OLIP Partner Relations Officer

OLIP · Ottawa, Ontario
Department OLIP
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation 32.74

About Us

The Catholic Centre for immigrants (CCI) has been serving refugees and immigrants for 65 years. We provide programs and services to approximately 4,500 newcomers every year. The mission is to help all newcomers realize their full potential in Canada and to build a more welcoming community. We help newcomers with housing, transportation, education, health, language, making connections in their new community and more. We provide services in person and online. Please visit cciottawa.ca for a full overview of our work.


About OLIP

The Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP) is a multi-sectoral partnership involving 60 organizations working on a common vision and shared priorities focused on building Ottawa’s capacity to attract, settle, and integrate immigrants. The partners’ shared priorities are outlined in the Ottawa Immigration Strategy, which guides ongoing community-based planning and collaborative actions across six sectors; (1) settlement; (2) economic integration; (3) education; (4) health & wellbeing; (5) language training & interpretation; and (6) socio-civic integration.


A community-wide governance system and process enables partners’ connections and collaborations to implement shared priorities. OLIP partners include the City of Ottawa (multiple municipal departments), local universities and colleges, the four school boards, settlement service providers, employer associations, the Ottawa Community Housing, and many civic groups.



Job Summary

This position leads OLIP’s productive engagement of stakeholders across six sectors in the implementation of the Ottawa Immigration Strategy. This position will convene meetings, facilitate purposeful discussions, and support partners’ progress on shared priorities and plans to build lasting, quality-based relationships.


This position reports to: Program Director
Employment Status: Full-time, indeterminate
Hourly rate: $32.74
Deadline Date to Apply: September 27, 2020

Open to: Internal/External candidates

Location: 219 Argyle Avenue



  • Advance progress of OLIP partners on the Ottawa Immigration Strategy by coordinating and facilitating meetings. This may include convening partners, setting agendas, recording decisions, and other meeting tasks.
  • Facilitate and document partners’ dialogues, keeping records of learnings and issues emerging from discussions. Ensure the continued promotion of common understanding and collaborative actions.
  • In collaboration with the OLIP Communications and Events Officer, strengthen the flow of information between partners, and communicate collaborative plans and actions to the wider partnership.
  • Develop annual reports that inform the OLIP Council of partners’ plans and progress and facilitate follow-through with deliberations and commitments.
  • Chart pathways of progress and develop biennial progress reports on partners’ accomplishments and collective impact, in collaboration with the OLIP Director.
  • In collaboration with the OLIP Knowledge Management Officer, develop plans for knowledge mobilization. Assist in strengthening shared understanding of challenges, needs and opportunities across sectors, such as through seminar development.
  • Promote information sharing between sectors by soliciting contributions to the OLIP newsletter and regular updates from stakeholders.
  • Assist in content development and marketing strategies that will contribute to OLIP’s newsletter, social media, website updates, and the development of OLIP videos to promote awareness on specific themes.
  • Contribute to the development of team work plans, based on directions emerging from partners’ meetings convened by OLIP.
  • Prepare reports and presentations as needed.
  • Liaise with other Local Immigration Partnerships to share progress and learning.
  • Represent OLIP on community committees and working groups dealing with aspects of the attraction, settlement, and integration of immigrants in Ottawa.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Qualifications (Education/Experience)

  • Post-secondary degree in social sciences, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum four years of experience in stakeholder engagement.
  • Minimum four years of experience in strategic outreach, relationship development, and partnership development and management.
  • Minimum three years of experience in writing successful proposals.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports, briefs, presentations, web content, etc.
  • Advanced computer skills, i.e. Microsoft Office, web tools, electronic conferencing.
  • Intercultural competency with a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Group facilitation skills.
  • Fluency in English is essential. Fluency in other languages an asset.



All internal applicants must inform their supervisor of their intention to apply for the position.


Cover letter and resume must be submitted no later than September 27, 2020. Only electronic applications are accepted. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


The Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) is committed to being an equal opportunity employer.

Please advise in advance if you require any accommodation during the application or selection process. CCI is committed to employment equity and encourages candidates to self-identify as visible minorities; people from culturally diverse backgrounds; people of all gender identities and sexual orientations; Indigenous peoples, and; persons with disabilities.


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