Social Planner I
Social Planner IRequisition ID: 13914
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Main Purpose and Function
The Social Planner 1 provides a range of professional and technical services in support of community-specific and city-wide projects involving a range of population groups and issue areas identified as priorities within the Social Policy & Projects Division, and expressed in the Healthy City Strategy. Emphasis will be on supporting, developing, and project managing complex social policy initiatives, major social facility and childcare projects, and inter-departmental planning initiatives.
Key Contacts and Reporting Relationships
Reporting to the Managing Director of Social Policy and Projects and under direct supervision of a Senior Social Planner, the incumbent will work independently and as part of a project team.
- Collaborates across City departments, and with staff from other agencies, levels of government, and non-profit stakeholders on the completion of complex projects, agreements and initiatives.
- Manages complex social policy initiatives, major social facility projects and inter-departmental planning initiatives.
- Manages and tracks development inquiries and projects.
- Prepares and presents reports and recommendations to senior staff, City Council, external stakeholders, and community groups.
- Develops collaborative and creative approaches to engagement and communication with internal and external partners that includes designing, attending and facilitating public policy processes.
- Other duties as required.
Minimum Position Requirements
University graduation in Social Sciences or other related discipline, preferably at the Master’s level, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Experience and content knowledge in the areas of municipal social planning, childcare and social policy, community development, and social determinants of health.
- Strong familiarity with, and understanding of the landscape of community-based non-profit social service organizations and agencies in Vancouver, particularly those with a capacity-building mandate, those serving vulnerable populations, and those serving families and children (including childcare services).
- Familiarity with the Healthy City Strategy, plus knowledge of City services, programs and processes.
- Experience in municipal development permitting, review and processing, project management and project tracking.
- Demonstrated ability to lead or facilitate meetings, groups and manage conflict with tact and discretion.
- Demonstrated ability to build consensus with internal departments and with external parties including community stakeholders on complex social planning issues.
- Strong communication skills (oral and written), including the ability to clearly explain complex social planning issues and information to a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
- Demonstrated skill in preparing complex written communications such as briefing notes, policy documents, speaking notes, and reports.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, professionals and the public.
- Ability to work independently and as an effective member of a team and to cooperate with other employees, officials and the public.
- Ability to complete complex assignments using sound professional techniques and judgment.
Business Unit/Department: Arts, Culture and Community Services (1200)
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Start Date: July 31, 2019
Position End Date: December 31, 2019
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-029: $44.83 to $53.01 per hour
Application Close: July 21, 2019
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