Published on February 15, 2014
WUSC Regional Meeting Transferring WUSC skills to the job market Presented by: Lindsay Marsh, AMSSA Cycling4Diversity SIETAR BC
Acknowledgement of the ancestral, traditional territory of the Coast Salish People: the Squamish, Musqueam & TsleilWaututh nations “Let us find a way to belong to this time and place together. Our future, and the well-being of all our children rests with the kind of relationships we build today.” Chief Dr. Robert Joseph
Icebreaker Diversity Scavenger Hunt
Overview • Multiculturalism Policy • Immigrant settlement and integration • The field of Diversity & Inclusion (D&) • Intercultural Communication “Creating welcoming communities requires the participation of all sectors of the society”
Respect for All Respect for All Ages Respect for All Abilities Respect for All Socioeconomic Backgrounds Respect for All Sexual Orientations Respect for All Genders Cultures / Ethnicities Respect for All Appearances Respect for All Faiths / Religions Respect for All Family Types
Tips • Highlight your diverse background and intercultural competencies • Contract work common in non-profit sector, but loyalty shown to employees • Consider the type of person you are, work style • Look for free training, dialogues, and leadership skills development!
Job Opportunities B.C. Non-profits like AMSSA, the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC, a provincial umbrella non-profit agency with 75 member agencies that serve immigrants and multicultural communities Canada-wide non-profits like the Canadian Institute of Diversity & Inclusion (CIDI) Educational institutions like your schools! All levels of government like EmbraceBC, Provincial Private Sector, Social Enterprises •Search Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, Top Employers
Job Types Community Development / Engagement Program Coordinator / Manager Communications Specialist, Marketing Manager Event Planner Director of Development, Fundraising Strategist Volunteer Manager Writer, Researcher Social Media Strategist, Online Community Manager Web Designer Specific to the Non-profit Immigrant Settlement Sector: Settlement Counsellor, Employment Counsellor, Settlement Worker in Schools, Family Support Worker, Youth Worker
Job Search • • • • • Go to events and job fairs Volunteer! Join a Boards of Directors Become an individual member of organizations, ie. SIETAR BC Ask for informational interviews Tell your networks you’re looking! “Use every opportunity for networking!” Websites to check regularly: • AMSSA Job Board: http://www.amssa.org/jobs • Charity Village: https://charityvillage.com/jobs/find-jobs.aspx
Job Search, continued • • • • • Brand yourself Follow influential leaders Blog or tweet about your interests Search key words Leverage LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and blogs Do you have any other tips or strategies that have worked well for you?
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Websites B.C. Non-profits AMSSA is the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC, a provincial umbrella non-profit agency with 75 member agencies that serve immigrants and multicultural communities. www.amssa.org | Job / Volunteer Board: http://www.amssa.org/jobs In Metro Vancouver: Association of Neighbourhood Houses: http://www.anhbc.org/ Burnaby Multicultural Society: http://www.thebms.ca/careervolunteerpostings.htm ISSofBC: http://www.issbc.org/prim-corp-nav/job-postings MOSAIC: http://mosaicbc.com/about-mosaic/employment-opportunities-mosaic Pacific Community Resources Society: http://www.pcrs.ca/careers SUCCESS: http://www.successbc.ca/jobs/home.php YWCA: http://www.ywcavan.org/YWCAjobboard/Job_Postings/118/36/0 YMCA: http://www.vanymca.org/jobs/#JobOpportunities In Surrey: DIVERSECity Community Resources Society: http://www.dcrs.ca/career-opportunities/ In the Fraser Valley: Abbotsford Community Services Society: http://www.abbotsfordcommunityservices.com/Careers-Volunteers/Careers Mission Community Services Society: http://www.missioncommunityservices.com/ In Victoria: Intercultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA): http://www.icavictoria.org/about-us/careers In Nanaimo: Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society (CVIMS): http://www.cvims.org/ In the Okanagan: Kelowna Community Resources Society: http://kcr.ca/ In B.C.’s North: Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society (IMSS): http://imss.ca/jobs.php Canada-wide Non-profits Canadian Institute of Diversity & Inclusion (CIDI) http://www.cidi-icdi.ca/join-us/im/ Canadian Red Cross http://www.redcross.ca/who-we-are/jobs
Websites Educational Institutions UBC: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/staff-careers/ SFU: http://www.sfu.ca/human-resources/prospective-employees/current-job-postings.html Kwantlen Polytechnic University: http://www.kpu.ca/hr/careeropportunity Royal Roads University: http://humanresources.royalroads.ca/rru-careers UVIC: http://www.uvic.ca/hr/careers/index.php Douglas College: https://www.douglascollegecareers.ca/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp Levels of Government Municipal: City of Vancouver: https://vancouver.ca/your-government/find-and-apply-for-a-job.aspx Metro Vancouver has over 1200 employees dedicated to serving the entire region and “creating a sustainable future.” http://public.metrovancouver.org/careers/Pages/currentvacancies.aspx Provincial: EmbraceBC encourages a culture of inclusion that accepts and embraces difference by promoting multiculturalism and eliminating racism. http://www.embracebc.ca/ WelcomeBC helps ensure new British Columbians are able to settle, gain employment, become active members of their communities http://www.welcomebc.ca/home.aspx BC Public Service Careers: https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/searchjobs_quick.cgi Federal: Citizenship and Immigration Canada: http://www.cic.gc.ca/EnGLIsh/department/careers/index.asp Private Sector Vancity prides itself on an inclusive work environment. They “believe in rewarding innovation, supporting diversity, and making a positive impact—socially, economically, and environmentally.” https://www.vancity.com/AboutVancity/Careers/ Note: Search Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, BC / Canada’s Top Employers The Best Employers for New Canadians: http://alliescanada.ca/resources/national-partners/best-employers-for-new-canadians/
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