Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Capacity Coordinator

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Under the direction of the PSR Manager, this position coordinates the implementation of the IRCC-funded project, “Private Sponsorship of Refugees on Vancouver Island: Enhancing sponsor capacity and “family-linked” sponsors’ program competence”. Coordinates engagement with ethnic/immigrant communities in Greater Victoria and other areas of Vancouver Island served by members of the Vancouver Island Immigrant Welcome Centre Alliance (“Alliance”). Increase visibility and outreach to sponsors that are organizationally or geographically remote to strengthen regional capacity and provide supports to diverse groups of sponsors. Engages the leadership of ethnic/immigrant communities to transmit information about the PSR Program to current and future “family-linked” sponsors who experience difficulties navigating mainstream systems due to language barriers or understanding social norms or soft skills. Collaborates with Refugee Sponsorship Training Program, Vancouver office, where appropriate. Oversees the development and dissemination of materials (curricula, multi-language information sheets and Web resources) via regular mail, mailing lists and listservs, and Webinars. Reports to the PSR Manager.

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