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Program Coordinator

Full Time – effective immediately
Salary – $55,000 to $65,000 plus benefits

Georgina Trades Training Inc., a not-for-profit training organization based in the Town of Georgina, has been delivering a wide variety of industry-based training and certification programs since 2006. We are committed to providing innovative practical learning to assist individuals in securing employment and meeting the demands of the job market.

Georgina Trades Training Inc. has embarked on an exciting new venture. We are offering an introductory, foundational skilled trades training program focused on the residential construction sector. Training is offered in 5 non-regulated trades and 3 regulated trades in an authentic setting leading to expediting work placements and allowing candidates to acquire requisite skills to pursue further certification in the trades. This authentic learning and training environment will allow students to be engaged in the construction and completion of modular housing units.

The Program Coordinator will assume responsibilities for three specific trades programs as assigned by the Director. This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned individual interested in transforming the way that training is provided.

Position Summary:
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for recruiting students to specific programs and for providing support to the Registrar and Instructors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Promote the work of GTTI
  • Provide direct support to the Registrar by responding to community inquiries, conducting applicant interviews and screening, and facilitating participant registration
  • Coordinate program promotion
  • Support the Director and Registrar by planning, organizing and coordinating meetings
  • Ensuring that appropriate facilities are in place for seminars, courses and related facilities, equipment, and program administration
  • Visit secondary schools, employment centres, etc. to market program and recruit suitable candidates
  • Provide career counselling including career planning, learning strategies and personal goal/action plan setting with participants as well as portfolio development
  • Provide Employment/Career Counselling regarding employment opportunities, training or further educational options and interests with participants.
  • Facilitate job site visits, job shadowing opportunities and job matching and job placements for program participants
  • Assist with the completion and submission of interim and final course evaluations
  • Provide monthly reports to funding provider and the Board of Directors.
  • Assist with the preparation of final course reports and recommendations
  • Arrange for graduation/course completion celebration




  • University degree or college diploma in business, human resources, career counselling or several years of related experience in areas such as adult education, communications and/or community relations
  • 3 years experience
  • Knowledge of the labour market, employment demands and workforce development trends



  • Strong communication and facilitation skills
  • Ability to manage crisis, solve problems and plan proactively
  • Multitask in a fast moving environment
  • Understanding of trades and apprenticeship programs, regulations and procedures required
  • Prior experience in a not-for-profit organization is an asset
  • Proven track record in the development and delivery of skills-based training and curriculum
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet Research, Outlook.
  • Knowledge of pertinent legislation and complementary regulations, i.e. Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act, Employment Standards Act, Workplace Safety & Insurance Act, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (‘WHMIS’), Ontario Building Code
  • Consistent access to a reliable form of transportation.


Licenses & Certifications

  • Valid Class ‘G’ license is an asset.
  • Health & Safety certification is preferred.


Job Competencies

  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal, listening) and ability to present ideas clearly and effectively.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong consensus-building and partnership engagement and networking skills.
  • Strong organizational, time management skills, including proven ability to multi-task and handle competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated political acuity and sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated business acumen that can be effectively utilized in a not-for-profit organization.
  • Demonstrated professionalism in dealing with highly confidential and sensitive employee information.
  • Demonstrated commitment to developing a culture of safety and inclusion.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other external organizations, including those that are politically sensitive in nature.
  • Ability to navigate complex issues within the context of the organization’s policy directives.
  • Ability to convey the ideas of others to a range of audiences and build relationships to influence change.


Working Conditions

  • Work is primarily indoors in an environmentally controlled climate.
  • Extensive use of a computer resulting in significant visual and mental concentration.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Stress resulting from meeting deadlines on a continual basis.
  • Travel as required to attend meetings and off-site locations


Successful applicants will be required to provide 3 professional references and the submission of a Vulnerable Sector Screening report

Your application should include a cover letter and a resume indicating related certifications and work experiences relevant to the position summary. Please submit to:

Only qualified individuals will be contacted for an interview.

Business Development Manager

Manager, Business Development
Full Time – effective immediately
Salary – $70,000 plus benefits

The Manager, Business Development reports to the Director of the Skilled Trades Institute

The successful candidate is responsible for managing existing business activities and identifying, cultivating and growing new business opportunities by working with companies, government and organizations to develop training partnerships in a wide variety of skilled trades.

