Social Planner

City of Powell River

City of Powell River

Social Planner

(full-time leave approximately 1 year)

Located on the upper Sunshine Coast of British Columbia within the traditional territory of the Tla'amin First Nation, Powell River offers a mix of urban and rural living in a naturally beautiful setting. Surrounded by mountains, lakes, natural forest and the ocean, Powell River offers something for every outdoor recreation enthusiast.  Powell River has a vibrant Arts and Culture community and hosts world class festivals and events.  Whether you are hiking the Sunshine Coast Trail, taking in the International Kathaumixw Choral Festival, exploring our historic Townsite, or connecting with the world in your home office, Powell River is a great place to live, work and play.  Helpful websites: City of Powell River (; Tourism Powell River (

The City of Powell River is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to fill the position of Social Planner (full-time leave approximately 1 year). 

Reporting to the Manager of Planning Services, the Social Planner position provides project management leadership in collaboration with other City of Powell River, qathet Regional District and Tla’amin Nation departments on complex initiatives.  While not an exhaustive list, this will include initiatives related to affordable housing, poverty alleviation, homelessness, harm reduction, social cohesion and community connectedness.

A key responsibility of the position includes liaising with and providing support to the Social Action and Policy Advisory Committee (SAPAC).  Specific tasks of this responsibility will be to assist SAPAC and its sub-committee groups to develop policies; find and implement means of achieving their goals; help them interact with other Regional departments and Provincial and Federal agencies; propose specific initiatives to be undertaken to further the regional and community social objectives.  Additionally, the Social Planner will provide advice and make recommendations to SAPAC regarding public policy as it relates to social issues.

A university degree in urban planning, community development, social work, or related discipline, preferably at a Master’s level, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

This is a C.U.P.E. Local 798 bargaining unit position with a comprehensive benefit package, a 35 hour work week, and a current 2020 rate of $42.89 per hour.

To see the full job postings and to apply, go to the City’s website at  Select ‘I Want To’ and then ‘Apply for Employment with the City’.  Click on the desired job posting displayed and you will be taken to the instructions on how to apply.  All applications must be submitted on-line. The closing date for accepting applications is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2020.

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those individuals who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Powell River is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Organization: City of Powell River

Location: Powell River, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Categories: Planning & Development,Social Services
Posted: January 8, 2020, 8:30 am
Expires: January 20, 2020, 4:00 pm

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