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Project Coordinator (Contract) – Equitable Pathways to Technical Fields and Skilled Trades

YWCA Hamilton



JOB TITLE: Project Coordinator (Contract) – Equitable Pathways to Technical Fields and Skilled Trades
REPORTS TO: Director, Employment & Training Services
LOCATION: Hamilton
DIVISION: Employment and Training Services
START DATE: June 26, 2017 (contract ends April 2020)



YWCA Hamilton is dedicated to strengthening women’s and girl’s voices, broadening their choices, building dynamic leadership and providing essential services that promote safe, inclusive and equitable communities.
We offer a stimulating and challenging environment that values the diversity of individuals and ideas.

  • Opportunity for professional development and growth
  • Staff Fitness and Aquatic membership
  • Staff discounts for childcare and recreation


Key Function Areas:
To develop a Comprehensive Strategic Plan incorporating a gender-based needs assessment, to be applied to initiatives within high schools that engage youth in skilled trades and technical fields. This will be done in conjunction with the two Hamilton School Boards and other stakeholders, and will incorporate tested tools and best practices for directing young women into technical fields and skilled trades.



  • Must have an undergraduate degree, preferable in Business Administration, Social Services or in a related field or combination of related work and academic experience
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, especially conversant in the use of Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Bilingual English/other language is an asset
  • Preference for candidates with background in the Skilled Trades
  • Able to work within a feminist, anti-oppressive/anti-racist framework



  • Engage in and establish working partnerships with the school boards in Hamilton, employers and experts in skilled trades and technical fields
  • Meet with stakeholders regularly to discuss the progress of the project
  • Conduct a Literature Review to identify best practices for engaging young women in technical fields and skilled trades and share these practices with stakeholders
  • Conduct a gender-based analysis of current activities each school board uses to expose youth to skilled trades and technical fields
  • Identify systemic barriers in school board practices that drive girls and young women away from skilled trades and technology as a career path
  • Identify challenges, resources, strategies and opportunities for young women in skilled trades and technical fields
  • Work collaboratively with the school boards and the advisory committee to develop a structured implementation plan with best practices and strategies to expose and engage young women in skilled trades and technical fields
  • Work with the school boards to implement the best practices in the schools
  • Conduct interviews with the school boards, industry associations, employers and post-secondary institutions to identify existing institutional gaps in policies and programs to advance young women in the skilled trades
  • Work with the school boards and planning partners engaged in the project to oversee the implementation of the Strategic Plan of best practices and sustainability measures in schools in Hamilton
  • Work with the third party evaluator to determine the success of implementing best practices in the schools and recommendations
  • Review evaluation results and recommendations with the school boards and the advisory committee
  • Develop a Strategic Plan for the school boards to incorporate and utilize to embed best practices to expose and engage young women in skilled trades and technology in future activities in the schools
  • Share project outcomes with stakeholders
  • Complete and submit reports to the funder


TO APPLY: Please submit resume and covering letter by e-mail to, mail or fax, to YWCA Hamilton.

75 MacNab Street South, Hamilton, ON L8P 3C1
Fax: 905-522-1870
Attention: Ashley Talbot, Human Resources


CLOSING DATE: June 14, 2017

As part of YWCA Hamilton’s commitment to Access and Equity, we strive to represent the diverse communities that we serve. Individuals who are First Nations, Métis, immigrant, refugee, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender; and individuals with disAbilities and from racialized communities are encouraged to apply.

Attention Applicants: Thank you for your interest in YWCA Hamilton, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please inform us of accommodation requests during interview booking.

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