Under the general direction of the - Administrative Coordinator – Community Development, the Community Development Coordinator (CDC) is responsible for the leadership, planning, development, implementation, coordination, administration and evaluation of services that contribute to the overall wellbeing of the community and citizens. The CDC is a dynamic and innovative individual with a demonstrated commitment to the principles, approaches and practices of community development.
The CDC will foster an integrated and innovative system responsive to the needs of the citizens based on strategic approaches for the community.
In order to develop and maintain healthy communities and using a community development approach, the CDC is responsible for the following:
Working in collaboration with community organizations, the public service and other relevant stakeholders to support community development initiatives.
Acting as a City liaison and connecting and referring people, organizations, and services.
Facilitating community forums, workshops, meetings, and other initiatives.
Acting as the Community Services Department representative on working groups, at community meetings, etc.
Supporting the development and implementation of social policy.
Building community capacity through partnerships.
Developing, executing, and evaluating Emergency Social Services (ESS) small- and mid-scale responses (i.e., shelter/lodging, information/reception centre, food, clothing, personal services/basic needs, connecting to services, etc.)
Assisting in the planning, development, and implementation of ESS large-scale responses.
Coordinating, developing, and evaluating poverty reduction, community safety and community wellbeing initiatives.
Developing, executing, and evaluating Community Crises Response services.
Implementing and evaluating Council policy initiatives.
Preparing reports (i.e., administrative reports, briefing notes, proposals, etc.)
Conducting problem solving, gap analysis, strategy development, and recommendations.
Conducting needs assessments.
Assisting in the development and implementation of performance measurement systems including collective impact.
Negotiating and conducting agreement administration.
The CDC has strong community development, relationship building, change management, report writing, and project management skills.
As the Community Development Coordinator you will:
Work collaboratively with the Administrative Coordinator to coordinate, develop, evaluate, and support Divisional initiatives. Examples include: The Poverty Reduction Strategy, the Community Safety and Wellbeing Strategy, Reconciliation, and the Newcomer Welcome & Inclusion Strategy.
Be responsible for programs, projects, and initiatives designed to contribute to the overall well-being of the community.
Work collaboratively with the Administrative Coordinator and partners to deliver City of Winnipeg Emergency Social Services (ESS) and Community Crises Responses services.
Work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders including community and neighborhood organizations on various projects and initiatives.
Provide expertise and guidance to a multi-disciplinary staff within the Department.
Ensure compliance of relevant legislation, Acts, Standards, By-laws, and City of Winnipeg policies.
Your education and qualifications include:
University degree in Community Development, Social Work, Social Sciences, Recreation Management and Community Development Indigenous Studies, Public Administration or a related field or an equivalent combination of progressive related experience working with communities on collaborative issues, on social inclusion strategies, organizational development training, management experience and public consultation.
A minimum of five (5) years of diverse and progressively more responsible experience in Community Development, or Social Support service delivery systems, in an administrative capacity.
Demonstrated experience working in the area of community development and utilizing community development practices and approaches.
Extensive knowledge of and experience in the area of community crisis response with a specific focus on high risk and targeted populations.
Extensive knowledge of and experience in the area of Emergency Social Services and Emergency Management.
Demonstrated experience working in diverse, cross-cultural settings.
Demonstrated experience and ability in report writing and policy development.
Strong facilitation, collaboration, presentation, community workshop skills, demonstrated ability to lead and chair meetings.
Demonstrated experience and ability in collaborative relationship building.
Demonstrated experience and ability in change management.
Demonstrated experience and ability in agreement administration.
Demonstrated experience and ability in project management.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization, external contacts and the public, in accordance with the Respectful Workplace Standard.
Experience in a system that is interdisciplinary model with the community in a participative and interactive manner.
Demonstrated leadership, administration, organization, analytical and decision making abilities, analytical problem solving, prioritizing for performance.
Ability to coordinate, manage projects and/or facilitate the activities of a team and community members.
Applied knowledge of strategic planning processes and financial management techniques.
Strong interpersonal skills, including communication (both oral and written).
A sound working knowledge of information and budget systems.
A thorough knowledge of City of Winnipeg by-laws, directives and regulations pertaining to the Community Services Department
Demonstrated ability in media relations and acting as a Department spokesperson on relevant issues.
Experience in initiating, participating and evaluating research.
Registered with Manitoba College of Social Workers and in good standing an asset.
Indigenous people, people of colour or applicants who have lived experience as a newcomer are preferred.
Conditions of employment:
Ability to work flexible hours to meet with community partners as needed.
The successful applicant must maintain legal eligibility to work in Canada. If the successful applicant possesses a work permit, it is their responsibility to ensure the permit remains valid.
A Police Information Check satisfactory to the employer will be required from the applicant(s) or successful candidate(s), at their expense. To obtain Police Information Check information please visit www.winnipeg.ca/police.
The successful candidate must possess a valid Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s License.
Have a vehicle for transportation while on City business, subject to the terms and conditions of the City’s Transportation Policy.
CORE COMPETENCIES: for ALL EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF WINNIPEG:
Citizen & Customer Focus
Ethics and Values
Integrity and Trust