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Community Liaison

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Community Liaison
Posting Number 01827SA
Location See Work Arrangements
Grade or Pay Level -
Salary Range DOE
Position Type Training Group Contract Employment
Posting Type Internal/External
Regular/Temporary Contract
Employment Type Full-Time
Posting Category Training Group
Start Date 05/01/2023
End Date 09/29/2023
Day of the Week Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Shift N/A
Work Arrangements
This temporary five-month full-time position will support the Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants program at Douglas College as it experiences a period of high activity. The position will be based in Burnaby Training Centre however travel between offices is required.
What Douglas Offers

DO what you love. Be good at it. That’s how Douglas College defines a great career. It’s a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC’s Top Employers. We love what we do. And we’re looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada’s best colleges even better.

The Role
The Community Liaison role is to support applicant screening and intake activities while also building relationships with employers for the Career Paths Stream 1 Health and Education & Social Services programs. They will also work closely with core staff to develop and support guest speaker engagements relevant to client needs within specific occupational groups served.
The Community Liaison will:
  • Assist with program marketing, recruitment and applicant screening;
  • Assist in moderating information sessions;
  • Plan, organize and support guest speakers including occupational specific subject matter experts, regulatory body or professional association representatives or employers;
  • Provide technical assistance during workshops or guest speaker activities;
  • Provide coverage for team members including facilitation for in class sessions as needed;
  • Participate in regular program team meetings;
  • Review client outcomes against performance targets, contribute strategies to ensure program targets are met, participate in strategic planning and program review sessions as scheduled;
  • Provide backup case management as needed which includes 1-1 assessment, action planning and follow up to support clients on pathway to licensure and/or employment the same or similar occupation to that which they held pre-landing;
  • Foster positive, productive working relationships and work collaboratively to contribute to a positive work environment based on mutual respect;
  • Participate in Training Group’s Quality Management System;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and marketing experience;
  • Minimum two years’ experience in employment services with evidence of having planned and organized employer events and guest workshops;
  • Knowledge of current local and provincial labour market information and options for skilled immigrant job seekers;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the barriers facing skilled immigrant job seekers within the Career Paths Stream 1 occupations served;
  • Able to identify and address client needs;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet targeted outcomes;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Proven ability to network with employers, business and industry and through professional associations;
  • Advanced digital technology proficiency;
  • Proven ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team with capacity to take initiative and calmly handle changing circumstances;
  • Travel within the Lower Mainland is required: access to a vehicle and valid BC Driver’s license or reliable alternative transportation.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Certified Career Development Practitioner
Link to Full Position Profile
Equity Statement

Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.

Needs a Criminal Records Check Yes
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 04/06/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying.
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If you are not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, do you currently have a valid Canadian work permit?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * If you have a valid Canadian work permit, please indicate expiry date and the type of work permit you hold. (Type N/A if not applicable).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How did you first find out about this employment opportunity?
    • Douglas College Careers Site
    • LinkedIn
    • Indeed
    • Social Media (Facebook, Instagram)
    • Personal Referral
    • Agency Referral
    • Professional Association Website
    • Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICAN)
    • Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
    • Douglas College CareerHUB
    • Career Fair or Other Hiring Event
    • Other
    • Glassdoor
  5. * Please confirm that you will maintain residency in the Lower Mainland for the duration of your employment.
    • Yes, I confirm
    • No, I am not able to meet this requirement
  6. * Are you a current or former Douglas College employee/student?
    • Current employee
    • Former employee
    • Current student
    • Former student
    • None of the above
  7. * If you are a current/former employee/student, enter your ID number. (Type in N/A if not applicable.)

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References with Contact Information