DEPARTMENT: Strategic Initiatives  

COMPANY: Skills for Change 

LOCATION: 791 St. Clair Ave West, Toronto ON  

REPORTS TO: Manager, Programs and Services 

CONTRACT TYPE: Contract (Union) 

HOURS: 35 hours per week (Monday- Friday) 

RATE: $22.00 

START DATE: Immediately  

END DATE: March 31, 2022




With 39 years of operations, Skills for Change is a highly respected non-profit charity with a province wide reputation for pioneering  programs that respond to shifting immigration and workplace trends and lead to employment. We offer a range of accelerated programs  including mentoring, employment, settlement, language training together with specialized programs for skilled trades, women, and youth.  We have 5 locations across the GTA and serve 16,000 clients annually. 



The support and needs of newcomers is constantly changing. As Skills for Change continues to support newcomers and meet their evolving  needs, it is imperative that we build upon innovative ways to serve them. The Program Marketing Specialist is able to establish meaningful  and sustainable relationships with existing and new employers, corporations and cross-sector leaders who can provide our clients with  opportunities to build their skills, knowledge and networks so that they can be successfully integrated into Canadian job market. The  Program Marketing Specialist will focus on building and maintaining key client and employer relationships for areas including but not limited  to skills trades and other bridging programs.



  • Develop and implement an outreach strategy that is specific to the region, labour market to support client and employer needs;  conduct needs assessment; Identify issues; set goals; create a list of relevant stakeholders; generate employment leads, referrals  and increased client number
  • Develop and maintain contacts with external agencies for purposes of referrals and networking and employers to facilitate  employment opportunities; schedule meetings and presentations  
  • Leverage networks, partnerships and employers, develop, plan and execute bridge to work events for clients on an ongoing basis
  • Liaison with SfC Employment Ontario (EO) offices as well as local EO networks to identify and support client interventions  
  • Attend relevant community meetings; participate in relevant councils, roundtables and committees  
  • Contribute to the development of marketing plans for skilled trades programs including community/employer engagement, social  media, and other advertising  
  • Measure and report on the performance of all outreach, marketing and assess impact  
  • Actively contribute to business planning and performance monitoring to support agreement and delivery of program/agency targets
  •  Develop and maintain a collaborative relationship with different functional groups
  • Maintain client case management files, update client information on Funders’ and Agency required databases (EOIS-CaMS and  Salesforce)  
  • Participate in the evaluation of the program’s effectiveness and present solutions to enhance service effectiveness on an ongoing  basis and as part of the larger agency service system  
  •  Work as part of a team to ensure smooth delivery and coordination of service to clients  
  • Participate in team meetings, staff meetings, and all other board and committee meetings as required   
  • Handle all other duties as assigned by Management



  •  Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in marketing or communications  
  •  2-5 years of experience in non-profit program marketing, communications or related field  
  •  Minimum of 2 years of experience in outreach plan development, research, community engagement and networking  
  • Strong presentation, verbal, visual and written communication skills with Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher,  PowerPoint) 
  •  1-2 years of experience in planning logistics/events for education/training programs 
  •  Knowledge of Salesforce and EOIS-CaMS is an asset  
  •  Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills  
  •  Team player with the ability to take initiative and function independently  
  •  Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage projects and meet deadlines  
  •  Ability to work under pressure and prioritize tasks  
  •  Sensitivity to and understanding of barriers to newcomers  
  •  Keen eye for detail and ability to multitask  
  •  Customer service oriented: Ability to deal with people tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times  
  •  Ability to work a flexible schedule, working days, evenings, and weekends, and move between our various locations on a regular  basis 



Skills for Change offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in each stage of the hiring process. If you are contacted  regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation. This document is available in alternate format on request.  We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.