Community Development Assistant

Summer Student – Sudbury, Ontario

Title: Community Development Assistant
Based at: Social Planning Council of Sudbury (SPC Sudbury)
Reports to: Senior Social Planner

The SPC Sudbury works in partnership with individuals, community agencies, government, business, and the health and educational sectors to improve quality of life for all residents of Greater Sudbury. Our work in the community is visible in many different ways. Beyond research, we are at the table and on the ground understanding and finding solutions to issues that affect our community.

Our work is accomplished through community development methods that include research, dialogue, networking, social policy advocacy, community development and education. For additional information please browse through our website.

Job Summary:

The Community Development Assistant will work on various community development projects. Specific items would include but not limited to note taking, group facilitation and community planning sessions, as well as take part in administrative tasks. Some of the local priorities the student would work with would be issues related to poverty i.e. food security, opportunities/partnering with other community organizations and working with marginalized communities i.e. Aboriginal, youth at risk etc. We have various senior staff working on projects at one time. Once he/she is hired we will partner them up with a senior staff based on the above local priorities. They will work closely with SPC Sudbury staff to prepare group facilitation and community planning sessions.

Job Duties:

  • Ability to organize meetings, note taking, helping with the evaluation of activities, doing research on various subjects;
  • Work with SPC Sudbury staff to bring together multiple sectors to address social issues;
  • Have understanding of social issues in greater Sudbury;
  • Assist with day to day activities specific to the needs of the project;
  • Be interested in how seeing and being part of how tough social issues can be better addressed with a community approach;
  • Knowledge growth of the non-profit sector;
  • Good written and oral communication skills;
  • Critical thinking skills.

Studies (Must be returning to school in September): Social Worker, Community Economic development, Sociology, Indigenous studies.

Qualifications: Has the ability to create a meaningful contribution in the human service field. Being able to understand various under services groups. Has the ability to analysis of the social economic context of projects which in turn will strengthen our local communities. Knowledge of human social relationships will be able to help understand the under serviced groups of people we work with. An understanding of the indigenous communities would be an asset as a variety of projects include working with Indigenous communities.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter to info@spcsudbury.ca by Friday, June 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm. Please note that only those being considered for an interview will be contacted directly.

Research Assistant

Summer Student – Sudbury, Ontario

Title: Research Assistant
Based at: Social Planning Council of Sudbury (SPC Sudbury)
Reports to: Researcher

The SPC Sudbury works in partnership with individuals, community agencies, government, business, and the health and educational sectors to improve quality of life for all residents of Greater Sudbury. Our work in the community is visible in many different ways. Beyond research, we are at the table and on the ground understanding and finding solutions to issues that affect our community. Our work is accomplished through community development methods that include research, dialogue, networking, social policy advocacy, community development and education. For additional information please browse through our website.

Job Summary:

The Research Assistant will work on various research projects of the SPC Sudbury. Specific items would include but not limited to literature reviews, project specific data collection, participation in community planning sessions and evaluations (with senior staff), as well as take part in administrative tasks. Some of the local priorities the student would work with would be issues related to poverty i.e. food security, opportunities/partnering with other community organizations and working with marginalized communities i.e. Aboriginal, youth at risk etc. We have various senior staff working on projects at one time. Once he/she is hired set we will partner them up with a senior staff based on the above local priorities. The student will work closely with them, analyzing data (based on surveys and/or group facilitation) and creating literature reviews.

Job Duties:

  • Ability to organize meetings, note taking, helping with the evaluation of activities, doing research on various subjects;
  • Work with SPC Sudbury staff to bring together multiple sectors to address social issues;
  • Have understanding of social issues in Greater Sudbury;
  • Assist with day to day activities specific to the needs of the project;
  • Be interested in how seeing and being part of how tough social issues can be better addressed with a community approach;
  • Knowledge growth of the non-profit sector;
  • Good written and oral communication skills;
  • Critical thinking skills.

Studies (Must be returning to school in September): Social Worker, Community Economic development, Sociology, Indigenous studies.

Qualifications: Ability to create a meaningful contribution in the human service field; being able to understand various under services groups. Ability to analysis of the social economic context of projects which in turn will strengthen our local communities. Knowledge of human social relationships will be able to help understand the under serviced groups of people we work with. An understanding of the indigenous communities would be an asset as a variety of projects include working with Indigenous communities. Ability to write and edit drafts of reports and grant applications. Assist with data analysis and interpretation, as well as assist in the development and application of research programs using community based research techniques.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter to info@spcsudbury.ca by Friday, June 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm. Please note that only those being considered for an interview will be contacted directly.

