SPT job posting for Program Assistant Position (6 month contract)

Posted on 02. Feb, 2012 by in SPT News

Social Planning Toronto



Social Planning Toronto is a non-profit community organization committed to independent social planning at the local and city-wide levels. We work to improve the quality of life for all people in Toronto through community capacity building, community education and advocacy, policy research and analysis, and social reporting.

Social Planning Toronto is looking for a full-time Program Assistant.

Over the six month period  intern will spend at SPT, s/he will contribute to the ongoing research and policy work of the Council in the areas of housing, labour markets and income, and education/human development. S/he will develop and hone skills in conducting research, analyzing, synthesizing, and interpreting government policy and legislation. S/he will also be developing social reports in order to inform policy positions and strategies on major social issues affecting Toronto and its local communities. In addition, the intern will be developing skills by assisting with ongoing Council projects.

Responsibilities and Job Duties:

  • Assistance with SPT related projects as needed, meetings, supervision
  • Organize monthly research and policy forum
  • Policy analysis, literature review, environmental scans
  • Research and evaluation, employing analytical skills
  • Produce clear language documents
  • Assist with designing training materials
  • Assist with training sessions

The participant will:

  • Improve writing and effective communication skills, including the ability to produce clear language documents, conduct literature reviews and environmental scans
  • Develop research, evaluation, and analytical skills
  • Develop skills in creating training materials and offering training sessions
  • Acquire networks of contacts in the field of social services
  • Improve interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with diverse communities


This is a Service Canada funded internship under the Career Focus program. To participate in Career Focus projects, you must be:

  • Between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive) at the time of intake/selection;
  • Post-secondary graduate;
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee status has been conferred;
  • Out of school;
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations and
  • Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.

SPT is committed to employment equity, and welcomes applicants from the full diversity of the community.

Salary: $19.00/hour

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and covering letter outlining how they meet the above criteria to:

Maria Serrano
Director of Operations
Social Planning Toronto
1001 – 2 Carlton St.
Toronto, Ontario   M5B 1J3
Fax: 416-351-0107
e-mail: info@socialplanningtoronto.org

The deadline for applications is Friday, February 17th at 12:00 p.m.

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