780 plus a full package of benefits including health, dental, RRSP and generous leave entitlements

Application deadline: November 22, 2021

About the IWSO

Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO) is a community organization serving immigrant women. The mandate of the IWSO is to:

  • Empower immigrant and racialized women to participate in the elimination of all forms of abuse against women and their children.
  • Offer culturally appropriate services to facilitate immigrant women’s access to community and traditional services.
  • Offer programs to help immigrant women on their journey to reach their full potential.

Project summary

Immigrant and racialized women have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic which has exposed the unequal burdens placed on them. There is a need to build leadership capacities at different levels among immigrant and racialized women so that their voices are at the decision-making tables and part of the discussions. The project aims to strengthen the leadership capacity of immigrant and racialized women by developing and implementing leadership training and providing mentoring and job placement opportunities to increase the active participation of immigrant and racialized women in community life. and public.

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main responsibilities

  • Prepare the operational plan for the project in great detail.
  • Conduct a needs assessment, including a literature scoping analysis.
  • Design and coordinate leadership development training workshops both on knowledge (e.g. the Canadian political system, how policies are formulated, etc.)
  • Develop and deliver training on community engagement.
  • Promote and raise awareness of women’s rights and strengthen leadership capacities
  • Involve women and / or girls with lived experience to influence recovery responses to a pandemic.
  • Coordinate mentoring opportunities for immigrant and racialized women at various sector tables with community partners to develop practical leadership skills, tools, networking opportunities and connections.
  • Coordinate placement opportunities for trained leaders to participate in decision making tables in all sectors to further develop their skills for effective leadership and active and meaningful participation.
  • Develop promotional material and use social media to promote the program and provide updates on upcoming workshops, guest speaker events and other opportunities.
  • Prepare weekly / monthly / annual reports as needed.
  • Perform any other task related to the position as required.


  • Post-secondary degree in social work, other relevant social sciences or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent project management, administration, time management, communication, partnership building and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in designing and conducting training, seminars / workshops.
  • 2 to 5 years of experience in project planning, coordination and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of issues affecting refugee, immigrant and racialized women.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Proven ability to work within a multicultural and multidisciplinary team.
  • Police records check for the vulnerable sector is required as part of the hiring process.
  • Knowledge and experience of computer applications and database software.
  • Legally authorized to work in Canada.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required, any additional language is an asset.


Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae by, November 22, 2021, 6:00 p.m.my :

Research Committee: Position of Project Manager, Immigrant Women’s Services Ottawa;

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IWSO welcomes and encourages applications from members of equity-seeking groups, including, but not limited to, racialized, Indigenous, LGBTQ + applicants and persons with disabilities. Thank you in advance for your interest. Only candidates with the minimum qualifications will be contacted and considered for an interview.

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