Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation (CHC)
Invites applications for a
Community Development Coordinator
File# CHC 21 19
Part time – Equivalent to 3 days per week (One year contract position)
Salary Range $32,742.00 - $45,000 per annum
Windsor Essex CHC provides well-maintained, safe and affordable community housing in a respectful and fair manner. We are leaders in the housing sector and contribute to the development and support of strong communities in the City of Windsor and County of Essex.
Reporting to the Senior Manager of Community Development and Engagement, the Community Development Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the development of CHC’s community development strategy and associated business plans. The Community Development Coordinator will lead the initial community development pilot project in a selected community. The Community Development Coordinator will help the community identify their strengths and potential, help them build relationships and listen to, and build on, the aspirations and priorities of community members. The incumbent will track outcomes, challenges and successes identified within the process, evaluate the result and, where needed, introduce recommendations for change.
A substantial component of the job involves working directly with residents. The Community Development Coordinator must be a hands-on leader who is willing to work alongside any team member in the neighbourhood while creating a community centered environment.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assist with the development of CHC’s community development strategy.
- Set and track Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for the evaluation of the pilot program.
- Work with CHC staff and partners in the neighbourhood to identify and recruit residents within the community willing to participate in a community improvement and renewal process.
- Design and distributes communication and materials for this initiative in collaboration with the Public Affairs Manager.
- Assist the community-led group in forming a committee and provide information, workshops and opportunities to develop their ability to work together on behalf of their community.
- Monitor and assist the group to ensure standards and legal obligation are adhered to, such as risk management standard for community space etc.
- Research, evaluate and develop plans to foster neighbourhood stabilization and renewal and offer suggestions to the community group that will lead them to becoming a stronger voice for their community (internally and externally).
- Assists in the development and preparation of funding proposals to obtain funding as needed.
- Attend committee meetings in a supportive capacity; provide information, connections, advice and assistance with their neighbourhood goals.
- Facilitates training to guide the committee member’s development.
- Assist the committee by coaching conflict resolution approaches.
- Support community development events and identify resident leaders to connect to the strategy.
- Assist with the creation and distribution of posters for these events.
- Provide flexibility in scheduling to the employer to allow for weekend and week night work hours to support community events, resident led actions and attend meetings after regular work hours.
- Other related duties as assigned.
- Post-Secondary Honours degree in a relevant field i.e. Bachelor of Social Work.
- 4 years’ experience in direct community development or social capital development.
- Demonstrated leadership experience with the ability to coach and mentor others.
- Possesses excellent time management and organizational skills.
- Demonstrates exemplary customer service skills and is approachable, compassionate, and is kind.
- Proven ability to track consultation activities and develop well researched and written community consultation reports.
- Strong project management skills with ability to multi-task and set priorities within tight timelines.
- Technical writing skills and excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
- Ability to quickly grasp complex technical and business concepts and express them in clear language.
- Understanding of fundraising, community development and marketing.
- Experience overseeing the design and production of print materials and publications considered an asset;
- Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people.
- Proven ability to delegate responsibilities, led by example, focuses on the residents and supports others to be successful.
- Exceptional interpersonal and facilitation skills including conflict resolution.
- Possess strong presentation skills and the ability to speak in front of groups.
- Ability to work independently, take initiative and assume responsibility with minimal supervision.
- Ability to acquire resources for projects and carry out work with minimal resources.
- Willing to work in an office setting and outdoors in the community setting.
- Must be computer literate and have the ability to use Microsoft Office Programs proficiently.
- Ability to travel the neighbourhood to engage residents.
- Possession of a valid Ontario Driver’s Licence class “G” and the use of a personal vehicle for work purposes.
Incumbent must be a self-starter and will be required to meet specific goals. The individual must work both independently and as a team member utilizing tact and good judgement in communication, analysis and decision making.
CHC is an equal opportunity employer servicing our diverse communities. Although we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to supply a current satisfactory criminal reference check, including a vulnerable sector check, before work can commence, if applicable.
CHC is committed to meeting it obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require disability related accommodation to participate in our recruitment process, please contact Human Resources. Accommodation may be provided in all steps of the recruitment process.
To apply for this position you must use the link provided on our website at www.wechc.com (Corporate) in the Employment Opportunities section. Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m., Friday September 6, 2019