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Workforce Development Liaison
Job Description
Contractual to March 31, 2024 (with possibility of extension)

Where you’ll work:

The Office to Advance Women Apprentices (OAWA) is committed to supporting and advancing women in the skilled trades. OAWA provides ongoing support to tradeswomen seeking work or already employed in the skilled trades. This includes providing career services, employment supports, and networking opportunities for tradeswomen. OAWA has partnerships with employers, trades unions, government, and training institutions to assist in accomplishing these goals. Since its inception in 2009, OAWA has played an integral role in advocating for equity and inclusion in the workplace in various construction, manufacturing and industrial settings for women across Newfoundland and Labrador.
How you’ll make a difference: The Workforce Development Liaison will support clients in their career progression through their apprenticeable trades programs. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Workforce Development Liaison will serve as the first point of contact and link between clients, employers, partners and stakeholders of the OAWA. A sophisticated level of professionalism,
confidentiality and discretion is crucial.

Responsibilities & Duties:
● Perform Career Counseling activities such as mock interviews; job search assistance; resume
development; employer outreach; and employment maintenance supports.
● Complete initial client intakes and assessments.
● Support clients to identify and overcome barriers to successful employment.
● Provide support to clients who need assistance navigating through their apprenticeship by means
of advocacy and referrals.
● Complete outreach to trades colleges across the province to create awareness of the services
offered by the organization.
● Maintain up-to-date knowledge of labour market information as it pertains to the trades.
● Build and sustain relationships with current, new, and potential collaborating organizations and
clients through meetings, networking opportunities, communications and events.
● Educate employers, students, and other agencies/stakeholders about OAWA’s mission and
service through meetings and presentations as appropriate.
● Track client information and maintain client database.
● Provide ongoing support and monitor client progress through their apprenticeship.
● Build relationships and maintain active connections with employers, community partners and
other key stakeholders.
● Assist in the planning, coordination and delivery of special events.
● Complete monthly and quarterly reporting as required by the organization and funding bodies.
● Provide guidance and information on apprenticeship grants and loans.

What you’ll bring:
● Completion of a related post-secondary program OR equivalent in education and related
work experience required.
● Knowledge and practical experience with ARMS or similar client management software.
● Knowledge of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) principles and trends
● Knowledge of the provincial apprenticeship training and certification requirements.
● Demonstrated experience in the following areas: career development, employment
assistance services, employment counseling/coaching, case management, intake/needs
assessment, job/work development, and program coordination/management.
● Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining links to business, industry,
government, educational institutions, associations, and community services.
● High degree of computer literacy and advanced working knowledge of computer
programs, including Google Suite applications.
● Exceptional organizational skills, communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to
work with minimal supervision.
● High regard for confidentiality, quality, accuracy, and attention to detail.
● Related experience in the not-for-profit sector and demonstrated working knowledge of
community-based programs, program development, coordination, and delivery is
considered an asset.
● Certificate of Conduct and Vulnerable Sector Check is required upon employment.

The Perks:
Workforce Development Liaison is a full-time salaried position with a competitive compensation and
benefits package that reflects the value we have for our team. In addition to a work environment that
offers a hybrid in-office and work from home dynamic, and working with a supportive team, some
additional benefits of working with OAWA include:
● Group health and dental
● Employer funded RRSP contribution
● Paid time off: 3 weeks of vacation time and 10 days of personal or family leave
● Overtime is compensated by paid time off in lieu
● Travel may be required for this role. Travel expenses will be covered in accordance with OAWA

Salary Range: $50,000-$58,000

Important to know: Don’t meet every single requirement? If you’re excited about this role but your past work and lived experience doesn’t tick all the boxes for every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and
respects all individuals and in which personnel processes are merit-based and applied without
discrimination on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship, or other protected

To apply for this position send resume and cover letter to by Friday June 16th at 4:30pm. or via Indeed

If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require this job advertisement in an
alternative format, please contact Lori at or (709) 757-5430.

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