Company Name:
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
Less than 2 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Program Facilitator, Networking for Success - MAT Leave Cover

CCIS’s Networking for Success (NFS) program is searching for our next Program Facilitator and is accepting applications from qualified job seekers!


Our NFS program provides newcomer professionals, entrepreneurs and youth with opportunities to meet and build connections with their peers and within the Calgary business community. The NFS program is operated under CCIS’s Business, Employment and Training Services (BETS) division.


Reporting to our Networking for Success Program Coordinator, our Program Facilitator is responsible for facilitating orientation sessions to inform clients about the Calgary job market, the benefits of networking, and the goals of the program. This individual is also responsible for providing information to employers regarding the benefits of tapping into the immigrant talent pool and encouraging these employers to participate in networking opportunities with CCIS clients. The Facilitator works with the NFS Program Coordinator to raise awareness of the program among employers and newcomer professionals, organizing and promoting regular Networking Skills Enhancement Sessions and Networking Events for Immigrant Professionals, Entrepreneurs and Youth.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Connecting with the business community to raise awareness of CCIS Networking Events and also to CCIS clients and the skills and experience that newcomers can offer to the workforce.
  • Providing information and orientation to employers on the benefits of tapping into the immigrant talent pool, and on the challenges newcomers face when integrating into their professional fields in Canada.
  • Recruiting and inviting employers and professionals from within the business community to attend Networking Events, as well as to act as Guest Speakers at events.
  • Communicating the goals and benefits of the Networking for Success Program and Events through: outreach activities and the development/ distribution of promotional materials to Calgary businesses, government and immigrant-serving agencies, and other ethno-cultural organizations and events.
  • Working with CCIS’s Marketing department to promote events, engage clients and connect with the business community.
  • Communicating program services and goals by delivering presentations to target populations in Calgary.
  • Networking within CCIS to recruit candidates for the program and referring clients to other appropriate services within CCIS.
  • Providing direct client services including one-on-one counselling and developing personalized action plans outlining strategies to help clients overcome barriers to successful employment in their professional fields.
  • Providing orientation and information to clients in the Calgary job market on the benefits and goals of the program as well as on other services available within CCIS and the community.
  • Facilitating Networking Skills Enhancement coaching sessions.
  • Assisting the Program Coordinator in organizing monthly Networking for Success events. This involves inviting clients and employers, arranging guest speakers, developing agendas, and other administrative tasks.
  • Monitoring and following up with clients to ensure effective outcomes.
  • Preparing and maintaining required client documentation and reporting; inputting data into the iCARE database and submitting quarterly and yearly reports to the Division Manager.
  • Completing or assisting with the administrative work necessary to support program services including data collection, data entry, recording client information, reporting, and program evaluations.




  • Completion of a university degree in Business, Social Services or Humanities
  • Experience in the immigration employment sector
  • Knowledge of the needs and challenges faced by internationally-trained professionals as they transition into their fields in Alberta
  • Strong networking skills and communication skills – able to conduct outreach within the corporate community
  • Knowledge of local labour market trends and demands
  • Strong intercultural competency and awareness of Canadian corporate culture
  • Highly developed organizational and time management skills in order to deliver multiple events each month with competing deadlines and in a dynamic environment
  • A demonstrated ability to take initiative and to work independently and as part of a larger team
  • Familiarity with the counselling and facilitation process
  • An intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience developing marketing and business development plans and strategies
  • An awareness of regulated professions, professional designations and licensing bodies is an asset


To Apply:


Qualified candidates are invited to send resume and cover letter to H[email protected] by Friday, October 20, 2019. Please include “Application to Program Facilitator – Networking for Success” in the subject line of your email.


CCIS thanks all applicants, however, only those selected to compete further for this position will be contacted.




Additional Information


CCIS – Who We Are


CCIS (Calgary Catholic Immigration Society) is a nonprofit organization that provides settlement and integration services to all immigrants and refugees in Southern Alberta. Since our inception in 1981, we have been a community leader with solid experience in the design and delivery of comprehensive services for our newest neighbours. We deliver these services through a dynamic multi-cultural, multi-denominational and multi-disciplinary team of professionals who collectively speak over 60 languages.


From airport reception to a first job interview, CCIS’s programs and services have been designed to assist immigrants and refugees through all phases of the settlement and integration process. CCIS is committed to welcoming and serving newcomers of all races, ethnic and national origins, cultural backgrounds and religions, sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions.


CCIS - Business, Employment and Training Services (BETS) Division


Obtaining sustainable employment is a primary goal for the majority of the clients/students who attend the programs and utilize the services delivered by our BETS division. Our aim is to deliver programs that prepare individuals for economic independence within the realities of today's Canadian workplace. Our experienced and knowledgeable BETS staff and volunteers achieve excellence through the design and delivery of many practical employment and training initiatives.