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Published 2023-10-28

Coordinator, Outreach

Type of job: Remote
Country: Canada
City: Halifax,
Company: CNIB Foundation

Description of the offer

Coordinator, Outreach

Full Time, Contract (16 months)

Halifax, NS (Home Based)

Reports to: Manager II, Outreach, Assistive Tech and Venture Pool

Direct Reports: No

Join us in our mission to change what it is to be blind in Canada.

Founded in 1918, CNIB is one of Canada’s oldest charities. We believe our new strategic plan, The Way Forward, will once again revolutionize the way we serve and support our community from coast to coast. Working with us means that you’ll be part of an ambitious, diverse team that’s committed to changing what it is to be blind today.

We’re looking for a mission-driven Coordinator, Outreach who is passionate about creating more accessible, inclusive, and equitable communities across Canada where people with low vision have unlimited opportunities and can experience life free from barriers and discrimination.

Your Impact at CNIB

  • Lead the design, planning and execution of all outreach activities to businesses related to CNIB’s Come to Work Program’s employer outreach.
  • Steward existing Partners who have engaged to sustain and grow regional and national partners.
  • Work with talent pool members in the early stages to get them employment ready and in the later stages on job retention for their chosen industry. Focus on skills needed to be successful as shared by the employers who are looking to hire.
  • Provide program support for the mentorship programming – seeking new mentors and matching the Talent Pool with potential mentors.
  • Develop and deliver workshops for the talent pool and networking events for the talent pool and employment partners.
  • Ensure regular updates of interactions, program campaigns, etc. are captured in Salesforce.
  • Keep abreast of best practices and new developments in programming for people who are blind, and proactively bring forward ideas on how to improve all aspects of the work we do, including seeking opportunities to improve employer and participant outcomes.


Who you are:

Education and Certifications

  • Degree or diploma in related field, or equivalent work experience.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Six (6) months of Community/Partner/Stakeholder cultivation experience
  • Proven time management and organization skills; amenable to changing priorities, deadlines, and procedures.
  • Advanced computer skills, with proficiency in MS Office software including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Proficiency/working knowledge of Salesforce an asset.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Customer service oriented with well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in reporting on government or administrative projects, an asset.
  • Professional attitude, results oriented, self-directed, and flexible.
  • Demonstrates mature and sensitive nature, as well as emotional and social stability when dealing with the needs of persons experiencing sight loss and other functional challenges.
  • Proven knowledge of existing programs and program providers to establish/re-establish working relationships is an asset.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must be able to travel independently within the region via public transit, car, or ride-share.
  • Fluency, written and oral, in French is an asset.
  • Personal or professional experience relating to blindness and sight loss is considered an asset.
  • Personal or professional experience working with assistive technology and/or accessible environments is considered an asset.



We offer industry leading comprehensive and competitive Total Rewards packages and a wide range of perks, including:

  • Flexible and hybrid working arrangements and schedules.
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth, including internal inclusion, diversity equity and accessibility (IDEA) initiatives.
  • Competitive paid time off inclusive of annual vacation entitlement, additional paid holidays, wellness days, and personal days.
  • Group insurance benefits include dental, health and vision care.
  • Employer-sponsored pension plan.
  • Years of service awards and year-round rewards as part of our employee recognition program.
  • Enticing internal employee referral program.


Be Part of Our Mission

If this sounds like the role for you, please visit our website to submit an application. [If senior role: Be sure to include a resume, cover letter, and mention how you heard about this opportunity.]

Closing date: November 10, 2023

Please note that while we invite applications from all interested and qualified applicants, we are unable to follow-up with every applicant.


Working Together for Change

Our diversity is our strength – we take pride in our inclusive workplace.

We are committed to recruiting and selecting candidates through fair, transparent, and accessible practices. We strongly encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including but not limited to Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, people who are blind, partially sighted, or Deafblind, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

CNIB is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities and will work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process.

Learn more about our mission here.

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