Call for Applications - Resident Liaison to the TSNS Advisory Group
We’re pleased to share that the City of Toronto has partnered with Social Planning Toronto to engage a new Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy Resident Advisory Group, between June 2022 and September 2023.
To support this work, SPT is recruiting a Resident Liaison who can advise the SPT team from a resident leaders' perspective. The Resident Liaison will act as a neutral party, facilitating feedback and effective communication between Advisory Group members and the SPT project team.
Resident Liaison Roles & Responsibilities
Beginning in June 2022, the Resident Liaison’s specific responsibilities will include:
Serving on the selection panel for the Advisory Group between June 1 - 15, 2022. (Up to 20 hrs).
Support the launch of the Advisory Group, by attending planning meetings between June 15-30, 2022. (Up to 14 hrs).
Support the Advisory Group’s development of a community mapping of best practices for resident engagement, between July - September 2022. (Up to 20 hrs).
Support the delivery of a resident engagement pilot project, including outreach and community engagement, between October - December 2022. (Up to 30 hrs)
Participation in civic engagement trainings. (Up to 24 hours).
Co-facilitation of 8 Advisory Group consultation meetings, and evaluation support as needed (Up to 30 hours).
- Support the ongoing implementation and effective internal communications of the TSNS Advisory Group.
Skills and Experiences
Social Planning Toronto (SPT) is a nonprofit, charitable community organization that works to advance an equitable, inclusive, and accessible Toronto — shaped by the diversity of its residents and rooted in social and economic justice. Our work challenges inequity in our city — through knowledge generation, debate, civic engagement, advocacy, and collaboration — to spark social and policy change. We welcome applicants who identify as Indigenous, Black, people of colour, women, living with a disability, and/or living with low-income.
The Resident Liaison will share a commitment to SPT’s vision and values. Additionally, the Resident Liaison will bring the following skills and experiences to the role:
- Strong community leadership experience, including local planning and community development initiatives across Toronto
- Familiarity with City-led resident engagement strategies, including Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy, Local Champions, Neighbourhood Grants, Neighbourhood Planning Tables, and more.
- A passion for working collaboratively and in diverse teams
- Strong communication skills, including in conflict resolution
- Strong time management and organizational skills
- Experience with project coordination
- Experience designing and facilitating workshops and meetings
- Comfort working autonomously and with minimal supervision
- A commitment to equity and social justice
The Resident Liaison will report to SPT’s Director, Engagement & Strategic Initiatives, and work closely with SPT’s Community Planning staff on the project.
Compensation and Time Commitment
Compensation is calculated at $25/hour for an expected average of 14 hours per month, over the period of June 2022 - September 2023. Hours will be flexible and vary across months, as mutually agreed upon with the Resident Liaison and SPT.
The maximum compensation will not exceed $5,500 for a total of 220 hours over the duration of the role. The Resident Liaison will invoice SPT on a monthly basis, and SPT will disburse payments via secure electronic funds transfer.
Submit your application using the Google Form here, by 5pm ET on 18 May 2022.
- Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a 30-minute interview on May 30th.
- The selected candidate will be notified by May 31st, 2022.
- The Resident Liaison will begin work with SPT on June 6th, 2022.
Please note, due to COVID-19 pandemic, SPT is only able to receive applications online. If you are unable to submit your application using the Google Form, please contact Rima at [email protected] or +1-437-522-7136 to discuss an alternative form.