Community Partnership Analyst (Halton Region)

Posting ID: 1083
Department: Social & Community Services
Division: Human Services Planning & Program Support
Job Type: Contract > 1 Year
Contract Duration: Up to 24 months 
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Work Location: 690 Dorval Drive, Oakville 7th floor 
Employee Group: OCT
Application Deadline: September 29, 2022
Job Summary
The Community Partnerships Analyst – Building Safer Communities (BSC) is responsible for providing support to the planning and implementation of the Building Safer Communities Fund (BSCF) initiative in Halton. Providing support to the new BSCF Action Table, the position will provide research, data analytics, decision support, program planning and evaluation, and support the team with project management. The Analyst will assist in the completion of a local situational assessment and in the development and implementation of a 3-year plan for community based prevention and intervention strategies to tackle gun and gang violence in Halton. Aligned with Halton’s Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) planning activities, the Analyst will conduct research of best practices to identify effective evidence-based strategies to inform Halton’s strategy.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Conduct best practice research and environmental scan of evidence-based prevention and intervention initiatives that could be adapted in Halton
  • Collaborate to complete situational assessment and understanding of community need
  • Complete scan of existing organizations/services in Halton and conduct stakeholder analysis
  • Support the work of the BSCF Action Table by engaging with community partners
  • Support the development of the application and related processes, setting expectations and parameters of the Fund (development and monitoring of funding agreements)
  • Liaise with community agencies regarding the application process, work with legal services to prepare funding agreements, monitor progress through evaluation and reporting
  • Assist in the development of a sustainability plan beyond the end of the Public Safety Canada contribution agreement
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the principles and practice of equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Develop and disseminate knowledge mobilization products, reports, resources and tools to support BSCF planning and other human service planning initiatives, e.g. developing infographics, presentations, briefing notes, and other materials that contribute to informed BSCF plan
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications
  • A Master’s Degree in a Social Science, Human Service or related field such as Public/Business Administration
  • A significant focus on data analytics/research, evaluation combined with at least three years of relevant experience
  • Strong analytical, research, communication, planning and evaluation, performance management and information management skills
  • Advanced skills in data analysis at both a programmatic and population level, expert knowledge in MS Office
  • Be proficient in program planning; performance measurement and evaluation; have an ability to design, implement, and analyze results from surveys and other data collection tools
  • Possess strong facilitation and presentation skills; and, be able to translate knowledge to a wide range of audiences
  • Strong communication skills, strong organizational and event planning skills and an ability to plan and facilitate meetings and group processes
  • With a high level of political acuity, the candidate must have an ability to work independently and as part of multi-stakeholder team
  • Broad knowledge of tools and processes for assessment, grant administration, public engagement, and project management skills or training within the human services field
  • An understanding of community safety and well-being planning and knowledge of a wide range of the human services sector/ and familiarity with Halton’s non-profit/charitable sector
  • Experience working in the children and youth sector, on violence/crime prevention, or on community safety and well-being initiatives.
  • Experience working with agencies on grants

Working/ Employment Conditions
Working Conditions
  • As part of the Emergency Social Services (ESS) Team, the incumbent may be required to assume responsibility in a predetermined role supporting Halton’s Emergency response, ensuring the delivery of emergency social services.
  • Travel will be required, incumbent must provide their own transportation.
  • Flexibility in working hours may also be required.
Employment Conditions
  • A current (obtained within the past six (6) months), original and acceptable Criminal Records Check, including Vulnerable Sector Screening. 
  • In support of the Region’s commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, the Region has a vaccination requirement for all employees. The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to provide proof of vaccination. The candidate will be asked to provide the Region with proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Code, a request for accommodation can be requested and written proof satisfactory to the Region will be required.
Important information about your application:
  • In accordance with requirements in Ontario Regulation 191/11 – Integrated Accessibility Standards and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Region will accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please inform the Talent Acquisition representative of the nature of the accommodation(s) you require.  
  • Please submit your application online. We will accommodate individual needs for applicants with disabilities and others who are not able to apply online. If you experience any issues with submitting your application, please contact HR Access at 905-825-6000 extension 7700.   
  • Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the deadline date specified on the posting.
  • We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
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