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Project Coordinator, Immigrant Insight Scholars

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Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services

Job Title: Project Coordinator, Immigrant Insight Scholars
Contract: Temporary, 11 months Project position, Full-Time -35 hours per week
Expire Date: March 20, 2018
Start Date: April 2018
Classification: CHW

Short Description:
Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services (AAMHCS) aims to provide services and to address system inequities to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. The Centre envisions a future in which Toronto’s diverse communities achieve health with dignity.

The Immigrant Insight Scholars Project’s key objective is to mobilize knowledge, partnerships/networks, and actions geared at promoting career success for under-employed internationally educated researchers. The Project Coordinator will work in collaboration with, and as part of the Community Based Research team to provide administration support and coordinate research and network building activities for the Immigrant Insight Scholars Project.

Detailed Description


  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships, communications, and collaboration with internal and external Stakeholders to ensure project success,
  • Support funding applications to secure resources for fellowship positions
  • Plan and Coordinate operations of the Immigrant Insight Scholars project including organizing meetings, budget monitoring, funder reporting and project evaluation
  • Coordinate the recruitment, onboarding, mentorship and professional development supports for Immigrant Insight Scholars 
  • Coordinate and support scholars in research and knowledge exchange activities
  • Assist establishing the Immigrant Researchers Support Network (IRSN) and coordinate regular meetings and other supports for this network 
  • Provide coordination support for a research project to document labor market barriers and needs facing internationally educated researcher
  • Provide administrative support to Advisory Committee
  • Carry out other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


  • Undergraduate degree in Health, Social Work, or in other relevant Social Sciences, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in project planning, coordination and evaluation
  • Excellent partnership building and communications skills
  • Strong experience in building and coordinating platforms, meetings and resources to support knowledge sharing and networking among peer/professional groups
  • Strong knowledge and experience using online tools and social media in supporting knowledge sharing and networking among peer/professional groups
  • Track record of coordinating and supporting researchers, scholars, students in research and knowledge exchange activities
  • Understanding labor market barriers facing internationally educated professional and potential solutions
  • Demonstrated commitment to working from an integrated anti-oppression, LGBTQ+ positive framework
  • Ability to speak and write fluently in a language of one of the priority groups of the Center.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a diverse, team-based environment
  • Ability to prioritize work appropriately and work to deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with clients in a culturally diverse practice population, and with colleagues
  • Excellent communication, decision-making, problem-solving, conflict management and time management skills.

Salary range: $46,361 – $55,857

Bargaining Unit Position: UFCW, Local 175

How to Apply

With “Project Coordinator, Immigrant Insight Scholars Project” in the subject heading, please send your resume and cover letter by 5 pm on March 20, 2018 at: or

by Regular Mail: Hiring Committee, Project Coordinator, Immigrant Insight Scholars Project , Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services. 340 College Street, Suite 500, Toronto, ON, M5T 3A9

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note that a criminal background check (Vulnerable sector) will be conducted for this position. We encourage applications from individuals who reflect the broad diversity of communities we work with, including those from racialized and LGBTQ communities.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Access Alliance encourages a scent-free environment. No Phone Calls Please