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2 Apr 2024

Temporary Coordinator, Poverty Reduction Initiatives and Community Engagement

Region of Peel – Posted by Region of Peel Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Reporting to the Advisor, Poverty Reduction Initiative you will support the Poverty Reduction Initiatives (PRI) and Community Engagement (CE) teams.   You will support the planning and coordination of Poverty Reduction Committee and Community Engagement projects, initiatives and events including coordinating, planning, implementing, communicating and evaluating the delivery of programs. You will develop and maintain strong relationships with partners and provide excellent customer service to both internal and external stakeholders to ensure seamless delivery of information, programs and projects.



  • Plans, coordinates, implements and evaluates various initiatives and events, including managing meeting logistics, and monitoring participants and program effectiveness
  • Liaises with residents, non-profit sector, anchor institutions, and internal staff by sharing information, organizing network discussions to resolve issues, providing guidance and following up on inquiries specific to the programs
  • Performs research needed to support the program objectives, the design and development of new projects and other related community priority initiatives being undertaken by the department
  • Prepares detailed reports and communications, including compiling relevant statistical documentation for the leadership team, Regional Council and other stakeholders
  • Responds to and resolves inquiries from both internal and external sources
  • Creates, coordinates and distributes information which support the Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy, and other programs and initiatives as needed
  • Maintains contact database, filing systems and updates and verifies information in existing database
  • Researches, develops and prepares slides, organizational charts, spreadsheets and presentation materials
  • Plans, coordinates and participates in presentations to staff and the public, as required
  • Ensures the website is kept updated, working collaboratively with Communications and the Regional web team
  • Collects, revises and coordinates the distribution of client surveys, inquiries, complaints and focus groups, incorporating identified trends and results into reports and recommendations for program improvements
  • Attends meetings to provide input specific to the program and ongoing initiatives
  • Participates in continuous quality improvement of the department by supporting and evaluating new and innovative programming ideas
  • Performs other administrative duties as required

What the role requires:

  • Post secondary education in Human Services or related field and a minimum of 3 years related work experience, an equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered
  • Working knowledge of the non-profit sector, and the principles of community engagement and poverty reduction
  • Superior writing skills and attention to detail
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Windows
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias

Skills and Abilities:

  • Flexibility, patience and a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities at the same time
  • Research, investigative, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills to address a variety of audiences
  • Interpersonal and customer service skills to maintain effective relations with all levels of internal (staff and management) and external contacts
  • Proven self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work well independently
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Excellent organization and time management skills with an ability to manage in a changing priority environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a high degree of discretion, judgment, tact, diplomacy, confidentiality, and professionalism

Nice to have:

  • Project management training and experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of Salesforce would be considered an asset

Perks @ Peel and why you will love working for us:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, vision benefit plan including psychological health (effective on start date).
  • Automatic enrolment into OMERS pension plan
  • Accrue vacation on a monthly basis up to 3 weeks per annum.
  • 3 paid personal days and floating holidays
  • Flexible hours supporting your wellness and wellbeing
  • Annual performance review and merit increases based on performance
  • Supportive leadership and a culture of respect and inclusion
  • Access to tuition reimbursement and learning and development resources


Work Mode & Job Location: In this role you will have the ability to work primarily remotely and attend on-site when required based on operational requirements at the 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton worksite.  The frequency of on-site activities may vary on a weekly basis and based on operational requirements. Your remote work location must be located within the province of Ontario.


The Region of Peel offers job based flexible hours of work that allows employees to manage personal and professional responsibilities while at the same time ensures business operational needs and customer service expectations are achieved.   


Interview: Our recruitment process will be completed with video conference technology.


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Region of Peel - Careers - Coordinator, Poverty Reduction Initiatives and Community Engagement in Brampton, Ontario | Careers at CA-ON-Brampton (icims.com)

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Temporary. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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