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Job Opportunity: Better at Home- Regional Community Developer

 

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Position:

Regional Community Developer – Vancouver Island BC

28 hours per week

Location:

Nanaimo (Travel throughout the Island and over to the Gulf Islands)

Reporting to:

Assistant Director, Population Heath

Pay grade:

N/A – Exempt

Closing Date:    

June 12, 2020

 

 

The Regional Community Developer is responsible for the implementation of programs and initiatives and under the Population Health and Government Relations work stream within their assigned region.  Through an asset based community development lens, the role serves as a community facilitator to help identify key assets and challenges in community, support programmatic endeavors, and support local health promotion work across the life course.

This is an exciting position that is people forward and includes travel throughout the assigned region. Be part of a team that is making connections and enjoying their work, leading to greater support of the agencies and communities that need it most.

 

This is a 0.8 FTE in position on Vancouver Island, BC. 

 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identifies and creates avenues for open dialogue in community to understand community aspirations, seeks information from the community, and engages in activities to promote community connectedness
  • Uses an asset-based community development framework to maintain relationships of trust and mutual respect with residents and strategic key stakeholders
  • Is consistently present and visible in the community
  • Implements and facilitates Population Health Programs Government Relations work, and sector strengthening work within the assigned region
  • Supports campaigns of United Way by rolling up numbers and investments of Healthy Aging within the region.
  • Ensures engagement of stakeholders for community consultations, grant administration & opportunities, and community partner meetings including City Council presentations
  • In collaboration with local UW, reviews / assesses grant applications
  • Takes initiative, thinks innovatively and builds partnerships to carry out the Mission, Vision and Values of United Way
  • Assists with volunteer recruitment and training
  • Actively engages in business networking opportunities
  • Acts as a community liaison with all funded agencies providing support and responding to queries as they emerge

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma/Certificate (Bachelor’s degree preferred) in Social Sciences, Community Development, Population Health, Preventative Health / Health Promotion or a related discipline),
  • Two years’ experience in marketing, sales and/or fundraising, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Experience in government relations, learning & quality improvement and/or the aging field
  • Experienced knowledge of the assigned Region with preference given to those with a strong network of relationships
  • Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Effective time management, able to multi-task and work at a fast pace
  • Ability to identify and define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Proven track record in relationship building
  • Indigenous cultural agility
  • Effective at public speaking and group facilitation
  • Must be computer proficient, detail oriented and organized
  • Experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database(s) an asset
  • Demonstrated commitment and understanding of the need for community improvement able to apply principles of community development
  • Highly skilled in interpersonal and relational communication, both written and verbal
  • Self-driven and highly professional with the following demonstrated qualities: integrity/accountability, customer service, strategic thinking, diversity/inclusion (staff/volunteer), relationship building focused
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of the Non-profit/voluntary sector

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work flexible working hours as needed, including some weekends and evenings
  • Candidates must have a valid BC Driver’s license, and access to a vehicle
  • Regular travel throughout Vancouver Island is required and periodic meetings in Vancouver
  • This position works remotely and is home-based when not in community

 

CHARACTERISTICS

  • For success in this role, certain demonstrable characteristics will be required:
  • A commitment to building healthy, caring and inclusive communities, internally and externally
  • Curiosity and Courage
  • A Can-Do attitude and willingness to creatively problem solve
  • Drive to succeed as an individual and as a team member
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity and comfortably operate in it
  • Models and fosters behavior that establishes an empowered, determined, and united culture

Interested candidates are invited to apply by sending a cover letter and resume, by June 12, 2020 by 12:00 pm noon to info@uwcnvi.ca