Program: Research, Evaluation and Education
Status: Full-time, Contract (Until January 31, 2020)
Hours: 36.25 hrs/week
Date Posted: June 10, 2019
Closing Date: June 17, 2019
This Project Coordinator position is responsible for the Individualized Funding Library, a web resource to support individuals with Developmental Disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder and their Caregivers to use their individualized or direct funds. This position reports to Director, Research, Evaluation and Education and will work collaboratively, in partnership with internal and external stakeholders, to facilitate maintenance and further development of this resource.
- Liaising and building relationships with stakeholders across Ontario who are interested in individualized funding
- Establish and support the running of advisory groups including adults with developmental disabilities, family members and service providers
- Organize periodic meetings of the project leads
- Identifying and testing specific strategies for community engagement
- Coordinating activities related to website development such as user testing
- Assisting in the evaluation and further development of content and functions of the IF Library
- Keep abreast of developments in individualized funding in Ontario and other jurisdictions
- Assisting in the development and implementation of a marketing plan
- Identify sources of funding to support the work of the project team
- Assisting in the writing of funding proposals
- University Degree in psychology, community development, public health, social work or related fields
- Knowledge and experience with adults with developmental disabilities and developmental services
- Knowledge of individualized funding
- Knowledge of issues affecting communities/individuals facing barriers/challenges to access in an urban and rural environment
- Demonstrated knowledge of, and sensitivity to, the impact of social, economic, environmental, and cultural issues on diverse communities
- A self-starter with proven problem-solving, decision-making skills and proven ability to identify and resolve issues while working with minimum supervision
- Demonstrated ability to effectively manage relationships; excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills including the ability to work respectively with diverse stakeholders
- Strong communication, facilitation and presentation skills including knowledge of social media
- Able to exercise judgement and discretion in dealing with information
- Ability to manage time with overlapping priorities and multiple areas of responsibility
- Ability to travel, work flexible hours and attend occasional evening and weekend events
- Fluency in French language considered an asset.
- Ability to provide a satisfactory police records check (vulnerable sector).
To be considered for this position, you must be passionate about the work we do, and share our organizational values. Please submit your resume and cover letter saved in the following format: firstname.lastname (ie. John.Smith) to Human Resources, email@example.com, quoting file 1929 in the subject line of your email.
Surrey Place is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation appropriate arrangements will be made to assist you through this process. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.