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Social Planner

Community Planning

About Us
One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam offers meaningful career opportunities to make a difference within the local community. As the sixth largest city in BC, we are home to more than 150,000 residents. Our diverse municipality is a great place to work as it continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre. We envision a bright future in Coquitlam that we hope includes you!
About You / What We Are Looking For
Bring your passion, training and experience to this exciting opportunity. As one of the fastest growing communities in British Columbia we are looking for a highly motivated and committed social planning professional to join the City’s growing Community Planning team as an auxiliary Social Planner. This auxiliary position will be expected to be scheduled for a minimum of 20 hours per week, but may be required to work up to 40 hours per week based on operational needs.
As part of the Community Planning team, you will work with a wide range of individuals, communities and organizations in helping to plan for and respond to shifts in a rapidly growing community. You will develop, coordinate and implement social planning polices, programs, events and projects.
Minimum Qualifications
Our ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years’ progressive experience in the field, including experience within a municipal government environment, and will possess a broad range of social planning experience including child care, housing affordability, multiculturalism, and community health promotion. Educational qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Community or Regional Planning, Urban Studies, Social Work, or Community Development. A Graduate Degree in these disciplines is preferable. A satisfactory BC driver’s license as well as membership or eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners/Planning Institute of BC are requirements  for the role.
Preferred Qualifications
Proven policy implementation experience in these fields will be considered an asset. Additional duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Child care policy and implementation;
  • Homelessness and addictions issues management;
  • Housing policy and facilitating affordable housing projects;
  • Multiculturalism policy development and implementation;
  • Working with community advisory committees; and
  • Public participation and community engagement.

What We Offer:
This CUPE auxiliary position has an hourly rate range of $54.43 - $64.46 per hour (2024 rates) plus 12% in lieu of benefits. The rate of pay is based on a variety of factors including qualifications, knowledge, experience and skills.
You will have the chance to join a rapidly growing and diverse team dedicated to supporting the local community, and be able to engage in variety of learning and development opportunities.

Accessibility / Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Coquitlam is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer working towards enhancing equitable practices in our recruitment and retention processes. As an organization we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment to support our growing and diverse work force. To learn more about what equity, diversity, and inclusion means, and the City’s efforts in support of these principles, please visit for more information.
If at any time during the application or recruitment process you require additional assistance or an accommodation, please contact our team for confidential support. Staff can also provide in-person support if required.
Applicants under consideration may be required to undergo a police information check (with no adverse reports).
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Please apply online at by 11:55 pm on May 20, 2024.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.