Job Opportunities

Job #1

Project Coordinator, Enterprising Indigenous Women’s Project
Northern Ontario

Job description

Work Location: Northern Ontario

The Enterprising Indigenous Women’s project will support Indigenous women in rural, remote, northern communities and First Nations to start and scale up their businesses. PARO will provide holistic business and entrepreneurship training, access to mentorship and networking, peer learning and support, and connections to affordable business financing options to facilitate the business start and/or scale-up in growth sectors such as mining, forestry, transportation, and power. Through partnership development with existing organizations, PARO will work to support Indigenous women entrepreneurs to capitalize on opportunities associated with major economic developments, including The Ring of Fire and Wayaynikaneyap (Watay).

This is a hands-on, roll up the sleeves, action-oriented job that assumes the person is passionate and has the expertise and experience to immediately enter the framework, understand its challenges and opportunities, supporting and helping Indigenous women’s businesses. It is expected that this position will collaborate with our other team members to ensure that we are taking an integrated, holistic approach to improve women’s economic security and prosperity while working to strengthen the women’s movement. Through PARO’s vision for enhanced economic security and growth for women entrepreneurs, this position provides you with an exciting opportunity to be a part of a vibrant community of women.

 

Position Outline

Indigenous Women’s Business Counsellor will work with the Program Manager to implement, develop and deliver a comprehensive, enhanced business coaching/counselling, training, and mentoring program designed to increase productivity, innovation, and profitability for women entrepreneurs living in rural, remote, Northern communities and First Nations in Northern Ontario. Establish and build strategic partnerships and collaborative networks with communities and other agencies to deliver programming and ensure project success and sustainability.

 

Qualifications and Skills

With Post Secondary Education in Indigenous studies, 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 connecting and working with First Nation communities; knowledge of women’s issues, reconciliatory economics and approaches to business development, microfinance and community economic development are definite assets. You are a team player, positive and self-motivated, fluent in English and the ability to speak and write in Ojibwe or Oji-Cree would be a definite asset.

 

POSITION REQUIRES:

This position requires travel (when permitted) by air and road to rural, remote, Northern communities and First Nations. A valid driver’s license, reliable personal vehicle and 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; 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.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Applications including cover letter, 3 professional references and authorization to contact, must be received by Friday, January 7, 2022, at 4:00 pm, and submissions can be made to email. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

 

Job Type: Full-time, Temporary, Contract

PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise,

110-105 May St. N., Thunder Bay, ON, P7C 3N9

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary, Contract

Salary: $66,450.00 per year

Job #2

Project Coordinator WAGE
Based Anywhere in Ontario

PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise is one of Canada’s most successful business support and networking organizations. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, we collaborate to empower women, strengthen small businesses and promote community economic development across Northern, Eastern and Southern Ontario.

This is a hands-on, roll up the sleeves, an action-oriented job that assumes the person is passionate and has the expertise and experience to immediately enter the framework, understand its challenges and opportunities, then start supporting and helping women’s businesses. It is expected that this position will collaborate with our other team members to ensure that we are taking an integrated, holistic approach to improve women’s economic security and prosperity while working to strengthen the women’s movement.

The Project Coordinator is responsible for supervision/coordination, developing partnerships. You will develop a program to identify, analyze and design strategies to break down challenges that limit women businesses when they try to “scale up”. Important to this end, you will collaborate with partners to influence change in policies, protocols and programs so women can better achieve economic security.

The Project Coordinator will work with the PARO team to increase productivity, innovation and profitability for women entrepreneurs living in Northern, Eastern and Southern Ontario.

 

Qualifications

You have skills, experience and knowledge in research, report-writing facilitation/coordination. You are a leader, team player, self-motivated and flexible with knowledge and experience in supervising, developing partnerships, operating a business, a degree in Business, Accounting, Political Science, Women’s Studies, and Community Economic Development or equivalent.

 

POSITION REQUIRES:

Regular travel to communities in Northern and Eastern & Southern Ontario (when permitted per Covid 19); a valid driver’s license with 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. The French language is an asset. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Deadline for Applying: Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, 4 pm

 

Job Type: Full-time, Temporary, Contract

PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise,

110-105 May St. N., Thunder Bay, ON, P7C 3N9

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary, Contract

Salary: $52,000.00 per year

Job #3

Financial Capacity Builder
Thunder Bay Area

PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise

Head Office

110-105 N. May St.

Thunder Bay, ON

 

Potential to become full-time, permanent for the right candidate. 

To begin as Full-time, Temporary, Contract

Salary: starting at $48,000, present salary scale from $48,000 to $54,949

About PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise

PARO Centre is a women-centred non-profit organization that is a catalyst for change in the women’s equity arena in Canada. A dynamic, strong, and diverse organization, PARO works with women entrepreneurs to start, scale and grow their businesses in Ontario. In clinging to a philosophy and indeed application that centres women’s empowerment at its core, PARO arms women with the tools they need to achieve success in their businesses by reaching goals and realizing dreams. Since 1995, PARO has supported over 24,000 women to achieve these dreams through a holistic framework that looks at women’s empowerment and business development as mutually inclusive, understanding that personal success leads to business success.

