New Job Community And Social Development Coordinator In British Columbia

Community and Social Development Coordinator
Community and Social Development Coordinator

Community and Social Development Coordinator

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City of West Kelowna

Community and Social Development Coordinator


West Kelowna is an emerging city where opportunity awaits in the spectacular Okanagan Valley. Come find your life balance here and grow your career with us. Live and work in a place that Maclean’s Magazine has named one of the best places to live in Canada. Captivating lakes and mountains, orchards and vineyards provide countless recreational opportunities. Spend weekends wine tasting, picking fresh locally grown produce, mountain biking through stately pine forests or swimming or kayaking in beautiful Okanagan Lake. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, numerous employee wellness incentives, an earned time off program and professional development opportunities. West Kelowna is calling!

We have an exciting opportunity for a Community and Social Development Coordinator to join our Development Services team. Reporting to the Director of Development Approvals, this exempt role is responsible for working collaboratively with stakeholders in the alignment of policy, strategies, and resourcing to maximize the City’s response to housing and social challenges. Topics of attention for this position include: housing attainability and land use, social planning, complex needs, homelessness, shelter services, transitional housing, poverty and harm reduction, vulnerable populations, community health and wellness, and community building.

This position will act as a liaison between community groups, agencies and other levels of government advocating for funding and coordinating responses to community health challenges, social equity, and cultural diversity.

Who is the ideal Candidate?

  • Bachelor’s degree in community development, social policy, urban planning or related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a related position with progressively greater responsibilities
  • Membership in an accredited and related professional organization or discipline
  • A demonstrated ability to mediate conflict situations
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing and developing policies, practices and programs that involve complex interrelationships between community development, socio-cultural sustainability, and community interest
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex and controversial issues through Council reports, presentations and other visual materials
  • Experience preparing Council reports and presentations
  • Experience in negotiating agreements, terms, and conditions with partnering agencies
  • Valid Class 5 B.C. Drivers License

Information for Applicants: The City of West Kelowna has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and continued employment. Candidates who can establish that they cannot be fully vaccinated for a valid reason related to a protected ground under the British Columbia Human Rights Code may request an exemption.

Applications are accepted online at We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Applicants will need to upload their cover letter and resume when applying.

Competition No. 22-52E2, Closes January 23, 2023
Exempt Position | Full Time – Permanent | 35 hrs/wk
Benefits | Municipal Pension Plan | Earned Time Off Program | Relocation Assistance

Education : Bachelor’s degree
Experience : 5 years or more