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New Job Social Planner (Focus In Fcss) In Alberta



Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Company Biography1:
As one of the fastest growing cities in Alberta, the City of Airdrie is a recognized leader in building a vibrant and sustainable community through innovation.
At the City of Airdrie, incredible opportunities happen every day in a flexible work environment that is tailored to each department. Our inclusive culture and values create a workplace where we welcome aspiring, driven and creative individuals to help us accomplish our business and community goals. We are supportive of one another, and we have fun while we serve our community. We are passionate about improving the lives of our residents through care and respect; that is the foundation of our organization. At the City of Airdrie, we learn, grow and accomplish great things together.
If you have a passion for building a better community and are ready to join the excitement, we’d love to hear from you!

The Opportunity:
This role will bring strategic and systems thinking experience in strengthening social well-being by identifying and preventing complex social issues within the Airdrie community. Reporting to the Team Leader of Social Planning, this position will provide leadership in the development of funding processes, strategies and solutions. The primary responsibility of this role will be to oversee and maintain the City’s Family and Community Support Services Grant Program (FCSS).

  • Develop evidence-informed funding approaches and strategies to guide the allocation of prevention funding (FCSS) in the Airdrie community
  • Oversee and manage the administration of the Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) program in Airdrie that includes contract management, evaluation of funding applications and funding allocation recommendations
  • Conduct research using qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Manage FCSS data and evaluation, including data analysis, survey design and instruments and the presentation of findings to agencies and Council’s advisory boards
  • Develop and maintain the City’s prevention (FCSS) policy, procedures, funding model and priorities
  • Build and maintain strategic partnerships with community-based organizations, rights holders, other business units and Provincial counterparts
  • Oversee FCSS reporting requirements to the Province of Alberta on an annual basis
  • Manage surveys, resources and the Airdrie FCSS Portal
You Bring:
  • An undergraduate degree required from a recognized university in social sciences, social work, or a relevant field (graduate degree would be considered an asset)
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the social services field
  • Preference will be given to those with demonstrated grant management experience
  • Ability to manage, develop and maintain the City’s Family and Community Support Services program (FCSS) and make funding recommendations
  • Understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Knowledge of the social service sector, funding best-practices
  • Proven experience developing and implementing strategies
  • Experience in developing policies that strengthen social well-being is an asset
  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to analyze reports and outcomes to inform decisions
  • Knowledge and experience with qualitative and quantitative research
  • Demonstrated experience in evaluation methodologies
  • Experience in survey design and analytical tools
  • Demonstrated ability to implement best practices and solutions
  • Experience with writing and presenting reports, public speaking and facilitation
  • Municipal experience is an asset
We Offer:
Along with a competitive compensation program and City paid health and dental premiums, this position also includes:
  • Excellent and comprehensive health, dental, paramedical and benefits plan
  • First-in-class pension plan
  • Career development and tuition reimbursement
  • Employee discounts, annual adult fitness (Genesis Place, Airdrie) pass, social events and health & wellness initiatives
Continuous learning through training and development is encouraged as are flexible work arrangements, when possible. We recognize that our people work best when they feel engaged in their environment and appreciated for their efforts and our overall benefits package reflects that.

Additional Information:
This permanent full time (37.5 hours per week) position includes a comprehensive benefits and pension package.

Participation in some evening meetings and weekend events may be required.

Next Steps:
Candidates are invited to apply online.
Postings close at 9 p.m. on the closing date listed in the posting. We recommend applying as soon as possible as we are not able to accept late applications.
Please review the job competition carefully and be sure to attach any specifically requested documentation in the My Documents section of your application.
Interviewing and hiring may commence prior to the posted closing date.

Company Biography2:
Thank you for your interest in the City of Airdrie.