With a current financial portfolio totalling just over $2M in revenue, PARO is seeking a dedicated Financial Capacity Builder to support our finance department in designing and executing financial systems that will build the overall health and capacity of our financial strategy, as well as support in the routine tasks associated with organizational finance activities.

Why Work at PARO?:

At PARO, our team members benefit from the countless perks of working on a team that is driven by our mission and values. In working at PARO, you will enjoy:

·         A flexible work environment with remote working opportunities as you learn to work independently  

·         A supportive, women-centred team of like-minded individuals working toward a common goal of women’s empowerment

·         A leadership team that actively consults team members when it comes to decision making

·         A team that works collaboratively to support #proudPAROwomen, including clients and each other

·         The potential for long-term growth in a mature organization that offers growth opportunities

What You’ll Be Doing:

· Assist the Financial Manager with general bookkeeping duties including data entry, accounts payables, accounts receivables, bank reconciliation, cheque preparation, invoice review and preparation, filing of financial records, payroll;

· Assist with the preparation of monthly budgets and/or cash flows, as well as monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports as required; 

· Assist with year-end preparations for annual filings including financial audits as required;  

· Issue invoices to contractors, partners, as required;

· Work with the Financial Manager, as a mentor, to develop a comprehensive knowledge of PARO’s Financial Bookkeeping policies and practices, striving for the capability required;

·  And any activities as required by the Founder & CEO.

Qualifications and Skills

· Previous bookkeeping/financial management experience (2-3 years experience)

· Experience with Sage/Simply Accounting software

· Experience in a not-for-profit/charitable status organization is an asset

· Bachelor degree or College Diploma in the field of business/management with specialization in accounting, or equivalent combination of education and experience

· Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, work under pressure and adapt to a fast-paced changing environment while maintaining attention to detail

· Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to learn quickly and self-motivate while working independently and/or collaborating as part of a team. 

· Experience and aptitude with Microsoft Excel and Simply Accounting

· Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.

POSITION REQUIRES:

· Working onsite at PARO’s Head Office;

· A valid driver’s license, personal vehicle and vehicle insurance;

· A Government of Canada approved Covid-19 vaccine receipt;

· Must be eligible to work in Canada. 

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  Resumes including cover letter, 2 professional references, and authorization to contact, must be received by February 25th, 2022, at 4:00 pm, and submissions can be made to email: exec@paro.ca

 Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Job #4

Business Growth Advisors x2
Can work from anywhere in Ontario

JOB DESCRIPTION

As a contracted business providing services to PARO, you will provide services as a Business Growth Advisor to women living in Northern, Eastern and Southern Ontario.   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 PARO 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, 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.   

 

SALARY

Contract position for 7 days (equivalent 56 hours) per month. $250/day (the equivalent of an 8 hour day) and $125 for a one-day equivalent for planning, reporting, and follow-up ($1,750/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 the 7 days.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  Resumes including cover letter, 2 professional references, and authorization to contact, must be received by February 25th, 2022, 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

Job #5

Bookkeeper/Office Clerk
Thunder Bay Area

PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise

Thunder Bay, ON

Full-time, Temporary, Contract (Potential for a long-term position with the right candidate) 

 

Job Description

PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise (PARO) is multi-faceted non-profit organization with multiple projects and funders, reporting just over $2 million in total revenues for the 2019-2020 year.  Working in a friendly, supportive women-centred work environment, as the Bookkeeper/Office Clerk, you will work as part of the PARO finance team to carry out duties including, but not limited to, the following:

· Assist with general bookkeeping duties including data entry, accounts payables, accounts receivables, bank reconciliation, cheque preparation, invoice review and preparation, filing of financial records;

· Assist with the preparation of monthly budgets and/or cash flows, as well as monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports as required;

· Assist with year-end preparations for annual filings including financial audits as required;  

· Issue invoices to contractors, partners, as required;

· Work with the Financial Manager, as mentor, to develop a comprehensive knowledge of PARO’s Financial Bookkeeping policies and practices, striving for the capability required;

·  And any activities as required by the CEO.

 

Qualifications and Skills

· Previous bookkeeping experience (2-3 years experience)

· Training and/or experience with Sage/Simply Accounting software

· Experience in a not-for-profit/charitable status organization is an asset

· Bachelor degree or College Diploma in the field of business/management with specialization in accounting, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

· Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, work under pressure and adapt to a fast paced changing environment while maintaining attention to detail.

· Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to learn quickly and self-motivate while working independently and/or collaborating as part of a team.

· Experience and/or aptitude with Microsoft Excel

· Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.

 

POSITION REQUIRES:

· Working onsite at PARO’s Head Office;

· A valid driver’s license, personal vehicle and vehicle insurance;

· Must be eligible to work in Canada.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Applications including cover letter, 3 professional references and authorization to contact and submissions can be made to email, exec@paro.ca. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Application deadline: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO February 25TH, 2022 at 4:00pm (EST)

 

Job Type: Full-time, Temporary, Contract

 

PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise,

110-105 May St. N., Thunder Bay, ON, P7C 3N9

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