Project Co-Lead

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This position and project responds to the need for creating environments which foster retention and a greater sense of belonging among newcomers in Atlantic Canada. The goal of this project is to contribute to sector resilience and adaptability by building capacity in Social Research & Development and outcomes measurement among project partners.

Roles and Responsibilities

Specifically the Project Co-Lead will do this by work with the ARAISA Project Co-lead to:

  • Engage sector participants in training
  • Provide ongoing support and coaching to stakeholder participants
  • Work with a developmental evaluator
  • Share knowledge and lessons learned
  • Implement monitoring and evaluation of programming
  • Lead strategy and implementation of the partnership
  • Develop and facilitate programming for settlement practitioners throughout Atlantic Canada

Our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive team that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve. We encourage and prioritize applications from First Nations People, African Nova Scotians and other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community. If you are a member of one of the equity groups you are encouraged to self-identify in your covering letter or your resume.


The following activities is a summary of activities to be undertaken:

Activity Areas

  • A. Project planning and management
    • Recruit and select participants
    • Develop work plans, timelines, implementation and evaluation strategies in collaboration with project partners
    • Engage and liaise with a third-party project evaluator
  • B. Team leadership
    • Assist participants to conduct scan of promising practices and lessons learned
    • Provide ongoing support and coaching
    • Manage risk & supporting a psychologically and physically safe working environment
  • C. Financial/budget management
    • Monitor spending and cash flow related to project expenditures for staff & participants, including financial forecasting
    • Follow financial policies and procedures, including submitting monthly expense reports
  • D. Communications, internal relations, evaluation, and reporting
    • Develop, sustain, and work in collaboration to evaluate project partnerships
    • Develop and facilitate training
    • Conduct a baseline assessment
    • Develop a communications and stakeholder engagement plan
  • E. Cross-Organizational learning & teamwork
    • Participate in and contribute to the culture and growth of Inspiring Communities
    • Share learnings between organizations
    • Other responsibilities, duties, and needs may arise throughout the duration of the project.


The ideal candidate:

  • Is a graduate of a post-secondary degree or diploma in a related field of health & social sciences or 5-10 years demonstrated experience in community development
  • Has a minimum 3-5 years of experience in community development, non-profit leadership, social innovation and research & development, and/or project management
  • is experienced working in the newcomer, immigrant, and refugee settlement sector
  • is able to read, write, and communicate in English. Preference given to those who can also read, write, and communicate in French
  • is passionate about social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have lived experience as a newcomer, immigrant, or refugee to Canada.


This is a term position to March 31, 2024, with the possibility of extension. There is a three month probationary period, after which a performance review will determine next steps. Following the probationary period, the individual will have semi-annual reviews, including a learning & PD plan.


The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience, up to an initial annual maximum of $30/hour for 35 hours per week, up to $54,600 per year. The compensation package includes cost-shared medical and dental benefits, a professional development allowance, and a phone allowance.


The Project Co-Lead maintains standard office hours with occasional evenings and weekends, as required, to accommodate meetings, training, and events. The position may require travel throughout Atlantic Canada.

How to apply

Applications will be received until November 15th; however, we will start reviewing applications after November 8th, with interviews scheduled for November 23rd.  Anticipated start date will be December 1st.

To request a full position description, email Tyler Colbourne, Inspiring Communities Director of Learning & Organizational Development at Apply by sending cover letter and resume directly to Tyler Colbourne.

up to $54,600 per year
15 Nov 2021
Inspiring Communities
Halifax  Nova Scotia
Community Capacity Building
New Canadians
Local economy
Partnership Building
Poverty Reduction
Social Justice