Social Planner I (National Inquiry of MMIWG Recommendations)

City of Vancouver


Social Planner I (National Inquiry of MMIWG Recommendations)

Requisition ID: 15071 

The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world by 2020 and we are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.
Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
Main Purpose and Function
The purpose of this position is to identify and recommend opportunities to integrate key recommendations from two reports and papers: Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside within the City of Vancouver. This position supports inter-related City policy and priorities, including, but not limited to the City of Reconciliation Framework, the Equity Framework, the Women’s Equity Strategy, the Healthy City Strategy, and Poverty Reduction. 
Key Contacts and Reporting Relationships
The position reports to the Managing Director, Social Policy and Projects and liaises with non-profit organizations, community organizations, health authorities, and governmental agencies, and members of the public, and with other City departments.
Specific Duties/Responsibilities
Identify Alignment/Misalignment between Report Recommendations and City Priorities:
  • Comparatively analyzes the recommendations with current City practices, directions, policies, reports and documents from key Indigenous City partners, including but not limited to: Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, the Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Executive Council (MVAEC), Pacific Association of First Nations Women, Vancouver Coastal Health-Aboriginal Health, and the First Nations Health Authority.  Community leaders, agencies, and residents who serve and identify as Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (2SLGBTQQIA) peoples will be engaged and prioritized within this work. The reports will be analyzed within the context of major City of Vancouver strategies and will require inter-departmental engagement.
Highlight Gaps in the City’s Current Work:
  • Develops a comprehensive and culturally responsive engagement plan to involve Indigenous partners, community agencies and leaders, and government in the exploration of policies, programs, and investments needed to fill the identified gaps.
Identify Next Steps:
  • Creates a final report summarizing the analyses and key actions for the City to consider.
  • Provides briefings for the Corporate Leadership Team, City Council, and the Urban Indigenous Peoples Advisory Committee (UIPAC).
Other duties/responsibilities as assigned.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Education and Experience:
Post-secondary degree, preferably with a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in related field with extensive and progressive experience at a professional level  or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience is required. Demonstrated experience of policy and program development specifically within Indigenous communities, preferably within the Downtown Eastside and strong working relationships and experience working with urban Indigenous communities and who have Indigenous ancestry will be strongly considered. Demonstrated experience working with Indigenous women, girls,  2SLGBTQQIA and gender diverse peoples on issues related to safety, healing and well-being, and justice.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Considerable understanding and knowledge of  historical and present day impacts of colonial violence on Indigenous women and girls and 2SLGBTQQIA and gender diverse communities;
  • Considerable knowledge of current and historic legal frameworks that impact Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA and gender diverse peoples;
  • Considerable knowledge of issues impacting Indigenous women and girls and  2SLGBTQQIA and gender diverse peoples, specifically in the Downtown Eastside;
  • Working knowledge of numerous preceding reports that informed, contributed to, or are connected to issues highlighted within Reclaiming Power and Place and Red Women Rising;  
  • Ability to build and strengthen relationships, within internal City departments, and externally with partners and community;
  • Ability to navigate conversations that are  highly complex in nature with professionalism, tact, analysis, and discretion
  • Ability to work independently and within a team;
  • Ability to influence others, both internally and with and external partners, towards common goals;
  • Strong oral and written communications skills, including: the writing and presenting of reports on complex issues to Mayor and Council and the public;
  • Understanding of the complex and various perspectives on sex work and those impacted by sex work;
  • Understanding of sexual exploitation and human trafficking
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage and meet deadlines and report on outcomes

Business Unit/Department: Community Services (1200) 
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 
Position Start Date: November 2019
Position End Date: November 2020
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-029: $44.83 to $53.01 per hour
Application Close: November 15, 2019
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  

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Organization: City of Vancouver
Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development
Posted: November 7, 2019, 11:59 am
Expires: November 15, 2019, 11:59 pm

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