Park Board Reconciliation Planner II

From CivicInfo BC - September 22, 2017

Park Board Reconciliation Planner II

Requisition ID:5982

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Main Purpose & Function
Working within the Parks Planning & Research group the Reconciliation Planner provides leadership and strategic advice across the Park Board to develop and implement the Park Boards Reconciliation Strategy. This strategy represents a significant step in the Park Boards effort to resolve historical and complex political, social, economic and cultural issues and relationships related to the Park Board and First Nations and Urban Aboriginal communities.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Situated with the Park Board Planning and Research group and based out of the Park Boards headquarters in beautiful Stanley Park, this position leads and facilitates cross departmental initiatives and actions using collaborative and innovative partnership approaches to strengthen the relationships between the Park Board, City, local First Nations and urban Aboriginal communities, community organizations, and other levels of government.

The Park Boards Reconciliation Strategy is a high profile policy platform that is the Park Boards strategic opportunity to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal people and build relationships at the political, staff and community level. The Reconciliation Strategy will influence the policy direction and actions of interconnected strategies, including the Stanley Park Comprehensive Plan, VanPlay (Parks & Recreation Services Master Plan) and other major projects and initiatives to ensure that these reflect the needs of urban Aboriginal communities and First Nations.

The position will conduct necessary research, policy and strategy review and development, liaise with other jurisdictions, evaluate services and initiatives and make policy recommendations to senior management and elected officials. This role involves initiating planning and program activities with the First Nations and urban Aboriginal communities that the incumbent recommendand seekendorsement by the Park Board & the General Managers office.

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