Planning Analyst – Childcare Strategy – REPOST (Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada, V6A 4K6)

Requisition ID: 24916 


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada’s Top 100 Employers, BC’s Top Employers, and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose and Function

As a member of the Social Policy and Projects research and data team, the Planning Analyst position will specifically focus on supporting the development, implementation, and operationalization of a Childcare Strategy. Key functions of this role will include quantitative and qualitative research and analysis to inform policy development, and supporting and managing communication, engagement, and project management needs related to this project.

Key activities of this position include: internal and external communications, key partner convening and engagement planning, collecting and analyzing data, developing surveys and evaluations, preparing graphic representations of data, and developing and delivering presentations.

Key Contacts and Reporting Relationships

Position reports to the Assistant Director of Social Policy and Projects through the Research and Data Team. Day-to-day direction will be under the Social Planner leading the development of the Childcare Strategy, and will also connect to work across the department, as required. The position will be embedded in the Child Care team and is expected to work closely and collaboratively with other Social Policy staff.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities

Amongst other responsibilities, this position will specifically provide research, analysis and other supports related to the development of a Childcare Strategy and related work, including:

  • Internal and external communications and project management of the Childcare Strategy development workplan implementation
  • Research and analysis (qualitative and quantitative) of social issues and trends impacting childcare and early learning in Vancouver, including (but not limited to) population demographics, the Healthy City Strategy, childcare sector data, City grants to non-profit organizations and tracking social facilities, targets, indicators and actions.
  • Internal, cross -departmental and external research coordination and communication.
  • Engagement and coordination with sectoral partners, including the non-profit childcare sector and other levels of government.
  • Development of studies, surveys, and evaluation tools. 
  • Preparation of graphic representation of information, presentations for both internal and external audiences.
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • University degree, preferably at a Master’s degree, in a social science or related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in data analysis and interpretation, demographic analysis, report writing and research coordination, related to childcare and early learning, equity, social issues, health indicators and/or population health.
  • Demonstrated experience in social and/or health policy research settings, and working in a complex environment as part of a team and ability to manage competing pressures.
  • Demonstrated experience in social and community development policy and program research and analysis specifically relating to social planning.
  • Relevant lived experience combined with a broad perspective lens on diversity, is preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of health and social inequities and social determinants of health;
  • Knowledge of relevant social and health policies, systems, roles and responsibilities of governments and health authorities;
  • Knowledge of cultural safety, health impacts of racism and colonization, and experience working with Indigenous people is an asset;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong organizational and project management skills;
  • Ability to adapt to priorities and meet prescribed deadlines in a changing environment;
  • Ability to work effectively individually and collaboratively as a team member in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent information and data management and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in software for data analysis, reporting, presentation and graphic design; experience with specific office software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), GIS software (ArcGIS Pro and/or MapInfo), graphic design and publishing software (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) and creating and maintaining relational databases will be assets.

Business Unit/Department: Arts, Culture and Community Services (1200) 

Affiliation: CUPE 15

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: June, 2021

Position End Date: April, 2022

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-24: $36.45 to $43.04

Application Close: May 16, 2021

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.  If you would like to be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity, please apply through our careers site.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  

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