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Project Coordinator--Poverty Reduction Initiative, Durham District School Board

Whitby, Ontario
Deadline December 12, 2016

Seize this opportunity to play a lead role as a champion of poverty reduction in designated communities served by Durham District School Board (DDSB).

Reporting to the Manager of Early Years and Poverty Strategy, you will combine your skills in project management and your knowledge of the social determinants of health, as you coordinate the planning and activities within the Poverty Reduction Strategy.

More specifically, as a Project Coordinator – Poverty Reduction Initiative, you will:

  • Chair the Advancing Access to Affordable Recreation Durham Local Poverty Reduction Fund Steering Committee;
  • Participate actively in the project steering committee, providing expertise and contributing to its work;
  • Oversee and monitor the implementation of the project work plan and the evaluation plan through the third-party evaluator;
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of the new or adapted initiatives, including program outreach in the seven Priority Neighbourhoods in which the project participants live;
  • Coordinate the communication plan;
  • Liaise with the community partners and community members;
  • Ensure that all aspects of the proposed intervention are fully accessible to people with all abilities;
  • Collaborate to ensure that the project’s sustainability plan is realized;
  • Monitor and track the progress of the project;
  • Develop, co-ordinate and deliver presentations, as required;
  • Ensure ongoing and effective internal and external communication;
  • Respond to requests from the community and community partners;
  • Assist in the provision of a safe and secure environment for families and community members; and
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

Your profile as a qualified Project Coordinator for the Poverty Reduction Initiative will include:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) or equivalent.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience managing projects in the Recreation or Educational Sector, preferred.
  • Knowledge of social determinants of health.
  • Previous experience leading interdisciplinary teams and community collaborative models.
  • Experience working with community groups and marginalized populations.
  • Experience working with third-party evaluators, preferred.
  • Good organizational skills and effective time management.
  • Effective interpersonal communication and formal presentation skills.

Salary range: $60,096 - $66,773 per year

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is responsible for public education in the rural settings of Uxbridge, Brock and Scugog Townships and the urban settings of Ajax, Whitby, Pickering and Oshawa. The DDSB accommodates a school population of nearly 70,000 students, through 131 elementary and secondary schools and learning centres.

To apply online for Posting #1602660, by 4:30 p.m., Monday, December 12, 2016, please visit

The Durham District School Board is committed to equity and inclusion in the recruitment and hiring of qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our Region. We encourage submissions from candidates who represent the various dimensions of diversity.

While we appreciate all applications received, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.