The Corporation of the County of Lambton
789 Broadway Street, Box 3000
Wyoming Ontario N0N 1T0 CANADA
*Please Note: This Project Coordinator job posting will remain open until filled.*This opportunity is with the County of Lambton's Community Partner, Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership.This position is being offered through the Ontario Government's Employment Insurance (EI) program and it's Job Creation Partnership program. There are specific requirements under the EI program in order to be eligible for this position.EI Eligibility Requirements:• Have a current claim for employment insurance benefits; or• Have a previous claim whose benefit period ended in the preceding 36months; or• Have a previous benefit period that began in the preceding 60 months,during which the individual was paid maternity or parental benefits, afterwhich they left the labour market to care for a newborn or newly adoptedchild and are now seeking to re-enter the labour market.The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is a one-stop shop for economic development services whose mission is to promote the distinctive advantages that Sarnia-Lambton has to offer to companies and residents. By coordinating community-based economic development initiatives and working to maintain a commercially attractive environment, we foster new business creation as well as help ensure that established firms remain and grow here in our region.
*Please Note: This position is for approximately 6 months.*Wage: To be determined based on EI eligibility.This project is focused on researching and developing alumni networks in Sarnia-Lambton for graduates from various Ontario Universities as potential means to provide professional development and networking opportunities. In doing so, the presence of these alumni networks will help fill unfilled positions, help with newcomer integration, reduce out-migration of youth, develop mentors and identify community champions. It is a proactive approach to overcoming some of the challenges of demographic changes. With a focus on research and innovation, Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership has recognized a need for alumni networking to assist with resident attraction, employee and youth retention. Alumni networks would also be an opportunity to encourage collaboration and foster innovation which helps to bring jobs to the region and keep jobs here in the future. A significant number of the University Graduates in Sarnia-Lambton are Alumni may be from major Universities within a 4-hour drive such as University of Windsor, University of Waterloo and Western University, McMaster University and Brock University, University of Toronto, Ryerson University. However, other smaller Alumni populations are working in Sarnia-Lambton from educational institutions across the globe. To implement these networks, research is required to determine the needs of the alumni populations before a tailored program can be implemented. In addition to research focused on the three main Alumni populations, research is needed to identify other alumni populations that may exist in the local economy.
• Conduct secondary research on successful Alumni networks – contact alumni offices• Participate in meetings with potential consultants / meet community partners / visit alumni networks• Develop questions and research objectives• Review and refine questions and objectives with community partners and consultants• Research channels for conducting primary research• Contact local companies to discuss project and let them know about upcoming surveys• Conduct primary research through one-on-one meetings and asking for introductions to other alumni• Analyze research• Prepare report and meet with community partners to review primary research• Build a strategy from results of research - recognizing the potential for different approaches based on the needs of alumni from each school.• Communicate results to participants and stakeholders• Plan event(s) for alumni networks and develop personalized survey for participants• Host events, write summary of event, conduct follow up surveys with attendees• Plan follow up event• Prepare final project summary reportEligible ParticipantsTo be eligible for Ontario JCP, individuals must meet the EI Act’s definition of an“insured participant”. When they apply for assistance, they must be unemployedand legally authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizen or permanent resident)and either:• Have a current claim for employment insurance benefits; or• Have a previous claim whose benefit period ended in the preceding 36months; or• Have a previous benefit period that began in the preceding 60 months,during which the individual was paid maternity or parental benefits, afterwhich they left the labour market to care for a newborn or newly adoptedchild and are now seeking to re-enter the labour market.This Q&A link for participants may also help to answer some of your questions:http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/eopg/publications/ojcp-participant-qs-as-en.pdf
The County of Lambton is an equal opportunity employer servicing our diverse communities. The County of Lambton is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. This information is available in an alternative format upon request, to accommodate individuals with a disability. Although we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Personal information required by this posting/advertisement is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1990, CHAPTER M.56, as amended. The treatment, storage and handling of personal information is governed by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER M.56, as amended and will be used in reviewing applications. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Corporate Manager, Human Resources, County of Lambton, 789 Broadway Street, Box 3000, Wyoming, Ontario N0N 1T0. Phone 519-845-0801 or Toll-free at 1-866-324-6912.
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