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About the Position
Position:
3108 - Public Relations / Media Relations Career Mentor (Virtual or In Person)
Organization:
Position Address:
VIRTUAL (from volunteer's home), other locations in Peel region if 'in-person' is mutually agreed
Location:
Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Virtual

Goal

Want to make a difference in someone's life while developing your own professional skills? Consider mentoring an immigrant professional in your field through TRIEC Mentoring Partnership delivered by Sheridan College. Mentees gain insight into their profession in Canada and Mentors hone their coaching, leadership and cross-cultural skills. Mentor-mentee pairs can meet virtually (Skype, Phone, Zoom, FaceTime etc.) READ ON to find out how you can have an impact on an immigrant professional's career path.


Description

Mentors are paired with an immigrant professional from their profession.  Mentees receive advice and support from their mentors on preparing for the Canadian labour market and finding work in the GTA. Volunteer mentors gain valuable leadership experience, cross cultural communication skills and professional development opportunities while giving back to their professional community.

Mentors assist a mentee in:

- understanding the Canadian context of their profession and workplace culture

- gathering information on their occupation and industry

- developing professional networks and job search strategies

Mentors are NOT expected to find a job for their mentee.

PLEASE APPLY by clicking the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above/below) to gain immediate access to the mentoring program APPLICATION PROCESS. If you do not have a volunteering 'profile' with Volunteer MBC, to use this feature, create your 'profile' online.


Benefits

Benefits for the MENTEE:

- Better understanding of the Canadian workplace and industry needs

- Learns more effective job search strategies within the Canadian job market

Benefits for the MENTOR Volunteer:

- Enhance leadership and coaching skills

- Develop cross-cultural communication skills

- Gain a better understanding of the skills and experience that immigrants bring

- Become more aware of the job market and industry trends

- Gain access to professional development customized to address mentor needs


Qualifications

You should become a mentor IF:

> You have worked for at least 2 years in Public Relations/ Media Relations in Canada

> You want to share your industry knowledge and contacts with others

> You want to continue to develop professionally (awareness, networking, etc.)

> You can commit 18 hours of your time over 3 months

SCREENING of applicants will be virtual/remote (Tel/Email/Online interview, etc.), unless otherwise advised.

Min Age: 25   
Police Check: Not required   
Resume:Not required   
Driver's Licence: Not required   
Proof of Vaccination: Not required


Time Commitment
This is a Short Term (3 months or less) commitment
Shifts are available Anytime

FLEXIBLE, by mutual arrangement. Mentoring is scheduled at times that work for you and your mentee at regular intervals over 3 months, with your volunteering time to total 18 hours.


Training

An on-line ORIENTATION is provided for Mentors prior to meeting their mentee. Mentors also have access to on-line resources, professional development sessions (optional), and the support of a mentoring coach throughout the partnership.


More Details
Areas of Interest: Communication/Journalism, Career Mentorship, Newcomer Support
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individuals



How to Contact
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Social Media
http://www.sheridancollege.ca
http://www.facebook.com/jobconnect.sheridan
https://twitter.com/CommEmpServ
http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/sheridan-community-employment-services/31/577/b2
http://bit.ly/vmbc_SheridanCES
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