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Co-ordinator, Social Reform , Family Service Association of Toronto

The Co-ordinator, Social Reform, will resource and provide leadership to projects and activities to improve the lives of vulnerable children and their families, including Ontario Campaign 2000. Activities include development and implementation of the Campaign 2000 Ontario Report Card on Child Poverty and support and development of the partner network relevant to child/family poverty in Ontario and/or in Canada. Other activities may include support to FSA's Social Action Committee and cross-unit collaboration that fosters the achievement of just and supportive communities framed in progressive social policies.
Full-time, permanent position

Job Duties and Responsibilities

* Coordinate policy and research analysis regarding child and family poverty for Ontario and/or Canada

* Develop a public relations, media relations, and government relations strategy for social reform projects to ensure that information about child poverty is effectively disseminated throughout Ontario and Canada, as appropriate

* Develop and lead professional presentations to organizations, groups and individuals interested in learning more about child poverty and other Social Reform issues; organize special events and distribute educational materials to promote public education around child poverty and other identified social issues

* Coordinate the provincial report card on child poverty with local community report cards in Ontario and assist with the national report card

* Develop proposals and approach potential funders to raise additional funds for Ontario Campaign 2000 and other identified projects

* Responsible for administering and overseeing project budgets and providing input into annual budget preparation and development in consultation with Director of Community Building and Social Reform

* Preparation of project reports including annual report

* Build the network of provincial partners participating in Campaign 2000

* Coordinate Ontario Campaign 2000 meetings by planning, staffing, and resourcing meetings (this includes the development of agendas, identifying relevant issues for the partners, minute-taking, information gathering, and producing materials)

* Develop innovative approaches to the use of the Campaign 2000 web network conference and the Internet to support research and public education around Campaign 2000 in Ontario


* Degree in Social Work, Political Science, or a related field

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills and workshop design

* Experience with political lobbying and advocacy

* Experience as a facilitator to reach consensus and action

* Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of child and family poverty and experience in strategy development to address these issues

* Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) and internet applications

* Demonstrated flexibility and the ability to work harmoniously with different constituencies to create a strong cohesive partnership

* Demonstrated research skills including internet resources, and experience in the use and analysis of statistical data

* Proven ability to successfully manage projects from conception to implementation

* Knowledge of provincial government social and economic policy and government relations

* Knowledge of research findings related to impacts of poverty on children

* Bilingualism an asset

Salary Range: Salary Grade 8 (Bargaining Unit position)


Locations: 355 Church Street

Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of application and resume, quoting File #SA24/04 to

Human Resource Services

355 Church Street

Toronto, ON M5B 1Z8

Fax: (416) 595-2895

Deadline to apply: No later than November 19, 2004

FSA welcomes diversity and is committed to a policy of anti-oppression