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Regional Coordinator, Western Ontario, Safe Communities Foundation


The Safe Communities Foundation (SCF) has an opening for a part-time Regional Coordinator for the Western Ontario region commencing November 26, 2001. This is a 6-days-a-month contract position. A job description is inlcuded below. The candidate should reside in or close to one of our South Western Ontario Regional Communities. (See the Safe Communities website at http://www.safecommunities.ca for more information.)



Interested applicants should forward a resume, including three references, to



Donna Russett

SCF Program Director

Fax (416) 964-0089

drussett@safecommunities.ca.



If you would like more information please call Donna Russett at (416) 964-8993. Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 16, 2001.



Safe Communities Foundation Regional Coordinator Roles



Regional Coordinators...

* serve as the voice of the Safe Communities Foundation

* support Safe Communities by providing them with resources, guidelines, and support tools such as the "The Safe Communities Guidebook"

* assist communities in reviewing community business plans, beginning with the initial draft, and providing written feedback, and coordinate information to share with communities

* submit regular written updates on activities in new and existing communities



Developmental Role

* Promotional: After key players have bought into a collaborative model of injury prevention, coordinator will visit the community to present the mandate and vision of Safe Communities Foundation and answer questions.

* Launch: Upon approval of a community's application to become a designated Safe Community, the coordinator will assist the community in planning the celebratory launch

* Issues: The coordinator will assist communities in developing strategies to resolve issues during the application and implementation stages.

* Support Role Regional Meetings: Provide opportunities for communities to meet/talk/share within the region at least 3 times a year.

* Regular Contacts: Ask communities about their progress and remind them to celebrate their successes.

* Liaison: Provide communities with the contact names of other communities that are implementing similar programs or direct them to existing resources that are available.

* Communicate: Act as the communication link for the Safe Communities Foundation and the safe communities.



Skills should include

* Community Development

* Conflict Resolution

* Project Management

* Good communication and presentation skills

* Multi-task oriented

* Self-directed



Regional Coordinator Job Description



Contracted services to be provided will include the following:

* participatory assessment of strengths and challenges of existing and developing Safe Communities assigned to the region

* collaborative planning for actions which will assist communities and SCF in reaching defined goals

* communication between regional Safe Communities and the SCF coordination of regional communications, strategic planning and activities

* travel to communities to attend meetings and special events



Performance Indicators for this contract include the following:

* Build momentum of Safe Communities movement by bringing forward new regional community applications.

* Maintain ongoing communications and support of existing Safe Communities within the region.

* Provide feedback to new and existing communities on business plans and summary reports.

* Offer regional Safe Communities the opportunity to network a minimum of 3 times per year.

* Submit regular reports about regional communities to SCF.

* Maintain a current contact list for regional Safe Communities.

* Connect face-to-face with regional Safe Communities at least once a year.

* Assist in the development of partnerships to support Safe Communities.

* Maintain regular and timely communications with SCF.

* Participate in the planning and implementation of the annual SCF conference.

* Carry out other activities as required to support the work of the SCF.



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