Community Development Coordinator – Metro Vancouver (Burnaby, BC)

Community Development Coordinator

Position Status: Full-Time Temporary (This position to last not later than December 17, 2021)
Department: Parks & Environment
Employee Group: Teamsters Local 31
Location: Regional Parks – West Area
Salary Range/ Wage Rate: PG 23 $2,536.05 – $2,993.53 bi-weekly

Our Parks & Environment Department is seeking a Community Development Coordinator who will support the programs and activities of park partners including: park associations, volunteer groups, and partner organizations operating in Regional Parks and who will serve as a liaison to these organizations.

You are: a strong leader with considerable experience working with a wide range of community organizations and stakeholders in a collaborative model.    

This role:

  • Supports the development and activities of park associations (i.e. Pacific Spirit Park Society), volunteer groups, and partner organizations operating in Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. Provides direction and support to these groups and individuals in developing and implementing programs and activities that are consistent with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks objectives and MVRD policy.
  • Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, including indigenous groups, to enhance community involvement.
  • Assists in developing, coordinating, implementing and maintaining a wide variety of programs. Assesses suitability of programs to policy, staff work regimes, and resources required. Estimates program costs, recommends cost mitigation initiatives, prepares budgets, and develops related work plans. Prepares funding proposals and applications, and completes reports as required.
  • Convenes and participates in meetings with representatives of related agencies and partner organizations on a variety of issues and topics.
  • Coordinates the production of educational and public interest materials that increase public awareness of programs and promotes participation in association and partnership group activities.
  • Applies community development principles and community engagement techniques as needed.
  • Prepares a variety of records and reports related to the work.
  • Performs related work as required.

To be successful, you have:

  • University graduation in a related discipline, and considerable related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 
  • Considerable knowledge of the social, cultural and recreational needs of the general public related to the work performed.
  • Considerable knowledge of programs and objectives, and policies related to the work performed.
  • Sound knowledge of group organizing techniques and the methods and practices of facilitating group decision making.
  • Working knowledge of the societies act of BC related to the work performed. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain liaison with a variety of organizations, groups and agencies concerned with the social, cultural and recreational needs of the general public as related to the work performed, and to prepare recommendations for new and/or improvements to such services.
  • Ability to deal effectively and tactfully with a wide variety of groups and internal and external contacts. 
  • Ability to assist in organizing associations, and developing and implementing a variety of programs.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain reports and records related to the work.
  • Driver’s Licence for the Province of British Columbia.

Our Vision: 
Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.

Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application by December 4, 2020.

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