Data Analyst Assistant

Summer Student – Sudbury, Ontario

Title: Data Analyst Assistant
Based at: Social Planning Council of Sudbury (SPC Sudbury)
Reports to: Data Mobilization Manager

The SPC Sudbury works in partnership with individuals, community agencies, government, business, and the health and educational sectors to improve quality of life for all residents of Greater Sudbury. Our work in the community is visible in many different ways. Beyond research, we are at the table and on the ground understanding and finding solutions to issues that affect our community.

Our work is accomplished through community development methods that include research, dialogue, networking, social policy advocacy, community development and education. For additional information please browse through our website.

Job Summary:

The Data Analyst Assistant position will provide a student with practical experience in the field of statistical data analysis. The student will be given the opportunity to use their knowledge and understanding of statistical data analysis to support various organizational projects and initiatives. They will be working with project team members to create statistical packages and profiles surrounding social issues such as homelessness, children’s outcomes, income, poverty, labour markets and other social trends. The student will learn to work collaboratively with project teams and their leads. They will become familiar in navigating a number of database systems such as Statistics Canada and the Community Data Program via the Sudbury Consortium.

Job Duties:

  • Follow data execution project plans and timing.
  • Practice documenting their processes and procedures.
  • Enter, analyze and interpret data of varying degrees of complexity for various social issues.
  • Research and develop new reporting methods
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams including social researchers, planners and a diverse set of cross-sectoral partners. I.e. Sudbury Consortium, Community Data Program members to help solve complex social problems.

Studies (Must be returning to school in September): Computer Science, Statistics, Math, Economics, or other quantitative fields

Qualifications: Experience in exploring and analyzing data sets. Computer programming would be considered an asset. Ability to build stories and narratives out of data as well as a basic understanding of social research.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter to info@spcsudbury.ca by Friday, June 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm. Please note that only those being considered for an interview will be contacted directly.

Food System Development Assistant

Summer Student – Sudbury, Ontario

Title: Food System Development Assistant
Based at: Social Planning Council of Sudbury (SPC Sudbury)
Reports to: Executive Director

The SPC Sudbury works in partnership with individuals, community agencies, government, business, and the health and educational sectors to improve quality of life for all residents of Greater Sudbury. Our work in the community is visible in many different ways. Beyond research, we are at the table and on the ground understanding and finding solutions to issues that affect our community.

Our work is accomplished through community development methods that include research, dialogue, networking, social policy advocacy, community development and education. For additional information please browse through our website.

Job Summary:

The Food System Development Assistant will work to support a number of food system development initiatives, specifically community food assessments, community garden network, urban farm project, bulk buying club initiative, and Indigenous food systems group. These projects aim to ensure access to healthy and affordable food is available to all community members in the City of Greater Sudbury. He/she will work closely with SPC Sudbury staff to support various planning, organizing and development initiatives being undertaken within the community. The Lead Community Organizer for the Flour Mill Community Farm has significant experience building community based food system initiatives. She will provide the successful candidate with a comprehensive introduction to food systems development early in their employment.

Job Duties:

  • Work collaboratively with project teams comprised of SPC staff, partner agencies, and community members on Food-focused initiatives;
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the SPC Sudbury’s garden;
  • Tasks for the Flour Mill Community Farm include: working outdoors in all kinds of weather, lifting up to 50 lbs, rigorous manual labour, travelling to mentor farms, helping with an outdoor market stall, harvesting/processing vegetables and assist in mentoring the youth-farmers aged 15-18 years old.

Studies (Must be returning to school in September): Food Security, sociology, psychology, social work, environmental studies, agriculture.

Qualifications: Experience in working with volunteer organizations, note taking, doing research on successful projects in other jurisdictions, organizing meetings, working with youth and people who are marginalized. Have a positive attitude and interest in learning about food security, poverty issues, urban agriculture and community development.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter to info@spcsudbury.ca by Friday, June 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm. Please note that only those being considered for an interview will be contacted directly.

Aired: March 19, 2015 - Minimum Wage Increase

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