Project Officer

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 Project Officer

Job Opportunity by Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training

Job type: Full Time


Position Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Closing date: September 27, 2019 at 12:00 (noon)

Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training is a non-profit organization, established as a G.T.A.M.B. in 1991. Our main objective is to provide employment and training services to the Aboriginal community in the Greater Toronto Area.

General Functions: The Projects Officer is responsible for the planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of all activities in the promotion of projects facilitating the employment of Aboriginal persons.


Implement Miziwe Biik’s ISET’s (Indigenous Skills and Employment Training) Program
Maintain community and client-based employment and training projects
Provide on-site monitors and evaluate on-going projects ensuring compliance with terms & conditions
Assist/advise applicants with proposal development
Prepare and issue Call for Proposals for ISET funding
Review funding proposals, prepare executive summaries, and present submitted funding requests and recommendation to the Board of Directors for consideration
Assist approved sponsors with the administration of their projects
Submit claim forms to Finance Department for payment
Maintain project files ensuring that all required reports and documentations are present in the files
Maintain statistical data for reporting to funders
Work as a team member within the projects department and the employment counselling department
Preparation of quarterly and annual reports
Participate in staff training and meetings as required
Other duties as required

A relevant post-secondary education, or four years of equivalent related experience
Proficiency in Microsoft Office required: Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Demonstrated competence in working with figures
Knowledge of employment and training programs an asset
Prior proposal writing experience
Experience in data entry
Must be able to work within, and contribute to a team environment
Knowledge of and experience working with the Aboriginal community and organization

Client-service orientation
Problem solving skills
Strong attention to detail
Ability to organize and prioritise work activities
Assertiveness to act with authority, intervening when required with respect
Proven ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to work under pressure meeting deadlines
Strong work ethic
First Nation, Métis and Inuit applicants are encouraged to apply and asked to please self-identify on their cover letter. Please submit your cover letter and resume via email to Human Resources at

** Closing Date: Friday, September 27, 2019 at 12 Noon **

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. If you are invited for an interview and require access accommodation, please let us know in advance so that we can make adequate arrangements.