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Project Officer

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
  • Flexibility
  • 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.

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