Regional Municipality of York, Community Development Program Specialist #22000

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    Community Development Program Specialist #22000

    Community and Health Services Department

    Strategies and Partnerships Branch

    Location: Newmarket, Ontario. This is a Union position.

    Scheduled Weekly Hours: 35; Scheduled Shifts: 0830 – 1630

    Full-Time, Salary $46.30 - $50.31 per hour  

    Reporting to the Program Manager, Local Immigration Partnership, is responsible for providing project development and management of human services initiatives and programs; community development and engagement activities with non-profit community agencies/government/for profit organizations, including providing coordination and guidance of capacity building activities such as governance, operations, and policy and program planning; developing evaluation frameworks including needs assessment, data management and analysis; and research and analysis to support community development activities; leading project teams; supporting and facilitating various planning committees and working groups; participate in development of strategic plans, development of strategic engagement plans including stakeholder analysis, and identification of funding opportunities and preparation of proposals that support the priorities and activities of the department and organization, and the ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders. 


    • Successful completion of a University Degree in Business or Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Sciences or related field or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in community development related to the Human Services sector including planning, analysis, program and project development, and administration.
    • Demonstrated experience working with community agencies, managing multi-partner projects, project budgets, as well as facilitating appropriate linkages.
    • Experience in developing, implementing and evaluating community wide initiatives and programs using demonstrated skills in evaluation and/or social marketing.
    • Knowledge of policy, programs, relevant legislation and the implications of political and environmental influences that affect the delivery and funding of immigration and settlement service.
    • Knowledge of statistical/analysis techniques, outcome measures, and forecasting.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of agency development program and community development principles related to the Human Services sector.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary social research and evaluation methods, including writing detailed reports and proposals.
    • Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including communication, innovation, teamwork and collaboration, and personal ownership.
    • Demonstration of Departmental competencies, including flexibility and adaptability, accountability, strategic thinking, innovation and creativity, and collaboration.
    • Good communication skills including effective public speaking, presentation and writing skills.
    • Demonstrated analytical skills to analyze and synthesize policy, interpret legislation and reports and develop recommendations for a wide range of initiatives.
    • Ability to present information in a format appropriate to the objectives of a specific report/project/audience in clear, concise language.
    • Ability to work outside regular business hours, as required. 

    Please apply on-line by clicking here by May 28, 2018, quoting competition #22000. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email or by telephone.