Operations Coordinator, National Migration & Resettlement Program Job at Mennonite Central Committee – Winnipeg, MB
Compensation Type Salary
Salary Minimum $57,218.00
Benefits MCC Canada (MCCC) has a Group Benefit plan which is paid by MCCC, it includes; The Long Term Disability (LTD), Employee Life Insurance, Employee Accidental Death, Dismemberment and Specific Loss, and Dependent Life Insurance, Healthcare, and Dental. This benefit package is effective on your first day of employment with MCC Canada
Location City Winnipeg
Location Country Canada
Location Description This position is available on a hybrid structure. Remote work within Canada could be considered.
Winnipeg is a city of approximately 650,000 located on the Red River, 108 km’s north of the US border. Being near the center of Canada, it is a major transportation center. The city’s population is fairly diverse, representing people from many different cultures. Most of the people are English speaking with French, Filipino and Chinese being other predominant languages. There are about 65,000 First Nations people living in Winnipeg.
There are almost 50 Mennonite churches in Winnipeg, which is home to about 30,000 Mennonites. Winnipeg has two large public liberal arts universities and a Mennonite university (Canadian Mennonite University). There are also two Mennonite private high schools.
Applications Close Date Aug 01, 2022
Start Date Sep 01, 2022
Start Date Flexible
All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to: a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active participation in a Christian church or Christian community; and nonviolent peacemaking. MCC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. MCC values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.
Bachelor’s Degree required; relevant education or training in the field of migration/displacement preferred.
3-5 years relevant experience in refugee sponsorship or related migration and resettlement work required.
Lived experience as a refugee strongly preferred.
3-5 years relevant experience in leadership, including the ability to develop, implement, evaluate, and adjust plans to reach goals in collaboration with others not under one’s supervision.
Administrative skills, including the ability to attend to the details of a workplan that involves many parties.
Excellent interpersonal and meeting facilitation skills, with a commitment to consensus-based decision-making. Good judgement to engage in interactive communication with constituents, co-workers and others
Experience leading multiple, complex projects at one time. Project management certification and experience leading projects in a non-profit setting are an asset.
The capacity to network over distance and work effectively within a decentralized team
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including comfort with public speaking.
Demonstrated data management skills.
Strong organizational and time-management skills.
Must be free to travel regularly within Canada.
Fluency in using email, Zoom, the Internet, Microsoft Word, Excel and Teams.
Previous MCC experience is an asset.
Successful police record check clearance.
Job Synopsis The Operations Coordinator, National Migration and Resettlement Program exercises a facilitating, coordinating role for MCC’s Migration and Resettlement programs in Canada. Alongside the National Migration and Resettlement Program Coordinator, the Operations Coordinator leads shared initiatives of the Migration and Resettlement Network and connects Migration and Resettlement staff with relevant resources. This highly relational position requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Only those candidates who are legally eligible to work in Canada should apply.
Challenges Work requires healthy boundaries; Complex-needs population
Key Responsibilities • Program network leadership and coordination (65%)
- Special Afghan Refugee project (20%)
- Administration (including resourcing M&E project) (15%)
1. Lead and facilitate the work of the Migration and Resettlement Network to support the shared priorities of the MCCs in Canada.
a. Lead in planning, implementing, and reporting on Network shared initiatives.
b. Ensure all obligations of MCC under its private refugee sponsorship agreement with the federal government are met.
c. In collaboration with the National Migration and Resettlement Coordinator, ensure adherence to MOU of MCCs in Canada as regards private refugee sponsorship, including troubleshooting and support of provinces as issues arise.
d. Stay current with developments in the Migration and Resettlement field, particularly in areas of high priority to the MCCs in Canada and distribute relevant resources and information to the Network.
e. Foster regular communication and strong working relationships between Network members by convening regular Network calls and gatherings and making program visits.
f. Manage the shared database, including orientation of new users and maintenance as needed
2. Resource the Special Afghan Refugee Project with the Canadian Council of Anabaptist Leaders (CCAL), discerning feasibility of interested constituent groups, ensuring applications are full and complete, interfacing and troubleshooting with CCAL parties, and working with the provinces as the project moves into the arrival phase.
3. Prepare program budgets, plans, and reports as required by MCC Canada.
4. In collaboration with supervisor and National Migration and Resettlement Coordinator, take the lead in implementing the response to the 2021 Migration & Resettlement Program Review.
5. Resource the final phase of the Monitoring & Evaluation project in collaboration with Centre for Community-Based Research (CCBR), the partner managing a grant through Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
6. As part of the Peace & Justice Office, participate in/give leadership to other projects as assigned.
7. Ensure that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is exemplified in the performance of all job responsibilities and through personal example.
8. Participate in regular staff meetings, spending time in devotions and prayer with all in attendance.
9. Model non-violent peacemaking through daily interactions with staff and the public.
10. Participate in a local church and gatherings, being willing to use his or her gifts within the local faith community.
11. Other duties as assigned.
The Operations Coordinator works closely with the Migration and Resettlement Network (composed of provincial Migration and Resettlement staff) and the MCC Peace & Justice office. This role will be required to complement the National Migration and Resettlement Program Coordinator, whose role is more external (both global MCC and external to MCC) in focus.
This role will involve some resourcing of the Program Associate, though their daily working relationships are with CCBR staff. The Program Associate is seconded to the Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) for a term position, working on a Monitoring and Evaluation research project, funded through a grant from Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
The Operations Coordinator must be able to analyze and synthesize complex information, identify options, and take decisions or actions that further the priorities of the Migration and Resettlement program and MCC. The Operations Coordinator works closely with the Migration and Resettlement Network but does not supervise its members, and therefore must be skilled at recognizing boundaries and nuances in working relationships, and using informal influence and negotiation to accomplish goals.
- Understand, manage, balance and prioritize multiple competing demands and priorities
- Must be able to set priorities in a complex environment, and manage those priorities in a timely manner
The Operations Coordinator must be a self-starter who can initiate and maintain the contacts and relationships described above, and must be able to organize time and tasks with minimal supervision. The incumbent must be able to juggle multiple ongoing projects, adjusting when needed to accommodate high priority tasks.
Initiative and Ingenuity:
Working proactively to stay current with developments in the Migration and Resettlement field, both externally and within MCC, is expected. Creativity and good judgment in identifying issues that need to be resolved and taking initiative to resolve them. Appropriate opportunities for Network initiatives is expected.
Strong interpersonal and meeting facilitation skills are required to foster good working relationships and collaboration within the Migration and Resettlement Network. The incumbent will need strong verbal and written communication skills to ensure ideas and information are understood and have the desired impact are also required.
The Operations Coordinator must be willing to manage an irregular schedule, including periods of travel within Canada and some evening and weekend work to attend meetings. He/she must be comfortable using technology such as Microsoft Teams to establish and maintain relationships with MCC staff working in other locations.
MCC’s Migration and Resettlement programs in Canada are well-coordinated and resourced to support MCC’s shared priorities. The Operations Coordinator is perceived as an approachable and helpful support to these programs. The Operations Coordinator is well connected to Migration and Resettlement developments and, through connection with the National Coordinator, networks outside MCC, and appropriately identifies what MCC can contribute to and receive from these broader relationships.
About the Company
Company: Mennonite Central Committee –
Company Location: Winnipeg, MB