Social Planning Data Analyst
The City of Red Deer
Red Deer, AB
This position is responsible for facilitating City of Red Deer actions related to:

Social Planning Information System (examples may include: SmartSimple and Efforts to Outcomes Database)
Ensure data integrity and accuracy through audits and development of actions to improve data quality for projects funded through federal and provincial grants
Provide technical assistance and functional training on the use of the social planning databases for those responsible for the data management systems in the contracted agencies
This position ensures staffs of funded agencies do consistent and effective tracking of outcomes using standard procedures for data entry, compilation and analysis. Also required is: maintaining the database for data integrity; validating data and analysing data for program improvement; doing evaluation, research and accountability related to services funded by The City of Red Deer under contract to other orders of government. This supports a fair and accountable evaluation of social planning programs, and ensures funded groups honour their service contracts. The Social Planning Data Analyst provides professional program and administrative consultation to individuals, groups and agencies working to maintain an accurate and current data management system.

Job Requirements:
Diploma or degree in computer technology, or human services. Must have a minimum of two years experience with advanced skills and knowledge specific to computer database management, including technical database, data querying and manipulation skills, statistical analysis and data information processing.
A basic knowledge of community development, program planning, implementation and evaluation, the community, funder mandates, programs and services.
The ability to independently make sound judgments and think critically about what the data and reports are telling us about current practices to end homelessness. Ability to gather information from a variety of sources and articulate findings effectively in oral and print format.
Demonstrated communication skills to work cooperatively in funded agencies.
Knowledge and experience in social planning best practices, of various government ministries, and on other social issues, is an asset.

Specific Demands of the Job:
Required to work in high stress situations where there might be strong opinion and/or displeasure from either the staff of the group or agency, and may need to assume the role of having to ameliorate such situations effectively and efficiently.
Will coordinate and monitor the activities of a substantial and diverse range of “projects” which also includes a diverse range of people.
Required to sit for prolonged periods of time
Will understand and interpret applicable legislation and policy (e.g. FCSS Act, Societies Act, Residential Tenancies Act, Housing Act, etc.) and will inform social services agencies as appropriate.
May occasionally be required to be in attendance and involved during the evening and some weekend hours, depending on the demands of the particular projects.
Required to work independently, using initiative to complete projects, prioritize duties and manage workload, while keeping the goals of The City, the Department, the Division and non-profit community always in mind.

Affiliation: Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 417

Normal Hours of Work: 75 hours biweekly, Monday to Friday.

  • Please note that this is a term position with an anticipated duration of 9 months.
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Applications are being accepted until March 01, 2019