York Region, Program Manager, Social Policy #21854

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    Program Manager, Social Policy #21854

    Community and Health Services Department

    Strategies and Partnerships Branch

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

    Temporary Full-Time, Approx. 12 months, Salary $104,216 - $122,545 annually 

    Reporting to the Manager, Social Policy and Accessibility, is responsible for leading the research, consultation and analysis to inform and support the Department’s strategic planning objectives; providing analysis of program and social data, legislative requirements and provincial policy initiatives; leading the development of  Council reports, publications and presentations, etc., as needed; supporting social planning and policy development activities as they relate to Departmental and Regional policies and initiatives; coordinating the Department’s responses to Regional, Provincial and Federal initiatives; identifying and facilitating the integration of initiatives to support program planning;  coordinating and leading the Department’s ODA/AODA planning;  leading the Branch business planning process and overseeing Branch budgets. 


    • Successful completion of a University degree in Public Administration, Social Services, Planning, Policy or a related discipline or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Minimum (3) years demonstrated experience in policy and planning and policy/project management advisory experience in a public sector environment.
    • General knowledge of public policy, practices and issues, contemporary social research practices, provincial legislation, community and health services issues, budget and business planning.
    • Demonstrated ability to interpret a variety of legislation and data, explain complex legal issues and terminology, analyze issues and make timely decisions in accordance with appropriate legislation and the needs of the client and organization.
    • 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.
    • Management competencies including results/achievement focus, human resources management, leadership, financial management, business planning, decision making/judgement, representation and professionalism and job knowledge.
    • Contemporary staff supervisory skills including knowledge of collective agreement administration and interpretation, labour relations principles and practices, and relevant employment legislation.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to present information to senior management.
    • Sound judgement and political acumen to handle contentious and/or sensitive issues.
    • Demonstrated project management, conceptual, analytical and report-writing skills.
    • Computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications and proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software.
    • Leadership ability to foster cooperative and collaborative working relationships, lead multiple projects and cross-functional teams.
    • Ability to work effectively independently, to multi-task and prioritize work effectively.
    • Ability to work outside regular business hours as required. 

    Please apply on-line by clicking here by January 22, 2018, quoting competition #21854. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email or by telephone.