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Job #1

Circle Coordinator/Counseller  – 1 Position

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $55,000.00 per year
Come work at PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise (PARO), the largest Women’s Enterprise Centre, serving both Ontario and Canada. Known for its success in not only helping women to start businesses, but also to grow their businesses in a way that is both scalable and sustainable, PARO’s work culture is one where innovation is encouraged, and talent, teamwork and growth are celebrated.

Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our organization stronger. If you have passion, vision, and a drive to try to make a positive impact on women’s lives, you will find a home at PARO.


Overview:
 reporting to Head Office, as a member of the Business Counsellor team, the Circle Coordinator/Counsellor works with other Business Counsellors, Management, and community partners to deliver business development training and services for women entrepreneurs, including one-on-one business counseling, business plan development, and connecting with wraparound services as needed, especially for those most vulnerable  As a priority activity, the Circle Coordinator/Counsellor will provide training and support for development of Peer Lending Prosper Circles; provide ongoing guidance and advisory assistance to women who are in existing Circles; support Circle members to complete Loan applications, and ensure Circles know how to coordinate/process/approve Peer Circle member applications and loan/grant applications as per the Circle Loan Approval Process.  


Qualifications and Skills: 
With Post Secondary Education in Business Administration, Accounting and/or Education, or a related field, you have proven experience with business planning and operations, group training and facilitation, coaching/counseling, mentoring and related business experience. Knowledge of women’s issues, microfinance and community economic development, and experience as an entrepreneur, or as a senior staff member of a business are definite assets. You are a team player, positive and self-motivated.  Written and verbal fluency in French is a significant asset


POSITION
 REQUIRES:
Quarterly travel to assigned communities in Ontario; a valid driver’s license, personal vehicle insurance; excellent interpersonal, organizational, and project management skills; written and oral communication skills; excellent analytical skills; and an ability to accommodate competing demands and meet deadlines. French/English bilingualism preferred. Other languages as asset. Must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


Deadline for Application: 
Please send applications to Maria Talarico, Program & HR Developer, mariat@paro.ca, including cover letter, 3 references and authorization to including cover letter. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job #2

Business Growth Advisor

Location:  Anywhere in Albert, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Saskatchewan

SALARY

Contract position for 3.5 days (equivalent to 28 hours) per month. $300/day (the equivalent of an 8-hour day) and $150 for a one-half-day equivalent for planning, reporting, and follow-up ($1050/month). For planned and approved travel, mileage, accommodation, and meals will also be covered using PARO set rates. Time at PARO meetings can be charged at an equivalent hourly rate over and above 3.5 days.

JOB DESCRIPTION

As a contracted business providing services to PARO, you will provide services as a Business Growth Advisor. Your business, representing PARO, will assist other women to start, sustain, and scale up their businesses using various technologies such as telephone, email, Zoom, CRMs, Learning Management Systems, BaseCamp, and other communication software and supports, travel, and in-person meetings when required (as permitted per Covid 19). Your business services to women will include providing holistic entrepreneurial counselling and webinars; development and support for Prosper Circles; development, delivery, and support to BIZCamps and small networking events; connecting women to affordable business financing options within PARO and those researched from outside PARO; and reporting statistics, connecting on BASECAMP, and invoicing monthly to receive payment from PARO.  You will build positive relationships and communicate with strategic partners and other agencies to support getting new referrals and providing services to women entrepreneurs to ensure the success and sustainability of their businesses.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

You have experience operating a successful business and managing the efficient use of time.  You have facilitation/coordination skills, financial acumen, business development, and reporting skills. You are a team player, but can work independently; self-motivated, and flexible, Post-Secondary Education in Business Administration, Accounting and/or Education, or a related field.  You have proven experience with business planning and operations, group training and facilitation, coaching/counselling, mentoring, and related business experience.  Experience reaching out to clients and building good customer relations; knowledge of women’s issues, and innovative approaches to business development, microfinance, and community economic development are definite assets.  You are a team player, positive and self-motivated, and fluent in English, but the ability to speak and write in French, Ojibwe or Oji-Cree would be an asset. 

POSITION REQUIRES:

This position requires travel (when permitted and if approved); a valid driver’s license, reliable personal vehicle, and vehicle insurance; excellent interpersonal, organizational skills; written and oral communication skills; excellent analytical skills; and an ability to accommodate competing demands and meet deadlines.   

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  Please send applications to Maria Talarico, Program & HR Developer, mariat@paro.ca, resumes including cover letter, 2 professional references, and authorization to contact, must be received by March 30th, 2024, at 4:00 pm, and submissions can be made to email: exec@paro.ca.  Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise,
110-105 May St. N., Thunder Bay, ON, P7C 3N9

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