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Project Manager, Immigration Partnership Strategy, Community and Social Services Department, City of Guelph

Guelph, Ontario
Deadline February 22, 2011The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life - all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Resumes are being accepted for the temporary position of Project Manager, Immigration Partnership Strategy within the Community and Social Services Department.  Reporting to the General Manager of Community Engagement, the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of the Guelph Wellington Immigration Settlement Strategy ( which includes community engagement and the marketing of the strategic directions that comprise the Strategy, as well as support to the Immigration Partnership Council and Strategy Development Groups with a focus on social and economic inclusion.  The City of Guelph is a culturally vibrant, economically diverse and growing community with over 120,000 residents. Located in the heart of Southern Ontario, Guelph is just one hour’s driving distance from Toronto. Set in a picturesque natural setting, The City of Guelph is an organization of choice for people who value integrity, excellence, and wellness.  If you want to join us in making a difference in our community and beyond, envision your future here and consider a career in this beautiful city.

Hours of work:  35 hours per week.  Evening and weekend work will be required.  


  • Lead the implementation, marketing, monitoring and evaluation of all aspects of strategy implementation as outlined in the Guelph Wellington Settlement Strategy.  
  • Program manage, coordinate and drive all aspects of the Immigration Partnership Project, bringing resources together and building needed community relationships, ensuring timely communication to the community and Council on achievements, status and next steps.
  • Establish partnerships, seek synergies and coordinate tasks amongst all stakeholders, including other municipal staff in both Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph Inclusiveness Alliance, the Project Steering Committee and the Project Strategy Development Groups and other community stakeholders.
  • Work with the Local Immigration Partnership Council and other partners to develop, implement and assess a detailed Project work plan and schedule for all aspects of the projects showing key deliverables, timelines, resources and key milestones.
  • Establish and maintain excellent networking relationships with other municipalities and both Provincial and Federal agencies engaged in immigration.
  • Recruit, hire and supervise the Specialist to work with the Strategy Development Groups, as well as to create opportunities for newcomers to participate in the project.
  • Recruit, hire and supervise a clerical assistant to support administrative aspects of the project. Supervise a part time bookkeeper who manages project funds and the mandatory reporting to the funder, Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
  • Ensure project implementation activities are properly coordinated with other municipal and private stakeholder initiatives to help ensure timely and effective alignment with other projects.
  • Co-ordinate budgets and direct staff resources in the performance of the project in providing clerical support and community engagement and research, program development.
  • Complete all required reporting requirements from the funder, Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
  • Develop communication and marketing tools based on audience analysis that support the implementation of the Settlement Strategy.
  • Work with an external provider to ensure the timely and effective use of the project website for information sharing.
  • Oversee the community presentations and feedback sessions as well as the publishing and dissemination of the project documents.
  • Prepare and present reports to Council on progress against project goals as required/requested.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of a university degree in Social Sciences, Public Administration or related discipline with considerable experience in immigration and settlement initiatives.  Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience (including lived experience) may be considered.
  • Considerable experience in project management with proven ability to deliver projects on time and within budget.
  • Experience supervising staff in their work in the community.
  • Must have a valid Class “G” driver’s licence with a good driving record.
  • Knowledge in the area of community activation to achieve project implementation.
  • Knowledge of immigration with the ability to provide advice on best practices.   
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Proven organizational and analytical skills with the ability to make decisions.
  • Strong knowledge of community resources and commitment to issues in immigration and inclusion work.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (negotiating, collaboration, conflict resolution).
  • A team player with excellent customer service skills with the ability to develop positive relationships with local agencies and approval authorities.
  • Ability to develop communication and marketing tools for project implementation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to prepare reports and make presentations.
  • Project management certification an asset.
  • Experience with Microsoft Project would be an asset.

Salary:  $69,266.66 - $86,583.32 per year

Qualified applicants are invited to forward a cover letter and resume, quoting # T-6237, by Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 to  

For more information, please visit our website at: > employment opportunities > current openings

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.