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Community Consultant

Department or Division: Recreation & Community Development

Term: Permanent full-time

Duties:

  1. Provides advice, direction, and assistance, through consultative services, to community organizations pertaining to planning, delivering, and evaluating programs that support community wellbeing.

  2. Supervises, supports, develops and assists with the evaluation of staff.Provides ongoing performance management support and assists with the development of performance expectations.

  3. Administers and monitors assigned community association grants and works to ensure that funding allocations are aligned with community identified needs and in keeping with established criteria.

  4. Represents the Department at the neighbourhood, suburban, and city-wide levels, and to other departments and outside agencies, with respect to the implementation and interpretation of applicable policies and procedures.

  5. Facilitates participation processes with the public and users to ensure the parks and facility infrastructure is developed to support recreation needs at the neighbourhood and suburban level.

  6. Negotiates partnerships, leases and co-sponsorships, with the public and other agencies, for approval by supervisor, to maximize use and provide a wide variety of choice of leisure activities and reduce barriers to participation.

  7. Prepares reports of concerns and comments from the public and staff, actual achievements compared to desired results, and provides an analysis of the variance, regarding plans, programs, and policies that may affect priorities, resources, and morale.

  8. Coordinates and facilitates leadership training programs for program staff and community volunteers.

  9. Prepares program strategies that respond to community needs in specific program areas and for specific target groups in accordance with City strategies and plans.

  10. Develops and provides written, technical, and financial resources for program service as identified by the Department in areas of leadership and training, organizational development, and community wellbeing.

  11. Coordinates the development, delivery, implementation, and evaluation of programs at various locations throughout the City and to specific target populations.

  12. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in recreation/leisure management, kinesiology, community development or a related field.

  • Six years’ progressively responsible experience in the field of community development, including working with non-profit, volunteer organizations.

  • Possession of a valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Driver’s Licence.

  • Current driver’s abstract from SGI demonstrating a safe driving record.

  • Knowledge of non-profit organizational governance, finance and policy development.

  • Knowledge of current literature, standards, trends and evaluation principles and methods applicable to community recreation, community development, and organizational capacity building.

  • Knowledge of issues facing marginalized populations with respect to recreation and community wellbeing.

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.Knowledge of public participation processes, group facilitation, team building, and group dynamics.

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise staff, including selection, performance assessment, training, scheduling, delegating, motivating, team building and leading by example.

  • Demonstrated ability to express ideas and concepts effectively orally and in writing to a variety of audiences, including formal presentations and the development and delivery of education and training, composing reports, conducting public consultation and developing resource material.

  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate mutually beneficial agreements and to manage change through decision-making, problem-solving, consensus-building and dialogue.

  • Demonstrated ability to research, analyze and summarize reliable information to determine action required.

  • Skill in the use of a computer with word-processing, database and spreadsheet software.

Salary: $69,620.40 to $76,756.80 per annum (2018 rates)

Closing Date: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 5:00 pm

Labour Group: CUPE 59