Poverty Reduction Coordinator: City of Delta

Location: City Hall
Hours of Work: 21 Hour Work Week (Temporary Part-Time)
Pay Rate: $35.36

About Delta

One of the sunniest regions in BC’s Lower Mainland, Delta embraces three unique communities – Ladner, North Delta and Tsawwassen.  The City of Delta is looking for dedicated individuals to join our team and share in our commitment to lead the way in public service excellence.

Job Description

The City of Delta is looking for a temporary (June 2022 – May 2023), part-time Poverty Reduction Coordinator to work with Delta’s Social Planner in the Corporate Services Department to undertake the following activities:

  • Establish and support an action-oriented Poverty Reduction Community Table in Delta, building on the work of the existing Poverty Reduction Steering Committee and working with community partners, including Tsawwassen First Nation to improve access to services for vulnerable community members, food security and access to affordable transportation to get to services
  • Establish a Delta Community Voices Table: engaging racialized and Indigenous residents with lived experiences of poverty to reduce and eliminate poverty in Delta.
  • Through the above mentioned groups, the Poverty Reduction Coordinator will work with Corporate Social Planner to facilitate community partnerships to address the following priorities identified in the Poverty Needs Assessment:
  • Pilot a mobile food support/hot meal programs in North Delta
  • Pilot a community kitchen project to start a community meal program
  • Develop community partnerships to improve availability of culturally-appropriate food in local food banks
  • Develop a Delta brochure and city map layer with food emergency resources
  • Collaborate with TFN members and staff to improve food security to urban Indigenous and TFN members
  • Develop alternative local transportation options for vulnerable seniors to improve access to services and food emergency supports
  • Work with the Delta Food Coalition to expand their food waste reduction and other food literacy and support programs in North Delta through an equity lens
  • Coordinate a review of Delta’s free and subsidized programs (e.g. Leisure Access Assistance Program, Seniors Bus) and assist in developing recommendations to make these programs more accessible to racialized residents and new immigrants.

The ideal candidate for this job will have the following qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of experience in community development, community planning or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline (community development, social planning, community planning)
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement action plans; conduct evaluations, exercise good judgement and work independently as well as part of the team
  • Considerable knowledge and experience working with diverse population groups and community partners; ability to build trusting relationships with vulnerable residents
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice by applying an equity and reconciliation lens to anti-poverty work
  • Working knowledge and experience supporting multi-sectoral community development work
  • Working knowledge in promising practices and trends in addressing poverty reduction and/or food insecurity
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills; ability to communicate diplomatically and clearly with various audiences; ability to write technical reports
  • Ability to meet transportation needs
We thank all applicants for their interest; only those under consideration will be contacted.
Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets must be submitted with your application.
Preferred candidates will be required to submit a Police Information Check.

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Sunday, June 5, 2022