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Director, Community Engagement, Community Social Planning Council of Toronto

The Community Social Planning Council of Toronto is an independent
social planning organization committed to democratic, community-based
social policy and civic participation.

The Community Social Planning Council of Toronto is looking for a full time Director, Community Engagement.

The work of the Council includes conducting research, analyzing public
policy as it affects Toronto, and developing social reports in order to
inform policy positions and strategies on major social issues affecting
Toronto and its local communities.  The Council conducts
community-based, action-oriented research on a variety of social
issues.  This research supports and promotes community
mobilization on social issues.

The Director, Community Engagement will provide creative, innovative,
strategic, and dynamic leadership to the Community Social Planning
Council - Toronto as a senior member of the leadership team. 
He/she will provide broad oversight of the (non-research) program staff
and activities of the Council, and will share responsibility for the
overall planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the
Council's community mobilization and capacity building agenda, in
collaboration with the Community Planning staff, Executive Director,
and Board.

  • A minimum 7-10 years related work experience, preferably in the non-profit community sector;
  • Comprehensive, current knowledge of Toronto's non-profit human services sector;
  • Background in community organizing, advocacy, and mobilization;
  • Demonstrated leadership in policy analysis and advocacy;
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in the non-profit community sector or equivalent;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals and organizations
    from a broad range of perspectives (e.g. marginalized
    individuals/groups, community agency staff at all levels, bureaucrats,
    politicians, funders, academics);
  • Demonstrated understanding of the links between research, policy analysis, and community mobilization;
  • Understanding of Toronto's diverse communities - both geographic and communities of interest;
  • Understanding of the key government and institutional players in
    Toronto, and a demonstrated ability to effectively make a case to key
  • Ability to integrate class, race, and gender into analysis;
  • Post-secondary degree or equivalent in a relevant field
  • Experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs;
  • Experience in managing staff, preferably within a unionized environment;
  • Experience in working with multiple projects, responding to emerging issues, and meeting deadlines;
  • Strong writing skills and effective communications skills, including the ability to produce clear language reports
  • Verbal and written fluency in English; knowledge of a second (or more) language and culture is an asset.

This position reports to the Executive Director and is part of the Management Team. 

The CSPC-T is committed to employment equity and actively solicits applicants from the full diversity of its community. 

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and covering letter outlining how they meet the above criteria to

Director, Community Engagement Hiring Committee
1001-2 Carlton Street
Toronto, ON  M5B 1J3

Completed applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., August 21, 2006.

Only selected candidates for interviews will be contacted.