Co-ordinator of Community Knowledge Mobilization

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
East Scarborough Storefront - Tides
  • Administrative / Clerical Support
  • Marketing / Communications / PR
  • Mediation / Facilitation
  • Program / Project Management
Contract - Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Scarborough
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2018-12-272019-01-21

Co-ordinator of Community Knowledge Mobilization
One-year contract (with possibility of extension)
Full time (37.5 hours per week)


From Canada’s big cities to its remote land, waters, and rural communities, Tides Canada provides uncommon solutions for the common good.
Our mission is to help Canadians secure a healthy environment in ways that promote social equity and economic prosperity. To tackle the complex social and environmental problems that we face in Canada today, Tides Canada provides strategy, expertise, and tools to ensure change-makers can get from vision to impact.

East Scarborough Storefront (The Storefront) is a project on Tides Canada’s Shared Platform. The Storefront uses an innovative Connected Community Approach to improve the wellbeing of people in the inner-suburban community of Kingston Galloway Orton Park (KGO). The Storefront is a Community Backbone Organization; as such we facilitate collaboration, build community and support people to learn and create together, to live healthy lives, to find meaningful work, to play and thrive.

Position Overview
We’d like you to join The Storefront staff team if you are passionate about community building, thrive in a people focused environment and are eager to hone your skills in knowledge sharing 2019 will be a transitional year for several cross-community strategies in East Scarborough. This
one-year contract is an opportunity galvanize the energy and talent of multiple players by creating and sharing accessible local knowledge that will help them in their community building work

Key Responsibilities include:

Information gathering:
 Develop and share knowledge of dominant and emerging trends in East Scarborough
 Work with key partners to collect, understand and disseminate information appropriate to specific strategies including labour market forecasting, and planning projections
 Work with partners to compile data and stories on the success and challenges of creating place-based strategies


Knowledge exchange:
 Play a lead role in hosting symposiums and knowledge-exchange events as required
 Work with staff and consultants to produce accessible documents about community building work using graphics and accessible text


Data management:
 Develop/maintain a database of community players and their contact information
 Develop/maintain information/sharable documents on local research, demographics, resources, programs and services


Qualifications Required

Experience:
 Minimum 2 years experience in role(s) focused on information dissemination
 Demonstrated success in producing effective and engaging written documents
 Experience in the successful co-ordination of knowledge sharing events
 Direct experience working in Scarborough and/or the non-profit sector an asset

Approach:
 A personal commitment to The Storefront’s aims and objectives and an understanding of or willingness to learn about the way The Storefront engages in the community (the Connected Community Approach)
 A welcoming, respectful and enthusiastic approach to working with people
 An asset based and collaborative approach
 An ability to thrive working with multiple groups on multiple projects
 Flexibility

Skills:
 Excellent ability to produce accessible written communication
 Ability to use images to convey complex ideas
 Ability to think strategically and link individual stories to larger goals
 Excellent organization skills
 Ability to accurately manage details
 Strong computer proficiency

Education:
 Post-secondary education in a relevant field

Full time Monday to Friday, schedule to be determined, occasional evening and weekend work required.

How to Apply
Please send resume and cover letter to:
Anne Gloger at agloger@thestorefront.org by January 21, 2019

Note: Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a group candidate screening process on January 24th at 10:30 am at The Storefront location, 4040 Lawrence Ave E.
For more information about The Storefront and Tides Canada, please visit:

www.thestorefront.org

http://tidescanada.org/approach/shared-platform/

As The Storefront is on Tides Canada’s Shared Platform, the selected candidate will be an employee of Tides Canada. Tides Canada is strongly committed to creating a diverse workplace environment and we welcome and encourage applications from the communities we serve. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Tides Canada will provide accommodation during all steps of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. Please advise us if you need any accommodation.

Our sincere appreciation to all those expressing interest in the position, however, only those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest!

No phone calls or recruiters please

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