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Job Description :

Manager, Poverty Reduction and Community Engagement

Human Services - Community Partnerships

Regular Full Time

Salary Range: $104,508- $130,636 per annum plus comprehensive benefits

Are you a strong influencer? Do you have seasoned experience within the focus of poverty reduction and community engagement?

Do you pride yourself on collaboration with internal and external partners and have a vested interest in driving forward change within the Peel community and organizationally?

This may be the leadership opportunity for you...

The Manager, Poverty Reduction Initiatives provides focused-strategic leadership to drive the 10 Year Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy to achieve multiple outcomes as well as a Community Engagement Framework. This role offers the unique opportunity to establish broad policy and program direction, implement strategic priorities; work collaboratively with stakeholders and residents to address social issues, build capacity of collaborative networks and identify key metrics that address poverty, systemic issues, and community wellbeing faced by marginalized and equity deserving groups to advance the social and economic interests of Peel's most vulnerable residents.

What you will do in this role:

  • Identifies and prioritizes poverty related issues to advance the vision and objectives of the Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy
  • Build strategic relationships with key collaborators, internal and external system stakeholder such as school boards, area municipalities, United Way Greater Toronto, Indigenous, racialized and newcomer serving organizations, and other provincial and community partners that are working to address poverty in Peel by setting objectives, prioritizing, scheduling tasks and coordinating resources
  • Manages the identification, design, establishment and implementation of key performance indicators to track the achievement and success of the Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy and Community Engagement framework
  • Manages a team of seasoned professionals including hiring, coaching, motivating, developing job objectives, managing performance and assigning and delegating work
  • Develops and empowers staff and project teams by providing regular feedback, strategic direction and involvement in key decision-making processes where appropriate
  • Influences policy development, project planning, service delivery framework and program evaluation activities to advance the Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy and Community Engagement framework systemic change efforts
  • Recommends innovative approaches to service delivery through an anti-oppression, equity and community development lens
  • Monitors, reviews, analyzes and integrates findings from legislation, intergovernmental affairs, community, demographic and economic trends that may affect poverty reduction and community engagement efforts
  • Communicates poverty related issues and activities through a variety of mediums including conferences, seminars, workshops, social media, presentations, newsletters and annual reports
  • Provides strategic leadership and direction on committees and implements initiatives based on related to strategic direction e.g.: Term of Council Priorities (internal) and Poverty Reduction subcommittees and focus groups hosted by various levels of government
  • Initiates and supports the procurement process for external vendors required in the execution of program / project deliverables
  • Develops and administers the annual budget for the unit, ensuring appropriate expenses are tracked and control mechanisms are in place

What you bring to this role:

  • Post secondary education in Human Services or a related field combined with at least 5 years of work related experience in poverty reduction initiatives.
  • 5 years of progressive management and leadership experience directly overseeing a team of employees
  • Comprehensive knowledge of poverty reduction initiatives and community development methodology to lead the complex work of the poverty reduction and community engagement units and drive the guiding strategies to achieve multiple outcomes.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills as issues are diverse and require in-depth investigation and research.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of integrated planning, its various components and the policy making process.
  • Demonstrated experience in building coalitions, partnerships, and collaborative relationships with other governments, sector associations and business groups and to navigate and lead effectively in this environment to achieve program objectives.
  • Proficient skills in negotiation, facilitation, and consensus building to ensure stakeholders are engaged in planning and delivery of services, and stakeholder issues and relationships are well managed.
  • Advanced strategic thinking, problem solving, planning, management skills and budget acumen, including experience managing funding envelopes.
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects of multiple linked projects within and across systems.
  • Ability to strategically balance Human Services accountabilities with the needs of other internal and external partners

Location: In this role you will have the ability to work remotely and attend on-site when required based on operational requirements at the 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton, ON worksite as well as travel to other community partners. The frequency of on-site activities may vary on a weekly basis and based on operational requirements. Your remote work location must be located within the province of Ontario.

Hours of Work: 35 Hours per week; Monday to Friday. The Region of Peel offers job based flexible hours of work that allows employees to manage personal and professional responsibilities while at the same time ensures business operational needs and customer service expectations are achieved.

Interview: Our recruitment process will be completed with video conference technology.

If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply on-line.

As part of the Region's ongoing commitment to health and safety, there are enhanced Covid-19 specific safety protocols and/or personal protective equipment requirements (e.g. masks, eye protection, etc.) in place to help protect health and safety. The additional requirements are determined based on the nature of the work being carried out.

New employees who commence employment on or after October 1, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Being fully vaccinated is determined as the status of having received the full series of approved vaccines (both doses of a two dose vaccine series, one dose of a single dose vaccine series) and any additional doses required and approved by Health Canada and having satisfied the full post vaccination period required to ensure vaccination efficacy. The Region of Peel reserves the right to request proof of vaccination at any time. Acceptable proof includes an Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 vaccine receipt which you can obtain through the Provincial portal https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/ , or other government-issued vaccine passport or certification.

The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code. If you are not fully vaccinated , a documented medical reason provided by a physician or registered nurse and time period for the medical reason may be accepted.

About Us:

The Region of Peel serves more than 1.4 million residents and approximately 173,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. We deliver a wide range of resident focused services across the Region.

Our 20-year vision for Peel is ?Community for Life.? Our goal is to create a place where everyone enjoys a sense of belonging and has access to the services and opportunities needed to thrive in each stage of their lives. Our 2015-2035 Strategic Plan outlines the work we're focused on to bring this vision to life.

To learn more about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca.

Additional Information :

The Region of Peel is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone is respected and valued for their contributions, and where everyone is treated fairly and has opportunity to grow and develop. As one of the most diverse regions in Canada, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the population we serve.

The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process, upon request. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. Accessible formats and communication supports are available. Please contact via Isarta. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Please be advised, the Region of Peel uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant's responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the position and your application will be removed from the competition.

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