Region of Peel, Community Partnership Specialist

In this role you will provide expert guidance and advice on the development and implementation of programs, policies, and processes. You will monitor, identify, and analyze program funding and provide recommendations on trends, risks and opportunities for your focus area.

Community Partnership Specialist

Duration: Two (2) Regular Full Time & One (1) Contract up to 18 months 

Human Services-Community Partnerships   

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Community Partnerships is an enabling Division that supports a system that is responsive to Peel residents and empowers individuals and the broader community of stakeholders to be resilient through providing high quality, efficient services and supports. We support the Region’s long term strategic priority in the area of focus of Living, we want people's lives to be improved in their time of need. We value our employees’ contributions and inspire excellence. We are driven by a desire to help shape and serve the growing and diverse community in which we live and work.  

..the role: 

In this role you will provide expert guidance and advice on the development and implementation of programs, policies, and processes. You will monitor, identify, and analyze program funding and provide recommendations on trends, risks and opportunities for your focus area. You will be the key representative and be responsible to coordinate specific programs, projects and services. You will also develop tools and resources that will strengthen the non-profit sector’s ability to be innovative in local service delivery planning to ensure Peel residents have access to services that meet their complex needs at all stages of life.   

Responsibilities:  

  • Provides expert guidance, support and implementation of the Community Investment Program application cycles 
  • Prepares complex and specialised documentation, reports and statistical analysis relating to the Community Development Unit, Community Investment Program, and related Divisional programs 
  • Gathers and analyzes program outcomes and associated performance measures, as well as information trends, issues, gaps and statistics for planning and reporting purposes
  • Monitors and evaluates programs and services to assess their impact and to ensure program effectiveness and efficiency 
  • Collaborates with and provides subject matter expertise on projects with internal and external partners; participates in working groups and committees; and liaises with other service managers, community stakeholders and provincial/federal partners as required
  • Supports the regular evaluation of other funding programs to ensure Peel’s program maintains and supports the broader Peel funding strategy
  • Leads the development of new tools, measures and enhancements in order to evaluate the success of community programs
  • Collects, analyzes and evaluates data and its impacts on the Human Services needs in Peel and develops relevant recommendations for improvements
  • Builds and maintains collaborative and strategic relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Provides expert interpretation of legislation and government programs relevant to Divisional programs
  • Prepares and delivers presentations to various groups both internal and external to Peel
  • Guides the coordination of learning events which requires collaborating or obtaining consensus with a variety of internal and external resources 

Qualifications:  

  • Post-secondary education in Human Services or a related field, combined with a minimum of five years work experience in the human services or policy fields
  • Experience with non-profit funding programs, performance measurement, and evaluation is an asset
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of the non-profit sector, human services programs, planning, municipal government, provincial government, and community resources and services
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills with the ability to interpret and synthesize data from a variety of sources in order to develop evidence-informed program and project recommendations
  • Demonstrated ability to manage priorities in a context of competing demands and ensure deadlines are met and objectives advanced
  • Strong business writing skills with demonstrated ability and experience authoring reports, business cases, and information briefs
  • Extensive communication skills, both verbal and written, and a proven ability to present to various audiences, both internal and external to Peel
  • Strong interpersonal skills for effective liaison with various levels of staff, the public and community agencies in a sensitive and effective manner
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle 

Location: 7120 Hurontario St., Mississauga 

Duration: Two (2) Regular Full Time & One (1) Contract up to 18 months 

Hours of Work: 35 hours/week - Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30

Closing Date: July 10th, 2018 before 11:59PM 

If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online by July 10, 2018 @ https://careers-peelregion.icims.com/jobs/8189/community-partnership-specialist/job