Employment Type: Full-Time, Contract

Work Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: $$28.76 per hour (L6)

Location: 3090 Kingston Road, Scarborough, ON, M1M 1P2

Contract Start Date : June 1, 2023

Contract End Date : December 31, 2023

Application Deadline Date: Monday, May 15, 2023


YWCA Toronto strives to uphold anti-discrimination practices and anti-oppression principles to ensure that the rights of all individuals are respected and protected. We work to promote a climate that is welcoming of all women and individuals who identify as Trans, intersex, non-binary, agender, and/or Two-Spirit. We encourage applications from women and gender-diverse people from all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations.

The Events and Communications Administrator position is responsible for organizing events and forums to support the objectives related to outreach, research, program delivery and evaluation for the Essential Skills for Employment project. The position will also support logistical organisation for events, internal and external communication, online community building and stakeholder outreach.


The Essential Skills for Employment project is a national four-year initiative designed to improve the awareness of adult learning, literacy, and essential skills among partners, stakeholders and employers, as well as the application and integration of literacy and essential skills into their programs and activities. The project is currently in its third phase, and aims to build on the promising practices and lessons learned that emerged from YWCA Toronto's 2010 Essential Skills for Employment project, and the 2019 YWCA Building Sustainable Futures project. This project aims to expand its reach within the collaborator communities through various knowledge exchange initiatives, in order to build capacity among collaborators, partners, employers, and other stakeholders who are supporting vulnerable communities to gain access and engage in the workforce.


  • Create a detailed event plan that captures employment program activities laid out in the work plan and funder agreements;
  • Assist in designing programming and administering employer engagement events while working closely with Employment Ontario staff;
  • Assist with outreach events delivered by the Skills Development Centre that align with ESE goals;
  • Assist in designing the program and administering logistics (e.g. book venues, rentals, speakers, vendors, seating arrangements, dietary requirements, etc.) for all employment-focused forums and local, regional, and national events;
  • Travel to local, regional and national events, as deemed necessary in conjunction with the Manager;
  • Assist in planning, creating and designing outreach material for events and engagement activities;
  • Actively promote YWCA ESE and other employment programs and resources by conducting outreach to relevant stakeholders (employers, community members, organizations, etc.);
  • Assist in compiling resources and writing to develop the Building Sustainable Futures Compendium and Toolkit;
  • Contribute to writing and editing all ESE-related content for newsletters, articles, advertising, annual reports, program materials, advisories and releases;
  • Assist in writing and editing employment and Building Sustainable Futures-related contents and documents (in written and electronic formats, social media) for internal and external communication in consultation with the Manager, Advocacy and Communications department and YWCA policies;
  • Assist in branding the Toolkit and resources using graphic design software such as InDesign, and Photoshop;
  • Support activities related to media relations, copywriting, outreach and media campaigns for the Building Sustainable Futures and other employment programming;
  • In curriculum timetabling, scheduling or workshops, gathering of statistics and record keeping activities.


  • In-depth knowledge of an academic or technical discipline normally acquired through courses leading to an undergraduate degree (e.g. communication, public relations, marketing, business administration, economics or another social science discipline) (Cases For Equivalency will be considered);
  • 3-5 years of directly related work experience;
  • Extensive knowledge of YWCA Toronto and another employment programming;
  • Must possess excellent computer skills and advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, Adobe Master Creative Suite and InDesign;
  • Good organizational and analytical skills with strong attention to detail and proven ability to meet deadlines;
  • Experience with employment-related event planning is necessary;
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written;
  • Operates in an environment that has minimal supervision, requires a high level of flexibility, adaptability and program-solving skills and where considerable judgement and critical analysis needs to be exercised regularly;
  • Knowledge of French is an asset.

Vaccination Policy: - In accordance with YWCA Toronto's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all YWCA Toronto employees, students and volunteers are strongly encouraged to obtain all COVID-19 vaccinations and booster doses as recommended by Toronto Public Health.


Please submit your cover letter and résumé to: Pallak Arora, Manager of the Essential Skills for Employment Program at via Isarta. Please quote JOB ID number ESE881 and your name in the subject line.

Please note: A vulnerable sector police reference check is required by the successful candidate prior to hiring. YWCA Toronto is a unionized workplace. Staff are represented by CUPE Local 2189. This position is not within the Bargaining Unit.

YWCA Toronto promotes the principles of anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women and gender-diverse people of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations.

YWCA Toronto provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted, please advise us if you require any accommodation. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

YWCA Toronto is a Scent-Sensitive Workplace.

Posting Date: May 3, 2023

About YWCA Toronto:

YWCA Toronto is dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls and gender diverse people. We help women and girls flee violence, secure housing, find jobs, establish their voices, enhance skills and develop confidence. We offer a range of housing options, employment and training programs, community support programs, girls' programs and family programs; we also engage in systemic advocacy. As part of a national and international movement, the YWCA is a turning point in the lives of 25 million women and girls world wide. We welcome women of all faiths, sexual orientations, races, cultural affiliations and creeds. YWCA Toronto is funded by the United Way Toronto & York Region, the City of Toronto, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, as well as many corporate sponsors, foundations and individual donors.

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Scarborough, ON, Canada
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