Social Planner II
Requisition ID: 13664
The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of BC’s Top Employers, Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world’s most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.
Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
Main Purpose and Function
This position participates in the City’s cultural sector development initiatives and grants and awards programs relating to the arts.
Key Contacts and Reporting Relationships
This position reports to the Head of Grants and Awards in Cultural Services, within the Arts, Culture and Community Services group. The position works with a team and supervises professional staff and consultants and requires collaboration and cooperation across City departments, with other levels of government, community and corporate foundations, academic and research institutions, and the non-profit cultural sector. The position requires a high degree of diplomacy, skill and adaptability, sound judgement and independent action within the parameters of work assignments and City policies.
This position is responsible for the following:
- Developing, delivering and monitoring key cultural grants and award programs and major cultural planning projects which often involve complex, sensitive and political issues;
- Developing, and facilitating consultation and engagement processes with the public, community organizations and the creative sector including outreach and engagement with artists and cultural organizations and underrepresented artists and community groups;
- Reviewing and making recommendations to City Council on grant allocations;
- Policy development and implementation;
- Liaising and developing partnerships across City departments and with external agencies, and provincial and federal government agencies and the private sector;
- Providing guidance and leadership to arts and cultural organizations to help fulfill their mandates;
- Attending numerous cultural and other community events;
- Preparing reports and other written materials;
- Making presentations to City Council, Advisory Committees, and at public meetings;
- Providing daily guidance and supervision to other planners and other staff, as well as overseeing the work of consultants, and;
- Performing other duties as required and as assigned.
Minimum Position Requirements
Education and Experience:
- University graduation at the Master’s level in the Arts or a related field (cultural administration/policy, planning or social sciences) with at least 10 years of professional experience, supplemented by senior level experience and expertise in the arts including a thorough knowledge of Vancouver’s not-for-profit cultural sector, creative industries, diverse communities, arts in education, and grant processes; or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Considerable experience and expertise working in the arts and culture sector;
- Thorough knowledge of Vancouver’s not-for-profit arts and cultural sector including diverse cultural communities including local First Nation and urban Indigenous communities;
- Demonstrated experience with grant programs and processes including experience in analysing artistic and community impact, organizational and financial health;
- Experience with conducting research and analysis, and developing programs, policies and strategies;
- Knowledge of cultural planning and policy development?);
- Demonstrated ability to work with civic, provincial and federal levels of government;
- Demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills;
- Ability to build good working relationships, community networks and collaborative partnerships;
- Excellent facilitation skills;
- Demonstrated ability and experience in leading inter-departmental programs and processes;
- Experience preparing and writing reports;
- Excellent ability to work within a team environment and (added) within defined timelines, as well as working independently;
- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to communicate effectively with elected representatives, appointed officials, senior level leadership, arts and culture organizations, and the general public.;
- Demonstrated experience in administrative and organizational skills;
- Fluency in a language other than English would be an asset;
- Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite of programs is required; working knowledge of FluidReview would be an asset.
Business Unit/Department: Arts, Culture and Community Services (1200)
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Start Date: July 8, 2019
Position End Date: July 3, 2020
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-031: $48.78 to $57.7 per hour
Application Close: June 7, 2019
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.