Training delivered by the GTTI Skilled Trades Institute includes pre-apprenticeships engaged in residential home construction.


Job Duties and Responsibilities


Business Development & Advancement

Create partnerships and engage external resources and stakeholders in a manner that will directly support the needs of the organization, the community served by GTTI and the clients of the Skilled Trades Institute.

Business Development: Relationship Management

  • Manage, cultivate and leverage positive relationships, partnerships and networks with the community, corporate and employer organizations, First Nations, public and private education and training providers, funders, elected officials, trade unions and other stakeholders to discuss and develop programs, workforce development, other training offerings and job advancement initiatives.
  • Develop the capacity of GTTI/STI to serve as a valued and respected partner in local economic capacity-building.
  • Maintain contacts to keep aware of emerging issues of significance to GTTI and STI.
  • Foster positive, constructive relationships with GTTI/STI staff.
  • Collaborate with GTTI/STI staff to support program marketing, budgeting, and delivery.

Business Development: Job Advancement

  • Develop connections, networks and relationships with industry and trades organizations, companies, professional associations that can offer a direct line to employment opportunities for qualified graduates.
  • Cultivates relationships with employers that may be leveraged on behalf of the Skilled Trades Institute and students.

Business Development: Grant & Proposal Writing

  • Research and develop inspiring and compelling funding proposals, grant applications, sponsorship packages and cases for support to secure funding, demonstrating an understanding and ability to adapt writing style for different audiences.
  • Conduct environmental surveillance to identify potential grant and other funding opportunities.
  • Prepare updates and reports for the Director.
  • Maintain related databases.

Business Development: Funding & Revenue Generation

  • Identify non-traditional revenue sources, including foundations, corporations,
  • Source government grants and funding sources from corporate partners. Complete and submit funding and grants applications and respective documentation.

Program & Curriculum Development

  • Develop and maintain a calendar of subsidized and margin-producing training programs and courses to meet community training needs.
  • Complete education training needs analysis with community stakeholders and review of relevant labour market information as the basis for program and course development.


  • Maintain effective and timely communications with GTTI Skilled Trades Institute staff, Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, external organizations, funders and other stakeholders.
  • Write creative communications that will engage prospective funders, government agencies, students, instructors and donors.
  • Collaborate with the Manager, Marketing, the Board of Directors and other staff
  • Articulate the features and impacts of new programs and initiatives, and integrate content into new and existing vehicles, in collaboration with the Manager, Marketing.
  • Communicate with potential donors and institutional donors.


Job Specifications/Competencies


Formal Education

  • Completion of a three-year post-secondary diploma/degree is required.

Certification, Accreditation and Licensure

  • Satisfactory police reference check and vulnerable sector screen is required.
  • Must possess a valid Class ‘G’ driver’s license, insurance and use of a reliable vehicle is required.


  • Minimum three (3) years related experience is required.
  • Experience in a community-based not-for-profit is preferred.
  • Experience with social enterprise initiatives is an asset.
  • Previous grant writing experience is preferred.
  • Background in the areas of business development, community relations, education and administration is preferred.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.


Tools/Equipment & Resource Materials

  • Excellent project and database management skills.
  • Use of Microsoft™ suite of software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint).
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Outlook™.
  • Familiarity with Google™ tools (including calendars, document sharing.


  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal, listening) and ability to present ideas clearly and effectively.
  • Strong consensus-building and partnership engagement and networking skills.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other external organizations, including those that are politically sensitive in nature.

Other Skills/Competencies

  • Ability to initiate, anticipate and adapt to emerging opportunities.
  • Ability to synthesize and navigate complex information and issues within the context of the organization’s directives.
  • Ability to convey the ideas of others to a range of audiences and build relationships to influence change.
  • Demonstrated political acuity and sensitivity.
  • Business acumen that can be effectively utilized in a not-for-profit organization.
  • Understanding of governance in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Collaborative team player focused on contributing to organizational objectives.
  • Highly detail-oriented and accurate
  • Discretion and tact in handling highly sensitive or confidential information/

Working conditions under which the job is performed, including any undesirable or disagreeable elements:

  • Work from an office and remotely.
  • Work often involves travel by automobile throughout Georgina, York Region, GTA, some further travel is required on an occasional basis.
  • Considerable use of a computer resulting in significant visual and mental concentration.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Stress resulting from meeting deadlines on a continual basis.
  • No significant physical exertion.


To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to