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Community Projects Grants Officer, Toronto Public Health

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline August 29, 2014

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture, and are proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Community Projects Grants Officer within Toronto Public Health.

Job Classification Title: Community Projects Grants Officer
Requisition #L 2002274X
Division: Public Health
Section: Healthy Communities
Work Location: 850 Coxwell Avenue
Job Location: Canada-Ontario-Toronto
Job Stream: Health

Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time
Temporary Duration: 24 months
Salary/Rate: $38.00 – $41.65/Hour
Hours of Work: (bi-weekly) 70.00
Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 Hours per Week
Affiliation: L79 Full-time
Number of Positions Open: 1

Posting Date: 15-Aug-2014
Expiry Date: 29-Aug-2014

Job Description

Major Responsibilities:

This position reports to the Supervisor of Toronto Public Health's Toronto Urban Health Fund.

  • Promotes, reviews and assesses community project proposals for funding based upon: community health needs; groups capacities; and project grant criteria as established by the Toronto Urban Health Fund.
  • Consults with funding applicants to clarify information, to strengthen the application and to explain the TPH funding process.
  • Develops and monitors agreements according to TPH Risk Management Framework with grant recipients and reviews their progress and final reports.
  • Coordinates needs assessments on select public health issues; reviews the literature for models and evaluations of these approaches and sets project objectives and criteria based upon this information.
  • Coordinates outreach and consults with community groups for the development of innovative projects to increase ability to address community needs.
  • Delivers presentations to groups regarding proposal development, funding issues and City policies.
  • Responds to inquiries from the public and media related to the TPH community funding program.
  • Makes annual recommendations to the Board of Health regarding the establishment of a community review panel. Provides information to respective review panel members for decision making regarding funding application approvals and allocations.
  • Makes recommendations to a review panel and the Board of Health for the release of funds and requests for modification of the contract’s project activities to approved agencies.
  • Reports project data as requested to TPH performance and planning.
  • Supports the community development work of front line public health staff so that they can liaise with targeted priority communities (defined by ethnicity, geography, age, etc.) in the promotion of the TPH funding program.
  • Develops/maintains a database of program information using current technologies and computerized on line applications; maintains up-to-date files on each project.
  • Researches and analyses information and prepares reports and articles for community media, press releases and public service announcements, and makes presentations to agency and community groups regarding the funding program.
  • Prepares evaluation summary of final report data and outcomes for the Board of Health.

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  • Experience working with marginalised communities to address health disparities and the social determinants of health.
  • Experience in the administration and allocation of funding for community grants.
  • Experience in community development, HIV prevention and drug prevention.
  • Experience developing and facilitating workshops and training.
  • Experience in community health promotion and community capacity building.
  • Baccalaureate degree in Health Promotion, Sociology, Social Work or Community Health, or approved equivalent combination of education and/or experience working in these areas.

You must also have:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the writing of reports, briefing notes and project summaries.
  • Proficiency working with Excel spreadsheets and data reporting programs.
  • Familiarity with the sociology of a large and complex urban area with an ethnoracially, linguistically and economically diverse population.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include overtime and occasional evenings and weekends.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants who provide an email address may receive their written correspondence with respect to this job posting directly to the email address provided with their application. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly to receive this correspondence.
In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

To Apply:
Please submit an application online on or before August 29th on the following website: