Senior Program Leader – Community and Economic Development



Description Make a difference We are currently searching for a dedicated and passionate individuals to join our family at Toronto Community Housing! As a Senior Program Leader, you’ll utilize your expertise and knowledge to contribute to the ongoing efforts of Toronto Community Housing to improve the neighborhoods and lives of residents of Toronto. As a Senior Program Leader, you will provide support in implementing the Community Economic Development teams core initiatives including Job Fairs, pre-employment, educational and entrepreneurial programs.  Candidates are expected to work Monday to Friday between 10:00am and 6:00pm (or 11am and 7pm), up to 30 hours a week. What you’ll do In conjunction with the Program Coordinator, you will identify resident’s needs for cultural, educational, recreational and social activities Support the development and implementation of a variety of social and recreational activities meeting the needs of the community Promote all TCHC lead programs and activities on an ongoing basis Evaluate programs on an ongoing basis in conjunction with on-site staff Responsible for community space during program hours, inclusive of reporting deficiencies to manager and securing space once program is complete Ensure the recreation program operates safely Liaise (if applicable) with front-line staff assigned to the portfolio to ensure cooperative programming Supervise and provide ongoing support and direction to all on-site program staff Conduct ongoing inventory and inform the Program Lead of supplies needed during the program Participate in staff meetings, local and city wide events as directed by the manager Maintain a co-operative relationship with other program and agencies within the community Wear the official TCHC staff uniform and name tag while on duty Ensure that final program report is completed at the end of the program and that all forms and supplies are handed in Other duties as assigned What you’ll need  Demonstrated knowledge, experience and/or academic background in working in a community based setting Experience with program planning, implementation, and evaluation of community based programs  Demonstrated experience in community outreach Proven administrative skills Proven organizational, communication and interpersonal skills Experience in organizing, promoting and/or facilitation of special events First Aid qualifications (minimum of Emergency First Aid) is an asset, or must be willing to obtain certificate prior to commencement of work assignment PLEASE NOTE  – Applicants 18 years of age and over, must present a valid and suitable Police Reference Check (Vulnerable Sector Screening) prior to commencing employment. Applicants must be eligible to complete the expedited Vulnerable Sector Screening process (see for conditions. What’s next Once you apply, we’ll review your resume and cover letter to determine if your skills and experience match the qualifications for the role. Only qualified candidates will be contacted to move forward in the hiring process. If you are contacted, the process will include one or more interviews and/or assessments and reference checks. Candidates for unionized positions must score a minimum of 70% to pass any interview or assessment and be considered for the next stage of the recruitment process. Successful candidates will be determined based on score and where applicable, union seniority. Note: not all candidates who score 70% or higher will automatically proceed to the next stage of the recruitment process as this will be dependent on the number of candidates and number of available roles. Here’s your chance to bring your knowledge and expertise to our team and contribute to providing better homes, better neighbourhoods, and a better Toronto for all. When submitting your application/resume, be sure to tell us about your skills and qualifications that are a match to those specified in the job posting. You can update your profile at anytime, but please note that only application information submitted prior to the deadline to apply will be accepted. We encourage you to continue to refer to our career page as new opportunities become available on a regular basis. Thank you for your interest in Toronto Community Housing! Accessibility for Applicants Toronto Community Housing is committed to equity in employment. Our goal is a diverse, inclusive, and barrier-free workplace that reflects the communities we serve. We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities at all stages of the hiring process in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and Toronto Community Housing’s Accessibility Policy. If you are a person with a disability and need the job posting in an alternative format or any other accessible accommodations during the hiring process, please email your request to our Human Resources department at or call our accessible accommodations line at 416-981-4119. Please refer to the job requisition number when you contact us.
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