Director, Carnegie and Downtown Eastside Community Programs

From CivicInfo BC - December 12, 2016

Director, Carnegie and Downtown Eastside Community Programs

Requisition ID:1005
Business Unit/Department:Community Services (1200)
Employment Type:Regular Full Time

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The Director of Carnegie Centre and Downtown Eastside (DTES) Community Programs advises senior management and Mayor and Council on trends and gaps in service for residents in DTES, provides recommendations relative to the potential impact for the homeless and DTES residents in the City of Vancouver (COV).

This position maintains services to the low income community in the DTES through oversight of programs at Carnegie Community Centre (CCC) and Oppenheimer Park while acting as the COV liaison to the CCC Association and other non-profit service providers, as appropriate, with general oversight of the CCC budget and program decisions affecting services to the community.

This is a management, policy and administrative position and is part of a team of Directors or Assistant Directors in the Social Development Department. In collaboration with the other members of Social Development, the Director of Carnegie and DTES Programs manages the development of programs particularly in DTES of the City of Vancouver. The position is responsible for directing the programs and activities of, and managing the staff in the Carnegie Centre and at other selected centres in DTES.

Key Contacts and Reporting Relationships
The Director develops and maintains effective relationships with other community centres in the department and with other city departments including Housing Policy, Social Policy, Non Market Housing, Social Infrastructure, the Vancouver Police Dept., Street Engineering, as well as community services and non-profit agencies, including representatives of local residents, to establish and coordinate a response to emerging and ongoing community concerns.

The Director Carnegie Centre and DTES Programs participates as a member of the Social Development management team in the development of partnerships with the Provincial government, Vancouver Coastal Health, Metro Vancouver, the non-profit sector, private enterprise and others that respond to homeless issues in Vancouver and emerging and existing needs of the low income community in the DTES.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities

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